I am looking for a new pair of binocs for birding and close-focusing on insects. My husband's (Eagle Optics Ranger) focus to 3 feet, so I'd like something similar: waterproof, lightweight, etc. My problem is that my eyes are close together. I don't see any information in the specs on your web page about the interpupillary distance. What is it for the Vortex Viper HD 8 X 32?
My Nikon, not roof prism, is about 55mm for that interpup. distance.
Thanks a lot,
Thanks for your inquiry. The IPD on the 8x32 Viper HD is 58mm. Depending on what exactly you need, this may be a bit too big. It’s hard to find a roof-prism model with a narrower IPD. The offerings are limited but I have a few suggestions that may work:
8x32 Zeiss Conquest HD: 53mm IPD and close focus of 4.2 feet.
Atlas Intrepid ED 7x36: 54mm IPD and close focus of 5’
Opticron Verano 8x32: 55mm IPD and close focus of 4.9’
The Verano is very similar to the Viper HD while the Zeiss Conquest is certainly a bit of an upgrade. The Intrepid is a less expensive alternative with a narrower IPD.
If you have any other questions or if I can help you further, please let me know.