Eyes like an Eagle
Winner of the 2011 Best Birding Binoculars Award!
- Bright, Sharp ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass lenses combined with premium coatings offer reduced chromatic aberration to create clearer, color-accurate images.
- Phase-corrected prism coatings for bright contrast and resolution, fully multi-coated lenses with anti-reflective surfaces for increased light transmission.
- Amazing Close-Focus at 5.2ft.
- Good field of view with 315ft. @ 1000yds.
- Large, textured focus wheel for a great grip and a smooth resistance for accurate focusing.
- Generous 19.5mm eye relief for eyeglass wearers to eliminate image vignetting.
- Larger twist-up eyecup design which sit more comfortably around the eyes for sustained observation.
- New ultra-light Magnesium body, with proprietary Double Link Bridge designed for maximum durability and protection of the focus wheel.
- High impact housing reinforced for robustness and low weight.
- Intuitively placed diopter ring with a fine texture for quick adjustment of individual compensation between the left & right eyes.
- Nitrogen filled to prevent fogging
- 100% Waterproof
In Depth Features:
ED glass: The Ranger ED series bring about a remarkably sharp resolution and contrast-rich image thanks to their Extra-low Dispersion Glass or ED Glass for short. It is used in the finest optics and used by professionals who require the details in an image to be clear and bright. The ED Glass reduces ‘color-fringing’ thanks to its ability to keep differing wavelengths of light together which also increases the resolution of the image so that all details are bright, and color-accurate as in the image above.
Multi-Layer Lens Coatings: This basically means that the lenses have received multiple layers of anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces which increase light transmission to produce a brighter image and therefore better low light performance. Anti-reflective coatings can make a really big difference on the brightness of the image produced. It is not unusual to look through binoculars with smaller objective lenses, but with higher quality anti-reflection coatings and seen them outperform binoculars with much larger objective lenses, but with fewer or no coatings. The diagram above shows how these coatings improve the transmission of light.