Monday, December 2, 2013

Need good close focus binocular for $250-$300

I'm totally satisfied with my Cortex Viper 8x32 binocular. They work in low light, have splendid close focus and generally perform better than my old Zeiss.  I'm considering a lower priced pair ($250 to $300) (close focus a must) for my wife. Suggestions?

Thank you,

Jay S.


Dear Jay,
Thanks for your inquiry in regard to a binocular for your wife.  My top pick in the $250-$300 price range is the Eagle Optics Ranger 8x32 Binocular at $289.99.  The close focus, like your Viper, is 3’, and it carries an unconditional lifetime warranty. I don’t know of any other bin in that price range with that good a close focus.
Next would be the Eagle Optics Ranger ED 8x32 Binocular (reg. $439.99.) It’s a great value, with better optical quality, at $329.99, but the close focus is not as good (8.2').

Let us know if we can be of further assistance!


Eagle Optics

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