The first two articles in the Legendary binoculars series were devoted to non-produced instruments. There is time for an exception now. We describe one of the classic binoculars, which can still be found on store shelves i.e. Nikon 8x30 EII. Enjoy!
Legendary binoculars - Nikon 8x30 EII
Steiner Ranger Xtreme 8x56 - binoculars' review
In 2013 the Rangers Pro were substituted by the Rangers Xtreme. Once again you deal here with four roof prism instruments: the 8×32, the 8×42, the 10×42 and the 8×56. However the new models feature wider fields of view than their predecessors; the physical dimensions and weight changed a bit as well.
Kowa BD 8x56 XD Prominar - binoculars' review
Kowa is a Japanese producer with a limited line-up which, nevertheless, is quite well-known on the market. Most of it consists of ornithology instruments which not so long ago were entirely produced in Japan.
Zeiss Conquest HD 8x56 - binoculars' review
The Zeiss Conquest series was launched on the market over ten years ago. These binoculars were produced by Zeiss in their Hungarian factory and, overall, the series consisted of ten models, with the diameter of objectives ranging from 30 to 56 mm.
Carl Zeiss Terra ED 8x42 - binoculars' review
In January 2013 Zeiss surprised everybody by presenting a new series of binoculars called Terra ED and produced in China. The 8x42 and 10x42 models were shown as the first. In March 2015 the 8x32 and 10x32 models were added and, several months later, they were joined by the ‘babies’ – the 8x25 and the 10x25 instruments.
Steiner Navigator Pro 7x50 - binoculars' review
If you are looking for marine binoculars the German Steiner company offers you two specialized series: the cheaper Navigator and the more expensive Commander. In both cases you deal with Porro prism 7x30 and 7x50 instruments, available with or without compass built-in.
Vanguard Spirit ED 8x36 - binoculars' review
The Spirit ED series produced by Vanguard consists currently of four pair of binoculars with the following parameters: 8x36, 8x42, 10x42 and 10x50.
Nikon 7x50IF SP WP - binoculars' review
Kowa BD 8x32 XD Prominar - binoculars' review
Carl Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 - binoculars' review
Vanguard Endeavor ED II 8x42 - binoculars' review
Several years ago the Vanguard company launched a series of binoculars called the Endeavor ED, consisting of five roof prism models with the following parameters: 8x32, 8x42, 10x42, 8.5x44 and 10.5x44. That series hardly managed to impact the market properly and the producer soon decided to launch its successor.
Nikon 8x32 EDG - binoculars' review
Vixen New Foresta 10x50 DCF – binoculars' review
Nikon Prostaff 5 10x50 – binoculars’ review
The new Prostaff 5 series, produced by Nikon, was launched in July 2013; it consists of four roof prism models with the following parameters: 8x42, 10x42, 10x50 and 12x50. According to the producer the new instruments are aimed a travelers and fans of active leisure – they are physically light, waterproof and shock-proof.