Vanguard 8x42 Endeavor ED Binocular

Vanguard 8x42 Endeavor ED Binocular

Vanguard 8x42 Endeavor ED Binocular

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Product Highlights

  • Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass Lenses
  • Roof Prism
  • Fully Multi-Coated
  • Open-Bridge Design
  • Water and Fogproof
  • Anti-Reflection, Phase2 and V-Max Silver
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The 8x42 Endeavor ED Binocular from Vanguard offers an ergonomic, open-bridge design with a large, ridged, central focusing knob for less weight and greater comfort. The fully multi-coated extra-low dispersion (ED) glass lenses reduce color dispersion, provide high-resolution color, and increase light transmission, contrast, and clarity. Vanguard's V-Max Silver, Anti-reflection, and P2 Phase coatings provide near-perfect light reflection, which offers brighter, crisper images with sharper contrast.

The 56° angle of view, BAK4 roof prisms, and plethora of lens coatings make this binocular the choice for someone who values low weight and high optical quality. Nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed, the Endeavor ED is fogproof and waterproof to take on challenging weather conditions.

As an 8x42, this Endeavor ED binocular provides a reasonable degree of magnification in a relatively compact device. The viewing angle is comfortably wide enough for distant scanning of shorebirds and unapproachable wildlife, and a very generous eye relief of 19.0 mm allows users a view of the binocular's entire field.

