Pros: Great ergonomics, excellent build quality and superb optics combine to make this the best Vanguard binocular yet. Sharp detailed views across an expansive field of view. Vivid contrast and natural colours with no colour fringing. New SK15 prisms give noticeably brighter view than predecessor. Protective hydrophobic coatings shield lenses and make cleaning a breeze.
Cons: Very hard to find much fault, everything feels like an improvement. Would have been good to see Vanguard incorporate the highest-transmission dielectric coatings on their new prisms as others already do at this price-point.
Price: RRP c. €515 (GB£429.99)
Rating: Highly Recommended
The Endeavor EDIV is the latest evolution of the Endeavor ED series from Vanguard, and raises the bar yet again for the company in terms of its optical pedigree. The Endeavor EDIV is, quite simply, a superb all around birding and wildlife watching binocular. It combines premium materials, top-notch build and outstanding image quality to deliver a very compelling all-round package. Certainly one to have on your shortlist if you’re shopping for optics in this price range.
Check out the Endeavor EDIV on the Vanguard website.