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Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular USA

B&H # VAEED8545 Mfr # ENDEAVOR ED 8545
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Price after rebate: $259.99
Product Highlights
  • BAK4 Roof Prisms
  • Anti-Reflection Lens Coatings
  • Ergonomic Open Bridge Design
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof
  • Center Focus
  • 3-Stage Locking Eyecups
  • Rubber Armor

The Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular from Vanguard features an advanced optical system with BAK4 roof prisms and ED glass lenses with anti-reflection coatings. It is designed to deliver a true-to-life viewing experience.

The Endeavor's open bridge design is comfortable and easy to hold. The housing is nitrogen filled and o-ring sealed to ensure waterproof and fogproof performance. The housing's exterior is finished with a no-slip rubber armor for a comfortable and secure grip. The Endeavor ED 8545 also offers extended eye relief and multi-position eyecups to accommodate eye/sunglass wearers.

Performance Details
  • AFOV: wide angle - 55.3°
  • BAK4 roof prisms for superior light transmission
  • Extra low-dispersion ED glass lenses for enhanced clarity
  • Physical characteristics: 5.1 x 6.3" / 130 x 159 mm, / 27.2 oz / 770 g
  • Nitrogen filled and o-ring sealed for consistent all-weather reliability
  • Anti-reflection lens coatings to ensure optimized viewing at all times
  • Center focus wheel and easy-to-adjust right-eye diopter for accurate focusing
  • Extended eye relief and 3-stage eyecups to accommodate eye/sunglass wearers
  • Ergonomically designed open bridge construction provides enhanced long-term viewing comfort
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8.5x
Objective Lens Diameter 45 mm
Angle of View 6.5°
Field-of-View 343.37' @ 1000 yd / 114 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 8.2' / 2.50 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.3  mm
Eye Relief 19.0  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 27.16 oz / 770 g
Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular
  • Carry Case
  • Strap
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    VanguardEndeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular
     
    4.7

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (12)
    • Quality lenses (11)
    • Waterproof (10)
    • Works well with glasses (6)
    • Close focus (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird watching (11)
      • Wildlife viewing (11)
      • Hunting (6)
      • Sporting events/concerts (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (11)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Affordable, High Quality Optics

      I purchased these for hunting. I've never owned a pair of binoculars before and have been delaying purchase of a pair until I found the perfect ones. I first found out about Vanguard from...Read complete review

      I purchased these for hunting. I've never owned a pair of binoculars before and have been delaying purchase of a pair until I found the perfect ones. I first found out about Vanguard from a fellow hunter who raved about them. I pored through reviews of the Endeavors to be highly favorably among a group of much higher-priced options such as Leica, Zeiss, and Swarovski. Having used them 6-7 times in the field, I've found them to be very comfortable to hold due to the molded shape and rubberized texture. The adjustable eyecups are awesome and I always use them. I don't use the diopter, but I suppose the ease of adjustability and locking capability would come in handy for someone who would use it. The clarity and brightness are better than any binoculars I've used. I like that the objective lens covers stay attached when removed. Some complain that the covers for the ocular lenses would get too easily lost, but they are connected to each other and there is an eyelet built into one side that attaches to the neck strap, so potential loss when a neck strap is connected isn't really possible. Also, just for leaving a review, Vanguard is sending me a lens cleaning kit. not sure I need one as the binoculars came with a cleaning cloth, but I'll try it out. It's weak, but the only constructive criticism would be that I can't close the carrying case with the eyecups extended. I bought the Vanguard tripod adapter but haven't used it yet. Very happy with the purchase and experience.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Disappointing

      I was excited to buy these to use for birding based on reviews saying how great they compared to much more expensive brands. Unfortunatey, I could not tell any difference looking through them vs...Read complete review

      I was excited to buy these to use for birding based on reviews saying how great they compared to much more expensive brands. Unfortunatey, I could not tell any difference looking through them vs my cheap Pentax PCF WP II 8x40 binoculars other than more magnification. Also, I could barely get the eye pieces close enough together to fit my eyes. The focus knob also bothered me. It had an area where you turned it and nothing happened. Sadly,I sent them back since there was not enough improvement over my old binoculars to justify spending the money on the new ones.

