Summary: I saw these on sale and read the raving reviews. I purchased for deer hunting and I don't know how many deer I haven't seen in my hunting life. These are terrific. I can see well into the night even all night on a full moon. Great for sports and wildlife. I especially like the locking feature for the focus on one side. These are very clear, great glass. I wish I would have made this purchase many years ago.
Summary: These are clear optics but have some downfalls. The main thing to note is that the focus knob is only 2/3 turn compared to the standard 1.5 revolutions. This means that a very slight movement of the focus knob results in a large focus adjustment. This was the deal breaker for me and I returned them. It was essentially impossible to use the focus knob to finely tune to a clear enough picture to give me confidence in glassing for bedded mulies.
Summary: I was reluctant to buy binos online but am very glad I got these. Great light gathering, nice grip, easy to focus and they were unharmed when accidentally dropped from shoulder height onto concrete at the range. Highly recommend!
Summary: I purchased this pair recently and have not used in a hunting situation yet but took out scouting and used in low light conditions at dusk. Like others have said, I was very impressed with the design, feel and the ability to see in low light. This pair appears to have great eye relief and rivals several of my friends even higher priced optics with clarity. I would give these some serious consideration.
Summary: I was researching for a new pair of binocs and really never heard of Vanguard before. After reading nothing but excellent reviews I ordered a pair of 8 x 42's. They are just what the reviews say they are, clear, bright, and what beautiful color renditiion!! The 50.00 rebate sold me and I am glad I bought them. Showed some friends and they never heard of Vanguard either, but one of them is getting a pair like mine.
Summary: Bought these just a few short weeks ago and no complaints. They are crystal clear. Have taken them out several times in broad daylight and at dusk and excellent clear images on trees and game animals. Have a pair of top German binoculars and not able to distinguish much difference. Would recommend.
Summary: I purchased thes binoculars last fall after reading many positive reviews. They are a great product. The image is clear and they are easy to focus. I wear glasses and have troubles with some binoculars. I haven't had any issues with these binoculars. My only wish is that they would have come with better lens covers and a shoulder harness. The bottom lens covers frequently slip off.
Summary: I purchased these last christmas and I'm very impressed with their performance. Low light conditions are exceptional and I'm amazed with the long range performace. I would say this glass stacks up with binos twice and 3 times the price. Well worth it. It's like Reconyx says. See what you've been missing!!