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A nature enthusiast's desire to provide others with quality optics at a reasonable price resulted in the long-popular Eagle Optics Ranger binocular. Well known for its high-performance, the Ranger now includes dielectric coatings that jump reflectivity to more than 99% across the full visible range. That means optimal light transmission and excellent color fidelity. Ranger owners especially favor the superior edge-to-edge sharpness, light weight, durable body, close focus, and affordable price. Eagle Optics provides a Platinum Protection lifetime, no-fault warranty. See for yourself why our customers love taking the Ranger on a hike down the road or a trip around the world.
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.
Dielectric Prism Coatings
Optimize light transmission.
Optimize light transmission.
Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.
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 nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
Binoculars for bird- and insect-watching
Vera from Wisconsin
I got the Eagle Optics Ranger 8 x 32 binoculars for casual birding and insect-watching. I was going to order the SRTs, but delayed until I could get certain specs (see below). When I finally got the answer, the SRTs weren't available, so I got the new, improved Ranger 8 x 32 (non-SRT) instead.
I am very happy overall with these binoculars. Although they're much heavier than my Nikon Diplomats (which I lost), they're relatively light weight compared to many other high quality binoculars. They also gather more light, and, being both armored and water-resistant, and roof prism rather than porro, are probably more durable than my old Nikons, and I feel comfortable using them in a canoe (if tethered to me or the canoe).
I especially appreciate the close focus of these binoculars. Of the smaller binoculars currently made that I tried and/or researched, only REI's 8x21(?) could focus as close as 3 feet.
The interpupillary distance on the Eagle Ranger 8 x 32 binocs is barely close enough for me, at 58mm. I really need 56 - 57mm. When focused about 4.5' or further, I see only one image, but when focused closer than about 4.5', the images seen by each eye remain separate. To use the close focus, I need to shut one eye.
I suggest that Eagle Optics include the range of interpupillary distance in the specs for their binoculars. I learned, from trying the REI binocs, that this varies, and is very important. If the two barrels of the binocs can't come close enough together, I see two somewhat overlapping images instead of a single image. My friend with wide-set eyes needs a long interpupillary distance. I called Eagle Optics to get the minimum measurement, and had to call again, with specific directions on how to measure, to get a precise enough measurement to risk ordering the 8 x 32 Rangers.
I am very impressed with the optics, quality of construction and ease of use of the Ranger binocs. I would recommend these to others with similar objectives, but first check whether they fit the distance between your eyes!
Thomas from Cedar Rapids, IA
I was looking for a binocular pair especially with close focus for butterflies. With this 8x32 pair the focus goes down to 3 feet, making an excellent all-around pair for those interested in close-up viewing too. Besides their great clarity, their smaller size makes for easier handling in the field, and the padded neck strap is a nice touch.
Kathlyn from Traverse City, MI
Finally, I have found a great pair of lighter and smaller binoculars that are not a compromise. I have just returned from five days of birding, mostly viewing warblers. Maybe it is the new dielectric coating, but I can't tell any difference from my older Ranger 8 x 42's in light gathering. Toward dusk I could pick these up to still see color on birds that I could no longer view with just my eyes. These will be my main binoculars now. I use my Ranger 10 x 42's for hawks and shorebirds, etc., but these are great for all around use.
LOVE MY BINOCULARS
A Weaver from Richland, PA
I just recently bought a pair of Eagle Optics SRT 8x32. I have been wanting a good pair of binoculars for a long time. I finally send for a pair that I saw had excellent recommendations. I was more than pleased. The Eagle Optics Ranger SRT 8x32 fit my price range and are great. I plan to go birding as we are now retired. I used them this winter to watch the winter birds here. I was just fascinated with the clearness of the lens and how nice they brought in the objects. I am very, very happy with my purchase and the lady that I spoke with over the phone was very friendly and most helpful. I plan to buy a pair for my husband in the near future so he doesn't keep swiping mine