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Eagle Optics Shrike 8x42 Binocular

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Just because the Eagle Optics Shrike sells for a budget-friendly price doesn't mean you'll suffer with dark, fuzzy images. As a matter of fact, the Shrike's image quality, strong build, and ample field of view will surprise you! Waterproof and fogproof protection means you don't have to pamper this binocular. Best of all, the Shrike comes with the Eagle Optics Platinum Protection unlimited, unconditional lifetime warranty.

Optical Features
Fully Multi-coated Lenses Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
BaK-4 Prisms Optimize light transmission.
Construction Features
Roof Prisms Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.
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.
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.
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Field of View 341 feet/1000 yards
Eye Relief 17.6 mm
Close Focus 13.1 feet
Weight 23.2 ounces
Dimensions (HxW) 5.9 x 4.9 inches
Weatherproofing Waterproof/Fogproof
  • Rainguard
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Neck strap
  • Case

Total Reviews: 49

Average Rating:

Thrilled! - 10/16/2015

by ksm from Peru, Indiana

I am a beginner birder and avid wildlife watcher and have been researching binoculars for awhile. I wanted a quality binocular but not too expensive. I also needed a binocular that would work with my eyeglasses. Several online reviews led me to Eagle Optics and to the Shrike 8x42 especially, because of the longer eye relief (which is important if you wear glasses). I am thrilled! They are beautiful and feel good in my hands. And the lenses are amazing. They do indeed work well with my glasses, but I also find that there is enough focus control for me to use them without my glasses on (and I am wicked nearsighted). I'm still getting used to using them -- finding the right place to point them when I bring them to my eyes; turning the focus wheel the correct direction to adjust (and birds don't stay still long enough!) -- but I am having a grand time! I have even been getting a good look at the moon and plan to venture into "binocular astronomy." I highly recommend these binoculars.

Good Quality - 07/28/2015

by Marilyn from Florida

The binoculars are very nice. The viewer,lens covers and case are an added plus. Just what I wanted.

Great binoculars - 04/14/2015

by Gail from Florida

These are terrific binoculars for bird watching. They're light weight, so easy to carry and handle. The price is great for the quality. Recommend.

good optics with excellent service - 03/04/2015

by curt from colorado

All is well with Eagle Optics; I recommend their quality products. I am an avid outdoorsman/bow hunter from Colorado.

Amazing for the money - 03/03/2015

by Richard N. from Point Richmond, CA

I bought these for my grandson's 7th birthday (I hope to make a birder out of him) but of course I checked them out thoroughly before passing them on. This is a very nice binocular for the price and will make an excellent first pair for my grandson. I'm considering another pair to have as a back-up. Eagle Optics continues their tradtion of excellence!

Binoculars - 03/01/2015

by Cheryl R. from Colorado

I just wanted to thank you for the speedy delivery of my Shrike Binoculars. I purchased them for a trip I just took to Costa Rica, I really wanted to be able see the wildlife with ease and clarity. These Binoculars were very easy to handle and light weight to carry, I also was happy they were waterproof. Thank you again for this great product at a reasonable price.

Great pair for the price - 01/28/2015

by Sarah from Auburn, AL

I own a pair of binoculars for three times this price retail. I would rate them a 10/10 overall - it's hard to get better. These I would rate an 8/10 overall - there are some distortion problems around the edges and there's a bit of a halo effect. However, with price in mind, it's hard to get much better than this. If you have the money, spring for the Eagle Optics Rangers - they are top-quality and a great value. If you can't or don't want to spend that kind of money, the Shrikes will serve you well. The neoprene-padded strap and soft case that they come with are very nice, too.

Great Recommendation - 01/27/2015

by Fred W. from West Virginia

I purchased these binoculars as a recommendation by Dr. Scott Shalaway for bird watching. They are everything that he said they would be and perfect for watching the birds at my feeders this winter. Very user friendly and easy to setup. I am anxious to use them this summer while vacationing and traveling. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Great deal - 12/26/2014

by Ray from Vermont

These are great binoculars, as good as binoculars costing many times more. The image is clear and bright and the mechanisms are smooth.

Shrike Binoculars for Grandson - 12/03/2014

by Clem K. from Bellevue, NE

I have been a long time birder and recently found my young grandson is interested in birds. I purchased the Eagle Optics Shrike 8x42 Binoculars for his birthday and first pair of binoculars. I checked them out before they were given to him and found them to give a clear image, were easy to focus, and easy to adapt to various distances. My grandson, having never had a previous pair of his own, found them very easy to adjust to. Excellent binoculars for the price and beginners.

very good - 11/01/2014

by Donna S. from chandler, arizona

I purchased Eagle Optics Shrike 8x42 binoculars for a birding class I was taking. They worked great on the field trip and the instructor said that the Eagle Shrike are the loaners that they use.

I'm very pleased with this purchase and would recommend the binoculars to anyone needing birding binoculars.

Satisfied customer - 07/08/2014

by Alyssa from United States

These binoculars are a very good quality product. I highly recommend them to get the bang for your buck.