ED glass lenses render the full spectrum of color
Ergonomic, open-bridge design for a comfortable and attractive form factor
BAK4 roof prisms with P2 Phase coatings provide high-contrast, high-clarity viewing
Twist-up eyecups and a singular ocular dioptic corrector simplify sharing of the unit
56° angle of view (AAoV) allows more landscape to be contemplated with one appraisal
V-Max Silver, P2 Phase, and Anti-Reflection coatings ensure excellent contrast, brightness, and clarity
Fully multi-coated optics mean multiple layers on all air-to-glass surfaces for a brighter, higher contrast image with less eyestrain
In the Box
Vanguard 8x42 Endeavor ED Binocular
  • Carrying Bag with Strap
  • Strap
  • Push-On Tethered Objective Caps
  • Eyepiece Rainguard
  • Lens Cloth
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Prism Type Roof
    Magnification 8x
    Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
    Angle of View 7.0° (Actual)
    Field of View 367.5' @ 1000 yd / 122.5 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 8.2' / 2.5 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 5.25 mm
    Eye Relief 19.0 mm
    Focus Type Center
    Tripod Mount Yes
    Dimensions 6.1 x 5.1" / 154.0 x 130.0 mm
    Weight 1.61 lb / 730.28 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.5 lb
    8x42 Endeavor ED Binocular is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 48.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incridable..... Hi..I bought Vanguard endeavor ED 8x42 from BH .. The seller guy was kind and I compared all the brands Bushnell elite ultra hd,meopta,vortex,nikon monarch,steiner and. Swarowski.And believe or not vanguard outperformed all the others except Swarowski(2500 dollars). And again believe or not it was nearly equal to swarowski. After. Spending 2 hours i decided to buy vanguard endeavor ED 8 x 42 paid only $ with tax. Main difference was the edge sharpenss... Swarowski and vanguard outperformed all the others with edge sharpness. There were no so big difference at center sharpness actually. But when looking at tthe field edge clarity is very important.. Especially for birders.. Dr. Yavuz Eryavuz
    Date published: 2012-02-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vanguard Endeavour ED 8x42 binoculars I work as a bird illustrator and am interested in binoculars for birding and fieldwork. I chose the 8x42 Endeavour ED mainly on the basis of the Porters' review of mid-priced birding binoculars. Overall I would rate these very highly. They handle very well: excellent fit and feel, good focus, very long eye-relief, and optically they are sharp, with good resolution. They work well in shade and low light conditions. I find them a little less bright than the very best binoculars I've used, with slightly lower contrast and minor but perceptible chromatic aberration. Field of view is adequate. I am happy to use these for fieldwork, where their excellent handling largely makes up for their minor optical issues.
    Date published: 2013-01-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent!! Couldn't be happier! I use the binoculars for bird watching. I was going to buy a pair of Nikon binoculars at Cabela's when the salesman said they were out of stock. He showed me the Endeavor ED 8X42 binoculars and i was sold!! I shopped online and found that B & H had a much better price and ordered them. They are bright and crystal clear just as all the reviews said. These are slightly heavier than the Nikon Monarch 5's but the build quality and lifetime warranty with a no questions asked warranty policy won me over!!! Thank you Vanguard for such a great pair of binoculars!!
    Date published: 2013-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Binoculars Based on much online research plus recommendations from the tech guys at B&H Photo, I purchased these Endeavor ED 8x42 Binoculars. I couldn't be more pleased with their performance, and the pricing plus rebate make them a great value also. Precise focus, clear, bright images, and an overall feel of quality stand out. They offer a stable view while handheld, have good eye relief, and the neck strap and carrying case are very good. For bird watching, nature observing, and general scenic use, these are simply excellent.
    Date published: 2013-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great binoculars I've been using these for hiking, hunting and general nature viewing and am very happy with them. They are pleasant to look through, even for long periods of time. The colors are vivid and accurate. I have taken them out in some very wet conditions and have not seen any signs of leakage. I have only two minor complaints. First, the rubber objective lens covers don't attach very securely. I already lost one while hiking through brush. Second, the eyecups are made from a very soft, sticky rubber which attracts dirt and is kind of a pain to clean.
    Date published: 2012-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice for the money First I am a wildlife photographer ( my old age hobby ). So I have some high quality lenses. I did not want to spend allot of money on bin's. I had a pair of high dollar Nikon's and broke them. I am pretty hard on bin's. This pair arrived from B&H promptly. They are better than I expected. The view is very good. About 75% tack sharp. 25% falling off. But not bad. A pleasant surprise. I really like the locking adj for the right barrel. They are heavy, but for the price and view it is not an issue what so ever. The only thing I don't like is the fast focus. It is really too fast for me to get tack sharp. Very fast. You have to fiddle a bit to get it just right. Very satisfied. I live in the rain forest so? My last pair lasted 3 years before I broke them. I have another pair of cheap Nikon action. 3 years old, now with fungus pretty bad in one barrel. So will have to wait and see how these hold up.
    Date published: 2013-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Took a Chance and it Paid Off I was hesitant to purchase these binoculars. Vanguard bins are not carried in the stores where I live. To purchase these binoculars mean purchasing sight-unseen. I am so glad that I did. The bins are well made and feel very sturdy. With their sturdiness comes some weight but it has yet to be an issue. The image is incredibly bright and sharp. I use them exclusively for birding in the Pacific Northwest and their performance in our grey, wet conditions has been great. On two occasions I have noticed some chromatic aberration. In both cases I was looking at a bird on water with a high amount of white reflected light. The focus is very fast and intuitive. The eyecups are quite comfortable. These bins are a fantastic buy and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a good mid-range pair of binoculars.
    Date published: 2015-11-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value for money I wanted to get good quality, moderately-priced binoculars for bird/wildlife watching. After reading online reviews, I tried the Nikon Monarch 5 and the Canon image stabilized 8x25 IS and 10x30 IS. While the Canon image stabilization technology works very well, the image quality (brightness and color rendition) fell well short of the Nikon (non image stabilized) so I ditched the idea of IS in favor of higher image quality. Based on very positive reviews of the Nikon Monarch 7 on various birding sites I was all set to buy their 8x42 model but then I came across the review of the Endeavor 8x42 on birdwatching. and started poking around other sites and found more glowing reviews for the Endeavors. From what I could tell, the Endeavors seem ed to be more or less equal to the Nikon Monarch 7 in terms of magnification, light gathering, color, chromatic aberration (they both use ED glass to reduce chromatic aberration), build quality, eye relief, etc, etc. The big difference though is that the Endeavor is HALF THE PRICE of the Nikon after the mail-in rebate! Given that the Endeavor was going to cost only $$, I figured that it was worth taking a chance and trying out the no-name vs the brand name. After all, if they sucked, I could always send them back to B&H. Well, when I received the binoculars and tried them out and, I was, to say the least, very, very happy with my choice. Likes:1. Excellent image quality. Bright, excellent resolution, great color, no fringing anywhere.2. Excellent build quality. Focus ring feels just right and is quick and accurate. It also focuses really close which is nice.3. Very nice adjustable eye relief system (twist to retract, with locking positions)4. Excellent locking ring mechanism for right eye diopter adjustment.5. EVERYTHING included in the package. Really nice strap with quick release clips and a wide and squishy neoprene (wetsuit rubber) strap for your neck. Good soft case and even a cleaning cloth.6. Lifetime no quibble warranty (so says the manufacturer).7. The price and the value you're getting at that price.Dislikes:There are a some small (tiny?) things that are a bit annoying with the Endeavors.1. there's a small screw on cap that covers the back of the axle for the focus ring that occasionally works itself loose. I have to tighten it every now and then. It's just a cosmetic cover but still... 2. the rubber caps that cover the front elements could be a bit better quality. They work fine, but I fear that they'll become loose over time. The eyepiece caps are great though.So I saved myself about $250 compared with the Nikon Monarch 7 and am pretty sure that the more expensive Nikon is probably no better (though I've not had a chance to do a side by side comparison). One day I'd love to compare my Endeavors against a Leica, Swarovski or Zeiss and see if the those high-end models are really worth 10x the price. I'm guessing not. Overall I'm super happy with this purchase and would recommend them to a friend without hesitation.
    Date published: 2013-05-19
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