Monday, October 29, 2012

Comparing the quality of two 6x32 bins

Dear Eagle Optics,

My (binocular) usage is bow hunting in thick cover and low light. 
Any significant features or advantage to Viper that makes it $100 better?

I thought I saw somewhere that the Viper has a locking diopter adjustment, which would be nice as I don't use a case and they are always getting put in and out of pockets, etc. 
Does the Ranger have that too?

I'm currently using an old pair of Leupold Wind River 8x24's. 
Since I've started wearing glasses, they don't have enough eye relief so it's a struggle to find the deer in the small field - by the time I do he's usually gone.

Would it be feasible to order both and keep one and send back the other?


Larry S. 


Dear Larry, 

Thanks for your interest in Eagle Optics.
The Viper does have a locking diopter which sounds like it would be nice in your case.  The biggest difference is the glass and hence the optical quality between the two.  The Viper will be noticeably sharper and brighter to the edge of the image, especially in low light situations.

They have the same warranty and pretty much the same specifications, so if you’re willing to spend a bit more, the Viper is definitely a bit better.

You have a 30 day return policy, so it’s not a problem to order both. As long as whichever you send back returns in original condition, we can do a return or exchange. 


-Eagle Optics 

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