OMAHA, Neb., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Binoculars.com, the premier destination for binoculars of all kinds from the Hayneedle family of online stores, has announced its expanded 2013 Binocular of the Year Award Winners.
Optics manufacturers are constantly upgrading and unveiling new binoculars. The best manufacturers release new models each year, often with minor changes from the previous versions, which enhance the ability of the products on both the small and large scale. The Binocular of the Year Awards is an effort to recognize excellent and game-changing products to help consumers understand the industry's nuances and advances. The expert staff at Binoculars.com reviewed the year's additions and highlighted the great products that deserved one of the now 12 coveted Binocular of the Year Awards.
"Our experts felt the Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binoculars are, for the third year in a row, far and away deserving of the Binoculars.com Binocular of the Year award," said Jason Mulek, Senior Buyer, Hayneedle's Binoculars.com. "Bushnell is continuing with their full-year buyback guarantee as this product holds certain qualities that are simply unseen amongst others in their class and price range."
2013 Binoculars.com Binocular of the Year Award Winners:
Binocular of the Year: Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42
Best Birding Binocular: Nikon 8x42 Monarch 5
Best Hunting Binocular: Leupold BX-4 McKinley HD 10x42
Best Compact Binocular: Steiner Safari Ultrasharp 8x22
Best Astronomy Binocular: Zhumell Tachyon 25x100
Best of the Best Award: Zeiss 10x42 Victory HT
Reviewer's Choice: Zhumell 10x42 Short Barrel
Best Marine Binocular: Steiner 7x50 Marine Binoculars
Rangefinder of the Year: Nike Archers Choice Laser Rangefinder
Spotting Scope of the Year: Swarovski Module Spotting Scopes
Monocular of the Year: Vortex Solo 10x36 Waterproof Monocular
Innovation of the Year: Leica Geovid 10x42 HD-B Laser Rangefinder
"We would like to congratulate all of the 2013 Binoculars.com Binocular of the Year Award winners," said Mulek. "Binocular manufacturers continue to impress with changes and never-before-seen innovations, and always provide consumers with a variety of high quality choices for every lifestyle and budget. Binoculars.com's team of experts takes pride in and looks forward to helping consumers find the product that perfectly suits their needs."
To determine the winners, all binocular models are given a thorough visual inspection and graded according to specific criteria established by Binoculars.com's team of in-house optics experts. The Binoculars.com team then subjects each binocular to exacting tests in the field to rate its performance, including build quality, overall brightness, edge clarity and trueness of color. The standards used to judge a binocular's quality and performance vary for each award category. Learn more about the full list of Binoculars.com fourth annual Binocular of the Year Award winners at:
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