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Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular USA

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B&H Photo Gift Card $25.00 Vortex Binocular Harness
Total Value $46.00
B&H # VO12X50DB Mfr # D5012
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You Pay: $259.99
Product Highlights
  • Phase Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Center Focus Wheel
  • Waterproof/Fogproof Construction
  • Twist-Up Eyecups
  • Rubber Armored Housing

The 12x50 Diamondback Binocular from Vortex excels in the field thanks to its exceptional light gathering ability and 18mm eye relief, making this handheld optic ideal for hunting and birding. It also offers modern advantages such as textured rubber armor, soft helicoid eyecups, and argon gas purging.  The Diamondback series features sculpted contours that fit easily in-hand. This all-purpose binocular is for those who prefer higher magnification for distant objects. Additionally, the 9 foot minimum focus distance enables relatively close-up observation of butterflies and other natural beauties within your field of view.

Phase corrected roof prisms render bright images that are color-faithful and rich in detail.
Fully multicoated optics transmit contrast-rich images with minimal glare and internal reflection.
Argon purged and o-ring sealed housing delivers superior waterproof and fogproof protection from the elements.
Close focuses to under 10 feet, excellent for birding and other nature observations.
Twist-up multi-position rubber eyecups provide enhanced comfort, especially for eyeglass wearers.
Ridged rubber armoring results in superior grip even in wet conditions.
Tripod, monopod, and car window-mountable with optional adapter.
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 12x
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Angle of View 4.6° (actual)
Field-of-View 241' @ 1000 yd / 80.01 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 9.0' / 2.74 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.2  mm
Eye Relief 18  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
Dimensions 6.8 x 5.6" / 17.27 x 14.22  cm
Weight 31 oz / 879 g
Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular
  • Deluxe Molded Carrying Case with Strap
  • Comfort Neck Strap
  • Rainguard
  • Tethered Objective Covers
  • Lifetime Unlimited Vortex VIP Warranty

  • Included Free

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    Vortex12x50 Diamondback Binocular
     
    5.0

    (based on 17 reviews)

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (12)
    • Strong construction (11)
    • Waterproof (9)
    • Works well with glasses (8)
    • Close focus (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hunting (11)
      • Wildlife viewing (11)
      • Bird watching (6)
      • Sporting events/concerts (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid adventurer (9), Casual/ recreational (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      12x50 Diamondback Binocular by Vortex

      By Steve48

      from Kentucky

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not So Light Either
      • Not Too Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Hunting
      • Sporting Events/Concerts
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

      These are excellent binoculars... easy to adjust and crystal clear... has a very good light gathering capability...

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      5.0

      WOW !!!!

      By couse man

      from arizona

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hunting

        Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

        after converting from Nikon to vortex, my new "GO TO" is hands down Vortex!!! not to down Nikon but the difference is amazing. besides great glass you cant beat the $$ and the warranty!!! I mean who can beat it! I hunt couse in sothern Az and them buggers are a tough one to harvest so good glass is a must! these have done the trick and made my odds that much better!

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        5.0

        great visibility maximum power

        By lewood68

        from waxahachie Tx

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Close Focus
        • Quality Lenses
        • Works Well With Glasses

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

        I am 81 years old. I have a diamondback 8x50, 10x50 & 12x50 all are excellent. I need the 12 power for maximum viewing with a hand-held that quickly finds the subject. A con is viewing area is limited. Tried multiple powers 10-22x50 & 10-35x50 but these are more difficult to find subject and adjust. especially nice is excellent magnification at very short distances.

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        5.0

        These exceeded my expectations

        By OregonDesertHunter

        from Eastern Oregon

        About Me Hunter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate Power
        • Clear
        • Easy To Adjust

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hunting
          • Long Range

          Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

          I bought these binoculars for hunting deer in the desert and I did a ton of research prior to my purchase. B&H had the best price so I went for it. The binoculars have more than met my expectations. And the shipping from B&H was quick, was out here on the West Coast in less than three days. These guys were great.

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          5.0

          Best quality for the price!

          By Brad

          from Jacksonville, FL

          About Me Law Enforcement/Military

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adequate Power
          • Clear
          • Easy To Adjust
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hunting
            • Long Range
            • Short Range
            • Tactical

            Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

            Picked these up for a much better price shipped from B&H than any other place. If you can get that same deal you can't beat them. They are much nicer than my older less expensive ones by far. I didn't want to spend 500+ but wanted good power stable and good light gathering ability along with armored water and shock proof. Also on top of all that you can't beat their warranty and customer service.

