Vanguard Endeavor ED II 8x42 Binoculars

VanguardSKU: 4719856240831

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Product Description

Vanguard Endeavor ED II 8x42 Binoculars

The Endeavor ED II Series offers the latest Vanguard optical technology enhancements including premium HOYA ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass with edge-to-edge clarity that enhances light transmission.

  • Japanese HOYA Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • 8x magnification
  • 42mm diameter objective lens
  • Phase-corrected BaK4 Roof Prisms
  • Anti-Reflection fully multicoated optics
  • Ergonomic open bridge design
  • Durable magnesium-alloy housing
  • Textured Centre Focus Wheel
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Click-Stop Twist-Up Eyecups
  • Pebbled Rubberized Armour
  • Tripod Mountable with Optional Adapter

The 8x42 Endeavor ED II Binocular features Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and phase-corrected BaK4 prisms that work together to virtually eliminate chromatic aberration, which produces images with true colour fidelity across the entire field of view and enhanced contrast. Complementing the glass and prisms are anti-reflection fully multicoated optics that improves light transmission for bright and clear images, with greater low-light performance.

An open-bridge design helps to reduce weight without sacrificing strength, and provides a large surface area to hold. Pebbled rubber armouring helps to give protection from drops and impacts while helping to provide a non-slip grip. Designed for durability, the lightweight magnesium-alloy housing is nitrogen-filled and o-ring sealed for water and fogproof performance, and the 3-stage click-stop twist-up eyecups provide a custom-fit eye relief for use with or without eye-wear.

Optical Performance
  • 8x magnification
  • 42mm objective lens diameter
  • Extra-low dispersion (ED) lenses virtually eliminate chromatic aberration for true colour transmission across the entire field of view
  • Phase-corrected BaK4 prisms provide improved light reflection, high-contrast, and true colour fidelity
  • Anti-reflection fully multicoated optics enhance low-light performance
  • 7.2° apparent field of view
  • 377ft field of view at 1000 yd

Use and Handling
  • Knurled centre focus wheel
  • Open-bridge design reduces weight and provides a more comfortable grip
  • 3-stage click-stop twist-up eyecups for use with or without eye-wear
  • Right-eye locking diopter adjustment
  • Tripod mountable with optional adaptor
Construction Details
  • Durable magnesium-alloy housing
  • Nitrogen-filled and o-ring sealed for water and fogproof performance
  • Pebbled rubberised protective housing armour
  • Flip-down tethered objective lens covers
Optics Style Binocular
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens 42mm
HOYA Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
Prism Type BaK4
Lens Coating
Fully multi-coated
View Angle 7.2
Field of View 122m/1000m
Near Focus 1.8m
Body Material
Magnesium Alloy in rubber sleeve
Weight 770g
154 x 130 x 53mm
Waterproof Yes
Fogproof Yes
Lockable Dipotre Yes
Exit Pupil 5.25mm
Eye Relief 19.0mm
Twilight Factor 18.3
Relative Brightness 27.5
Eyepiece Diameter
43.5mm (can use VEO PA-62 for digiscoping)
Warranty 5 Years
Extended Warranty 10 Years
Series Endeavor ED II
Birdwatching, Nature & Outdoor
Colour Black
Binocular carry case, neck strap, eyepiece lens covers & Objective lens covers
3 stops Twist-out eyecups

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Understanding: Magnification

Understanding magnification, typically denoted by a number followed by an "x" (e.g., 8x42), is essential for choosing binoculars suited to specific activities like birdwatching, hunting, or stargazing.

Higher magnification offers a closer view but may sacrifice field of view and stability, while lower magnification provides a wider field of view and is generally easier to stabilize but sacrifices detailed observation of distant objects

Understanding: Field of View

Field of view refers to the width of the area visible through the binoculars at a specific distance. A wider field of view allows you to observe more of your surroundings, making it ideal for activities like birdwatching or sports events where tracking fast-moving subjects is essential.

Understanding: Objective Lens Diameter

The objective lens diameter determines how much light the binoculars can gather, directly impacting image brightness and clarity, especially in low-light conditions. A larger objective lens diameter results in brighter and clearer images, making it ideal for activities such as stargazing or wildlife observation at dawn or dusk. However, larger objective lenses also mean heavier and bulkier binoculars, which may not be suitable for all users, especially for long periods of use or travel.

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