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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. Incorporating all the important elements of fully multi-coated lenses, phase correction, dielectric prism coatings, and BaK-4 prisms, the Ranger ED provides a 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.

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.
Magnesium Alloy Body Is sturdy and resistant to corrosion.
Rubber Armoring Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Multi-position 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 argon gas to inhibit internal fogging.
SeeClear™ Lens Coating Repels oils on outer glass surfaces.
Magnification 10x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Field of View 348 feet/1000 yards
Eye Relief 16 mm
Close Focus 6.0 feet
Weight 26.5 ounces
Dimensions (HxW) 6.7 x 5.0 inches
Weatherproofing Waterproof/Fogproof
  • Rainguard
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Neck strap
  • Case

Total Reviews: 30

Average Rating:

Good Binoculars - 04/20/2014

by John S. from Arizona

Good binoculars, easy to adjust, clear bright image, and a nice field of view. My binocular arrived in just a few days and they were just as described on line. Happy with them. This is the second pair of binoculars that I have purchased from Eagle Optics. Very satisfied.

maybe alittle greedy - 04/16/2014

by chris k. from new york

Thank you for the Eagle Optics Shrike 10x42. Thank you. Never enough, of a good thing. Introducing my family to birding and first purchased the Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10x42. The best binocular for money spent, that you can buy. Beautiful view and easy to focus. It is the quality of the glass on the inside that counts. With the Shrike, my son has a quality binocular to share the adventure. The Shrike is a great introductory binocular. Maybe one more for my wife.

Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10x42 Binocular - 04/05/2014

by Tanya from Ohio

This binocular is, by far, the best I've ever used and certainly the best I have ever owned. It's perfect for what I want them for, which is to watch birds. This is a high quality product with excellent and easy to use view finder. The view is crystal clear and I can adjust it to my glasses, or without glasses with great ease. I definitely got what I paid for. Excellent customer service too. Thanks for answering all of my questions, Tom.

very pleased - 03/28/2014

by Ken B. from United States

These binoculars exceeded my expectations. They work well when I wear my glasses, or when I remove them. I have been using the binoculars for over a month now, and I am very pleased. Great value for the $$.

In the Beginning... - 03/26/2014

by Chris K. from Long Beach, NY

First pair of quality binoculars I have purchased as I begin my birding adventure. Could not be happier. With such a beautiful view, the identification process is all that it should be. Thank you Eagle Optics. Can't wait till I can afford to take it to the next level...

Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10x42 Binocular - 03/12/2014

by Kent F. from Half Moon Bay

I was in the market for my first high quality pair of binoculars after years of using a good learning but sub-par pair. I did a lot of research, and for a mid-priced high-quality pair I was down to two brands of 10x42, the Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10x42 was on sale for about 50% less than the other brand. So I went for it, and have been exceptionally pleased. Incredibly high clarity in different light conditions. Also, I was concerned with moving up to 10x from 7x (was worried about more shake in the view and more difficulty in finding birds in bushes close up), but that has proved to not be an issue. I've greatly appreciated the 10x on many occasions and it has led to more sightings/identifications than I would have had with the 7x at greater distances.

Overall, I'd give this product a big thumbs up if you're looking for 10x and don't want to break the bank, but want really high quality.

Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10X42 - 03/12/2014

by Tom W. from Greensboro, NC

We purchased Ranger binoculars for a friend years ago from Eagle Optics, as well as several other products so we had previous experience with this line of binoculars. We have confidence with doing business with Eagle Optics because of our history with them.
We find that the Ranger ED 10X42 have excellent optical performance at a very reasonable price. We bought these to use while one of our 8 power binos was being repaired. I now use these on a regular basis. One needs to limit one's coffee consumption before using them to limit hand shaking, as with any 10 power bino.
We would recommend the Ranger line to any birder from beginner to veteran.

