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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.
Magnesium Alloy Body
Is sturdy and resistant to corrosion.
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.
Great optics, light, fast handling, and still getting used to them
Frank B. from Southwestern Oregon, USA
I bought these binos because of their light weight, ED glass lenses, and as a transition between full size (Zeiss) 10x40's and lightweight pocket binos. They fill that niche superbly. The optics are crystal clear with no discernible color aberration or flare. They weigh a third less than my 10x40's and sacrifice very little in clarity, field of vision or light gathering ability. They are a bargain for the quality that you get.
All that said, I am still getting used to them so they have a few little quirks that annoy me because they aren't the same as the binos I have carried for the last 20 years. 1) The hinge to adjust them for eye width in my opinion is too easy to move. Just carrying them in a harness-style strap spreads them apart and I have to readjust the width every time I bring them up to my eyes. It slows my bird acquisition time and is just a bit annoying. 2) The focus knob is quick, and little movements make big changes in focus. This is a good thing for bird watching and I will probably get used to it over time and even come to appreciate it...eventually, and 3) the mechanism for moving the eye cups in and out feels loose and not solid. It seems to work fine for now, but I worry about the longevity of this mechanism with the kind of use/abuse I give binoculars.
They are covered by a lifetime warranty, so if anything does go wrong, they can be repaired or replaced, and none of the little quirks would be any reason not to buy these excellent binos. They are my new favorite binos and that's why I rated them 5 out of 5!
Ranger ED 8x32 review
Rick B. from Truckee, Ca
I was looking for a light weight binocular with nice glass and a big field of view. These binoculars feel great in my hands and the view is bright and clear. For big hands, these might seem a little small. The Ranger ED 8x32 is very nice binocular that I would highly recommend.
Great Field Binoculars
Mike W. from San Diego, CA
The Eagle Optics Ranger ED 8X32 is an exceptional value. I use mine for work; teaching field ecology classes and doing tree hazard assessments. The image you get is sharp, clear and bright. The field of view adequate for most purposes, and their light gathering ability at dawn and dusk is impressive. They also focus well at very short distances (about 2 meters), which is important for my tree hazard work. They seem to be very rugged and come with a padded cordura case. For the sale price I paid you get a lot of binocular. You can spend many times this and only get a marginal improvement in optical quality.
wendy c. from Australia
I had hoped one day to purchase the best binoculars on the market for birdwatching. The best would cost around $3000 (out of my league) so I looked up a friends recommendation that being Eagle Optics. Well, to my surprise and delight I purchased for around a tenth of the cost, a most delightful similar binocular perfect for my use.The clarity with the ED lens is great;the weight great and easy of use for my small hands is perfect. Focussing is easy, set up easy and good for glass wearers too. Minor problem is the front lens protective caps can come off too readily and are not attached to main body. Better to take them off and leave in carry case.
best buy at 329.00
William B. from Montrose, CO
With the sale price at 329.00 I could not resist trying these out . I own the Swarovski 8 by 32 to use as a reference. The EO does not give the exceptional view that the Swarovski does but does not miss by much. the view is wide and sharp . The focus is smooth with a good feel . The binoculars have a quality feel to them. I will keep them as a spare or to keep in the car without worrying about theft. At a fraction of the cost of the Swarovski they are a best buy.
ED 8 X 32
DAVID D. from OR
Great alternative to carrying a much heavier 8.5 x 42. Good low light viewing and quick to focus throughout the viewing range
Haans from Kirtland, Ohio
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.