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Karen from Idaho
I purchased these binoculars for our 9-yr-old daughter. She is an avid bird watcher. They are excellent for her needs. They are very clear and provide ample viewing range so that she can easily focus on what she is trying to see. She appreciates their size and that they are easy for her small hands to handle. We've used them so far in freezing snowy conditions and they remained clear. We like them so much, we are purchasing a second!
richard from san antonio texas
I wanted to buy a nice binocular for birding. the eagle optics info help was spot on. I bought the atlas optics radian 8x42. It is exactly what i needed. The light was brighter than any other binoculars i have had.
thanks for the advice
I love 'em
Robert from Massachusetts
I bought these as an upgrade from my cheap 8 x 21 pocket binocs. I'm glad I did. I did several weeks of research, both in brick and mortar stores and online. Although I had heard positive things about Eagle Optics I had never heard of Atlas Optics prior to finding the reviews on the Radians. I was cautious. But the large number of very positive reviews and the miniscule number of negative comments, plus the unbeatable guarantee, persuaded me.
The Radians are sturdy and all parts work smoothly. This is the first set of binocs that I've been able to use both with and without glasses; the adjustable eye relief works quite well and the diopter adjustment stays in place even after repeated returns to and extractions from the case. I've not experienced that with other binocs that I've tried, including some that were much more expensive.
Most importantly, the optics in these binocs are amazing. In very low light (nighttime with only walkway lights for illumination) I was able to see details on a flock of Canada geese gathered around a small pond. In all levels of light the color rendition and sharpness of the image are impressive. I could not detect any distortion. I'm very sensitive to color distortion, so much so that my optician knows I'll accept only a true gray lens in sunglasses.
In short, these binocs outperform many that are at least as expensive and some that are considerably more expensive.
Atlas Radian 8x42 comparision
Phil from North Florida
I bought two pairs of these Atlas 8x42 binoculars to have as spares for us or visitors. They are entirely acceptable as binoculars for this purpose. I compared them to my wife's Nikon Monarch 8x42 (also from Eagle Optics), and my own Canon 10x30 IS binoculars. The Radians are very similar in feel to the Nikon; ergonomics of both are good. The strap is not as good as the Nikon strap. The Canon is distinctive in shape and feel, and it requires batteries. The Atlas bins have a slightly wider field of view, slightly darker image, and equal resolution (CoF) to the Nikon. I did not check edge resolution. They are good binoculars and very useable. They are somewhat brighter than the Canon IS, but it obviously provides much better, and much more "useable" detail, with a only slightly smaller FoV. All considered, for the price and warranty, these are an excellent binocular for a child, a beginning birder, or as a spare for non-birders, visitors, and accidents. Highly recommended for this purpose.
on sale for $100, there's nothing that can beat the value
Renee from Alexandria, VA
I bought these on sale for $100 on Eagle Optics and they are everything you could want for that price. My go-to pair of binocs are the similar Nikon Monarchs (which I absolutely love). I wanted a back-up pair for friends and these Radian are fantastic. They're designed the exact same as the Monarchs (great for people that have eyes closer together than some binocs fit), and are slightly heavier, by about 2 oz. When comparing the optics, the Monarchs were slightly wider and brighter, but for $100, the Radian were extremely worth the value. A solid pair of binocs. I've only had them for a couple weeks, but I'm thrilled with the purchase already. I've bought inexpensive/affordable binocs before as backups, and they've never been usable. The Radian fit the bill and I'd be proud to use them as my go-to binocs if the situation presented itself.
Tom from Columbus, Ohio
I've only owned these binocs for a short time, but I am very impressed with the quality for the money. I bow hunt and need to see objects in low light situations, and without the lenses fogging. These binocs are great. I looked at spending a lot more money until I saw all of the features offered on the Atlas 8x42. For $99, and a lifetime guarantee, what a bargain.
