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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 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.
meredith b. from Lyndhurst, Va. 22952
I like the quality and ease of use.
Kevin M. from Nyc
Clarity and ease of focus is excellent. Light seems to to be amplified in evening time. Very pleased with this purchase.
I am very satisfied with the binocs & the service of the crew at Eagle Optics. Everything is as I expected. Thank you to everyone.
JDF from Massachusetts
I have had these binoculars for a few weeks. They appear to be made of high quality materials. Good for general viewing at semi-close range. Really, no complaints so far. Again, I have not owned this item for very long, so I cannot comment on reliablity.
Very Pleased and Excited!
Jen H from North Liberty, IA
I ordered these binoculars yesterday afternoon and they arrived today. Crazy. I have a pair of Bushnell's with an on-board camera that I bought at best buy a few years ago and the difference is amazing. (the camera was never worth a flip anyway) Just checking out some birds locally the view is great. The quality seems to be very solid. Eagle Optics came highly recommended so I tried them out and I am very glad I did. Excited to take them out this weekend!
Satisfaction with my Eagle Optics Ranger 8x42 Binocular
Josephine from Staunton, Virginia
It is a pleasure and delight that I highly recommend the 8x42 Eagle Optics Ranger Binocular.
I am a retired, elderly and avid birder and these binoculars are the best for me. They are easy to handle as they are lightweight, and very clear. I love that I can get so much light in these binoculars. I own 3 Eagle Optics Ranger binoculars of different optic sizes. These binoculars offer good viewing in all terrains and all lighting conditions. Thank you very much for the opportunity to express my experience with your excellent product. Josephine King
George J. from Santa Barbara
I purchased a pair about 3 years ago and loved them. Very sturdy, not too heavy, and good in low light conditions. Unfortunately, they were stolen from my car. I liked these binos so much I went ahead an bought another pair without doing any other research. I use them for birding and checking the surf. I think they are a great value for the money.
Paul from Hamilton, OH
I had a friend recommend these binocs to me and it is one of the best recommendations I have ever been given. I have been amazed at the clarity of image and light transmission even in low lighting conditions. And for the price, it can't be beat. I have been nothing but more than satisfied with these binoculars.
A must have!
Nature lover from Bisbee, Az
I put much thought into what pair of binoculars I would spend money on, and after quite some time, and many expensive pairs viewed, I went with the Ranger 8x42. I have never been more satisfied on a purchase than I am with these. The quality is amazing, and the views on the other end are great!
No Disappointment Here
Larrie from Jackson Hole WY
I took one look through the Eagle Optics Ranger at the Teton Science School in Kelly WY 3 summers ago at a Bird Banding morning; and have been pressuring my husband ever since to buy me the 'Ranger.' Apparently I didn't pressure enough because it took this long! A great Christmas present this year at last!!
I like the clear, simple and informative instructions about focusing, and as soon as the birds arrive in my back yard [I just got here myself for the winter] I'm signing up for FeederWatch [Cornell Lab of Ornithology program].
As we are just getting into birding we purchased our Ranger SRT binoculars as an upgrade from the simple sporting goods store level. What a difference! The field of view is good and the light gathering ability is excellent for the size of these binoculars. The focusing ring is quick and the bins are light and easy to point; we can find our objective quickly. A big plus for us is the extended eyepiece relief as we both wear eyeglasses and get a full field of vision with the Rangers. There is some chromatic aberration around the extreme periphery of the field of view but this is not noticeable in general use.
While we haven't had experience with the exotics, these binoculars have a quality feel and we are very happy with them. We would recommend them wholeheartedly.
Great binoculars but even better customer service
Jason from Adelanto, CA
I was really set on purchasing the Nikon Monarchs when I came across the Eagle Optics SRT Rangers 8X42. Based on my research, a few phone calls to Eagle Optics and the reviews below I went ahead and bought the Rangers. I received them yesterday and I am amazed at the quality, clarity, and just the overall package. Let's not forget about the warranty either! Anyone needing a fantastic pair of binoculars look no further!
Thanks again Eagle Optics!
steve from United States
gave these binos a thorough walk through on a mexican bidrding trip and compared them to my zeiss 10x42's and was duly impressed by the clarity of the optics and the basic mechanics of this product. would highly recommend.
So far so good
Guy from North Carolina
For the price(250$), these binoculars seem very clear and convenient to me. Though I have never looked thru expensive binoculars, the clarity, brightness, and excellent alignment are what I would expect in a more expensive glass. The close focus is as good as claimed, which surprised me. The light weight and slim profile are very convenient, and I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent soft, elastic strap and covers for both sides of the glass which easily whip on and off. I have only had the binoculars for 3 weeks now, so who knows what will happen, but so far, SOOO good
Nancy from Evanston, IL
Bought these for my husband as a Christmas gift to replace his cheap ones - we love all the light they let in, are a huge improvement. I like them better than my much more expensive Nikons, because you can focus really close. Might just get some for myself!
Great binoculars. I couldn't believe how bright and precise they are. We bought four pairs of them for our family trip in Antarctica and we thrilled to have them.
Buy them; you will not be disappointed!
Paul from Cincinnati, OH
I purchased these binoculars after a friend who owned a pair recommended them. I can honestly say this has been one of the most successful purchases I have ever made. The quality is outstanding, the price cannot be beat, and an unconditional lifetime warranty to boot. I was immediately amazed at the amount of light they were letting through. I used them twenty minutes after sundown, and could still make out great detail on the Short-eared Owls I was watching. The images are sharp and crisp, and even after hours of birding, I felt no eye strain or fatigue. Needless to say, I highly recommend these the binoculars. I look forward to many years of great birding with these!
fine binoculars and a good deal too
Tod Sukontarak from West Danby, NY
I bought these binos for my wife for Christmas this year after having read about them for several years. I have a pair of 7 x 42 Swaroski porro prisms that I have used for 18 years. They are optically very nice but the EO Ranger SRTs have many nice features that make them easier to use. The eye relief adjustments work smoothly and securely, the focus knob is comfortably large and because they are roof prisms, they are lighter and fit my hands better. The two most important features about these binos though is optically they are crisp and clear and they are nowhere near as expensive as some of the similarly high-quality binos that I have tried and like. There may be other binos that are as nice and priced about the same, but I think anybody who gets these binoculars is going to be happy.