Vanguard telescope

To: "'Donald G. Kimball'" <>
Subject: Vanguard telescope
From: "Paul Doyle" <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2019 15:16:39 +1100

Thanks Don



From: Donald G. Kimball <>
Sent: Friday, 4 January 2019 2:56 PM
To: Paul Doyle <>
Cc: birding-aus NEW <>
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Vanguard telescope


Hi Paul:


We actually sell the Endeavors where I work at a bird shop here in California.  For the money they are a lot of binocular.  Super sharp imagery and here they often throw in rebates knocking as much as $100.00 off each pair.    Whenever I look through a pair of these without knowing the price I would think they are priced out about $200 more than they actually cost.  Also our shop has sold dozens of these over the 8 years I have worked here and very few come back for repairs.  Their warranty is 2nd to none.  There is nothing you can do including running over them with a ute that vanguard wont repair or replace.  Hope that helps.  I have never had my hands on their scopes but I would assume the optical quality would be comparable for sure.  


All the best!


Don Kimball


On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 4:46 PM Paul Doyle <> wrote:

Hi all,

I recently had a look at a friend’s Vanguard Endeavour 8x42 binos, a brand I was not familiar with, and was very impressed with the clarity of the image, relative to the price.

He had picked them up when he lived in the US, and apparently, the Vanguards are mostly marketed to the hunting community, rather than birders: it seems the hunting community generally need quality, but have less disposable income than the birding community! Hence, the sweet spot of price and quality. According to him anyway.


I am now looking at a Vanguard telescope, probably the HD82A, assuming the optical quality will be comparable.

Anyone familiar with the Vanguard Endeavours and want to share any feedback?



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