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Vortex 8x42mm Diamondback Binoculars

Item# SHL169
 
4.5

(29 Ratings)

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  • Mid-size roof prism 8x42 binoculars
  • 42mm objective lens diameter
  • Multi-coated optics and phase corrected prisms
  • Waterproof and fogproof protection
  • Diamond grip 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 8x42 Binocular

 

Superior quality, high-performance hunting optics can find their way around your neck for a surprisingly affordable price. The smooth focusing 8x42 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. 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:
D248
Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Weight

25.2 oz.

Size

Full Size Binoculars

Eye Relief

18mm

Waterproof

Yes

Features

Waterproof

Magnification

8x

Brand

Vortex

Dimensions (in)

5.9 x 5.6

Objective Lens Diameter

42mm

Field of View at 1000 Yards

420 ft.

Angular Field of View

8 Degrees

Exit Pupil

5.25mm

Focus Type

Center Focus

Close Focusing Distance

4.5 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

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Vortex 8x42mm Diamondback Binoculars
 
4.6

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality lenses (26)
  • Strong construction (25)
  • Close focus (23)
  • Waterproof (16)
  • Compact (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife viewing (20)
    • Bird watching (18)
    • Sporting events/concerts (9)
    • Hunting (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (22), Avid adventurer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    90% Solution At 50% Price

    I've had these about a year and use them frequently. I watch birds mostly and these are perfect. I looked at more expensive sets but the difference optically is marginal and the price of...Read complete review

    I've had these about a year and use them frequently. I watch birds mostly and these are perfect. I looked at more expensive sets but the difference optically is marginal and the price of these is excellent. Binoculars.com is a great place to buy from because of the selection, the ability to compare, the prices and the staff.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    out of alignment

    These binoculars arrived seriously out of alignment. I can't rate them because they were unusable. But they did arrive quickly. The customer service was excellent. The return process was easy. I expect...Read complete review

    These binoculars arrived seriously out of alignment. I can't rate them because they were unusable. But they did arrive quickly. The customer service was excellent. The return process was easy. I expect to get a refund on my credit card soon.

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    5.0

    Great!

    By Nancy

    from ALBUQUERQUE,NM

    About Me Occasional Shooter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Adequate Power
    • Clear
    • Easy To Adjust
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hunting
      • Long Range

      Comments about Vortex 8x42mm Diamondback Binoculars:

      These binoculars are amazing. Really put together well and sturdy. Well worth the money.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Vortex Diamondbacks

      By Greg

      from PEORIA,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 8x42mm Diamondback Binoculars:

        I recently purchased the 8/42 Diamondbacks by Vortex. These binoculars have spectacular definition, true colors and outstanding field of view. The amount of light they collect on overcast days is remarkable. These Diamondbacks are of excellent quality. Includes a nice case, lens cleaner, shoulder strap for the binoculars and strap for the case. I wear eyeglasses and have no problem using these. I purchased the Vortex Viper binoculars for my daughter for Christmas which is an excellent binoculars but cost over 2 times the cost of the Diamondbacks. I'll be using my Diamondbacks for viewing in our garden pond and bird watching. I'll be using them up in northern Minnesota spotting moose and bear. You can't beat the lifetime guarantee either.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great clarity comfortable handling

        By Alan

        from ROSELLE PARK,NJ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No cons so far

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • General Outdoors

        Comments about Vortex 8x42mm Diamondback Binoculars:

        i your in the market for binoculars take a good look at vortex you will not be dissapointed

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        out of alignment

        By Robert

        from WALDORF,MD

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Defective

        Cons

        • Defective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vortex 8x42mm Diamondback Binoculars:

          These binoculars arrived seriously out of alignment. I can't rate them because they were unusable. But they did arrive quickly. The customer service was excellent. The return process was easy. I expect to get a refund on my credit card soon.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          wonderful!

          By Constance

          from BLUE HILL,ME

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Vortex 8x42mm Diamondback Binoculars:

            I needed a pair of binoculars I could use both on the water and also for bird watching. Knowing absolutely nothing about binoculars, I asked the optics expert. He was terrific. He suggested these Vortex binocs and they exceeded my expectations. I really appreciate the great customer service and the high quality product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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