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Beginner or experienced, young or old, and everyone in between will appreciate the performance of the Eagle Optics Kingbird binocular. The highly-regarded porro prism style of the Kingbird delivers an exceptionally wide field of view with sharp, rich three-dimensional views. Featuring twist-up eyecups and waterproof, fogproof construction, the Kingbird continues a classic tradition in a modern fashion. The Eagle Optics Platinum Protection unlimited, unconditional lifetime warranty guarantees your Kingbird will be around for generations to come.
Fully Multi-coated Lenses
Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Optimize light transmission.
Generally offer a rich depth of field, wide field of view, and three-dimensional image.
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.
Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
I purchased the Kingbird 6.5x32 shortly after buying a pair of Ranger 6x32's. The Rangers are so good I had to have a similar pair for car use. I was not disappointed! The Kingbirds are not quite as good as the Rangers optically, but still very, very good. The size is just perfect for storage in the glove box, and feels very good in the hand. I have large hands and found them very comfortable to use. The only negative is the weak feel in the eye cup click stops. The eye relief is excellent for wearing glasses. Considering the benefits of porro prisms, smaller size, excellent optics, and a very usable power/objective size these are a really nice binocular. I exchanged the first pair received due to a faulty eye cup. Eagle Optics had a replacement on the way immediately. Eagle Optics warranty and customer service is above and beyond others I have dealt with.
Kingbird\Raptor 6.5x32 porro
Ken from Mansfield, Texas
I decided to stick to porro instead of roof binoculars a while back. Just so much better value and performance dollar for dollar.
I had first purchased the Leupold 6x30 Yosemite's after struggling to decide between them and the Eagle Kingbird. I know others have the same dilemma so I will make a few points on each for their sakes. The two compare well and while the Yosemite's have much to offer, and may be the best buy in a pack-and-tote type of binocular, I am finding the Eagle Kingbird's do have that slight, particular, edge I was looking for. These seem just a tick better in low light when needing help scoring deer.
Most thinking they need a 10x would do well to see what a larger field of view does for you. 6x has a lot more reach than many might assume. My ideal would be a similar 7x35 but so far none can match this pair of binoculars.
These feel a little bigger in the hand than the Leupold due to a more angular design. Nothing to dissuade- only to notice. All adjustments were solid. The Yosemites were the least finicky binoculars I ever owned. They never needed those minor focal adjustments - in contrast to my much more expensive 8x42 Pinnacles (Leupold Roof prisms). The Kingbirds appear easily as bright as the larger Pinnacles. Color and clarity on both it and the Yosemite are crisp with the Yosemite's being perhaps a bit "warmer". Depth: I might also give the edge ever so slightly to the Yosemite's but I will need more testing. Field of view is listed as wider on the Yosemite's but for some reason seemed larger through the Kingbird. It sort of pops out with these. The eye cups on the Kingbird will likely be easier for people with glasses and they also has a bit wider range of IPD.
I chose the Kingbird over the Vortex Raptor because I was not sure how well I would like the green color of the Raptors. I also like the idea of sporting the name "Eagle Optics" as they have always been first rate. I go straight here for all my binocular needs.
I give these binoculars a very solid "A" rating and my strong recommendation. Oh, the Yosemites...they now reside in the hands of my B-I-L who absolutely drooled over them.
Cynthia from Bloomfield Hills, MI
These binoculars are sleek, lightweight and easy to use. The quality is exceptional, especially for the price.
we love them
jan from US
My son was turning 7 and I wanted to get him his first "real" binoculars. The staff at Eagle Optics were incredibly helpful. I chose this pair at the suggestion that it's about comfort as well as optics, if my son got tired holding the binoculars he would not use them. They are light and wonderful. I also got them for their waterproofing. As he is 7 there is a chance they get left in the backyard over night. We go on our first bird walk next Friday.
Raven 6.5x32 Great Starters
Rhoda from US
The Raven 6.5x32 binoculars were recommended by the EO staff for my 8 year-old who is just starting out in the adventurous world of birding. They are working out great for him. The Ravens are easy to hold, lightweight and a low enough magnification to make spotting relatively easy. We are quite pleased with their performance at early morning woodland birding, backyard birding and afternoons at the beach as well.
Eagle Optics Raven 6.5x32 binocular
Dave Quist from Albany, New York
This is a really great pair of binoculars, especially considering the price. I bought them as a "step-up" beginner pair for my daughter based on the other reviews. Based on prior experience with inexpensive binoculars, I was still skeptical, but have been very impressed. They're well made, solid, well balanced, and have very nice optics. My only quibble is that the focus wheel is noticeably stiffer than that on my Pentax 8x42 DCF WPs. That will make them a bit harder for my young daughter to use, although she hasn't complained so far. And to be fair, it's still not bad, esp. considering that it has to physically move both barrels.
Overall, I'd highly recommend these - the quality seems very good, the construction solid, the optics impressive - even more so considering the price.
Astonishingly good for the money.
Mike Scully from San Antonio TX
I bought these as car binoculars too.
I will say in recent years the quality of inexpensive porro-prism binoculars has been improving by leaps and bounds. Much serious thought has obviously gone into these latest designs.
It used to be not uncommon to come across optically decent inexpensive binoculars, but they were typically fragile enough that they would tend to break or get out of collimation even with careful handling.
Not so this latest generation of designs. Based upon my experience with the generally similarly-constructed Leupold Yosemite 8x30's, I would predict that these Ravens will withstand considerable rough handling in the field.
They are not merely "good for the price", I believe they'd be pretty good at any price. The edge to edge focus and depth of field are very good, and the clarity is good enough to make even muted olive tones and dull wingbars stand out.
7x is my preferred power, but these 6.5x Ravens are close enough.
I'm gonna give 'em five stars.
Eagle Optics 6.5 x32 great buy
William Barminski from Montrose, Colorado
I bought these as a second pair to keep in tne car without worrying about theft. They seem to be well built, smooth focusing and lightweight. I have a pair of swarovski 8.5 x 42 that I can use as a reference on quality . The Eagle Optics may not give the fantastic view of the swarovski but the view is bright and clear. I do like the feel of the porro design in the hand better than the roof design. I would give these four stars and a best buy.