Just received & I love them already! - 02/18/2014

by Bruce L. from Brays Island Plantation, SC

I've been using your EO Ranger 10x42 binoculars daily for the past 7 years and they've been great. As a professional naturalist I've used them for everything from birding & tree id to geology classes and whale-watching. Just received my new pair of the Ranger ED 10x42's yesterday and I love them already! They are super sharp and a noticeable improvement over my earlier bins. Thank you.

Great binocs! - 01/02/2014

by Mark A. from New Orleans

Really great product especially for the price.

Excellant binocular in this price range - 12/30/2013

by Reed from Raleigh, NC

The optics, finish, operation, and features are fantastic at this price level. The ED optics give me a bright view of birds in the shadows and easy to focus. Eye cup adjustment for the relief is reasonable and has stayed in position.
One feature that I like on the Swift Audubon binocular is the center locking right eye diopter adjustment. It would be a nice addition (depending on the incremental cost)

great product - 12/25/2013

by Erika from Anchorage, AK

We wanted a second pair of binoculars for our trip to the Amazon, so we would each have a pair. After looking at several different brands/options, we went with the Ranger ED 10x42 and these binoculars were wonderful. I was able to get very good looks at birds that were quite far away. My eyes are rather close together, but these have a good range of inter-pupillary distance. The focusing was easy and stable. I was extremely pleased with these binoculars--I would buy them again, and recommend them to friends. A great value!

Great product, even better price! - 12/06/2013

by Shea L. from Hot Springs, AR

The EDs are great. I compared them side by side with more expensive Nikons (Monarchs 3, 5, and 7s), Zeiss, and others. I found them to be of the same quality and could not find much of a difference. Not at least enough of a difference to pay much, much more. Overall a very high quality product.

Highly Recommend Eagle Optic Ranger ED 10x42 Binocular - 12/06/2013

by DALE from Canton, TX

My decade old Platinum Class Ranger 10x42 are still wonderful, but I was ready to upgrade and the price was awesome on the 10x42 ED but I couldn't decide between the 8x42 ED or the 10x42 ED Rangers, so I bought one of each!

It's been great to compare the two, and here's my decision, I love both of them. While I am really happy with the 10x42, I do prefer the 8x42 as the go to pair for the following reason: the weight of the 10x42 is just a tad heavier than I like, I mean just a little tiny bit, I like the reach of the 10 power and I'm super glad to have them, I don't want to be without them. I do recommend them highly, but if you think weight might be an issue for you, I would stay with the 8x42 ED.

I also purchase the Eagle harness for each pair, the elastic on the 10 year old harness had stretched out. I recommend buying the Eagle Bin Harness Strap also.

Bordoing no Mashpi Lodge - 11/28/2013

by Óscar D. from Quito - Ecuador

I just got my new pair of binoculares and they Lolo incredible!!!! I work lime a naturalista Birding cuide at Mashpi Lodge , a very fine Lodge at TVE Cloud Forest of Ecuador.
As soon as rey them I lo let you know vos Washington TVE experiencia and comenta of my collegueas be cause se aré interés red to equip The cuides ream.
Dio you hace acopes as well?

Outstanding - 11/22/2013

by Elvin Z. from Chicago, IL

I purchased the Ranger ED 8x42 and can only describe them in one word "Outstanding". The glass was delivered to my home quickly and with no defects. I am so impressed with the quality and value of the glass. I use them for my nature walks and see things so clearly now. Thank you Eagle Optics
Elvin Z., USMC

Ranger ED 10x42 - 08/13/2013

by Gary W. from fresno, ca

Lousy floppy caps for the eye-piece end that are a pain in the butt to remove quickly. Very poor design. They should be stiff and one-piece that adjust width-wise like Swarovski has. The eye-caps collapse too easily as well so you never know after awhile if they will be screwed all the way out like you last left them each time you raise them to your eyes.

Update on previous review - 08/03/2013

by Christopher K. from United States

I had recently written a review and stated I had a problem with the minimal focal point being around 18-20 feet. This was only caused by a temporarily sticky focus wheel. The bins now focus quite clearly at close ranges, and are now worthy of a 5 star rating.

