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Can anyone give me some opinions on competitor binoculars? Clarity, lens quality, durability, and reliability? Thanks, in advance!  
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Uh, not to sound insulting but competitor to what? Is there a specific model/price range you are considering? Any specific characteristics you are looking for?
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Sorry, I mentioned a certain brand name, and it automatically changed  to "competitor."
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Blackbird--are the competitor's initials E and O and the first word has to do with the bird that is the U.S. symbol and the second word is optics?  If so, they're a very durable binocular that compares very favorably to a Bushnell Legend or perhaps even a Pentax.

My experience when birding with folks that have the E.O. binoculars is that they have a very sharp center image, minimal chromatic aberration, and great color.  Their biggest weakness is in contrast--grays tend to darken and blacks tend to lighten.

They are a well made binocular and typically have good armor and a stiff, but not too-stiff, center focus know.

If you're talking about a different competitor, you'll need to give some hints.

In short, E. O.'s in my experience are on par with Celestron Nobles, Leupold Olympics, and, to my eye, have less color bleed than the Bushnell Legends.  I'm speaking of the Platinum Ranger series from E. O. here...
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My experience with that particular brand/model mirrors that of gremlin in every regard. Definitely a nice bin for the price.
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well, the named competitor has several models. Not everyone is built equal. Like Denali PC is far inferior than Bushnell Legend, while fairly comparable to Bushnell's trophy.  Even though Denali PC has phase coating, you won't notice any improvement over non phase-coated Trophy.  It is because when the lens material is not that top notch, any fancy improvement on prism will not have any visible effect on overall performance, other than marketing gimmick..  However, they do have several better models, which, of course, will cost much more than Denali.
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Originally posted by gremlin gremlin wrote:

Blackbird--are the competitor's initials E and O and the first word has to do with the bird that is the U.S. symbol and the second word is optics?  If so, they're a very durable binocular that compares very favorably to a Bushnell Legend or perhaps even a Pentax.

My experience when birding with folks that have the E.O. binoculars is that they have a very sharp center image, minimal chromatic aberration, and great color.  Their biggest weakness is in contrast--grays tend to darken and blacks tend to lighten.

They are a well made binocular and typically have good armor and a stiff, but not too-stiff, center focus know.

If you're talking about a different competitor, you'll need to give some hints.

In short, E. O.'s in my experience are on par with Celestron Nobles, Leupold Olympics, and, to my eye, have less color bleed than the Bushnell Legends.  I'm speaking of the Platinum Ranger series from E. O. here...
Gremlin, you must be a mind reader! That is exactly the competitor I was refering to, and the Plat. Rang. series is the model I was considering. Thanks for all the detailed info!
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I have the 8x32 SRT. It is pretty much the little brother to Monarch 8x36 that was never made. Same type of optics.
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My apologies. Spf2 is correct. My comments earlier were in reference to the PRC series.
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