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            5.0

            These are great!

            By Utahn

            from Utah

            Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

            Great binos at a great price!

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            5.0

            Awesome

            By Rich

            from Pa

            Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

            Great buy.

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            5.0

            Great product. Very clear binoculars.

            By Texas Hunter

            from Cooper, TX

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Close Focus
            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction
            • Waterproof

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Hunting
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

            I use these binoculars to look at deer at 500 to 1000 yards as well as check cattle. Very easy to use and easy to set to your eyes. Great quality and I really like the protective covers.

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            5.0

            GOOD BINO'S

            By vortexfan

            from Provo, Ut

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Close Focus
            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction
            • Waterproof

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Hunting
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

            Works great! A lot clearer than my old pair.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Good binoculars,great price

            By Jadar

            from Georgia

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hunting
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

              Clarity is good , focus is quick, price was great. Would purchase again . was jumping between 10x and 12x power . For my use in the woods I'm glad I got 12x. I can hold steady or lean against tree if viewing for a long period and the 12x gets "jumpy".

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              5.0

              12x50 binocular by Vortex

              By bfphoto

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • To Spot Birds For Photos
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

              These binoculars will be used primaily for bird watching and photography. They are a little large and heavy and probably shold have ordered the 10x50, but so far I am very happy.

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              5.0

              I love these binoculars

              By webhead2777

              from San Diego

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

                  I use these for deer hunting and they are perfect. I was able to watch deer moving along a ridge a mile away. The 12 power is a little jumpy but I am able to use them without a tripod as long as I am able to steady myself.

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                  5.0

                  Outstanding

                  By Bubba

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Works Well With Glasses

                  Cons

                  • None That I Have Found

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

                  Great optics, very comfortable in your hand.

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                  5.0

                  Exceeded expectations-great value

                  By michaelb

                  from Salt Lake City, UT

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

                    These worked fantastic on a recent trip to Yellowstone. As a photographer I appreciate qualtiy optical glass. I almost bought the 15x50 HD glasses but then decided to save the money at get the 12x50. I certainly don't regret it but I would bet the HD models would really shine for distance viewing. 12x is certainly pushing the limit for hand holding without support but it is very possible. The case is decent and the warranty is awesome. Overall I am very happy.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent optics

                    By Bryan

                    from Ocean Springs, MS

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Waterproof
                    • Works Well With Glasses

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

                      I mostly use my binoculars for bird watching but occasionally for viewing the night sky. I had bought a pair of Bushnell 10x42's and was not very pleased with the clarity. I was able to check out a pair of Vortex Diamondback binoculars and was blown away by the clarity of the optics and also by how well they fit into my hands. These are great binoculars, I highly recommend them. The only gripe I have is about the carrying case. It is unusually big and seems to have some wasted space. I gave it 5 stars because the case doesn't bother me, but I'd give it 10 if they came out with a better case.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent experience

                      By Hunter/fisherman

                      from Camano Island Washington

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clarity
                      • Clarity excellent zoom
                      • Close Focus
                      • Quality Lenses
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Waterproof
                      • Works Well With Glasses

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

                          I bought my 12x50 diamondback Binoculars for hunting and to use on my boat for fishing. They are incredible. I'm so happy with them. They are incredibly clear and were recommended by all the major sporting stores as their counter reps number one recommended, and I definitely agree. They come with a no fault warranty. I shopped online and B and H beat everybody elses prices and gave me free shipping. My product was shipped promptly. This was my first time buying from B and H and I will definitely be using them again.

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                          5.0

                          I'm definitely buying another pair

                          By Chris

                          from Mesa, AZ

                          About Me Avid Adventurer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Amazing low light viewing
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Waterproof
                          • Works Well With Glasses

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Hunting
                            • Wildlife Viewing

                            Comments about Vortex 12x50 Diamondback Binocular:

                            I bought these to supplement my other Vortex binoculars because they have amazing clarity and low light capabilities. These are some of the best binoculars I have ever used. They are light weight and when paired with a harness strap you almost forget they are slung across your chest. Now that I have these binoculars I will be getting a few of their Rifle Scopes.

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