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Vortex 8x42mm Talon HD Binoculars

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Dimensions & Specifications

Eye Relief
Focus Type
Center Focus
Tripod Adaptable
Objective Lens Diameter
Binoculars Series
Vortex Talon HD Binoculars
Open Bridge, Waterproof
Interpupillary Distance
56mm - 73mm
27.4 oz.
Exit Pupil
Field of View at 1000 Yards
425 ft.
Prism Type
Roof Prism Binoculars
Close Focusing Distance
6 ft.
Angular Field of View
8.1 Degrees
Dimensions (in)
6.7 x 5.0
Full Size Binoculars

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  • High Density ED Glass
  • Phase Correction
  • Waterproof and Fogproof
  • Twist-up Eyecups
  • Tripod Adaptable
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Vortex 8x42mm Talon HD Binoculars

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Great Optics

By Joe

from United States

About Me Avid Adventurer


  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction


    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Vortex 8x42mm Talon HD Binoculars:

    I've used the Vortex Talon binoculars for a few months now and I'm very impressed with the image quality. The build quality is also fantastic. They are a little long but overall they feel small because they're not that heavy. Overall much smaller than most binoculars.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Just not for me.

    By Tequila Mockingbird

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer


    • Good Balance
    • Quality Lenses
    • Wide FOV


    • Difficult To Focus
    • Flimsy Hinges
    • Poor Construction
    • Stiff Focus Knob

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching

    Comments about Vortex 8x42mm Talon HD Binoculars:

    I really wanted to love these. It is a shame that the construction is so poor, because the view is amazing. Nice wide field of view. Bright Images. Poor construction.
    I am not saying these are not durable. I could not say that, but I can say that they are just downright uncomfortable to use. The hinges are soft and too easy to adjust. You want hinges that stay put? These are not for you. The focus knob is tough to move and has an abrasive feel to it. They don't come close to comparing to the nice rubberized feel and smooth rotation of Minox brand. Ultimately I ended up going with the Minox BL8x42. The optics may be a bit of a downgrade, but minox has rock solid construction and optics that are as good as anything else in the sub $400 price range.

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    • No

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