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Vortex Optics Diamondback HD 8X42 Binocular with Vortex Harness Case

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Featuring a generous objective lens, a wide field of view, and a close focus distance of just 5', the 8x42 Diamondback HD Binoculars from Vortex are a versatile optic suited to a wide range of uses. They come with a Vortex GlassPak harness for comfortable use during hours of observation.

The Diamondback HD renders views with minimal chromatic aberration, exceptional color fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness, and optimal light transmission through the use of ultra high definition glass, an index-matched lens configuration, XR Plus lens coatings, and dielectric-coated, phase-correcting roof prisms. The lenses are protected from scratches, oil, and dust by ArmorTek exterior lens coating.

The housing is argon filled and sealed with O-rings to ensure reliable and durable protection against dust, debris, fog, and water. Rubber armored for non-slip durable protection and equipped with a large focusing knob that is easy to use even while wearing gloves. Twist-down eyecups accommodate users who wear glasses. For hands-free use or the steadiest view, the Diamondback HD can be mounted on a tripod using the separately sold tripod adapter. Naturally contoured to perfectly fit your hands, promoting comfort, and eliminating user fatigue, the Diamondback HD includes a winning combination of features.

Optical Performance

  • Roof prism design.
  • 8x magnification.
  • 42mm objective lenses.
  • Fully multi-coated lenses increase transmission, clarity, and brightness.
  • Dielectric-coated, phase-correcting roof prisms improve true color, contrast, and transmission.
  • 7.5° angle of view.
  • 393' linear field of view at 1000 yards.
  • Birding-friendly 5' close focus distance.
  • Exit Pupil: 5.3mm.
  • Eye Relief: 17mm.

Size and Weight

  • Height 5.7 inches.
  • Width 5.1 inches.
  • Weight 21.8 oz.

Use and Handling

  • Short-hinge bridge cuts weight and exposes more surface for handling.
  • Adjustable interpupillary distance: 55-73mm.
  • Oversized knurled center focusing wheel.
  • Textured diopter ring on right eyepiece.
  • Twist-up soft tapered rubber eyecups.

Construction Details

  • GlassPak binoculars harness with zippered accessory pocket.
  • Protective rubber armor provides a slip-resistant grip.
  • O-ring sealed and argon filled to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature and environmental conditions.
  • Scratch-resistant ArmorTek exterior lens coatings repel oils and corrosive materials from lenses.