Crystal-Clear Vision: Swarovski Mountain Edition CL Pocket Binoculars

Swarovski Optik adds to its growing family of CL-series binoculars with the 8x and 10x25 CL Pocket Mountain models. Built to the same exacting standards and with the same features as the other pocket iterations, the Mountains stand apart with their sleek two-tone black and green armoring, and an upgraded strap and carrying case.

Guide to Optics for Kids

In the comments for one of my other binocular articles, a reader pointed out that I had neglected to suggest binoculars for children. In response, we’re publishing this piece that is devoted strictly to kids, and will deal with the different types of optics we offer here at B&H: binoculars, spotting scopes, and microscopes. Buying for children presents a complicated set of contradictory ideas.

A Guide to Birding and Digiscoping

Imagine seeing an incredibly rare bird at a great distance through a spotting scope. Those birding next to you cannot see the same bird. You need to prove to them, and to your own life list, that you have spotted this rare species. It is way too far away for your camera to capture. What can you do? This is a job for… digiscoping!


Digiscoping with Swarovski, Part 2

In this follow-up to "Digiscoping with Swarovski, Part 1", Larry Becker of Kelby Media goes beyond the specifics of using the Swarovski ATX series of scopes and gives some general tips and tricks for successful digiscoping with both DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras.

Digiscoping with Swarovski, Part 1

In this first installment of our two-part series on digiscoping with Swarovski scopes, Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, explains how DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras can be used with Swarovski spotting scopes to capture images that would otherwise require extremely long telephoto lenses.

Compact Binoculars

Woe to those who haven’t been awed by the impact of peering through a good binocular. And double-woe to those who aren’t aware of the fact a good—make that a terrific binocular—need not set you back a king’s ransom.

Hands-On Review: Swarovski Optik CL Companion Binoculars

Swarovski Optik has just announced two new CL Companion binoculars, a 10x model and an 8x model. Designed for crisp imagery in a lightweight and highly portable package, the CL Companion binoculars easily find the mark.


Digiscoping with Swarovski's ATM-80 HD

If you shoot stills or video with optics 500mm and longer you already know the pluses and minuses of taking pictures with narrow angle-of-view (AOV) optics. They range from the 'wow' factor to the 'this thing is far too heavy to schlep around all day' factor.

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