Really good deal on Vanguard!
Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:52 PM
The 8x42 was rated #1 by Birdwatchers Digest for binos $200 to $600 HERE
Anyway the going price is $349.
Right now they have a coupon code (vanguard13) for 20% off PLUS a $50 rebate (I got my rebate within a week or so). So the final price is only $229.95. Plus free shipping. Just a heads up.
BTW I love mine, they are fantastic.
The Vanguard site forwards you to the Eagle Optics website. They also have a great deal on the Spirit ED as well.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:35 AM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:28 PM
I should mention the Vanguards all come with a lifetime "no-fault" warranty now. You break em? You send em in with $10 for handling and they fix em or replace em. Nice peace of mind.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:05 PM
I've been looking for an 8x42 roof in the ~$200 range. I recently had my sights set on the Zen-Ray Summit, but for a few more dollars I could get these with ED glass. The only downside I see in the specs is that these are a 7* FOV where the Summit is 7.5*. However, reviews say that the Vanguard Endeavors are sharp out the last 5% of the FOV, so I have to wonder if the *useable* FOV is really better on those compared to the Zen-Ray summit? Never seen either one in person - makes it a bit difficult to choose.
What do you think?
Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:00 PM
Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:31 PM
I've not been able to find a negative word anywhere other than one review out of 100 positives on Amazon that complained of flare (I hope not) and CA (ED glass should not!).
I have noticed neither, but then again, I do live in the PNW. Could be a bad pair?
I will be very interested in hearing your thoughts on these.
Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:45 PM
Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:38 AM
Posted 27 March 2013 - 05:00 PM
Are you bringing these to Goldendale? Maybe we could trade for an hour or two so I can check them out. My canons have some CA on Jupiter but, you can focus some of it out. Only 2 more months... We should try April or May if the weather permits.
Yes of course Sean!
However you spoiled IS guys are hard to please
Looking for a good mono-pod anyway, That should help.
Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:40 PM