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Vortex 8.5x50mm Diamondback Binoculars

Item# SHL167
 
5.0

(4 Ratings)

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  • Roof prism full-size 8.5x50 binoculars
  • 50mm 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 8.5x50 Binocular

 

Superior quality, high-performance hunting optics can find their way around your neck for a surprisingly affordable price. Boasting large, light-grasping objectives along with greater viewing power than delivered by 8x optics, the 8.5x50 Diamondback lets you close in on details missed by others at this time of day. 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. 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:
D5085
Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Weight

31 oz.

Size

Full Size Binoculars

Eye Relief

21.5mm

Waterproof

Yes

Features

Waterproof

Magnification

8.5x

Brand

Vortex

Objective Lens Diameter

50mm

Field of View at 1000 Yards

283 ft.

Exit Pupil

5.88mm

Focus Type

Center Focus

Close Focusing Distance

9 ft.

Tripod Adaptable

Yes

Binoculars Series

Vortex Diamondback Binoculars

Prism Type

Roof Prism Binoculars

Interpupillary Distance

61mm - 74mm

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Vortex 8.5x50mm Diamondback Binoculars
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality lenses (4)
  • Strong construction (4)
  • Waterproof (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife viewing (4)
    • Bird watching (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    5.0

    Very satisfied with service

    By Karen

    from LARCHMONT,NY

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Lifetime Warranty
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Vortex 8.5x50mm Diamondback Binoculars:

    Great customer service. I was called back when there was a problem with my order. The level of knowledge was excellent.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Vortex Diamondback 8.5 x 50's

    By Flifsher

    from NH

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent clarity
    • Made in US
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching
    • Hunting
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Vortex 8.5x50mm Diamondback Binoculars:

    Spectacular binocs in this price range....I tried them all before coming to decide on these. Even $1500 pair is not noticeably better...these will last a lifetime, and be with me at all times...Thank you Vortex and Binoculars.com!!!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again

    By steve

    from florida/new york

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Sporting Events/Concerts
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Vortex 8.5x50mm Diamondback Binoculars:

      good solid well made product

      Service and delivery comments:

      prompt delivery, salesman helpful in selection

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better than expected

      By Wildlife Jim

      from Munds Park, AZ

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great low light viewing
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Hunting
        • Sporting Events/Concerts
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Vortex 8.5x50mm Diamondback Binoculars:

        Use to watch elk, deer, and birds. Very good in low light conditions. Lens quite clear. Easy to focus with good feel. Execelent binocular for the price. Even comes with nice case

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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