When most brands update or come out with a new version of a popular series, they just tweak them a little, perhaps adding a few features or small cosmetic adjustments here and there, but basically it is still recognizable as being the same binocular. Not only do they have a completely new look, but they are made using alternative materials and are also set at a new, cheaper price bracket. I really liked the previous models, which you see if you read my review of the "old" Eagle Optics 8x42 Ranger ED and indeed they eventually went on to win my award as the Best Birding Binocular of So when this NEW Eagle Optics 8x42 Ranger ED arrived on my desk, I was really intrigued to take a closer look and see exactly what changes have been made and just how this affects the overall handling and the image produced.
Proven high-tech features in the Eagle Optics Ranger ED guarantee to impress this generation and the next and continue the Eagle Optics tradition of offering optical excellence at a price you can afford. What defines optical excellence? Fully Multi-coated Lenses Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.