David from Shreveport LA
I first purchased the 10x42 Atlas Radians and found them to be a great pair of utility binoculars for bird watching. I wanted to have 8x42s for my great nieces and nephews. They are novice binocular users and I thought that they would need a wider field of view for finding birds, etc. When I received the first pair of 8x42s, I knew they would work well for the kids (and for me when I'm searching for warblers). They are easy to focus, have close focus down to 6-7 feet, are bright, have good optics and are waterproof/fogproof. Since they are such a good deal, I have ordered several more to have enough for family outdoor adventures where everyone can have their own pair of binoculars.
Great pair of Binoculars!
J. from Illinois
I purchased the Atlas Optics Radian 8x42 Binoculars for bird and wildlife veiwing. Since, this is my first pair of binoculars I read the reviews and found the price appealing. I am very satisfied with the purchase, the binoculars are easy to focus, provide a clear view in both distance and close up, are light weight and feel very sturdy. I am sure they will provide many years of viewing enjoyment.
A whole new view
Susan from Bastrop Bayou, Angleton, Texas
We have lived on Bastrop Bayou for over a year now and have several pairs of binoculars, but I have never been able to enjoy the detail of the wildlife as well as with this new pair of Atlas Optics Radians. Whether I am focusing on birds on the decks and feeders near the house or alligators, herons and egrets across the bayou the view is sharp and clear. They have made all the difference in enjoying the local wildlife!!
Good product at a good price
Lee from Lake Worth, FL
I was very pleased with the binoculars I recently purchased from Eagle Optics. The product exceeded my expectations at the price I paid. I am considering purchasing another pair just like it for my husband.
I can see clearly now
burrhead from Missouri
I purchased these binoculars to bird with and they are perfect for that. I wear glasses so the feature of adjustable eye cups really help. The view is very clear and well lit. The only negative I have is that the information sheet was poorly written and was hard to understand. I guess they assume that everyone knows the how to do of a pair of binoculars.
I highly recommend these binoculars as they are well made and were an excellent price!
Great Quality Binocular
Joline from Maine
The Atlas Optics Radian is a great quality binocular--an outstanding bargain for the price. I bought these as an extra pair for my husband and was pleasantly surprised with the brightness and clear views. A nice case was included with the purchase. I have always been very satisfied with all my Eagle Optics purchases. I highly recommend these binoculars.
j utter from Washington state
This is an awesome binocular - it has all of the attributes that I looked for - large field of vision, clarity, ease of use, light weight, small, solid, powerful. Close up or long range viewing comes in crystal clear. I rate them a 10+ on a scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being the BEST.
cathie from flagler beach fla.
terrific just a begining bird ..love them...radain 8x42
Great right out of the box
Ann from Springfield, MA
I can't believe what a great value these binoculars are! They were perfect right out of the box. The field of view is huge, and I'm able to go from mid to far very easily. I have myopia and astigmatism and a very high eyeglass prescription, so was surprised at how easily the binocs fit my eyes. Will be using them for birding, and can't wait for the spring migration.
A Radian Suprise
David from Ontario Canada
Well the first thing you see is a plain white box,nothing fancy, but inside is a great bang for the buck.
The case is a well made clamshell style with a good stout zipper and the the bino sits in a nice pocket, rather like a Steiner case. This binocular itself is one of the great buys out there, no doubt in my mind that if this had a high end name on it , say Nikon or Pentax you would pay a lot more, Eagle optics deal with the factory direct, cut a middle man out, hence the saving.
Everything works as it should with smooth adjustments, the body is nicely finished, the views are crisp and clear, better in fact than another similar spec roof that I own and paid more for.
This will spend a lot of time around my neck, for the price I can,t think of anything better. Anyone looking for a nice roof for say around $200-225 should take a look at these instead and save a pile of money, highly recomended.
An excellent binocular. Period.
Glenn from Pacifica, CA
I got these as a present for my wife that would be a comparable pair to my other new (more expensive) Vortex 8x42 Diamondbacks. I'm afraid to say that these are, in many subtle ways, better. And while the Vortex's (which I really like BTW) are about $70-80 more, they are so strongly challenged by these Atlases, that I would not hesitate to recommend the Atlas Optic Radians as a viable alternative.
