The advances in manufacturing technology for sports optics are incredible, giving us products today that just a decade ago were unimaginable. The $350 binocular that we can buy today is likely to be far superior in optical quality to a bino that cost $1,000 in 2003! While it may be hard to keep up with all the new makes and models, it's certainly a benefit to bird watchers and nature observers to have so many options available to us.
Over the past year or so, Bird Watcher's Digest has published several in-depth articles about birding optics. These articles are so good (in our humble opinion) that we feel they are worth sharing again, which is why we created The BWD Optics Annual.
The content highlights of the BWD Optics Annual include:
- An optics buying guide based on an interview with birding optics guru Ben Lizdas of Eagle Optics.
- The results of BWD's field test of 8 x 42 birding binoculars.
- "Traveling with Optics" by Alvaro Jaramillo.
Special thanks to the following organizations for their advertising support of the BWD Optics Annual.
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics
and The Birding Optics Expo
We hope you enjoy the BWD Optics Annual! We welcome your comments, suggestions, and feedback. Please use the comments option on this blog to share your thoughts.
I'll see you out there with the birds!