Cheapest ED Glass Binoculars

January 28, 2020 0 Comments

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You are reading this article because you are looking for ED Glass binoculars and on this page you can find some of the best ED binoculars.

As you probably know, ED Glass optics outperforms standard BAK-4 prism.

Though BAK-4 prism delivers pretty good image quality in binoculars. Combination of BAK-4 prism and fully multi-coated optics provides crystal clear and bright image.

ED Glass binoculars go even one step further and deliver even better image, more colorful, brighter and more crystal clear.

The most obvious advantage of ED Glass binoculars is the image being free from chromatic aberration. Is it important?

 

Chromatic-aberration

 

I don’t think it’s critical but some people may be sensitive to this kind of thing.

Or some people may need high quality optics without chromatic aberration, especially bird watchers. If so, then ED Glass optics is exactly for you.

 

 

What is Difference Between Budget and Expensive ED Glass Binoculars?

There are actually two types of ED Glass binoculars. First group is not so expensive. You can find them all on this page. Prices range from $150 and up to $350.

Though I name this group as cheap binoculars, in fact they are not cheap at all. They outperform any other standard BAK-4 prism binoculars.

Expensive ED Glass binoculars range from $400 and up to $2,000.

The most expensive ED Glass binoculars come from

 

These expensive ED Glasss binoculars produce better image quality.

But I can’t say the difference is huge though there is some difference not only in the image quality but in the overall quality of the body of binoculars, quality of the materials and ease of use and some advanced features.

As you probably understand, there must be difference between $300 and $1,000 binocular.

When it comes to optics, expensive ED Glass binoculars have apochromatic Lenses that considerably reduce chromatic aberration.

This type lens is used in the most expensive ED Glass binoculars.

In medium class ED Glass binoculars Achromatic Doublet – Compound lens is used to reduce chromatic effect.

It’s not as good as apochromatic lens, but still does a great job to reduce the effect.

 

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Binoculars listed here can be divided into two groups:

  • Binoculars $200-$250 – Budget ED Glass Binoculars
  • Binoculars $280-$350 – Medium Class ED Glass Binoculars

First group is a staring point for ED Glass binoculars. Binoculars of this group deliver high image quality.

Second group is a little more advanced and delivers even better image quality.

Expensive ED Glass Binoculars listed below are the most expensive optical devices. Image quality is exceptional which is reflected in the price of each product.

 

 

Expensive ED Glass Binoculars

  • Vortex Optics Vulture HD Binoculars, 15×56 – $499
  • SWAROVSKI EL 10×42 Binocular – $2,689 – High Class
  • Vanguard Endeavor ED IV 10×42 Binocular – $413
  • ZEISS TERRA ED 8×42 Black Binoculars – $449
  • Hawke Frontier ED X 8×42 Binocular – $389
  • Vanguard Endeavor ED IV 10×42 Binocular – $413
  • Maven C3 ED Binocular Gray/Orange (10X50) – $400
  • ZEISS Terra ED 8×32 Binoculars – $399
  • Vortex Optics Viper HD Roof Binoculars 8×42 – $489
  • Pentax ZD 10×43 ED Binoculars – $879 – High Class
  • Maven B2 11X45mm ED Binoculars – $1,100 – High Class
  • Maven B3 10X30mm ED Compact Binoculars – $550 – High Class
  • Maven B1 10X42mm ED Binoculars – $950 – High Class
  • GPO PASSION ED Binocular 10x42ED – $449
  • Nikon 7549 MONARCH 7 10×42 Binocular – $496
  • Bresser Alpen Teton ED HD 10×42 – $479
  • Bresser Alpen Teton ED HD 10×50 – $499
  • Bresser Alpen Rainier 8×42 ED HD – $1,299 – High Class
  • Bresser Alpen Rainier 10×42 ED HD – $1,349 – High Class
  • Vortex Optics Razor HD Binoculars, 8×42 – $1,279 – High Class
  • Pentax ZD 10 x 43 ED Binoculars – $1,399 – High Class
  • Barska 10x42mm WP LEVEL ED Binoculars – $430
  • Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide HD 8x42mm Binocular – $499
  • Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide HD 10x32mm Binocular – $499
  • Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide HD 10x50mm Binocular – $599
  • Leupold BX-5 Santiam HD 10x50mm Binoculars – $1,099 – High Class

 

 

Affordable ED Glass Binoculars: $143 – $350

 

     Celestron – Nature DX ED 8×42 Premium Binoculars

  • Eye relief 17.8mm
  • Magnification 8x
  • BAK-4 Prism
  • Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Field of view: 7.5° (393feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Weight 705 gr.
  • Price: $143

Celestron – Nature DX ED 8x42

4.3 score

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Roof Prism Binocular, 10×42

  • Eye relief 15.2mm
  • Magnification 10x
  • BAK-4 Prism
  • Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Field of view: 6.5° (340feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Weight 700 gr.
  • Price: $158

 

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Roof Prism Binocular, 10x42

 

4.3 score

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Wingspan Optics SkyView Ultra HD 8X42

  • Eye relief 17.8mm
  • Magnification 8x
  • BAK-4 prism (ED Glass)
  • Field of view: 7.5° (393feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof
  • Customer satisfaction 93%
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Minimum focal length 2m
  • Weight 623 gr.
  • Price: $180

 

Wingspan-Optics-SkyView-Ultra-HD-8X42

 

 

4.3 score

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Wingspan Optics NatureHawk Ultra HD 8X42

  • Eye relief 17.8mm
  • Magnification 8x
  • BAK-4 prism (ED Glass)
  • Field of view: 8.1° (425feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof
  • Customer satisfaction 93%
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Minimum focal length 2m
  • Weight 765 gr.
  • Price: $184

 

