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Vortex 8x26 Vanquish Binocular

B&H # VO8X26V MFR # VNQ-0826
Vortex 8x26 Vanquish Binocular

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Product Highlights

  • Reverse Porro Prism Design
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Center Focus Wheel
  • Waterproof/Fogproof Construction
  • Twist-Up Eyecups
  • Rubber Armored Housing
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You Pay: $89.95

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The 8x26 Vanquish Binocular from Vortex is a compact and economical reverse Porro prism design binocular. This pocket-sized unit features fully multicoated optics and waterproof construction equip the Vanquish binocular for any weather condition. A finely textured rubber grip area ensures non-slip handling and a high-quality tactile experience.

Reverse Porro prism design offers improved depth of field in a compact size.
Fully multicoated optics transmit bright and contrast-rich images.
Nitrogen purged and o-ring sealed housing is waterproof and fogproof.
Close focuses to under 8 feet, great for birding and other nature observations.
Twist-up retractable rubber eyecups for enhanced comfort, especially for eyeglass wearers.
Ridged rubber armoring provides superior grip and feel.
UPC: 875874000636
Prism Type Porro
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 26mm
Angle of View 6.7° (actual)
Field-of-View 352' @ 1000 yd / 116.86 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 7.6' / 2.32 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 3.3  mm
Eye Relief 15  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 57 - 71 mm / 2.24 - 2.80"
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions 4.7 x 4.4" / 11.94 x 11.18  cm 1
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4.4 x 4.7" (112 x 119mm) WxL specified by mfr

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Weight 12.7 oz / 360 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 5.5 x 3.1"
Vortex 8x26 Vanquish Binocular
  • Comfort Neck Strap
  • Soft Carry Case
  • Rainguard
  • Vortex VIP Unlimited Lifetime Warranty
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    Vortex8x26 Vanquish Binocular
     
    4.4

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (6)
    • Works well with glasses (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Quality lenses (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird watching (3)
    • Sporting events/concerts (3)
    • Wildlife viewing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Thes are the best I've tried for this price range

    By Stevet

    from San Diego

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Waterproof
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Sporting Events/Concerts
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Vortex 8x26 Vanquish Binocular:

      These are bigger than a pair of Nikon compacts I have but the small weight and size disanvantage is negligible. The quality of the image and ease of acquiring your subject and focusing quickly is well worth it. We have two pairs of these. I liked my wife's pair so much that I sold the Nikons and bought another pair of these. They also have an incredible waranty.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Nice

      By Davis

      from Kalamazoo

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Hunting
        • Sporting Events/Concerts
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Vortex 8x26 Vanquish Binocular:

        Gift for Dad. He liked them much better than his current cheapo binocs. Bright. A little larger than I expected but still a good size for hunting/hiking.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Perfect for travel

        By jeannie

        from NC coast, Wilmington

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Works Well With Glasses

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Vortex 8x26 Vanquish Binocular:

          As with so many others, we were looking for a light-weight binoc. for travel and as a side issue, we wanted durability and some degree of water resistance because we'll also be using them around water. Preliminary use has been positive, even our 9-yr old could use them with ease. We have an older equivalent pair of Nikon -- and the sight through the Vortex is superior. Appreciated the fast, reliable service of B&H, too.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Awesome binos

          By Brian

          from Alabama

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Waterproof
          • Works Well With Glasses

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hunting

            Comments about Vortex 8x26 Vanquish Binocular:

            I use these deer hunting, and i already had the Vortex Crossfire 10x32 binos, but wanted some a little smaller. These do the trick. Very crisp and sharp.

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            • No

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            4.0

            compacts good for casual trips

            By aptman

            from LA area

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Close Focus
            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction
            • Works Well With Glasses

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Sporting Events/Concerts

              Comments about Vortex 8x26 Vanquish Binocular:

              When I go an o birding trip, I take my 8x42 binocs, but on casual outings where birding is incidental, like family trips, these are easy to pack into a small bag, or pocket of a jacket and also light weight. Optics are not as good as full sized binoculars, but that's the tradeoff for small size and weight and lower price.

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              • No

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              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              A bit bigger much better

              By GuyB

              from CA

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vortex 8x26 Vanquish Binocular:

                Tried these out, but they just didn't seem small enough to justify the restriction that 8x26 imposes on image quality. Went for a pair of truly compact double hinged roof prisms instead (plus a pair of only slightly bigger but much brighter and sharper Bushnell UHD 8x36's).

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                • No

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                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Personal review of Vortex Vanquish 8x26 binoculars

                By Hans

                from NY

                Comments about Vortex 8x26 Vanquish Binocular:

                After doing a lot of research into how to best replace my previous (finally broken) economical binoculars, I became convinced that reverse Porro prism design offers the greatest advantages for the money. The Vortex Vanquish 8x26 Porro prism binoculars were recommended at the web site birdwatching and so I took a chance on them. I had looked at the Nikon Monarch and Travellite and some time ago at compact Zeiss roof prism binocs. I knew that the Monarch rated right up there with the expensive German binocs. I was also attracted to the Vortex brand because of the unmatched no fault and transferable Lifetime warranty.Got the binocs for Christmas 2007 and want to convey my impressions.First impression was that the optics provide a stunning view. The image is very bright, sharp and clear and, in my opinion, compares well in the center sweet spot to the Monarch binocs. If I want to quantify it, I was easily able to resolve low contrast lines spaced 0.75 mm apart at a distance of 25 feet at dim tungsten room ambient light (the lines were part of the fabric on a beige lamp shade). I could not resolve the lines using a pair of cheap ($35.-) 7x22 pocket binoculars that I had purchased .Clearly, the Vanquish are inferior in that they have a sweet spot and sharpness drops off towards the edges. I was able to resolve the lines up to the field-of-view edges by refocusing the binocs. It turns out, based on my usage, that I can live with that since sharpness drops off gradually and my brain pretty much integrates the total image anyway so that the edge effect is not a problem for me. The field of view is totally flat (no bending of lines on the edges) and only sharpness is affected. I much prefer the weight (12.7 oz.), handling, and feel of the waterproof Vanqush to the heavier Monarch, which to me felt too bulky (I wanted a light weight pair of binocs agreeing with reports of fatigue factor during usage and when lugging them around all day).The focus and diopter adjustment is firm, definite, and yet smooth without having any slop in it.I was totally impressed with the brightness, which was exactly what has been reported for Porro prism type binoculars with high density glass prisms and fully multi-coated optics. I have had zero difficulty using the binocs in dim light situations or in darker areas (as in pine trees, for example). The binocs clearly and cleanly resolve features in shadow areas to the point where I am awstruck. Thus, picking a reverse Porro prism type of binocular has paid off for me and previous findings have been confirmed in my mind. I feel that even at a modest budget ($100.-) I have obtained a very competent pair of binoculars due to the latest advances in optical technology.

                Expertise: Personal use of binoculars

                Problems Encountered: None (new item)

                Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Various budget binoculars

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