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Vanguard 8x36 Spirit ED Binocular USA

B&H # VASED8360 Mfr # SPIRIT ED 8360
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Price: $274.95
Instant Savings: $80.00
You Pay: $194.95

Mail-In Rebate: -$ 50.00

Offer ends: NOV 30 '14
Price after rebate: $144.95
Product Highlights
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof
  • ED Glass Lenses
  • Roof Prism
  • 7.0° Angle of View

The Vanguard 8x36 Spirit ED Binocular is a light roof prism model with ED glass lenses that are fully multicoated. The rubber armored housing comes in at an impressive ~1.3 lbs (580g), but doesn't skimp at all upon the optics.  This is the choice for someone who values low weight and high optical quality over a more metal-based housing which weighs more but can be knocked around a bit.

Unlike a hunter's binocular, Vanguard has given the Spirit multicoatings which target the green color spectrum, for enhanced nature observation.  The waterproof and fogproof Spirit has moisture-dispersing external coatings which help to shed precipitation quickly.

As an 8x36 model, this rather compact Spirit binocular provides a comfortable combination of 8x magnification, 7° field of view and 17mm of eye relief.  It makes keeping a subject in the center of the binocular rather easy, and is a good choice for sporting events as well because of its pronounced depth of field.

Fully multicoated ED glass lenses with Emerald coatings to render full spectrum of color within green tones (essential for nature observation)
HydroGuard external hydrophobic coating upon objectives allows easier cleaning, dust/dirt resistance, and better observation in wet weather conditions
V-Max Silver coating upon P2 phase-coated BaK4 prisms for high reflectivity
Twist-up eyecups simplify sharing unit
Rubber-armored light weight housing
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 36 mm
Angle of View 7.0° (actual)
Field-of-View 367' @ 1000 yd / 121.84 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 8.2' / 2.50 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.5  mm
Eye Relief 17  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes
Dimensions 4.7 x 4.9" / 11.94 x 12.45  cm
Weight 1.27 lb / 576 g
Vanguard 8x36 Spirit ED Binocular
  • Case with Strap & Belt Loop
  • Strap
  • Push-On Objective Caps
  • Eyepiece Rainguard
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Vanguard8x36 Spirit ED Binocular
     
    4.3

    (based on 4 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Quality lenses (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By Observer

      from Tampa Bay

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Sporting Events/Concerts
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Vanguard 8x36 Spirit ED Binocular:

        The quality is excellent for the price. The image clarity and the build quality is as good as other models costing much more money. They are light weight and and easy to carry. The field of view could be a little wider, but considering the price and quality, these are an excellent value.

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        5.0

        Excellent quality

        By Man

        from Florida

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Vanguard 8x36 Spirit ED Binocular:

          I own many different binoculars and telescopes, including some rather expensive models. The Spirit 8x36 ED is very portable and the quality is excellent. They are as good as some of my Steiners at a fraction of the cost.

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          2.0

          disappointed

          By Che_rokee

          from TN

          Pros

          • Close Focus
          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • Picture Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vanguard 8x36 Spirit ED Binocular:

            Perfect size and handling, but optical quality may be accepted probably for the [$]price range.ED here means Extreme Distortion. Chromatic aberrations are awful even in the center of the field. Focus is OK, while depth of the field is pretty narrow. Center part of the picture is fine, but about 1/3 at the edges is blurry. I found that right part of binos is much worse than the left one. Made in China, BTW.

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            5.0

            Excellent Optics, Outstanding Value

            By LDG in SC

            from South Carolina

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Sporting Events/Concerts
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Vanguard 8x36 Spirit ED Binocular:

              This binocular provides excellent image quality in a smaller lighter package. It is an undiscovered gem. It comes with a nice case and comfortable well made stap. The 7 degree viewing angle provides for excellent field of view for a small binocular--better than many larger 42mm binoculars. The center focus wheel may take some practice since it is very aggressive--quick. It's not an issue for me. It works well with glasses. This is an outstanding value for $--even better it's $ after the $ rebate.

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