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      5.0

      EXCELLENT...EFFECTIVE

      By JIM

      from MINNEAPOLIS/DULUTH MINNESOTA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Hunting
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular:

        USED FOR WILDLIFE AND LANDSCAPE VIEWING
        BALANCED, BRIGHT, LOW LIGHT CONDITIONS SHINE, CONSTRUCTED WITH STRENGTH AND INTEGRITY

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        • No

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        4.0

        Works for me

        By katy marie

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular:

              I bought these for birding. I like the open bridge---I find them easier to hold than other models I've tried, and the focus mechanism is right under my finger, so it is easy to adjust. The image compares very favorably with my partner's high-end Nikons.
              The lens caps are very handily attached, and hang down out of the way in use.
              The only con---I have to open them out flat to get them into the case (I must have close-set eyes).
              Overall, I am very happy with them.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Spectacular binocs - highly recommend

              By PA birder

              from Mercer, PA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction
              • Waterproof

              Cons

              • None so far

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular:

              I have been a bird watcher for 40 years. The last pari of binoculars that I owned were given to me as a gift about 30 years ago. They were a cheap pair of Bausch & Lombs. When they finally broke I did extensive searching and came up with these Vanguards. I had no clue that binoculars could be that good - really!

              I can't compare these to any other brand but I have to say for birding these things are amazing. For the price of these binoculars you really can't go wrong.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Love these 8.5 X 45

              By Keith

              from Eagle Lake, TX

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Close Focus
              • Compact
              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction
              • Waterproof

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular:

              Been looking at these for a while ever since they scored so well in recent reviews. B&H ships fast and stands behind all of their products so I purchased them through B&H. The binos are everything that has been written about them and more. They are almost as good as my brother's Swarovski's, really they are that good.

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              • No

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A winner the second time around!

              By B

              from Boston, NY

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching
                • Wildlife Viewing

                Comments about Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular:

                I read the reviews and tests at B & H and various birding websites. Most of them were positive but I was skeptical because of the price. I took the plunge and ordered a pair fom B & H. When I got them and tried them out I was disappointed because there was a lot of play in the focusing knob and because of that I couldn't evaluate them properly. I sent them back to B & H for another pair. No hassle and I received a new pair in a few days. This time the focusing knob worked perfectly. Very tight and precise. The view is bright and clear and the adjustability gives me a great fit. I use them for birding, hiking, etc. I don't know if they are as good as the[$] plus brands, but they work well for me and I would recommend them to anyone wanting a great pair of binoculars at a fantastic price! Just be prepared for the possibility that you may have to exchange them if the first pair you receive are less than perfect.

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                • No

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                (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Disappointing

                By Pat the Birder

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Waterproof
                • Works Well With Glasses

                Cons

                • Difficult To Focus

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular:

                  I was excited to buy these to use for birding based on reviews saying how great they compared to much more expensive brands. Unfortunatey, I could not tell any difference looking through them vs my cheap Pentax PCF WP II 8x40 binoculars other than more magnification. Also, I could barely get the eye pieces close enough together to fit my eyes. The focus knob also bothered me. It had an area where you turned it and nothing happened. Sadly,I sent them back since there was not enough improvement over my old binoculars to justify spending the money on the new ones.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  As advertised

                  By Denny

                  from Manchester, NH

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bird Watching
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular:

                    Great for birding or general use. Very sharp and clear images. The case is a bit tight with the strap attached.
                    Delivery was fast.

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                    • No

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Affordable, High Quality Optics

                    By AP

                    from Grove City, PA

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Bright Eyepiece
                    • Clear image
                    • Comfortable Eyepiece
                    • Durable
                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hunting
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular:

