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The Eagle Optics Ranger ED binocular presents a feast for your eyes with rich, true colors and enhanced resolution that brings the elaborate beauty of nature into a well-defined image. Now available with 32mm objective lenses, the mid-sized Ranger ED incorporates all the important elements of fully multi-coated lenses, phase correction, dielectric prism coatings, and BaK-4 prisms that result in show-stopping brightness at all times of the day. A comfortable and ergonomic open-hinge design with thumb indentations, smooth central focus, and easy to adjust right eye diopter only add to your enjoyment of using this binocular. Eagle Optics provides a Platinum Protection lifetime, no-fault warranty.
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.
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 argon gas to inhibit internal fogging.
Okay, I needed an 8x32 binocular for my field work. My high end 10x42 roof prisms rugged but too heavy, and since I do my field work mostly in the woods 8x32s fit the bill nicely. We mostly use song and calls for ID and so a binocular is mostly for getting a nice look.
I am very, very, critical, when it comes to optics. I want excellent resolution and true color, plus a flat field with no distortion. So having looked, I have been reluctant to buy the less expensive brands as they did not meet my requirements. But last year a friend got an Eagle Optics 10x42 ED Binocular and I was mighty impressed. Based upon that I decided to go with the Eagle Optics 8x32ED.
Having now used them in the field I can say they are fabulous glass regardless of the price. Crisp resolution across the field of view so I see every detail I am accustomed to seeing. The color is true and looking at straight edges I can detect no distortion. In low light they are great, delivering a bright image and not losing detail.
A couple of minor complaints. I would like more eye relief for when I am wearing eyeglasses and not contacts. Also the depth of field is a little shallow at short to medium distances and you have to be very precise with the focus to get the best view with this binocular.
While I have not done a side by side comparo against the high priced 8x32 binoculars, I have looked through them and can say these are every bit as good. For me it is about utility, not brand or prestige, so I will buy the best equipment. But I'm not foolish and if there is a wide difference in price with equal utility and optical quality, I see no reason to pay more. It seems that while the physics and chemistry of glass, coatings and optics design has not changed in the past century, what have changed are manufacturing processes. this makes high quality glass, coatings and lenses less expensive to manufacture, and so the price of a truly excellent binocular has come down considerably.
This binocular is just fabulous.
sharp, portable and packable
birder from Davis and San Jose California
I have been a user of various binoculars for birding for over 30 years and typically use high end (Swarovski) binoculars in a full-size (42mm objective) model as my main binoculars. I wanted a lightweight pair of binoculars for casual travel, and as a backup when on international birding trips. These fit the bill and I'd give them 4.2 out of 5. The binoculars are very solidly constructed and under good lighting conditions they are extremely sharp. Being a 32mm binocular they don't do as well under dim or difficult (e.g., backlit) lighting compared to larger 42mm pairs. They are prone to a little bit of flare in backlit conditions and more so than most recent equivalently-priced 42mm binoculars I've used. A plus is they are very close focusing and relatively wide field of vision. The rainguard (eyepiece cover) is somewhat floppy and the strap also seems very lightly built, and I thought these parts could be improved on for the price of the binocular. Optically I think they are likely to be about as good as you get for less than $500 in a 30-32mm objective. If you are willing to carry them get the 42mm model but if you want something smaller and lighter these are worth a look.