Hi all, has anyone had any exposure to the Vanguard Vesta range of binoculars? They appear to be a new range on the low end of things and I'm trying to decide on a set of long eye relief 8x32-42 binoculars. Specs-wise, the Vesta 8x42s offer 19mm of eye relief which is somewhat more than my other choices at the same price:
- Bushnell Trophy 8x32
- Nikon Action EX 7x35
- Bushnell H20 8x42
- Bushnell Prime 8x32
My personal pick would perhaps have been the Nikon 7x35s but at 800g+ they are going to be a struggle for the young kids to hold so unless all the others have fatal flaws it's probably at the bottom of the list. I'm probably going to use these mostly for general use than astronomy, I developed a central serous retinopathy in one eye last year that's currently trashing the night vision in my dominant eye, I suspect as some kind of karmic equilibration for buying a Baader Morpheus eyepiece shortly before!
I expect that the answer may be that there's not actually much difference at this price range but there's almost no information out there about the Vestas. Are they a rebadge of an earlier product line?