Best Budget Binoculars 2019 (Under 200) 🔴 BBR’s Award Winners

Best Budget Binoculars 2019 (Under 200) 🔴 BBR’s Award Winners

In this video, I’m going to reveal to you
the binoculars that won the BBR award for the best budget binoculars 2019
and we’re gonna start right now! Hello my name is Jason and welcome to
the 2019 Best Binocular Reviews Award Winners Series. In this series of videos
I’m going to be taking a close look at each of the winners and showing to you
why I believe they deserve to be classed as one of the best binoculars within
their particular category for 2019. Now into its ninth year the BBR awards are a
great way for me to showcase best binoculars under $300 to you the very best binoculars spotting scopes
night-vision devices and accessories that I’ve fully hands-on tested in the
last 12 months and so today we’re going to be taking a look at the very best
budget binoculars for 2019. There is no doubt that with the rise of
manufacturing and imports from places like China where labor is extremely
cheap the increase in competition in the marketplace has produced an improvement
in the general standard of the best budget binoculars and this is something
that I have definitely noticed over the past decade or so that I have been
reviewing binoculars however this has also resulted in the flooding of the
market with many substandard and in some instances truly terrible instruments
especially at the cheap and low cost price ranges
thus it is always a great feeling to an earther budget binocular that rises up
well above the crowd and this year I have found a true gem despite the fact it only costs around
$150 or £105 you can see where to buy them in the description
below the first thing that really strikes me about the Carson RD series
8×42 binocular is that you would never guess that it is so inexpensive by just
looking at them indeed they would not look out of place in a lineup of the
best mid range instruments out there these Carson binoculars have a simple
understated but close he looked to them and the finish on them is excellent
small details like the dimpled focus wheel with itched Rd branding on the
face really does set them apart from the hordes of a generic mass-produced
instruments that I see at this price level all the time scoring an excellent
72 percent on the BB r scale something that really impresses me is that the
quality is far more than just skin deep as under the hood the Carson Rd
continues to punch well above its price tag
firstly it is important to note that the optics are way better than a lot of the
direct competition and after testing and comparing I rated the view as excellent
at this price range so let’s take a closer look at how they have achieved us
to start with the Carson rd8 by 42 binoculars are fully multi-coated
meaning that all of the outer glass surfaces throughout the entire optical
pathway have multiple layers of anti-reflection coatings added to them
whereas many of their competitors will just add these special coatings to some
of the elements to save on production costs the result is brighter and
higher-quality images and believe me the difference between binoculars with fully best rated compact binoculars
multi-coated optics and those that are just coated is definitely noticeable then rather than just using a limonium
mirror coatings on the prisms which once again is something common with budget
binoculars because an ID 8 by 42 binoculars use silver mirror coatings on
its bak for roof prisms this means that they have a much higher level of
reflectivity and thus once again results in brighter higher-quality views than
the majority of the direct competitors at this level once again
this is something that I certainly noticed when testing and comparing them
against others in this class please remember if at any time you have a
question about a particular feature or if I mentioned of technical term that
you don’t quite understand feel free to ask away in the comments section down
below alternatively you could go through to the BB our website where I have
answers to most frequently asked questions
when reviewing this instrument I actually had to go back and recheck
their weight because as you can see weighing in at just 617 grams or 21.8
answers first carson ID is updated with the most lightweight 42 millimeter burr
knockers that i have ever tested here i think the combination of a lightweight
polycarbonate chassis combined with the open bridge body design has really paid
off making these an ideal choice if a low cost but high performance
lightweight binocular is something that you’re after remember to see exactly how
these compared to their competition in this and many other areas don’t forget
to check out the full review on the BB r website link in the description below
the general level of the accessories within the budget end of the market
tends to be quite low because with most low cost binoculars you are supplied
with very generic cheap looking mass-produced cases neck straps and lens
covers however a particular highlight for me with this carson binocular is
that the carry case is most certainly a step above almost all others at this
range the semi-rigid construction not only looks great but certainly improves
the level of protection offered to the instrument inside the case comes with
its own detachable shoulder strap and also has a very comfortable hand strap
that I really like inside there is a separate netted pocket that is perfect
for storing your cleaning cloth and perhaps a few more small personal items
the Carson binoculars also fit perfectly inside and can be stored with the eye
cups extended which is all too often not the case okay so we have discussed some of the
major highlights but what about the weaknesses as no binocular is perfect
especially at this budget end of the market so like all others these cautions
do have the weaknesses firstly I thought that the twist up eyecups turned just a
little too easily for my liking so whilst twisting them up is not a problem
the issue I have is that they do have a tendency to twist down again when
pushing them firmly against your face if you don’t have them fully extended
secondly whilst the field of view is adequate and not overly restricting you
can see from the table it is a little narrower than the average 8 by 42
binocular which may be an issue if you specifically require a very wide field
of view so there you have it those are just some of the key points while I
believe the cost in our D Series binoculars make an excellent choice for
general use bird-watching general wildlife observation and some close to
mid range hunting and which is why I believe they were a deserving winner as
a best budget binocular for 2019 for the full review that contains way more
detail as well as comparisons with other binoculars in this budget class for you
to take a look at be sure to check out the link in the description that will
take you straight through to the review on the BBR website in future videos in
the series I will also be highlighting some of the other winners that includes
best birding binocular bass hunting binocular best compact binoculars as
well as the best overall binoculars and some others so please remember to
subscribe and don’t forget to hit that little Bell button on the side just so
that you’ll be informed as soon as the next video becomes available so once
again thank you very much for watching it’s been a pleasure and I’ll see you
again next time cheers for now

