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Vortex 10x42mm Diamondback Binoculars

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5.0

(25 Ratings)

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  • Roof prism full-size 10x42 binoculars
  • 42mm objective lens diameter
  • Multi-coated optics and phase corrected prisms
  • Waterproof and fogproof protection
  • Diamond pattern in protective rubber armor
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What's Included?

Rainguard, Tethered objective lens covers, Comfort neck strap, High impact custom-molded carry case

Description

Vortex Diamondback 10x42 Binocular

 

Superior quality, high-performance hunting optics can find their way around your neck for a surprisingly affordable price. The smooth focusing 10x42 Diamondback binocular takes you to the fine details you prize. Taking its lead from the Diamondback rattlesnake, this rugged binocular is striking in how well it detects life in low light. Huge field-of-view—the largest in its class—enhanced fully multi-coated optics, phase-corrected prisms, waterproof/fogproof construction, soft tapered eycups, rugged rubber armor. It's all there in a Diamondback. Now you can use "wow!" and "thank you" in the same sentence.

 

  • Phase corrected prisms (increasing light transmission by 7%) deliver sharp, greatly contrasted images.
  • BaK-4 prisms provide sharp images from one edge of the broad viewing field to the other.
  • Fully multi-coated optics increase light transmission for higher image quality in all lighting conditions—enhanced for 2009.

A rock-solid performer

 

Whether your adventure takes you across rocky, sand-carved terrain, or into the high timber of the Rockies, you can trust the rock-solid performance of the Diamondback binocular. The Diamondback's protective rubber coating gives you a sure grip that is easy to handle, even as fingers grow numb in the cold. In addition, the retractable Diamondback eyecups feature a soft, tapered style for a more natural fit at your eye—cushioned with rubber for years of relaxed viewing.

 

  • Complete waterproof protection keeps dust and water out of the optical system with tight O-ring seals.
  • Complete fogproofing of internal lenses with argon-purged optics presents clear views in spite of sudden temperature changes.
  • Diamond checker pattern in protective rubber armor provides a solid-grip surface.

Argon gas purging

 

This advanced process protects your Diamondback binocular in the following ways:

 

  • Argon gas does not absorb or react chemically with water.
  • Argon gas eliminates internal fogging.
  • Argon gas maintains its protective properties over a wider temperature range.
  • Argon gas does not diffuse as quickly as other elements, extending the service life of the optics longer.



Supplier Sku:
D241
Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Dimensions

5.9 x 5.6

Weight

24.4 oz.

Size

Full Size Binoculars

Eye Relief

16mm

Waterproof

Yes

Features

Waterproof

Magnification

10x

Brand

Vortex

Objective Lens Diameter

42mm

Field of View at 1000 Yards

345 ft.

Angular Field of View

6.6 Degrees

Exit Pupil

4.20mm

Focus Type

Center Focus

Close Focusing Distance

5.0 ft.

Tripod Adaptable

Yes

Binoculars Series

Vortex Diamondback Binoculars

Lens Coating

Fully Multi-Coated

Prism Type

Roof Prism Binoculars

Prism Glass

BaK-4

Eyecups

Twist-Up

Interpupillary Distance

57mm-73mm

International Shipping

Canada

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Vortex 10x42mm Diamondback Binoculars
 
4.8

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality lenses (21)
  • Strong construction (18)
  • Waterproof (17)
  • Close focus (16)
  • Lightweight (15)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Hunting (20)
  • Wildlife viewing (15)
  • Bird watching (13)
  • Sporting events/concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (13), Avid adventurer (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent value!

These are the best binoculars available in this price range. Period. A great value and better quality than optics costing up to 3 times as much. Can you sight in a .22 rifle...Read complete review

These are the best binoculars available in this price range. Period. A great value and better quality than optics costing up to 3 times as much. Can you sight in a .22 rifle at 100 yards (and clearly see the bullet holes) with YOUR binoculars? ---- well... with these you CAN! Great warranty too. Fantastic product!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Difficult to use for eyeglass wearers.

