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Vortex Vanquish 8 x 26 Compact Binoculars VNQ-0826
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Most Helpful Positive Review Excellent Porro binocs for money
After doing a lot of research into how to best replace my previous (finally broken) economical binoculars, I became convinced that reverse Porro prism...
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Great Compacts

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on August 7, 2012
I wanted to purchase a decent budget pair for hunting that I could hike around all day with.I looked at these and the Vortex Crossfire 8X32 crossfires. I thought that having the larger objectives lenses would allow me to see better in morning and evening light. I emailed the company and they strongly recommended the Vanquish saying that the optics where far better for Vanquish. I was able to use both side by side and found the vanquish to have quite superior optics. They seem to gather more light and give far better images then the crossfires. Yes, the small eyepieces are not as comfortable to use as the crossfires but the optics are noticeably better. Now, if I did the type of hunting where I was glassing the mountain all day, I would use something else. But, for what these are, which is a 'budget' pair of compacts these are great. The warranty is the best in the business, I spoke with a Vortex rep and they assured me that as long as I did not lose these, they would repair or replace them no matter what. That in itself is worth a lot since I tend to be really hard on gear. Not to mention that for the price they have pretty darn good optics.
Pros: price, warranty, weight, optics
Cons: small eyepieces...
Would recommend: Yes
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Excellent Porro binocs for money

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on January 23, 2008
After doing a lot of research into how to best replace my previous (finally broken) economical binoculars, I became convinced that reverse Porro prism design offers the greatest advantages for the money. The Vortex Vanquish 8x26 Porro prism binoculars were recommended at birdwatching.com and so I took a chance on them. I had looked at the Nikon Monarch and Travellite and some time ago at compact Zeiss roof prism binocs. I knew that the Monarch rated right up there with the expensive German binocs. I was also attracted to the Vortex brand because of the unmatched no fault and transferable Lifetime warranty.

Got the binocs for Christmas 2007 and want to convey my impressions.

First impression was that the optics provide a stunning view. The image is very bright, sharp and clear and, in my opinion, compares well in the center sweet spot to the Monarch binocs. If I want to quantify it, I was easily able to resolve low contrast lines spaced 0.75 mm apart at a distance of 25 feet at dim tungsten room ambient light (the lines were part of the fabric on a beige lamp shade). I could not resolve the lines using a pair of cheap ($35.-) 7x22 sub-compact pocket binoculars I had recently purchased.

Clearly, the Vanquish are inferior in that they have a sweet spot and sharpness drops off towards the edges. I was able to resolve the lines up to the field-of-view edges by refocusing the binocs. It turns out, based on my usage, that I can live with that since sharpness drops off gradu...
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