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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.
I bought these after using a similar pair in one of my field courses in college. It's a great pair of binos at the right price. They are simple to focus and adjust, and high quality. The warranty makes them worth it too.
I field tested Atlas Intrepid, Vanguard Endeavor and EO Ranger
Susan from Minneapolis, MN
I found EO Ranger to be the best for me.
Atlas Intrepid Pros:Nice feel for thumb indentations, open hinge design. Cons: Heavier than other binocs, slack in focus wheel, drag in focus wheel, lens caps too loose.
Vanguard Endeavor Pros: Focus wheel very smooth, nice thumb indentations, comfortable grippy enterior, open hinge design, long strap for over the shoulder, very nice case. Cons:heavier, slight slack in focus wheel, too short focus travel(270 degrees)
EO Rangers Pros:light weight, nice feel, smooth focus wheel, comprable optics for me Con : short strap
Special thanks to Ben at Eagle Optics.
Great for Biding
Jeff from Colorado
As a birder, I have about five pair of bino's of all sizes, however, my ranger is the best. BAK4 prisms, waterproof, they are great for any outing. Very sharp optics! Highly recommend.
Ben from Illinois
Definitely a good purchase and highly recommended. Solid build quality, nice focal range (I can even focus on the pebbles at my feet), clear and bright.
Bird Trip Review
Hazel from Virginia
Took my new Rangers on a 3-day trip in eastern Virginia...they were wonderful. Clear vision, light-weight but provided a wide field of vision. Thanks, Eagle Optics.
david from saipan northern mariana islands USA
We can now see the name on the ships that are entering the port of Saipan , from our house. Very pleased with them.
Ranger 8 X 42 Good Stuff
Greg from West Michigan
I've had my Ranger 8 X 42 Binoculars for several years and I like them a lot for birding. My most recent purchase was a similar pair for a friend so he could give them as a gift to his email snooping wife. She's crazy about them. They are her first serious optics. I'm soon to transfer my 8 X 42s to full time in-car status and will probably buy the 10 X 42 model as my next birding binocular since my birding habits and targets have changed a bit. Great binocular, great price....two thumbs up.
Ann from DE
I thought adding a few $$ would be an improvement on a set of binoculars, I already have. Not so. I own a 10x42 Master Pro set and like them much more. We fight over who gets the 10x42 set! Paid about $169 for them. Would recommend looking thru them first. The Eagles are a good backup!
ken from alameda, ca
I'm not sure how they do it, but the quality of the Eagle brand binoculars is just amazing. I looked at higher priced models from many others, including Nikon and Alpen, and nothing came close. They feel nice in your hands and are as steady as can be. Excellent.
Big Bang for the Bucks
Jane from PA
I bought these binoculars for my husband's birthday. He is a beginner who accompanies me on some forays and is getting more interested so I wanted to encourage him. And, he loves them! They are very bright and clear and easy to focus. Quite a nice binocular for the price. Highly recommended!
I love my new binoculars
Jean from LaSalle Colorado
I've been using my dads binoculars for the last forty years (thinking if they were good enough for him they're good enough for me). Well I wish I would have bought these sooner. They are wonderful! It's amazing how much light comes in and how far off I can view and identify birds. I'm sure my dad would have up-graded earlier. Highly recommend my Eagle 8 x 42 binoculars.
We're fans of Eagle Optics!
Judith from Rockford, IL
Our 2 binoculars arrived right on time; just as our Scope had when we ordered it. They are wonderful! It is like seeing all of our 'life birds' all over again - - with the new found clarity and color accuracy of our new Eagle Optics Ranger! We took them on vacation, in the Saint Louis, MO area, and did a lot of exciting bird watching with them. Birds were easy to ID even in dim lighting! We'd recommend The 8X42 Eagle Optics Ranger to anyone! If birds aren't plentiful, check out the butterflies! They worked great for those too!
Rob from Northwestern WI
These binos are every bit as good as their $600 counterparts. I ordered these for birding and wildlife watching and have not been let down. I ordered these Tuesday morning and was birding with them Wednesday night...granted only about 200 miles on the Fedex truck. If you are looking for a clear, crystal clear set of binos, the Ranger will not let you down...plus warranty alone is worth $300.
JPOB from Oklahoma
Received my order very quickly. Nicely packaged and in great shape. I'm very happy with the quality of the optics and the service. The warranty is awesome. Thank you.
Love the binoculars
Jerry from Tennessee
My wife and I love the Eagle Optics Ranger 8x42 binoculars which we bought a month ago. Their image, brightness, and clarity are so much better than our other old standard and still adequate binoculars, which are a compact 10x25 and a zoom 7-15 x 35. Wildlife is viewed quite clearly even during semi-darkness at daybreak and dusk. Besides the normal ability to focus at moderate-to-long distances, the Eagle Ranger binoculars have a very close-up focus (5.2 feet), which is great for birds very close up when in the back yard or on hikes, and for wildflowers or other flora not easily viewed close up on hikes. They are comfortable to hold while hiking, and also the neck strap is very comfortable.
