Eschenbach Trophy D 8x32 B ED Binoculars Review

We take a look at the Trophy binoculars, Eschenbach's premium option.


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Eschenbach's Trophy D 8x32 B ED binoculars are part of Eschenbach's premium line of binoculars and offer an extra wide field of view as well as being waterproof. Trophy series binoculars are also available in 8x42, 8x56, 10x32 and 10x42 magnifications. They are smart looking with metal adjustment wheels. Here, we take a look at how they perform. 

 

Eschenbach Trophy D 8x32 B ED Features

The Trophy range of binoculars comes complete with a carry case with strap and neoprene strap for the binoculars themselves. When compared to the case given with the Arena binoculars we've reviewed before, this one has a zipped pocket on the flap and a large zipped compartment under the flap, for your smaller accessories. The main compartment for the binoculars is also double zipped. 

 

The binoculars themselves come bubble wrapped and have rubber protectors on both the front and back elements, to prevent scratches. There is also a lens cloth provided. 

The binoculars have a grippy rubberised coating and have a funky angular shape. The design is finished off with chunky ridged adjustment dials in a gunmetal finish. 

They are weatherproof and watertight, with a nitrogen filling to aid against misting of the lenses. The binoculars feature BaK-4 prisms, which are phase corrected and dielectric mirror coated. They have a full multi-coating and a warranty of 10 years. Eschenbach says that Trophy optics are the best compromise between weight, field of view and ease of handling in their ranges. 


 

Key Features

  • Nitrogen filled for anti fogging
  • BaK-4 prisms 
  • 10-year warranty
  • Strap, carry case and lens cloth included 
  • Rubber protectors for front and back lenses 

 

Eschenbach Trophy D 8x32 B ED Handling & Performance

 


 

The binoculars are quite chunky and so fit well in the hand. They have eyecups that twist, giving more space between the lens and the eye for glasses wearers, or those that are wearing sunglasses when using them.

The width adjustment, focus dial and dioptre adjustment dial are all very well damped and give just the right amount of resistance. The picture is very crisp and clear, with natural colours and not a hint of purple fringing or aberration in sight. 

The adjustment dials are really grippy, with pronounced ridges, making it really easy to adjust the binoculars while they are to your eyes. 

The provided carry bag is a good size and the provided strap is adjustable, for a good fit. The neoprene strap for the binoculars is good when you're wearing them around your neck, as it is springy and helps to absorb the weight which is 454g.

There is also a tripod thread that's handy if you need stable viewing or are staying in one place for a long time. 

 


 

 

Value For Money

As previously mentioned, the Trophy range is Eschenbach's premium range and so carry a higher price tag than the Arena models. The 8x32 binoculars can be found for £321.70 on Amazon. The Eschenbach Arena model at the same magnifications, of 8x32, is available for £105.04 on Amazon. However, they lack the metal adjustment dials and impact resistant housing. The Trophy option also has a better coating on the prisms for clearer, sharper images. 

Binoculars in this magnification are available in a very wide price range - from around £50 for some basic RSPB ones to £621.57 for Nikon's HG L DCF offering

Overall, the Eschenbach Trophy binoculars are a fairly priced optic featuring premium glass and prisms. In with the price you also get a sturdy carry bag and a neoprene carrying strap.

 

Eschenbach Trophy D 8x32 B ED Verdict

The binoculars will serve anyone who is serious about using binoculars for bird / wildlife spotting or scoping out locations very well. They are a premium binocular with a less than premium price tag, making them great value for money with lots of luxury features to boot.

They're not overly heavy and have a classy look that is sure to suit anyone. They feel good in the hand and produce a fantastic image. You really couldn't ask for more in a birdwatching binocular.  

 

Eschenbach Trophy D 8x32 B ED Pros

  • Rugged, grippy design
  • Nice gunmetal adjustment dials
  • Well damped adjusting 
  • Fantastic clear image

Eschenbach Trophy D 8x32 B ED Cons

  • Heavier than some 8x32 models

Features5/5
Handling5/5
Performance4.5/5
Value4/5
Overall Verdict

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