                      I purchased these for hunting. I've never owned a pair of binoculars before and have been delaying purchase of a pair until I found the perfect ones. I first found out about Vanguard from a fellow hunter who raved about them. I pored through reviews of the Endeavors to be highly favorably among a group of much higher-priced options such as Leica, Zeiss, and Swarovski. Having used them 6-7 times in the field, I've found them to be very comfortable to hold due to the molded shape and rubberized texture. The adjustable eyecups are awesome and I always use them. I don't use the diopter, but I suppose the ease of adjustability and locking capability would come in handy for someone who would use it. The clarity and brightness are better than any binoculars I've used. I like that the objective lens covers stay attached when removed. Some complain that the covers for the ocular lenses would get too easily lost, but they are connected to each other and there is an eyelet built into one side that attaches to the neck strap, so potential loss when a neck strap is connected isn't really possible. Also, just for leaving a review, Vanguard is sending me a lens cleaning kit. not sure I need one as the binoculars came with a cleaning cloth, but I'll try it out. It's weak, but the only constructive criticism would be that I can't close the carrying case with the eyecups extended. I bought the Vanguard tripod adapter but haven't used it yet. Very happy with the purchase and experience.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Best Mid-range binocs on the market

                      By BirdBoy

                      from NW Oregon

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular:

                          I mainly use these binocs for birding and hunting. Currently, I think for the money these are the best binocs you can get. They hold their own against the sub[$]binoculars.Pros:-Very sharp-Easy focusing-Comfortable in the hands-Open bridge design-Great build quality; stands up to bangs and nicks while hunting.Cons:-May be too heavy for some (they aren't for me; in my 20's).-Fairly noticeable Chromatic Aberrations (color fringing in the purple/green channels) towards the edges on high contrast subjects. But should be expected on any sub [$] binocs. Disappears as you move towards the center.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great optics for a low price

                          By Dan

                          from Fremont, CA

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Price
                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Bird Watching
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Comments about Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular:

                          This brand was highly recommended from a birding website saying that the optics were of a quality much greater than the price range. I have not been disappointed at all. The image is clear across the entire field of view. The focus adjustment is smooth though maybe slightly stiff as compared to my Nikons. They are also are a bit heavier than I was expecting. Even with those minor issues, I would definitely recommend this binocular. To me, the optic quality is absolutely the most important factor and these excel in that area. I do not feel you can beat the price.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent and high quality

                          By Birder

                          from Riverside, CA

                          About Me Professional Guide

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular:

                            I am a professional biologist and use binoculars on a daily business to conduct my work. The binoculars have a very sharp image and are well built. I also find the provided neck strap to be comfortable. Only negative is the cover for the ocular lenses as it does not come off very easily which is a problem when a bird might be passing by very quickly. I ended up leaving the cover off and plan on searching for one that might work better. For the price, especially with the $50 rebate, I don't think anyone would regret purchasing these binoculars.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Gift for my wife, now I want a pair!

                            By KtownJohn

                            from Detroit

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Diopter Scale
                            • Locking Diopter
                            • Quality Lenses
                            • Smooth Focus Adjustment
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Waterproof
                            • Works Well With Glasses

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular:

                              These replaced an older pair of binoculars. I read the reviews online and solicited advise from experience birders and optics lovers from the local audobon society. The Vanguard Endeavor line kept coming up as a nice upgrade to the ever popular Nikon Monarchs.

                              So, I ordered these for my wife hoping she would be happy with their performance. What can I say, she is over to moon with no only the optical quality, but also the ease of focusing, great eye relief, locking diopter and their ability to capture great light in hazy and low light conditions.

                              I've tried these out myself and I'm amazed by their clarity. There is DO DOUBT when you've nailed the focus because the image you see is tack sharp.

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                              • Yes

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Excellent feature combo for birding

                              By Michael

                              from Allendale, NJ

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Bird Watching

                                Comments about Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular:

                                This is actually our 2nd one, since after i got one, my wife fell in love with and appropriated it. We use them mainly for birding, but also general outdoor use. Much better at distance than our prior 8x32 bino, but still quite easy to track a bird in flight, unlike a 10x. Very clear, not too heavy,good eye relief for us glasses-wearers all in all we are very happy.

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Awesome

                                By Raymond

                                from San Antonio, TX

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Quality Lenses
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Works Well With Glasses

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Bird Watching
                                  • Sporting Events/Concerts
                                  • Wildlife Viewing

                                  Comments about Vanguard Endeavor ED 8545 8.5x45 Binocular:

                                  Bird watching and they are perfect

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                                  • No

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