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Vortex Viper 8x28mm Binoculars

Item # HN-SHL189

Dimensions & Specifications

Binoculars Series
Vortex Viper Binoculars
Brand
Vortex
Close Focusing Distance
7.5 ft.
Exit Pupil
3.5mm
Eye Relief
20mm
Features
Waterproof
Field of View at 1000 Yards
319 ft.
Focus Type
Center Focus
Interpupillary Distance
56mm - 73mm
Magnification
8x
Objective Lens Diameter
28 mm
Prism Type
Roof Prism Binoculars
Size
Compact Binoculars
Waterproof
Yes
Weight
11.8 oz.

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  • Phase corrected prisms
  • Fully Multi-Coated Lenses
  • Twist-Up Eyecups
  • Waterproof and Fogproof
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Vortex Viper 8x28 Binoculars
 
5.0

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5.0

Great compact binoculars

By John H

from ROCHESTER,NY

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Vortex Viper 8x28 Binoculars:

    Made a list of all pertinent attributes of binoculars for Vortex 8X28, Nikon, Leica 8X20 ultravid, Kowa 8X25, Zeis Victory 8X20 and Vortex viper had the best overall score, followed by Leica. I own Leica trinovid 8X42 and Nikon Monarch 8X42 and my new vipers are very comparable.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very good weather-resistant binoculars

    By Luca

    from Truckee, CA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hiking
      • kayaking
      • Skiing
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Vortex Viper 8x28 Binoculars:

      I wanted a pair of binoculars I could take with me when hiking, skiing, and cycling in inclement weather: something I could always take with me and rely on. I preferred an exit pupil around 3mm, as I find this easier to use for some length of time, than the 2.5mm pupil of the standard 8x20 binoculars.

      I could not be happier. The Vortex Viper 8x28 are sharp, light, waterproof, and have excellent optics. As I don't wear glasses, I tended to disregard eye relief, but I was wrong: I found out that having the large eye relief of the Vortex 8x28 enables me to use them without removing the sky goggles or biking glasses, which is a great convenience when I need to get a quick look.

      Now, in truth, the cheaper Olympus Tracker 8x25 reverse porro prisms are a tiny bit sharper -- mainly, they have slightly less chromatic aberrations. The difference is tiny, but is there. However, the Olympus Tracker are not waterproof, and I would have to worry about using them in the rain or under a snowstorm. The beauty of the Vortex is that they are excellent optically, and robust enough that I can just take them anywhere without worries. The unparalleled warranty Viper offers (replacement in case of any trouble) is also a strong point. I am sure these binoculars will serve me very well for many many years.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I was steered to this purchase by binoculars.com staff, as I was originally looking for advice on another pair of binoculars. I am very very grateful for the advice I received! I could not be happier with binoculars.com service.

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