Hello Eagle Optics,
Do you have any Ranger ED 8x42, old style with open centers? If so, what is the price?
Also, I noted the old style had magnesium housings, vs. polycarbonate on the new style. Any other differences between them that effect performance?
We are out of stock of the old Ranger ED 8x42, though the exact same binocular is still available under the Vortex brand, and that would be the Vortex Talon HD 8x42 Binocular.
Personally, I would rate the Eagle Optics NEW Ranger ED 8x42 Binocular as being a good improvement over the last generation. It’s more compact and lighter weight, and has a locking diopter and an improved optical system.
Better glass and coatings give the new Ranger ED more contrast and a brighter image. Resolution is comparable between the two models.
If you have any other questions, please let me know.