New: Vanguard Spirit XF Binoculars

Vanguard Spirit XF Binoculars

Vanguard 8x42 Spirit XF binocularsBased on Vanguard’s top of the range Endeavor ED Binoculars, the Spirit XF binoculars have a number of the Endeavor’s features and a few of their components and coatings, but all at a budget-friendly price.

The Body
What is instantly noticeable about the Spirit XF is their distinctive open-bridge design, which is not only ergonomic but it helps to keep the weight down. The textured rubber armoring looks great and also helps to protect the internal optics. This rubber armoring is less reflective than bare metal and also helps to dampen down the sound when an object like your watch or wedding ring strikes them, that could frighten away easily spooked birds and other wildlife.

The body of the Spirit XF is also waterproof and the barrels have been filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.

The Optics
The Vanguard Spirit XF binoculars come with fully multi-coated lenses and BaK-4 roof prisms which help to optimize light transmission and therefore produce bright images even when the available light is poor.

The prisms also have Vanguard’s proprietary P2 Phase coating added to them, these phase correction coatings help to keep the light in correct color phases with the result of producing clearer images and better color reproduction.

An emerald coating has also been added to the lenses, which Vanguard say is specifically designed to provide the full spectrum of color within the band of green tones which they say is ideal for outdoor nature enthusiasts because it ensures the most vivid and natural shades of green.

Accessories
The Spirit XF comes with a Carry Case, Neck Strap, lens covers and Vanguard also provides a Premium Lifetime Warranty on both their Spirit XF binoculars.

Sizes & Models Available:

Main Specifications:

Magnification 8x 10x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm 42 mm
Field of View 409 feet/1000 yards 332 feet/1000 yards
Eye Relief 20 mm 16 mm
Close Focus 6.9 feet 6.9 feet
Weight 24.7 ounces 23.4 ounces
Dimensions (H x W) 5.9 x 5.1 inches 5.9 x 5.1 inches

Cost & Where to Buy

Depending on the model and where you buy them, Vanguard Spirit XF binoculars cost about $199:


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