Difficult for eyeglass users.

Difficult for eyeglass users.

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5.0

Excellent Product

By David

from LARAMIE,WY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Clear lenses
  • Good in any weather
  • Good value
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hunting
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Vortex 10x42mm Diamondback Binoculars:

    I highly recommend the Vortex 10X42mm Diamondback Binoculars.

     
    5.0

    Appear to be as advertised.

    By Darrel

    from FULSHEAR,TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • None Known

    Best Uses

    • Hunting

    Comments about Vortex 10x42mm Diamondback Binoculars:

    The binoculars appear to be as advertised. Am looking forward to watching wild hogs in dim light conditions.

    Darrel

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    rlchf

    By Richard

    from COOKS,MI

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Quality Lenses
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Hunting

    Comments about Vortex 10x42mm Diamondback Binoculars:

    These are great. They were recommended by the knowledgeable staff at binoculars.com. I was going to buy the stieners. I didn't get to do much research so I asked about the difference between the two. I decided to save money and go with these. I have no disappointment with the purchase.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great pair of Binoculars

    By Robert

    from CARTHAGE,IL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Waterproof
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Vortex 10x42mm Diamondback Binoculars:

      These 10 power glasses are wonderful for bird watching and for viewing wild life along the Mississippi River . I travel the river 3 times a week and enjoy the turtles and eagles and their nesting. I don't think anyone would go wrong in purchasing these binoculars.
      I know I have sure enjoyed them.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Quite nice.

      By Ronald

      from NAMPA,ID

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Compact
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Hunting

      Comments about Vortex 10x42mm Diamondback Binoculars:

      Very nice for the money. Compare well with much higher priced binoculars that I own.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great purchase!

      By Jeffrey

      from VIENNA,WV

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Waterproof
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hunting

        Comments about Vortex 10x42mm Diamondback Binoculars:

        I bought these optics to replace a semi-compact pair of 8X30's. I debated going to full size due to size and weight. Reviews for the Vortex Diamondback 10X42's pointed out the light weight and small size. I returned from a deer hunt and used these binoculars in early morning and late day hunts. Awesome! These are a great value set of binoculars. I made a great purchase!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Great Buy!

        By William

        from BOLINGBROOK,IL

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Close Focus
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction
        • Waterproof
        • Works Well With Glasses

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Hunting
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Vortex 10x42mm Diamondback Binoculars:

          The Diamondback 10x42 binoculars are a great value. They present a crisp and clear view. Focusing is easy with with just enough resestance to insure you won't go out of focus if you brush agsinst the knob.

          I am particularly pleased with the view presented while wearing glasses. Vortex got it right!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Vortex 10x42 Diamondback

          By William

          from PLANT CITY,FL

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Close Focus
          • Compact
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hunting
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Vortex 10x42mm Diamondback Binoculars:

            I had originally ordered the Leoupold Acadias 8x42 and was not as pleased with them as much as I'd hoped so i returned them. While speaking to a Biboculars.com tech. he suggested I try the Vortex Diamondbacks. After finding out that the Acadia 8x42 were made in the Phillipines I decided to go with Vortex...at least they are stamped with USA on the bottom of the center pivot. As far as quality and clarity, they're at least as good if not a little better than the Acadias but also cost a little more. Bottom line is...good glasses for the money; I don't think you'll be disappointed. Rick:Florida

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Vortex diamondback 10 by 40

            By Larry

            from PALMYRA,PA

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Close Focus
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hunting
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Vortex 10x42mm Diamondback Binoculars:

              I'm very pleased,with my purchase.I haven't used them for hunting yet, but, I've had them out everyday to get used to them. Thank You for the prompt service.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Vortex 10x42mm Diamondback Binoculars

              By Greg

              from WESTMINSTER,MD

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Close Focus
              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching
                • Hunting
                • Wildlife Viewing

                Comments about Vortex 10x42mm Diamondback Binoculars:

                Great bino's clear, crisp, very hard to beat for the price, great value.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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