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Vanguard Endeavor ED Binocular (8x42)

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  • ED glass, Bak4 phase-coated prisms and fully multi coated lenses; waterproof and fogproof
  • 42 mm objective lenses with enhanced edge-to-edge view quality
  • 3 stage twist out eyecups with long eye relief
  • Position locking diopter ring
  • Open bridge design with soft rubber armor and a large focus adjustment wheel
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Product Description

Vanguard's top-of-the-range Endeavor ED binoculars deliver sharpness and clarity like never before, with exceptional light transmission and remarkable color resolution and contrast.

The Endeavor ED features an ergonomic, open-bridge design that's comfortable to use, along with a wide viewing angle and ultra-reliable BaK-4 roof prisms. The magic behind the binocular's performance lies in the premium ED glass, which reduces light dispersion to provide high-resolution colors and clarity. As a result, you can view objects from a distance as if they were standing right next to you. Vanguard also added an anti-reflective coating for even better clarity and a large focusing wheel for ease of use. Also, thanks to the binocular's nitrogen-charged, O-ring-sealed design, the Endeavor's waterproof/fogproof housing can take on the most challenging weather conditions.


  • Premium ED glass reduces color dispersion for better resolution and clarity
  • Premium BaK-4 roof prisms; anti-reflective coating; wide viewing angle
  • Internal focusing system via central wheel
  • Fully multicoated lens coating
  • Premium lifetime warranty


  • Magnification: 8x
  • Objective Diameter: 42mm
  • Viewing Angle: 7°
  • Field of View: 122m @ 1000m
  • Eye Relief: 19mm
  • Dimensions: 154 x 130 mm
  • Weight: 730g
About About Vanguard

VANGUARD® is a global manufacturer of tripods, camera bags and cases, shooting sticks, gun/bow cases, binoculars and spotting scopes with first-of-its-kind features and capabilities. With 26 years of expertise, these innovative products are hailed around the world.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 5.1 x 2 inches ; 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B005DQG5SC
  • Item model number: Endeavor ED 8420
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)
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These will be the last binoculars you'll ever need to buy.
I highly recommend these binoculars for those who want excellent quality but who do not need the optical perfection of the top end sets.
W. M. Wilbur
The binoculars are so comfortable and easy to handle, very solidly constructed, and startlingly clear compared to what we were used to.
Michael Croxford

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117 of 123 people found the following review helpful By Mark Twain on January 27, 2012
I purchased this set of binoculars for hunting and occasionally for bird watching. For less than $300 after the $50 rebate, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better performing pair binoculars for the money. In my search for a good mid-price 8x42 binocular I went through a few set of binoculars from different manufacturers and finally settle on these. I am not one to claim that these perform as great as the binoculars costing in the thousands but I will say it is as close as you'll get for the money. The only difference optically that I notice between these and the really expensive binoculars is that expensive binoculars exhibit a flat view and is sharp all the way to the edge while still maintaining a little wider FOV. The view of Endeavor ED is flat out to the tiniest ~5% of the outer edge where it exhibits a slight hint of curvature. Sharpness also seems extends all the way to the very edge with a small hint of reduction in sharpness in the extreme outer edge. I went with these instead of a few other Chinese ED binoculars with wider FOV around price range because those usually exhibits noticeable drop in sharpness at around the 75%-80% and beyond. Like other Chinese ED binoculars this set control chromatic aberration very well in the center and less outward but still good. The overall build quality of this binocular is really good and the texture rubber coating works wonderfully. I highly recommend these to those who want a really well built pair of binocular with really great optics but don't want to break their bank.
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By H. Snyder on April 23, 2014
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I have carefully compared these Vanguard Endeavor ED 8x42 binoculars to a pair of Bushnell Legend Ultra10x42 binoculars, both of which I purchased from Amazon. The two are similar in design and features. Most differences noted below are slight.

In both brands, overall image sharpness, image-edge sharpness, and brightness are excellent. These are the most important features in any binoculars. I studied a frost-laced spider web at 100 feet, and the clarity was amazing in both binoculars. Advantage - Draw.

Mechanical operation (main focus, interpupillary distance) -- The interpupillary distance adjustment (width), and the main focus are somewhat stiffer in the Bushnells. The main focus in the Bushnells is also a bit awkward to adjust because it has some slack that must be taken up when changing the direction of rotation of the focus wheel. By contrast, the Vanguards have no slack in the focus wheel, with immediate reaction of the focus when the wheel is turned. One reviewer noticed a faint clicking in the Bushnells when operating the main focus wheel. This is not a mechanical flaw in the adjustment mechanism, but merely a "creaking" of the rubber covering of the wheel against the plastic substrate of the wheel. Advantage - Vanguard.

Diopter adjustment -- The diopter ring on the Vanguards is much easier to operate than that on the Bushnells. The locking mechanism to prevent the diopter setting from being inadvertently changed is easily engaged or disengaged on the Vanguards, but difficult on the Bushnells. Due to some (very few) reviewers complaining of broken diopter rings on the Bushnells, I am very careful when adjusting the diopter. When focusing the Bushnell diopter I use thumb and forefinger; when locking or unlocking the ring, I use two fingers and a thumb.
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81 of 85 people found the following review helpful By H. Condos on April 23, 2012
The Vanguard Endeavor 8X42 ED's are my first pair of roof-prism binoculars (I also have a nice pair of Bower 8X56 porros). The first thing I noticed when I took them out of the box was how expensive they felt--nice solid build with butter-smooth operation. The views through them are impressively bright, sharp, and contrasty; better than my Bauers. I was surprised that they were brighter than my 8X56's, which have larger lenses, a testment to the good lens coatings. Focusing is quick and smooth, something you'll appreciate if you've ever used binoculars that have a very fine (slow) focus control. There is also very good eye relief and I was able to easily use them while wearing my glasses. Colors look accurate, even a little punchy, which gives a very pleasing image. Close focus is very good, too, right around 8 feet.

At this price ($300 after rebate) you can't expect perfection, especially for roof prisms, which are much more difficult to manufacture than traditional porro prisms. There are two minor flaws I noticed: pincushion distortion and chromatic aberration (color fringing). The distortion I saw is present as a slight inward curvature of the image as you approach the edge of the field, but it is not noticeable unless the image contains vertical or horizontal lines right at the edge of the view, and if you avert your eyes to look right at it. I also saw some purple fringing when looking at high contrast scenes, such as dark tree branches against a bright sky, or white picket fences against a dark background. (To see it, Google "purple fringing", click on the Wikipedia hit, then click on the horse's head.) I found that this effect can be reduced by narrowing the angle of the binoculars a bit to bring the eyepieces closer together.
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