Its one serious disadvantage is that its carry-case (able to be worn on the belt) is not designed to fit with the binoculars’ neck strap attached. I like to keep the binoculars in the belt carry-case on long hikes and only take them out to wear them around my neck in those portions of hikes when in areas to view nature sites, wildlife, and flora. With great difficulty, I cumbersomely get the binoculars (with the neck strap attached) in and out of the belt carry-case. Moreover, there’s no place to store the neck strap when the binoculars are simply being stored in the case at home or in the car. Nevertheless, I am very pleased with the binoculars themselves.
Denise from Apex NC
I have purchased at least 8 of these binoculars over the years for my family.Without exception everyone finds them easy to use for bird watching. Our Ranger 8x42 binoculars have been to Europe, Costa Rica, the Galapagos, Alaska and most of the western states.They have dealt with the humidity here in the south, dust storms out west and being packed everywhere. They have handled everything without a problem.
A new esperience !
Frank from Orosi Costa Rica
I receive my Ranger this week-end, a friend brought them for me from Miami, he had them since mid February (maybe he enjoyed them) and i was excited to probe my new bin's ! Excellent product ! I had before marine 7x50 binoculars with individual adjustment (stolen, that's why i ordered the Rangers) and having the central knob for adjustment is amazing and you can adjust very quickly. I mainly use them for bird and nature watching, the optic is very crispy and has a lot of luminosity. I appreciate too the very near focus range. Very good product (I'm not specialist but not see so much difference with an old Swarovski i try one day) for the price. Only Con's : Made in China ...
Eagle Optics Ranger 8X42
Rebecca from Indianapolis
Excellent value for the money I wanted to spent. The same quality for 'name brands' was significantly higher.
Jim from Oviedo, FL
Bought these for a small boat cruise in Alaska later this Spring, so they have not had their trial by fire, yet. In the meantime they have been sea kayaking twice and performed flawlessly. They are light, reasonably compact, amazing clarity and easy to focus. As the EO rep suggested, when they came back salt encrusted from the kayaking trips I would just dunk them in a pail of clean water, dry them off and they were ready to go. They are rugged, fit my needs and inexpensive for the quality of the optics.
Doris from Ithaca, NY
I purchased these binoculars for a birding class and have been delighted with the size, clarity and ease of care. The company reputation and the price made this purchase a great investment for a beginning birder.
What a Joy!
Rebecca from San Diego, CA
The binoculars are wonderful! Love that the lens protectors easily dangle and the front ones are one piece to quickly store in my pocket. I had instant adaptability to my new closeness with our shore birds. Looking forward to enjoying the stained glass of the Gothic cathedrals in Europe. Thank you for this totally useful design and comfortable case & strap!
Great beginner pair of binoculars!
Janet from Bergen County, New Jersey
I am an amateur birder that has been using a cheap pair of binoculars that I've had for years. Then, I decided to splurge and spend $200 for a better pair. Well, it's like night and day. These binoculars are so clear and crisp! I can't believe what I've been missing. The neck strap is quite comfortable, as well. Seeing how well these work, I can't imagine what a $500 pair would be like! These bins are well worth the money.
Excellent product and service
Louise from 92637
Excellent product and service......I couldn't expect more!
Outstanding value for the price
Dwight from Hastings, MN
Needing to buy better binoculars for bird-watching, I researched a variety of brands at a range of prices. I'm not willing to spend the kind of money a good friend and fellow birdwatcher did, but I really like his 8X42 Leicas. The Ranger 8X42s are excellent; clarity and easy focus comparable to much more expensive glasses, and quickly adjustable for different users. The close focus is actually better than my friend's Leicas. I've used them on a number of outings in different conditions, and their performance in low-light is particularly good. Their weight makes them easy to hike with for hours. They are an excellent price-to-quality value.
melarie from california
A great binocular for a novice birder. Easy to set up and focus.
Charles from Landenburg, PA
Great value; optics as good as my 8X40 Leitz (Leica) Trinovids and they are lighter and focus closer in.
Excellent Value - The "Always With You" Binocs
P. Durkin from Chicago, IL
For years I have been out and about in the car, and wishing I had a pair of binoculars with me for a walk in a preserve or park, or where ever. But my Leica's were at home, and I would as often as not pass on the walk.
I finally purchased this pair of binoculars, and they are great! Good eye relief. Good magnification and field of view, great color rendition. I keep them in a bird kit in the car.
The warranty is exceptional.
Now I never feel that I can't take that walk because of lack of equipment. And any one who has dealt with Eagle Optics can have confidence in the experienced sales staff, great prices, and excellent customer service. These folks are dedicated birders and serve the birding community exceptionally well.
Love, love, love this binoculars!
Diane from York, Maine
Shipping time was right on for these binoculars. I have been birding for many years with less than par binoculars. I ordered the Ranger 8x42 to arrive just in time for the Great Backyard Bird Count which I have taken part in for about 6 years. Living near the ocean gave me a great chance to count sea birds that I could finally see well enough to identify. The clarity and quick focus are just ideal. I would recommend these to anyone who enjoys birding.
Mary from Bryan, Texas
I am a newbie to the bird watching and my older binoculars were ok but after using This Pair I am astounded at the ease of focus and the SPECTACULAR CLEARNESS. I CALL THEM MY MIRACLE BINOCULARS!!!
Best i have ever used
Phillip from Woodstock Ga
These optics are the best I have ever used in my life. I would highly recommend them to anyone that does bird watching. I have always had more inexpensive pairs but I have now learned that you get what you pay for.