I admit, when I ordered this set of binoculars, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. I do, on occasion see a play or go fishing, so what the hey, perhaps I'll give it a shot and order it through amazon's vine program.
Vanguard has a reputation for coming out with high quality lenses and great design, and this model Endeavor is no different. The design is pretty stylish with a finish that can easily be gripped and to make things more attractive, it is sturdy (lenses seem scratch-resistant) and waterproof. Yes, it is a little expensive at $ 400, but I have to admit this set of binoculars may become one of my motivations to go bird-watching, go to the beach and even to the mountains just to see how well I could see things from afar.
I was not disappointed. The lenses and the magnification are totally impressive. I can see clearly from a very long distance. It is easily adjustable and adaptable to what you need it for.
The set is a little heavy though and sizable that it cannot fit in your pocket. It does come with its own neck strap, a case and lens cover to protect it while not in use.
A great product that made me go outdoors again....hey, I may check out some things on the beach now....
I'm not a science guy so I don't know all the etch specs stuff. I was a double major in Literature and History so that tells you where I come from. All I can tell you is things through these are sharp and clear. These are the best binoculars I have ever owned. Another reason I wish I could still walk right as they would be great on hikes. However, for spying on the neighbors they work great!
Endeavor ED has BaK4 roof prisms and special lens coatings for unbelievable quality. Nitrogen-charged and O-ring sealed, Endeavor ED is waterproof and fogproof to take on challenging weather conditions.