Founded in 1986, Vanguard brings years of design and development together in the VEO Binoculars Collection. Consisting of four series, VEO binoculars, are designed to offer the maximum performance for a wide range of budgets.
Here we try to summarise the key differences between each series of VEO binoculars to help you decide on which series is right for you,
VEO XF binoculars are the entry point in VEO binoculars and are the only series not to include Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass. Despite this they offer outstanding image quality, with edge-to-edge clarity, high-contrast images and brilliant colour reproduction thanks to their BaK4 roof prisms and Multiguard® 3 lens coatings. Perfect for someone starting their journey in birdwatching.
The VEO ED Series features a lightweight closed bridge design with a composite carbon body that is waterproof to IPX-7.
The carbon composite body is protected by a high quality Mistubishi rubber armour, that is also textured to allow you to keep a firm grip of your binoculars, even in damp and cold conditions.
This is the first series of VEO binoculars to incorporate Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass and BaK4 roof prism, and the glass is fully multi-coated with Multiguard® 4 to maximise light transmission through the lenses.
The VEO HD Series introduces an open bridge design that is more comfortable for use over extended periods, again with a composite carbon body that is waterproof to IPX-7, and again protected by Mistubishi rubber armour.
An improved optical performance is delivered through the upgraded design (that also includes Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass and BaK4 roof prism), but features the improved Multiguard® 7. This includes a scratch resistant, waterproof and oil proof membrane applied to the front elements.
It also includes a lockable dioptre on the right hand side barrel and rapid focus wheel so that you can get perfect results straight from the pouch, and follow a moving subject with ease.
The VEO HD2 Series offers the same features and appearance to the VEO HD, but has an improved optical performance through the HOYA Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass. Using the HOYA glass minimises any light dispersion and delivers a crisper image, with less risk of chromatic aberration, especially in low light conditions such as dawn and dusk, or on overcast days.
The VEO HD IV Series incorporates a new open bridge design that delivers enhanced optical performance and a stylish look and feel.
This series is also waterproof to IPX-7 and protected by Mistubishi rubber armour, but it incorporates a tough magnesium alloy body.
Like the VEO HD2, this series also uses HOYA Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass and is fully multi-coated with Multiguard® 7, but replaces the BaK4 roof prism with an upgraded SK-15 roof prism for optimal contrast and for optimal low light performance.
So once you have narrowed down your choice of series, why not pop into your dealer to try them out for yourself?
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