Hello,I was referred to your site by a well-regarded outdoors journalist here in Massachusetts.
I am on a budget, and am considering the Eagle Optics Shrike or Atlas Optics Radian. I have read many, many good reviews of the Eagle Shrike, yet when I sort your binoculars by "Hunting," the Atlas Radian appears as the lowest-priced recommended set.
Is there a particular reason why the Shrike is not considered a good hunting binocular? They seem to have comparable specs, and I have also noticed the Atlas Radian shares a strike resemblance to binoculars made by your sister corporation, Vortex - are they intended to be the "poor man's Vortex"? If so, terrific, because that's my kind of product!
The Eagle Optics Shrike and the Atlas Optics Radian share a lot of the same features and I think both would work well for a hunting application. Between the two models, the Radian has the nicer optical system and will be both brighter and sharper. I would rate it as one of the nicest binoculars out there for under $200.
They aren’t intended to be a “poor man’s Vortex”, but we are the sole distributors and importers of the Atlas line, and we consider it to be a “house brand” of ours. If you are looking for a binocular with performance that exceeds its entry level price, you can’t go wrong with the Radian line.
If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to call our office.