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Vortex 8x42mm Diamondback Binoculars

Item # HN-SHL169

Dimensions & Specifications

Angular Field of View
8 Degrees
Binoculars Series
Vortex Diamondback Binoculars
Brand
Vortex
Close Focusing Distance
4.5 ft.
Dimensions (in)
5.9 x 5.6
Exit Pupil
5.25mm
Eye Relief
18mm
Eyecups
Twist-Up
Features
Waterproof
Field of View at 1000 Yards
420 ft.
Focus Type
Center Focus
Interpupillary Distance
57mm-73mm
Lens Coating
Fully Multi-Coated
Magnification
8x
Objective Lens Diameter
42mm
Prism Glass
BaK-4
Prism Type
Roof Prism Binoculars
Size
Full Size Binoculars
Tripod Adaptable
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Weight
25.2 oz.

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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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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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