Christopher Witt

Christopher Witt

An outdoor enthusiast, hiker, and camper with more than 20 years of experience looking through telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, monoculars, riflescopes, and other optics of all sizes and shapes, Christopher Witt has managed to fill his garage with enough big boy toys to make his friends jealous and his wife crazy. When he’s not down at the beach watching the sailboats on the bay or staying up well past his bedtime surveying the night sky, he’s falling down click-holes on the Internet, researching his next telescope and binocular purchase—or obsessing about a new crazy conspiracy theory.

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2 weeks ago
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Despite their popularity, the way binoculars work, what makes one better (or different) than another, and what all the numbers mean, are still rather mysterious to many prospective buyers. Read on and find out all you need to know about the ubiquitous binocular before making your choice so you can be sure you’re choosing the right one for whatever you’re planning on viewing. The Basics Simply...
3 weeks ago
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Humans’ fascination with the stars is as old as our ability to think and ask questions. For millennia we, as a species, were limited to observing the heavens with just our eyes. Of course, back then we were able to see more because light pollution didn’t exist, but making detailed observations was impossible. The invention of the microscope led to the development of the telescope, which allowed...
1 month ago
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Right out of the box, I can tell there’s something… different about these binoculars. Even through the plastic bag in which they’re wrapped for shipping, I can feel the soft armoring and the raised finger ridges that speak to how comfortable they will be to hold. When I pick them up for the first time, there’s a disquieting dissonance in my brain as it tells me that a binocular with large 56mm...
1 month ago
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Before I started writing for B&H, I wrote and produced promos, trailers, and launch campaigns for a variety of paranormal investigative TV shows for a network that primarily airs Sci-Fi programming. In that role, I've spent literally weeks of my life watching those shows and, as a consequence, became fairly familiar with the gear that they all seemed to use—and it turns out that their kits...
2 months ago
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Building on the success of its predecessor, Leica has introduced refinements and improvements across the board to produce its new Rangemaster CRF 2700-B laser rangefinder. Up top is a longer metering range that reaches out to 2,700 yards, thanks, in part, to a narrower beam divergence,...
2 months ago
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Born from the ashes of World War II, Steiner Optics has a long history of performance and durability—and its latest offering, the new Military/Marine line of binoculars, speaks to the company’s continued commitment to these traditions. The new line comes in three models: a small and...
3 months ago
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Power meets portability with Kowa’s new line of TSN-5 spotting scopes. Available in 20-40x50mm and 15-45x55mm options, with...
3 months ago
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My car companion for the last two hours, and B&H Social Media Manager, Michael Hollender handles our SUV deftly around a bend in the dry dirt road. As we clear the hill, we see the recently vacated cow pasture below us. Nestled in the desert valley is a colony of dedicated workers frantically erecting stages, scaffolds, and tents of all sizes. The gentle whir of a generator can be heard...
4 months ago
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As we start the countdown to the event of the year, I spoke to some people with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working, both inside and outside of B&H, to get a sense of what people are bringing with them to witness this amazing event. Let’s see what’s in their bags. Peter Martin CLEMSON UNIVERSITY College of Science “We are expecting huge crowds for our...
4 months ago
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Adding to their existing line of 10x30 and 12x36 binoculars, Canon introduces three new models in a variety of magnifications. First is a 10x32, which offers the widest field of view of the three; a...
4 months ago
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As a member of the B&H team going on the road trip to Oregon to cover the eclipse (plus the resident uber-nerd amateur astronomer and the guy who’s been writing a lot of articles about the solar eclipse), I’m here with a reminder to grab your kit for the big show on August 21st early, before supplies run out...
5 months ago
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We’ve all seen them… maybe we’ve even BEEN them. People walking around New York, Rome, Barcelona, Paris, London, or (insert city), and everything about them screams, “I’M A TOURIST!” My name is Chris… and I was a tourist. I went to Spain and Portugal on an awesome 10-day trip wearing sneaker-sandals because I wanted to be comfortable. With me on my trip were a few friends who were very much...
6 months ago
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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...
6 months ago
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Striking a sensitive balance between compact and full-sized binoculars, Leica’s latest addition to the Trinovid HD family, the new 8x32 and 10x32 models enjoy the performance of the latter and the easy portability of the former—without compromise. Engineered with the technology that we...
7 months ago
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Ideal for fast glassing on the go, Hawke Optics designed its line of 25mm objective Vantage binoculars in an assortment of colors and magnifications to meet just about any observation need. Available in 8x, 10x, and 12x, in either green or gray, they all share the same...

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