Good set of bins, but... - 08/03/2013

by Christopher K. from United States

Good set of bins, well crafted, sturdy, and good image quality. The only reason this product didn't get 5 stars is that the minimum focal distance is too great. While I haven't measured it, I would guesstimate that the minimum focal distance is around 18-20 feet. It is much further than the pair of Nikons that I own. THe first several times I have taken the rangers out birding it has been problematic, and is the only flaw to an otherwise great set of bins, but it's a big flaw and the reason I've dropped them down to 3 stars.

I am having a great time using my new binos - 04/27/2013

by J burch from Des Moines

WOW! Colors are bright, I am able to find the birds faster,and could not be more pleased ( They are NOT heavy.) and the price was right.

Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10x42 binocs - 04/20/2013

by John from Texas

I bought the binoculars to help me see the leg bands on Golden-cheeked warblers, they have done the job! The only thing I wish is that the diopter would lock, walking through the the thick undercover and woods in Texas the diopter will move and I must reset. Other than that it is a great a product.

Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10x42 Binocular - 04/03/2013

by lmatos from United States

These binocs offer crystal clear viewing even on cloudy days. The focus ring has just the right amount of tension on it. They are sturdily built but not heavy. It did take a couple of days to get use to the location of the focus knob (it is closer to the eyepieces than any binocs I've had before).

Great binocs! - 10/26/2012

by Mark A. from Seattle

I absolutely love the Ranger ED 10x42, use them for birding. Have been a devoted fan of the Swift Audubon 8.5x44 for many years, and this pair is a nice step up without breaking the bank. The FOV (which I loved with the Swifts) is somewhat reduced, but the 10x and the light more than make up for that. They are a bit on the heavy side, but I don't mind - they are a solid, well made pair of binoculars.

I'd add that a year ago I bought and returned a Ranger 10x42 non-ED pair - they were not even close to the quality of the ED: narrower FOV, lower light and clarity. Fork up $150 more for the ED version, and you have yourself a pair worth twice its sticker price.

Binocs for Alaska - 09/14/2012

by Ryan from Beaumont, Ca

My father is an optics guru. He happily spends thousands for new Swarovskis and lets anyone use them. Consequently I have used some nice optics without buying for myself. I was going to Alaska with my family and had already spent a huge wad of cash and needed binocs but was feeling squeamish about another $2500 for an already expensive trip. I read tons of reviews and decided that at least
Eagle would give my money back of not as good as the reviews said. I will not be giving them back. They are awesome. Very clear and crisp. 10 power is not too shaky for me. Of course my dad taught me to hold them right which helps. Elbows in against your chest. Elbows out like wings shakes bad.

Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10x42 Binocular Review - More for your money. - 04/27/2012

by Stephen from San Marcos, TX

My previous pair of binoculars were the Eagle Optics Ranger 10x42 (non-ED) but I had an accident involving leaving them on top of my car and driving onto a highway. I wanted to replace them, and although I was utterly happy with my last pair. I saw this as an opportunity to find something nicer.

The Ranger EDs are highly rated for both 8x and 10x versions, I prefer 10x binoculars which is why I chose them. They feel surprisingly more solid than my previous pair and the images are amazingly sharp; I think what I have enjoyed the most is the great field of view. It is a lot wider than the non-ED version and I can't believe how much difference it makes. Being able to see such a wide view is an absolute pleasure.

I have showed all of my friends my new binoculars to let them look through them and they are all blown away by the quality. If you have never looked through a nice pair of binoculars, it's really something else.

All this, but I cannot say I have ever used the ultra high end binoculars. I can't imagine I would EVER need anything greater than this. The bargain isn't quite as good as the non-ED version, but if you want a supreme pair of binoculars AND the relatively low cost then this is an excellent choice and no one can be unhappy looking through these binoculars.

I tend to abuse my binoculars, I don't put them in cases, I don't put the caps on, I put them on the ground, in the water, etc. My non-ED rangers were still holding up great until I lost them and I expect the same from this new pair. I removed the objective lens caps because I sensed they would easily be lost. I'd rather have them off and keep them, then lose them. The strap that came with this better is better and longer than the non-ed strap I received. So thanks for that Eagle Optics, I needed a longer one!

