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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