8 Comments

  • Michel Gaudet

    May 29, 2019

    Hello there… again. 🙂

    About a year ago, I decided to look for the CLOSEST focusing, under ten bucks "MONOCULAR" for use while walking about outside; might spot a strange looking bug or such. Well, my search turned up the PERFECT result… the CARSON 7X18 Near Focus 10". Wish I could of found something with a larger objective lens, say around 30mm. Maybe you know of one with as close a focus? But seriously, this thing focuses right down to TEN DANG INCHES!!! And of course, out to INFINITY AND BEYOND! Afterwards, I had this thought to have TWO of them and make a BINOCULAR for really CLOSE use_ yah, go ahead and laugh. lol But, even though I DID get a second one (anybody want it, I'll send it to you for for… hmm… $12. It cost me about $10 plus shipping). Any who, better judgement caused me to decide to search for the CLOSEST focusing binoculars, and GUESS WHAT? CARSON AGAIN!!! Weeeeeeeeee!

    Will you pretty-please see if you can get your hands on the 'CARSON Field 6 10X42 – Bak-4' (no clue what the Bak-4 means!). The thing is even WATERPROOF! OFF TO THE LAKE WE GO THEN!!! My ANTHLON that I bought about eight months ago, based on your review (THREE HUNDRED plus!) are WAY better optically, but can nowhere focus as close. So, I'd really like to get your impression regarding my CARSON. By-the-way, that negative regarding the eye cups not holding is not an issue with mine… just sayin'.

    As always, YOU ARE THE BEST with helping your following save money. THANK YOU!

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  • Dave Guitarmanc

    May 29, 2019

    Thanks for the review. Just checked out your best bins for 2019. Overall winner GPOPassion. I may be getting this wrong but is the award just for bins that came out in 2019 or if not, how come Zeiss Victory SF or Leica/Swarovski top models don't feature?

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  • Shakil Ahmed

    June 3, 2019

    One of best video I ever watch on binoculars thanks keep it up my man

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  • Shazzie White

    June 29, 2019

    Great video, nice explanations thanks – looking for binoculars for my bf, I think I may go ahead and buy these.

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  • ديزل 2019

    August 8, 2019

    is it close to Swarovski El in optical performance ?

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  • PRAJASEKHAR

    August 18, 2019

    Thanks for the best reviews.. Kindly suggest on Vanguard orros 10 X 42.. pls

    Reply
  • likes mountains

    September 30, 2019

    Thanks for your reviews they help a lot

    Reply
  • Gulizara Roth

    October 16, 2019

    Anyone here is using the binoculars for stargazing?…

    Reply

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