Proven high-tech features in the Eagle Optics Ranger ED guarantee to impress this generation and the next and continue the Eagle Optics tradition of offering optical excellence at a price you can afford. What defines optical excellence? When well-seasoned professionals look through the superbly bright and amazingly sharp Ranger ED and exclaim, “Wow!’’ By taking the consistent reliability of Ranger binoculars and incorporating high-quality, extra-low (ED) dispersion glass with dielectric and phase-corrected prism coatings, and fully multi-coated lenses, the Eagle Optics Ranger ED exceeds today’s expectations in this price range. Whether you need a good close focus for observing nature’s dainty delights, a wide field of view for spotting those speedy warblers, or extra magnification and light gathering for long-distance viewing, the Ranger ED helps you reach new heights in your viewing pursuits.
|Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Glass
||Enhances resolution, color, and contrast.
|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.
|Locking 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.
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Eagle Optics NEW Ranger ED 8x32
Matt from Massachusetts
For most users, these binoculars should represent a good choice and an extremely good value. Optically, they're quite nice: bright, sharp in the center of the field, good color fidelity, and good field of view. The close-focus distance is outstanding -- about 42 inches for me -- which is important if you study insects. If you're used to high-end optics, you'll notice some subtle shortcomings: the image degrades at the edge of the field, the contrast is not that great, eye relief is a bit limited. But for this price range, they're really impressive. Nice job, Eagle Optics!
I love the compact size, which makes it easy to have them with you all the time. They feel good in the hand, and the focus mechanism feels solid, with no "slop."
Reluctantly, I had to return my pair because they would not quite accommodate my very close-set eyes. Interpupillary distance is a figure that I wish Eagle Optics uniformly provided for their binoculars. But my eye spacing is pretty unusual, and people with typical facial structure should have no problem at all with the distance between the oculars.
If you're an "optics junkie" or spend a lot of time in difficult viewing conditions, such as long-range sea-watching or rainforest birding, you will want to shop higher price ranges if you can. But if you're a normal user looking for a good, affordable all-around binocular for nature study, give these a try. They're sharp, bright, versatile little glasses, surely among the very best 32 mm binoculars in this price range.
Ann P. from United States
We think they are a really good pair of binoculars for the money. Happy we got them.
My Hiking Binoculars
Claudia M. from Santa Rosa, CA
I was helping a friend choose a pair of binoculars for birding. I currently use Swarovski 10 x 42's which can be heavy on hikes where the emphasis is not on birding. She chose the Ranger ED 8 x 32's after comparing with two other choices. And I was so impressed that I got a pair as well. They have a good feel in the hand- are light and compact which is great for my needs. The image is bright and crisp and I am very pleased with my purchase- great binoculars at a good price.
As they say, "Why pay more?"
William J. from SW Florida
I've been birding and researching for over 40 years and have always questioned the wisdom of buying my high end binoculars such as my three Leicas and my wife's Swarovskis. Unless you are viewing in very extreme conditions -- a rare occurrence if you're honest -- I doubt that most birders could tell the difference in a blind test between a ridiculously expensive 8x42 and the Ranger ED 8x32 The very light weight, amazing 3 ft. close focus and compact, comfortable feel of these sharp bins, however, would be a dead give away. Can't beat 'em. (One minor problem: the adjustable eye cups should be tighter fitting and the strap should be longer.)
Save yourself a lot of money...
Kevin P. from Smoky Mountains Tennessee
...and buy these binoculars. These are crystal clear, absorb a lot of light, lightweight, and all moving parts work smoothly. My search for high quality and low price is over! Bino's I've had in the most recent past: Nikon 10x42 Monarch 7 ($500), Swarovski CL 10x30 ($900), Zeiss Victory 8x32 ($1900), Leupold HD Gold Ring 10x42 ($600). If you are a backyard birder or want a great pair of short-field binoculars at an affordable price, then buy these EO 8x32 ED Rangers. You won't be disappointed.
New Ranger ED 8x32
Randall M. from Bozeman, MT
I had an pair of the old Eagle Optics 7 x 36 Rangers by Celestron. I felt those were one of the best values ever for a mid-range traveling binocular. I believe the price before shipping was $299. Of course, that was back in the 90's. Unfortunately, I left those in a rental car and never got them back. These 8 x 32 are also a good binocular for the price, but I feel the edge to edge clarity is not as good as the old 7 X 36 and the scan distortion is greater. Some of that may be related to the power, hard to really do a side by side since my previous pair is gone. I "sold" several of the old pairs by giving unqualified recommendations. I wouldn't steer people away from these new Rangers, but not sure I'd give an unqualified recommendation either.
Best Binocular For Your Money
Steve I. from DeMotte, IN
These binoculars were excellent right out of the box. The brightness is amazing. Why pay $1000 for a good pair of binoculars when you can purchase these great binoculars for less than half that price? Buy a pair and you will be happy with your purchase.
A step up from the very nice original Ranger 8x32.s
C.O.S. from Cape May,NJ
I am familiar with the previous Ranger 8x32 binoculars and thought they were a good buy. When I needed a binocular that could be used by people of various sizes and ages I decided that 8x32 binoculars would meet my criteria and the NEW Ranger 8x32 ED's seemed like a good choice. I was not disappointed. Optically they are bright, show little chromatic aberration, and have a generous Field of View. They seem sturdy, well made, and are light at under 20 ounces. I had several friends try the binoculars and they all liked them and were even more impressed when they found out how much they cost. Everyone that tried them (from large hands to small) found them to be comfortable in hand and ergonomically sound. I am very pleased with this purchase and look forward to many years of good service.
Eagle Optics New Ranger ED 8x32
Chris H. from Conway, SC
The big change for me in this binocular from the older Rangers is the close focus capability (3-4'; used to be more like 8'), which is important for me because I spend a lot of time looking at insects, not just birds. So that's great. The price was excellent for such good optics, and of course you can't beat the service from Eagle Optics. The focus wheel works "backwards" from what I'm used to - clockwise (as viewed from the eyepieces, so "pull" with the right index finger) to focus closer, where my old nikons were "pull" to focus distant, push to focus close. That takes some getting used to. Overall I'm happy with them for birding, and they're much better than my old birding glasses for watching bugs (but not as good as Pentax Papilios, which are in their own league for bug-watching).