Good bin for the buck - 07/04/2014

by Beau from Illinois

This is a great binocular for the price, though I've only had it for a month so can't speak for its durability. It's focus is very clear and it is easy to use. The rain guards are very loose though, and need to be tied down. Focus is easy. The one big issue I have is that the field of view is distorted significantly for about a millimeter around the outer edge. This significantly reduces the field.

Great Glasses!!!! - 06/19/2014

by John C. from Glendale Heights, IL

We were first introduced to the Shrikes while participating in our first Bird Walk at Cantigny Park. I immediately purchased two of them for us. They are fabulous. Besides watching birds, I also enjoy watching airplanes through them. Very crisp and clean images. Thanks.

Work Great - 06/07/2014

by Kim M. from TN

We used binoculars for our Alaskan Cruise. They worked great. They were easy to focus and use with glasses.

Nice at any price - 05/28/2014

by Greg I. from United States

My first binoculars and I now don't feel like I will need to purchase any others. I'm impressed by their optics especially after comparing with other more expensive units.

Eagle Shrike 8x42 - 05/21/2014

by Jim C. from MI

Saw the great price and read reviews on Eagle Website. Made the purchase to facilitate birding. This buy is even better than expected. Nice size and feel, easy adjustment,very clear optics, no mirage, and better than some friends more expensive binoculars. I am extremely pleased with this product. What a value!!

What to buy the son who has everything... - 05/13/2014

by Joan S. from Waterville, ME 04901

I took a birding class at Colby last spring and it was the consensus of those attending the class that the best buy for us beginning birders was the Shrike 8X42.O have enjoyed using my pair.

Since that time I have been giving books about birds to my grandchildren. With my son having a birthday this spring, I bought him the binoculars to use with for birding with his sons. He was very pleased to get them...

Eagle Optics Shrike 8x42 Binocular - 04/11/2014

by Joyce C. from Durham, NC

These are very nice binoculars. I would recommend them.

Nice binocs! - 04/01/2014

by Mombo6 from Michigan

We gave these binocs to our young daughter (8) who is becoming interested in birding. The optics look very good in them and she is enjoying having a decent pair. Maybe not quite as bright as a higher end binoc. Considering another pair down the road for one of our sons. Good quality for the price!

sight for sore eyes. - 04/01/2014

by pauline from United States

after reading reviews, i thought i'd buy these binoculars. they are great for the price and my beginner level bird watching. no complaints, except for the Styrofoam packing peanuts.

very nice - 03/29/2014

by janice from kansas

I'm not knowledgable about binoculars. These are easy to use and comfortable, and I have been satisfied.

Eagle Optics Shrike - 03/26/2014

by Doug A. from Naches, WA

Recently purchased these to replace an older pair of Eagle Optics Voyager, which I have carried for the last 10 years or so. The Voyager is comparable to the Shrike as both are Eagle Optics lower end binoculars. In spite of their low price they are built with amazing quality, and who can match their guaranty. I will never own another brand except Eagle Optics. By the way my wife fell in love with the Voyagers, which is why I had to buy another pair of Binoculars in the first place.

Beginning Birder - 03/25/2014

by Chuck from Gainesville, FL

As an 82 year old beginning birder, I felt the need for a good pair of binoculars. After considerable research I reached the conclusion that the Eagle Shrike had all of the features I was looking for at an affordable price. I am a volunteer at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park in Florida. The Park is on the Florida Birding Trail. There have been sightings of 287 species of birds in the park, so I have had ample use of my new Shrike and I couldn't be more pleased. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a good pair of binoculars for under $100.

Eagle optics shrike 8x42 - 02/27/2014

by Chris from Nj

Excellent product fast shipping

Great! - 01/03/2014

by Evelien from California

Awesome binoculars! Good price and good product. :) This was exactly what I was looking for to do some beginning bird watching.

Great value for money - 08/27/2013

by Laura from Greendale, Wisconsin

For a beginning birder, these are excellent full size binoculars: Well constructed, lightweight, easy to handle, bright and crisp image, and under $100! I would highly recommend them.

Highly recommend - 05/29/2013

by Jim from Missouri

I purchased these binoculars for my wife. She wears glasses and has a hard time finding binoculars. The other reviews here were very helpful and the binoculars have been great, she really likes them. I would certainly recommend them to others.

Excellent Value: More Pros than Cons - 05/08/2013

by Barry R. from Venice, FL

I bought a classroom set of the Eagle Optics Shrike 8 x 42 binoculars. It amazes me that for under $100 you can get a light weight, waterproof, full size binocular this well constructed. For high school age beginning birders this is more binocular than they need. The lenses are good, the field of vision is adequate and the body has an excellent feel. The cons are the lack of close focus and slightly tight focus wheel. The pros are light weight, easy to handle, better lens caps than more expensive models (such as Nikon Monarch), twist up eye piece, and an excellent warranty. Anyone on a budget should give these binoculars a serious try. I give them my highest recommendation if you are on a budget, and in general rate them very good. Serious birders could leave a pair in your car at all times as a backup. You will not find a better binocular for under $100 period.

Shrike 8x42 - 05/01/2013

by Iris C. from Massachusetts

Very clear image, well-made, sturdy, and with the Eagle optics care guarantee. Amazing at the price, couldn't imagine better. Feel grateful to have such a great pair of binoculars that I can afford, and have been recommending it to everyone.

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