Are the Eagle Optics Shrike 8 X 42 binoculars compact?
Any binocular with a number greater than 30 for the objective lens size would be considered to be a full or mid-sized binocular.
The Shrike 8x42 has a 42mm lens size, making it a full sized binocular.
If you are interested in getting a compact 8x binocular, you'll want to shop for something like an 8x20, 8x25, or 8x28.
In the same price range as the 8x42 Shrike, is the compact Vortex Vanquish 8x26. That is one of the nicer compact models that sells for around $100.
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