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Eagle Optics Ranger ED 8x32 Binocular

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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.

Optical Features
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.
Phase Correction Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms.
Dielectric Prism Coatings Optimize light transmission.
BaK-4 Prisms Optimize light transmission.
Construction Features
Roof Prisms Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.
Polycarbonate Body Is lightweight.
Rubber Armoring Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Adjustable Eyecups 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.
Tripod Adaptable Can be mounted using standard ¼-inch threading. Adapter sold separately.
Design Features
Waterproof Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
Fogproof Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
Magnification6 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 32 mm
Field of View 393 feet/1000 yards
Eye Relief 16 mm
Close Focus 4 feet
Weight 19.5 ounces
Dimensions (H x W) 5.0 x 4.8 inches
Weatherproofing Waterproof/Fogproof
  • Rainguard
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Neck strap
  • Case

Total Reviews: 15

Average Rating:

Ranger binocs - 05/05/2016

by Cecilia r. from Lake Jackson, tx

Great service and product. Purchased as a gift. She loved it.

nice bins - 03/10/2016

by Jim N. from San Francisco CA

I've been happy with these bins, the light weight, bright image, center field sharpness, relatively wide 'sweet spot' and overall feel are excellent. I have noticed some chromatic aberration, which I wasn't expecting with ED glass, but then again these are not expensive bins. They've been back for repair once in the 4 months I've owned them for a stuck eye cup, but they were repaired promptly at no cost (except outbound postage). For my relatively light use I don't miss the magnesium body, but heavy users may want to consider more robust (but likely heavier) alternatives. A minor complaint: as others have noted I think the neck strap is too short.

Perfect Binoculars - 01/05/2016

by george A. from Crawfordville, Florida

I purchased a Ranger ED 8x32 binoculars for my wife's Christmas present. They are a perfect size for her preference of smaller binoculars, with no loss of quality. I based this decision on my experience with my Ranger ED 8x42 binoculars. My wife is very pleased with the choice!

Fastest Pair I Own - 12/29/2015

by Jim C. from Rockville, MD

Like some other reviewers I have, or have used, many of the high end binoculars on the market today. I got these binoculars for more dangerous situations, like canoeing, where they could conceivably be lost or damaged. However, these have rapidly become my go-to binoculars. The optics are very good and the ergonomics are perfect for me. But the real advantage is the depth of field, which allows me to see a bird very quickly, usually with no or very little focusing. This is important for birds that only give you a short time to view them. I never appreciated this until I got these binoculars. A quick look with these binoculars is better than no look with any other binocular. I highly recommend them.

As advertised - 09/06/2015

by JAC from Missouri

All the reviews about the Ranger ED 8x32 are true. I bought it for hiking and birding and the occasional college sports contest, and it doesn't disappoint. It's hard to imagine a better bino at the same or lower price.

awesome binocs - 07/24/2015

by andrea g. from San Francisco, CA

I bought these binocs as recommended by my Safari Guide to take to Africa but not until next February. I have only used them a couple of times locally, one being to spot a red-tail hawk in a park nearby my home. I have never owned such a powerful pair of binocs. as I was able to see the hawk in great detail high up in a tree. The clarity was impressive!

Eagle Optics NEW Ranger ED 8x32 - 06/25/2015

by 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.

Great binocular - 06/07/2015

by 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 - 02/07/2015

by 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?" - 12/19/2014

by 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... - 11/25/2014

by 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 - 09/28/2014

by 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 - 08/26/2014

by 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 - 08/20/2014

by 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 - 08/10/2014

by 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).

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