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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.
The Ranger 8 x 42 binocs were the number one item on my daughters Christmas. Specifically she liked the weight and the range for her work monitoring environmental impacts. It seems that these are gold standard as far as her co-workers are concerned. Priced right as well.
great for glasses
Brooke from Walla Walla, WA
I can wear my glasses with the new binoculars with no compromise to the view, which is exactly what I was looking for. The ranger is a great pair of binoculars and has improved my birding experience immensely.
KATHY from WALNUT CREEK CALIFORNIA
I LOVE MY EAGLE OPTICS RANGER. IT FOCUSES QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY, IT IS A COMFORTABLE WEIGHT. THE FIELD OF VIEW IS CLEAR AND THE COLORS I SEE ARE EXCELLENT.
J L from Hattiesburg, MS
Good binoculars, good price, good service.
All that I expected
Kathy from Belton,TX
These were recommended to me by a well known birder and met my expectations. I like the ease of the focusing knob. The padded strap is comfortable. The case seems superfluous because the lenses are so well protected by the attached covers. They seem to be good quality for the price.
Marsha from Wichita, KS
The binocs arrived timely and in good condition. I'm enjoying using them, although haven't been out too much because of inclement weather =- and drought that has kept a lot of migrants moving.
Do the job well
Tracy from Florida
I monitor Florida Scrub-jays. I need to be able to read the leg band codes when the birds are in a tree as well as when they are on the ground in front of me. These 8x42 binonculars do both well.
pam & ron from bend, oregon
these binocs are great!! they are light around your neck and the neck strap is very cushy and comfortable. we use them on all our hikes and are very happy with the sharp "eagle eye" vision we have :)
Up close and crisp
Susan from Eastern Shore VA
Been using these binoculars for a month now taking a naturalist class and watching the major bird migrations here on the eastern shore of VA. For the 'moderate' price range I would very much recommend these for nature watchers. Best features for this area: crisp color focus, waterproof, close up focusing range. Wish they were slightly lighter weight but padded strap helps. I do like the fact that I can easily hold and focus with one hand if need be. Very satisfied.
For his 60th birhday
Melissa from Easton, MD
My husband Bill turned 60 recently and we have been birding together for 35 years with the same pair of Swift binoculars so I thought a new pair of binoculars would be a perfect gift. But how to choose? I read through the Cornell University and Eagle Optics reviews for mid-priced binoculars for birders. I couldn't choose between the Eagle Optics Ranger 8x42 Binocular and the Vortex Viper (both got great reviews). So I ordered each. After two weeks of birding with both, we selected the Eagle Optics Ranger. The optics in terms of clarity and light are amazing. They are light and easy to use. The Viper Vortex were a bit more comfortable to hold and the rubber on the lens covers was easier to manage on the Vortex, but for half the price of the Vortex, we selected the Eagle Optics Ranger. Thank you again Eagle Optics!!!
Everything I expected
Adrian from Cape May, NJ
Purchased these after trying a pair of Swarovski.I like most, couldn't justify the high price of the Swarovski even though they are awesome. I am no expert and I did not try a side by side comparison, but after using the Eagle Ranger's now for a few weeks I can say to me there is very little in it. They are ultra clear and give that 3D effect when viewing that makes bird identification so much easier. Extremely happy with the purchase.
Very happy with my new binoculars
Frank from Arkansas
I ordered my Ranger 8x42 binoculars on-line directly from Eagle Optics and received them very promptly. I based my selection solely on a recommendation I had received from some prominent birders here in Arkansas. I am very happy with the quality of these binoculars. I wear glasses and they adjust nicely to give very clear images with lots of brightness. I love them. Thanks.
Valyn from Oak Park, IL
These binoculars are an excellent value. Took them out for the first time birding in Duluth and the clarity was awesome. I highly recommend them.
