Pros: Superb build quality, excellent balance and high-quality materials give a premium feel. excellent optics deliver a pin sharp, high contrast image right to the edge of the field. View appears almost flat… with very little field curvature. Good close focus performance. Practically no colour fringing (chromatic aberration).
Cons: Focus mechanism a little aggressive at only 3/4 turn end-to-end. Field of view could be wider. Strap was too long for my preference even when adjusted to its shortest setting. Good rainguard but can be tricky to flick off quickly
Price: c. €310 (GB£275) for the 8×42 we reviewed.
Rating: Highly Recommended
The Endeavor EDII builds on the foundation of the already impressive Endeavor ED, with premium Japanese optics that deliver high-end performance at a very affordable mid-range price point.
Vanguard continues to raise the bar and proves yet again that these days you don’t have to pay silly money to own a pair of very high-quality binoculars. The Endeavor EDII is an extremely capable binocular, and well worth a look if you’re shopping in this price bracket or even higher.
Check out the Vanguard EDII at the Vanguard UK Website.