Eagle Optics Ranger Binoculars Review
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- Open bridge design
- Fantastic optics and clarity
- Close focus range of 5.2 feet
- Neck strap is not very well padded
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What Do I Get in the Box?
When you open the package of your Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10×42 Binoculars, you should find everything you need to enjoy your new binoculars. The box includes the following items:
- Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10×42 Binoculars
- Tethered objective lens covers
- Neck Strap
The case and rainguard are very well designed, and work flawlessly to protect your investment. The tethers on the objective lens covers work perfectly, but the neck strap could afford a bit more padding, in my opinion. After a full day of carrying the binocs, I noticed some chafing around the back of my neck from the neckstrap.
How Much Magnification Do I Get?
The Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10×42 Binoculars feature 42mm objective lenses, and provide magnification of 10X. The clarity and resolution is stunning, giving you an excellent close-up view of your subject.
What Type of Optics Do the Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10×42 Binoculars Have?
The Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10×42 Binoculars are made with roof prism BaK-4 glass, and have ED (extra low-dispersion glass) lens elements to reduce color fringing. The prisms have the best available dielectric coating on them, something usually found only in far more expensive binoculars, increasing the light transmission capabilities of the prism glass. The lenses are fully multi-coated to dramatically increase light transmission, and the image quality is bright and excellent. You can make out plenty of detail in the magnified image, with lots of contrast and beautiful resolution.
The focus capability of the Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10×42 Binoculars allows you to focus on objects as close as 5.2 feet away, and the optics provide you with a field of vision of 315 feet at 1,000 yards. Eye relief is a very comfortable 16mm, and the twist-up eyecups allow you to adjust the eye relief for use with or without eyeglasses. There is also a locking diopter adjustment on the eyepieces. Light transmission of these binoculars is out of this world, with the ability to view small objects in low light with excellent contrast and detail. I’ve been able to pick out small birds in the trees, and even deer bedded down in the grass before dawn.
What’s the Body Like On These Binoculars?
The body of the Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10×42 Binoculars is very sturdy, and well textured for easy gripping even in cold or rainy conditions. The lenses are O-ring sealed to make the binoculars waterproof, and the optics chambers are nitrogen-filled so you don’t have to worry about fogging. The newly redesigned chassis of the Ranger ED binoculars is a full open bridge design, which makes holding the binoculars one-handed easier than ever. There is also a convenient tripod mount on the bottom of the binoculars, for using the binocs when you want to keep the image steady or you want to share your view with others.
How Durable Are the Binoculars?
The Eagle Optics Ranger ED 10×42 Binoculars are close to bulletproof, shockproof, waterproof, and fogproof. I’ve dropped these at least once from my tree stand when the neck strap came loose, and there was no damage done. This is in part due to the tolerance of the roof prism design but largely thanks to the durable design of the chassis to protect the binoculars from drops and falls.