Bill from Oakland, CA
I have had my 8x42 Rangers for over two years and I absolutely love them. The close focus range is great for birding and their light weight makes hauling them around easy. Oh, I forgot to mention that the clarity of the optics are impressive for the price. Great buy!
Cindy from southwest
I've wanted to upgrade my binoculars for years - my problem though, is that I was totally spoiled. My parents are passionate birders and have $2,000 bionculars. I wasn't going to pay that, but then anything else I looked through was a letdown.
I was out with a local birding group when someone lent me a pair of these and pointed out another serious birder who also was using them. They are so easy to focus, have a nice feel and weight and the light gathering ability is wonderful. They aren't as good as the $2,000 binocs - but they don't miss it by much! Excellent, excellent bargain. I am so happy I bought these and use them everyday!
I Can See Clearly Now!
Sharon from Front Royal, VA
The Eagle Optics Ranger 8X42 provide a clear image at an affordable price. The focus is easy to use. Previously, my choice in optics was limited to compact binoculars due to my eyes being close together. These are the first full size binoculars that adjust for individuals of all sizes!
I am headed to the Cloud Forest and Galapagos with confidence that I have the right optics. Thank you!
I own three pairs of Eagle Optics Binoculars
Isabella from United States
I am a birder and I own three pairs of Eagle Optics, two 8 x 42's and one 12 x 50. I love to share a view of a bird through my binoculars with folks using other instruments because they are always impressed by Eagle Optic's speed of focus, light and clarity of detail.
Great binos and great warranty
David from Delmar, NY
Just got back from a few days of intensive shorebirding on Cape Cod with my new Ranger 8x42s, and I have to say I love them - and love Eagle Optics.
I say I "love" Eagle Optics because I got my Rangers at no cost - Eagle honored its unconditional lifetime warranty on a pair of Eagle Platinum 8x42s (an old porro prism design, since discontinued) that I had bought years ago. I used those Platinums happily until this spring, when some idiot (me) left them out in the rain and they fogged up. Since they were marked "waterproof" (even though that's harder to do with porros than with roof-prism binos like the Ranger) I sent them back to Eagle for repair. They replied that they didn't have parts so they were shipping me a new pair of Ranger 8x42s under the Platinums' lifetime warranty - and since the warranty was unconditional it didn't matter that it was my fault.
These new Ranger 8x42s are just wonderful - sharp and bright, easy to handle, focus close. In all-day use they proved light and well balanced, and my eyes stayed relaxed and comfortable staring through them for hour after hour. I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend them - and Eagle Optics' warranty, too.
Chris from York, PA
I had a pair of these several years ago, but I let someone take them to a concert, and they disappeared.After a while, I really began to miss them. My Orion 7x50 and my Pentax 8x24 compact binocs just couldn't take their place. I researched and re-thought what to get, and eventually decided on the Eagle Optics Ranger 8x42 again. I think the old ones didn't have the dielectric prism coating as these new ones do, but otherwise, they're the same binocular. They're very sharp center to edge, good eye relief, which is a must for me, since I have about 3-4 dipoters of astigmatism, adequate angle of view, light, sturdy, well-aligned, and contrasty. The ability to focus to almost 5 feet is a real plus.
My runner up choice would have been the new Eagle 8x42 ED Ranger, but the increased cost, weight and size were factors against them, although they do have the ED optics and a wider field of view. I'm very happy with my choice for the second time, and if I lost these, I'd kick myself, then get a third pair.
Good, but wear-and-tear issues
Jim from Corvallis, Oregon
The pair I purchased was the second pair I got of the 8x42 ranger model, and I got it because I was happy with the first pair I got. I haven't had any issues with the new pair yet, but when I'm in the field I often switch between viewing birds with sunglasses on and off. I've found that over time the eye cups that screw up (to use without glasses) and down (to use with glasses) are no longer smooth, move up and down unevenly, and sometimes get stuck in place. Since I've needed the pair for this summer (I do research on birds) I haven't bother to send them in and, for that matter, I'm not sure that is covered under the warranty; if it is, please let me know. I've also had the rubber central dial cap come off a couple times which has made it a bit difficult to focus. Perhaps I should send them in when the field season is over.
