The Atlas Optics Intrepid ED shows you details you've never discovered before. With the benefits of extra-low dispersion glass and fully multi-coated lenses for bright, high-quality images, the Intrepid ED is sure to please wherever the trail takes you. An exceptionally wide field of view makes you feel like you just stepped into the action, and the ergonomically pleasing open-hinge design allows you to easily follow wildlife for a long time. Backed with the legendary Eagle Optics Platinum Protection unlimited, unconditional lifetime warranty and sold at a price you can't pass up, this is one binocular sure to carry its weight for a long time.
Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Glass
Enhances resolution, color, and contrast.
Fully Multi-coated Lenses
Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms.
Increase efficiency of light transmission.
Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.
Magnesium Alloy Body
Is sturdy and resistant to corrosion.
Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel
Adjusts both binocular barrels at the same time.
Right Eye Diopter
Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located by the right eyepiece.
Can be mounted using standard ¼-inch threading. Adapter sold separately.
Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
Barrels are filled with argon gas to inhibit internal fogging.
I've bought two of these for my sons and am now buying another one for me. I've compared these to my 7x35 older Lietz and newer Swifts. The light transmissin is the best, and the field of view is the flatest (little distortion at the edges (check by viewing a shingled roof or brickwall and seeing how straight the lines at the edges are)). Color and low light are excellent. I haven't tested out the waterproofing yet.Carrying strap is excellent. The depth of field is excellent and makes for minimal focusing. Eye relief makes centering your eyes very easy. The tripod mounting thread is unique and nice for stars. Mainly use it for birding and on the boat. 7x35 are the perfect binox for me. The 8x30 just don't have the field of view and light gathering capabilites. The 8x42s are just too big to carry around and don't fit under a coat to keep warm in the winter. The lower 7 power is the best for tracking all moving objects. The price is great, but these are the only binox you will need--no need to upgrade.
WOW - Wide Open Wonders!
E from Wisconsin
Want to see more than 1 bird in your field of vision?, then Atlas Intrepid HD is for you. The wide field of view (477 ft/1000 yds) and great close-up (~5 feet) are tremendous assets for this very reasonably priced binoculars. And waterproof too! The only downside: flimsy seeming "case" and protective lens cap that wants to fall off - small strip of black electricians tape does the trick. The somewhat stiff focus wheel prevents unintended changes. The 7x magnification and 36 objective lens do not appreciably diminish your viewing pleasure if it is not primarily long range. Easy to track birds on the wing. Great for beginners or the budget minded.
Dave from Michigan
I recently purchased the Atlas Optics 7 X 36 binos for my wife. She returned them for the following reasons. Primarily, with the eyecups all the way out (only 2 stops), she was getting dark edges in her view. The eye relief is listed at 16.8 mm's. She currently owns a pair of 8x32 Zeiss Victory FL's with an eye relief of 16 mm's and they are fine. This leads me to wonder if eye relief of the Atlas is correct? Also, a couple of niggling things that, had the eye relief (and optics) been acceptable, might have been tolerable. The eye cups did not "seat" solidly, and the focus wheel was a little "spongy". And finally, the weight on a postal scale with no straps, lens covers, etc., was 23.5 ozs., The listed weight is 22 ozs. These were purchased with weight as a concern.
In our opinion, the idea of a good 7x36 binocular is a good one. In fact, it is my belief that if someone would make a 22 oz., quality 8x36, it would be close to the perfect all around birding binocular.
These may indeed be very suitable for a "value" range binocular, and I leave it to others to comment on the optic quality, but I feel the excellent Eagle Optics Rangers (of which I own the 8x42's), would be a better choice than the Atlas.