The differences are all minor but noticeable in controlled A-B comparisons. The Atlas's are slightly shorter, have a slightly brighter rendition of white in dim inside light, tighter lens caps, a narrower field of view, a slightly easier turning focus knob, and a slightly farther near focus than the Diamondbacks.
I am really impressed for the difference in cost between the two. Of course, had I not seen the differences, they would be very subtle and not that noticeable in field. So my question is, if you can barely see the difference, why pay more for this value and quality? I highly recommend these.
Great for birds
Mycuppajava from TN
I was looking for something inexpensive, light, and easy to use in binoculars. I think I have found them. I have been well pleased as I sit and watch the birds from my window. I would recommend.
So Far, So Good!
Mark T. from Newfoundland, Canada
Shopped around for an inexpensive, quality binocular, and am pleased that I decided on the Radians. Have used them for whales and birds on our Northern Penninsula and Labrador Straits for the past two months; clear, bright, and waterproof. So far, so good! I would recommend them to friends. Cheers!
Birthday Present for Birdwatching Daughter
Elaine and Richard from Cary, NC
The Binoculars were delivered promptly and met our expectations from our past experience with Eagle Optics. Our son-in-law and we duplicated the gift for our daughter's birthday present. He bought a pair of Nikon binocs which were heavier and harder to focus. They were higher priced than the Atlas Optics Radian Binocular from us. We let her choose the pair she wanted and she picked the pair we gave her. She felt they were lighter weight and easier to focus and fit her eyes better. She used them at our beach vacation and was very pleased with them. They have a perfect bird-watching yard and get a great deal of enjoyment from that hobby. We especially like the life-time guarantee. Thank you.
sean from Philadelphia
I was worried that binoculars in this price range would be flimsy and have just passable optics, but I was very pleased to see that they are anything but that. These are great for beginning birders or as a backup pair.
Nice binoculars but prone to breaking
Ryan from Santa Cruz, CA
These binoculars are great when they work. Within a couple months under normal use my pair had both lenses pop out, so I've been unimpressed with how they're put together--they're good optics for the price but I guess you still get what you paid for. The warranty makes up for it though--they've fixed them for me both times.
Great bins, great price
Becky M from Rochester, NY
I have started birding with my 2 sons, aged 11 and 9. My older son and I have been fighting for my Eagle optics ranger 10x42's when we go. The other old, cheap bins we were using were not that good. I wanted something that was as clear as the Rangers which I love, but less expensive, given his age and ?commitment. We both think these are fabulous-- very clear, easy to focus, great light,and being 8x-- easy to find the birds. They're comfortable to hold, but feel a little heavier than the Rangers (though only 2 oz more). Still for $200 less,they're perfect for our needs and I think the high quality will keep him more interested in birding.
First Major Birding Trip
Janice Narracci from Parker, Colorado
We took a trip to Southeastern Arizona for the bird migration in the spring. The Atlas Optics Radian 8x42 enabled me to see birds up close for clear bird identification. The size of the binoculars was perfect to fit in a vest pocket for quick access and the easy focus allowed for efficient spotting.
Val from San Diego
I bought these as an upgrade to my current binoculars. I have serious birding friends who recommended them as a great every day pair. I have borrowed and carried Nikkon Monarchs and Swarovski as well and really am happy with the quality of the Atlas. They are lighter than the Monarchs and have equal or close to equal in the amount of light coming in. I could not be happier. I am a beginning/ intermediate birder and use them almost every day. I really love the warranty, but hope I never have to use it. They are a terrific value, and I recommend them highly, especially to someone who wants a great pair of binoculars at a reasonable price.
bob anderson from redmond, or.
I purchased the 8x42 atlas for going on a trip to the galapagos. have used them for birding on hikes and in back yard. I am very pleased with the clarity, ease of operating and with low light conditions. great for picking up birds in motion. a very high quality product and a great price