The Vanguard 10×42 Bino culars series are one of the top end binoculars ever produced by the company. They host top quality features and components thus providing high performance enthusiast on nature and outdoor experiences. They are one of the best 10×42 binoculars in the modern world market.
These binoculars host a couple of high performance features including a high reflective and improved phase correction coatings, the use of premium extra low dispersion elements and fully multi-coated optical elements. The ED glass has extremely high performance in low light conditions producing exceptional bright images with most remarkable colour resolutions.
The body of the Vanguard is perfectly designed with an open ridge which makes it easier to hold onto to more especially when carrying the optics with just a single hand though a rough terrain or in a thicket and bushy environment. The merits of this iconic design is that it will give you an ample time to get a better grip on the rocks, clear the way using one of your hands while holding on to the binoculars using the other, and it also provides you an alternative means of carrying the binoculars other than using a neck strap which may keep dangling along or even get caught up in the thickets while moving thus distracting you from focusing on your target.
These ergonomics features also make the binocular more secure and light in weight with the kind of materials used in its design. Its external covering is furthered by a tactile and fairly thick rubber armouring with a fine texture to enhance your grip and improve the security of the device. This rubber also makes the binocular non reflective, dampens sounds if hit and protects the binoculars from any form of shock. The Vanguard 10×42 is one of the lightest pairs of full sized binoculars in the category of the best 10×42 binoculars.
The body of these binoculars are sealed with O-rings to make them water proof, dust proof and also prevent entry of any other elements that could spoil the viewing. The binoculars are also filled with nitrogen purging thus preventing the internal optics of the binoculars from fogging and the inner components from corrosion. The eyepiece and twist up eye cups of the vanguard are made of metal which have been covered by a soft and thick rubber which makes them more comfortable and nice even when pushed on to your face. This is one of the best 10×42 binoculars that has along eye relief of 16.5mm which provides an ample viewing experience for even glass wearers.
The actual focussing mechanism of the Vanguard is fitted with a central focusing wheel of 33mm that is made up of metal with a soft rubber and large dents for providing it with more grip. The focussing knob is easily adjustable and can make up to 2700 turn which makes it easy to focus from an infinite position to a maximum viewing distance. Its dioptre adjustment ring that is located on the right barrel is also well perforated with groove cuts of rubber for increasing its grip. This makes it easy to fine tune your focus and set it up correctly to a particular eyesight.
When it come to the visual features, the vanguard’s lenses are made of extra low dispersion glass for reducing the chromatic aberration of the colours thus improving image sharpness though better direction and control of light wavelengths. Consequently, the ED glass reduces contrast and colour resolution. The visual settings are further fitted with BaK4 prisms with p2 phase-coatings which produces crystal clear, sharp, and quality images with high resolution.
Added onto the visual features are the most cutting edge V-Max silver coating lens treatment optics for producing crispy, sharper, and colourful views. The anti-reflective light coatings coupled with fully multi coated treatment optics provides maximum and perfect light transmission and improved image resolution even on sunny days. The emerald coating on the binoculars provides full spectrum of colour with most vivid shades of green that is essential for natures enthusiasts.
Features at a Glance
- Roof Prism
- ED Glass Lenses
- 65.3° Wide AAOV
- Open Bridge Design
- Phase2 and V-Max Silver
- Waterproof and Fogproof
- Fully Multicoated