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4.8-score

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Celestron Trailseeker ED 8×42 Binoculars

  • Eye relief 17.2mm
  • Magnification 8x
  • BAK-4 Prism
  • Phase & Dielectric Coated
  • Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Field of view: 7.5° (426feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Weight 666 gr.
  • Price: $188

 

Celestron Trailseeker ED 8x42 Binoculars

4.8-score

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Hawke Endurance ED Binocular, 10×32

  • Eye relief 13mm
  • Magnification 10x
  • BAK-4 roof prism
  • Fully multi-coated optics
  • Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Field of view: 5.8° (304feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof
  • May be not suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Weight 538 gr.
  • Price: $189

Hawke Endurance ED Binocular, 10x32

4.8-score

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Gosky EagleView 10×42 ED Binoculars

  • Eye relief 13.6mm
  • Magnification 10x
  • BAK-4 Prism
  • Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Fully multi-coated glass lenses
  • Field of view: 5.8° (307feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Weight 676 gr.
  • Price: $198

Gosky EagleView 10x42 ED Binoculars

 

4.3 score

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Vanguard Endeavor ED 8×42 Binocular, ED Glass

  • Eye relief 19mm
  • Magnification 8x
  • BAK-4 roof prism
  • Fully multi-coated optics
  • Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Field of view: 6.9° (367feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Locking diopter ring
  • Shock-Absorbing Rubber Armor
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Weight 731 gr.
  • Price: $209

 

Vanguard Endeavor ED 8x42 Binocular, ED Glass

 

 

4.8-score

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Levenhuk Vegas ED 10×42 Binoculars

  • Eye relief 15.2mm
  • Magnification 10x
  • Bak4 phase-coated prisms
  • Fully multi-coated lenses
  • Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Field of view: 6.5° (342feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof/ Shockproof
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Body: plastic
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Weight 700 gr.
  • Price: $219

Levenhuk Vegas ED 10x42 Binoculars

 

 

4.8-score

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Wingspan Optics CrystalView Ultra HD 8X42

  • Eye relief 17.8mm
  • Magnification 8x
  • BAK-4 prism (ED Glass)
  • Field of view: 8.1° (425feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof
  • Customer satisfaction 93%
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Minimum focal length 2m
  • Weight 765 gr.
  • Price: $220

Wingspan-Optics-CrystalView-Ultra-HD-8X42

 

4.8-score

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Carson 3D Series High Definition Waterproof Binoculars with ED Glass, 10×42

  • Eye relief 16mm
  • Field of View: 6° ( 314 feet at 1,000 yards)
  • Waterproof/Fogproof
  • Magnification power 10x
  • BAK-4 prism (ED Glass)
  • 96% customer satisfaction
  • Weight 635 gr.
  • Price: $254.95

Carson-3D-Series-High-Definition-Waterproof-Binoculars-10x42

4.7 score

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Bresser Hunters specialties 8×42 ED Glass

  • Field of view: 8° (425feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof, fog proof
  • Eye relief 17.2mm
  • Magnification power 8x
  • High quality optics BAK-4
  • Fully multi-coated
  • Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • Weight 680 gr.
  • Price: $268

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4.8-score

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Bushnell Legend L-Series Binocular, 8×42

  • Eye relief 22mm
  • Magnification 8x
  • BAK-4 Prism Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Field of view: 8.1° (426feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Weight 635 gr.
  • Price: $279

Bushnell Legend L-Series Binocular, 8x42

4.8-score

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Levenhuk Monaco ED 10×42 Binoculars

  • Eye relief 18mm
  • Magnification 10x
  • Bak4 phase-coated prisms
  • Fully multi-coated lenses
  • Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Field of view: 6.5° (340feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof/ Shockproof
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Weight 700 gr.
  • Price: $279

Levenhuk Monaco ED 10x42 Binoculars

 

4.8-score

 

 

 

 

 

 

     VANGUARD Spirit ED Binocular, 10×42

  • Eye relief 16mm
  • Magnification 10x
  • Bak4 phase-coated prisms
  • Fully multi-coated lenses
  • Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Field of view: 6° (314feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Weight 640 gr.
  • Price: $299

 

VANGUARD Spirit ED Binocular, 10x42

 

 

 

4.8-score

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Barska 8x32mm WP Level ED Binoculars

  • Eye relief 15.6mm
  • Magnification 8x
  • BAK-4 roof prism
  • Fully multi-coated optics
  • Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Field of view: 7.8° (410feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Shock-Absorbing Rubber Armor
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Weight 498 gr.
  • Price: $313

8x32mm-WP-Level-ED-Binoculars

 

4.8-score

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Barska 10x42mm WP LEVEL ED Binoculars

  • Eye relief 15.2mm
  • Magnification 10x
  • BAK-4 roof prism
  • Fully multi-coated optics
  • Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Field of view: 6.5° (341feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Shock-Absorbing Rubber Armor
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Weight 703 gr.
  • Price: $330

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4.8-score

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Zeiss 8×25 Terra ED Compact Binocular

  • Eye relief 16mm
  • Magnification 8x
  • BAK-4 roof prism
  • Fully multi-coated optics
  • Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Field of view: 6.8° (357feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Locking diopter ring
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Weight 310 gr.
  • Price: $349

Zeiss 8x25 Terra ED Compact Binocular

4.8-score

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Maven C1 10X42mm ED Binoculars

  • Eye relief 16mm
  • Magnification 10x
  • Schmidt-Pechan prism
  • Dielectric coating
  • Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Field of view: 6° (315feet / 1000 yds)
  • Waterproof/ Fog proof
  • Suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Weight 694 gr.
  • Price: $350

Maven C1 10X42mm ED Binoculars

 

 

4.8-score

 

 

 

 

 

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