Ranger 8x42 binocular
Kathryn from Melfa VA
Very happy with my purchase. They arrived in a timely fashion. The instructions on setting them up were easy to follow. The are perfect for my purposes, nature observation. A friend recommended them, she has had hers for a number of years and still is satisfied. I would also recommend them without reservation.
good brding bins
Dave from Kansas
I bought these binoculars as a gift for a colleague who helped lead a study abroad class in Brazil. He was becoming very interested in the birds there, and had no binoculars. I had previous experience with these optics, and found them to be quite bright, lightweight, and very functional as birding bins. I'd recommend them to anyone interested in quality birding bins at an affordable price!
Great Binocular Amazing Price
Nathaniel from Puerto Rico
I've been using the Eagle Optics Ranger 8x42 Binocular for two months now and the experience has been great. As a new birder I began using the equipment that I had lying around it didn’t take me long to realize that I wasn't getting the result I wanted. After doing my own research I went with Eagle Optics Ranger. Because I wanted to make this hobby a family affair I also order the Atlas Optics Radian 8x42 Binocular for my wife. Even thou the Radian are good, the clarity and brightness of the Ranger is clearly superior. If you are a beginner you can go wrong with the quality,warranty and price of Ranger. As a side note the eagleoptics.com is a great site for finding all of the information for your birding equipments needs. I really like the videos and the blog.
serves our purpose
Pete from West Hartford CT
We have a home on a lake in Maine with several acres. Lot of deer, birds and other wildlife. The binoculars we bought serve our purpose very well. Easy to use and provide a clear view of things. We bought from Eagle Optics some years ago and were very happy then and are happy with the current purchase as well.
Time to Observe Nature With Grandkids!
Larry from Garland, TX
I have always liked 10x42's; yet the Rangers fit the need of observation of young people. My little people like to watch birds,rabbits, deer, or anything else that moves. Seems like people bond while watching clouds move & nature play. When watching through their eyes everything falls into place. Big Daddy spend some time with me!
Karthik from Sunnyvale CA
I received this from my wife as a gift for my birthday. Loved it. I use it mainly for birding and its amazing how clearly I can see them through these. I didn't have a binoculars before, so I can't compare it to anything else.
I would recommend them
Beginning bird atching
jim from new york
I have just started bird watching and have found the 8X42 work great. I decide on this modle so that I can also use it for dragonflies when we are out boating. Several people have used them and liked the quality and the price of this unit. In the future I will upgrade to the next step for better clarity.
Eagle Optics Ranger 8x42 Binocular
Merilee from Fallbrook, CA
I am very satisfied, in fact, quite excited, about my new binoculars. They focus quickly and easily, and the quality of vision is superior. I have just begun bird-watching, and the binoculars are very good for spotting most of the birds I find at most distances. They are an excellent all-around binocular for this purpose.
Brad B. from Minnesota
Very good optics in an efficient and rugged package. I bought this for birding in kayaks and canoes knowing it would get wet and knocked around. So far has stood up to both very well. Good eye relief and rubberized body make it easy to use with eyeglasses and gloves. I am very happy with the purchase.
Eagle Optics Ranger 8x42-yes!!
Joyce P. from Michigan
I've used Swift Audubon bins for birdwatching for the past 15 years and finally decided I had to update. I was going to get Nikon but saw the reviews for the Ranger and decided to try them. I figured I could return them if I didn't like them. I LOVE them!! They are lightweight, focus quickly and the optics are crystal clear. I'm sooo glad I got them in time for spring migration. I have a friend with $800 Nikons and honestly, I can't see any difference when compared with my Rangers. You can't go wrong with this binocular.