These binoculars appear to be an exact replica of the vortex binoculars for the same price. I chose to support Eagle Optics brand and store because of their excellent customer service.

Bottom line, they are improvement from the non-ED rangers, and that says a lot in itself.


Good Quality optics - 01/10/2012

by Bob from Portland, Or

The Ranger ED 10x42 seem well made. They are comfortable to hold, and have a little pocket for your thumbs. The focus knob (also metal) is smooth and well damped. The eye relief is good, field of view excellent, and close focus great. The ED seems to correct the worst of color fringing (there is no red-green, only a little blue yellow). Very bright at low light conditions.

I had purchased (and returned) a pair of Nikon Trail Blazer ATB Binoculars - 10x50, but found the color fringing (tree branches against the sky) quite unacceptable, and the close focus (20+ feet)too far away to observe butterflies and the like. Case was plastic, not metal.

Only a few problems with these.

- the Interocular spacing should go just a bit closer (maybe another 5-10 mm)- though it does work OK for me set to its minimum.

- the Objective lens covers fall off very easily. I am going to have to attach them with a string or something to avoid loss. The eyepiece covers are fine.

- There is a bit of backlash in the focus knob, though not a major issue.

- A bit heavy - probably due to the metal body. But this does reduce the tendency to shake.

Great binocular - 01/03/2012

by Terry from Crestview fl

We have had several pair of cheap binocular, less than $50 type. But my wife wanted a good pair for Christmas. Buying binocular for someone else is like buying them underwear, it is a personal choice.
I did a lot of research found that you can buy binoculars with similar specifications and numbers but not the same quality. She absolute loves these, easy to use and focus, the close focus is awesome she can sit on the back porch and looks at butterfly in her the garden. I am very glad I chose Eagle Optics.

EO Ranger ED 10x42 binocular - 12/05/2011

by Brian from USA

I bought these after returning the Vanguard Endeavor ED 10x42. Have had them for a couple weeks. First impressions: These have a much brighter and sharper image. Field of view appears to be a spec. Close focus is around six feet which is great. Off center flaring isn't bad. Color balance looks good. Compared them with some approx. ten year old top end 10x42 Leicas in bright light conditions and they held their own, even had a slightly brighter image. My only complaint is one of the eyecups came unglued while slipping off the eye piece raincover. Called EO and they would either take it in for repair or they suggested I could re-glue it myself so I used some optics safe (minimal out-gassing of corrosives that would damage the lens coatings) epoxy and it's holding fine.

Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10x42 - 11/23/2011

by walt from NJ

The Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10x42 is quality built and has great optics. Very clear, easy to use, bright, and ergonomic.
It seems like a good value for the price.

Excellent value - 11/15/2011

by Leslie from Republic of Panama

This model is superb compared with my used Ed glass Elites. Perhaps an unfair test after using the higher priced model for several years. But, these are about half the price paid for the Elites originally and now the disparity is even greater.

But, it's not just the price. The Ranger ED image is bright, clear, and gives excellent detail in dim light. Field of view is good. I like the light weight.

The floppy objective rain guards are not staying on the barrel when deployed. But, not a problem for me as the eyepiece guard is all I use. The only negative is the focus is stiff and it takes extra turns of the wheel compared to the Elites. Oh, and the focus movement is in the opposite direction which will take some retraining of muscle memory.

Excellent shipping time.

Great update for Rangers ! - 10/07/2011

by Bob from Cleveland OH

I tested these bins at the Midwest Birding Symposium at Lakeside OH. I found them to be much quicker handling than the original Rangers, perhaps a little lighter, and much easier to focus. They fit my hands much better than the originals too. Some 10x42 bins can easily "overshoot" focus with quick handling, but these bins were right on focus every time, sharp, extremely bright, and a great update to the famous Ranger line!