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Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular USA

Includes Free
B&H Photo Gift Card $14.70 Vortex Binocular Harness
Total Value $35.70
B&H # VO10X42DBQ MFR # D241
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You Pay: $209.13
Product Highlights
  • Phase Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Wide-Angle Viewing
  • Center Focus Wheel
  • Waterproof/Fogproof Construction
  • Twist-Up Eyecups
  • Rubber Armored Housing

The 10x42 Diamondback Binocular from Vortex excels in the field thanks to its exceptionally wide 6.5 degree viewing angle and 16mm 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 5 foot minimum focus distance enables 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 5 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 10x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 6.6° (actual)
Field-of-View 345' @ 1000 yd / 114.54 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 5.0' / 1.52 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.2  mm
Eye Relief 16  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 57 - 73 mm / 2.24 - 2.87"
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
Dimensions 5.9 x 5.6" / 14.99 x 14.22  cm
Weight 1.53 lb / 694 g
Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular
  • Deluxe Molded Carrying Case with Strap
  • Comfort Neck Strap
  • Rainguard
  • Tethered Objective Covers
  • Lifetime Unlimited Vortex VIP Warranty

  • Included Free

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Vortex10x42 Diamondback Binocular
     
    4.7

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (4)
    • Clear (3)
    • Close focus (3)
    • Rugged (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hunting (5)
      • Wildlife viewing (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      5.0

      Outstanding Value

      By Marko

      from Fort Worth, TX

      About Me Enthusiast, Hunter

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hunting
        • Outdoors
        • Shooting Ranges

        Comments about Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular:

        One word comes to mind with these binoculars--VALUE!! I purchased these binoculars as a gift for my mother-in-law who lives on a farm and enjoys watching the wildlife (deer, fox, turkeys, etc.) from her back porch. I have owned Nikon and Bushnell binoculars and this is the first Vortex product I have purchased. I am extremely impressed with their clarity, construction and overall quality! The lens covers are very nice as is the case that came with them. I have found that in the world of optics, you get what you pay for. In this case, I think you get more than you pay for and Vortex produces a very high quality pair of binoculars at a very fair price. I'm in the market for a new pair of binoculars to use when I hunt and I have every intention of buying a pair of Vortex Diamondbacks!

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        5.0

        Quality for the money

        By Troutnstuff

        from Collinsville, OK

        Comments about Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular:

        Used a friends model of the binocs before I bought. I have similar Leupolds, these seem yo have better low light quality.

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        5.0

        Great bang for your buck

        By HunterTheBeagle

        from Central Pennsylvania

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Close Focus
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Hunting
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular:

          I bought these for hunting, spotlighting, and general animal watching. They have far surpassed my expectations, clear and feel very well made. They are just the right amount of weight to make them steady in your hands but not to heavy to weigh you down when wearing them around the neck. If your not familiar with vortex warranty coverage its one of the best in the business. Time will tell the durability of the binoculars but I'm not too concerned. B&H was awesome to deal with, free overnight shipping that's unreal! Plus they threw in the vortex harness strap which was an awesome surprise. I will be coming back to B&H if I need to purchase any other optics.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great Binoculars

          By Dave

          from Salt Lake City

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hunting
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular:

            I use these for hunting and am really impressed with the quality for the price. I don't like the way the bottom lens covers are attached, as they can easily slip off and be lost.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice binos!

            By Dred Scott

            from Albany NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Adequate Power
            • Clear
            • Easy To Adjust
            • Rugged

            Cons

            • A Little Bigger Than
            • But Not A Problem
            • I Thought They Would Be

            Best Uses

            • Air Show
            • Concerts
            • Long Range

            Comments about Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular:

            I've had a few lower cost binoculars, I won't name the brand, but the focus knob keeps falling off. I've gone thru 3 pairs of them. I wanted something of a better quality. I GOT IT! After reading the reviews for these, the worst complaint was; they are too heavy. I would just say they're just right. They don't look or feel like a "toy" and made out of plastic. Some time and effort was put into the design and it shows. I have only used them in full daylight so far, but the image is clear and crisp. No aberrations. I will be using them for the upcoming air show season and can't wait to see how they do. Even with short ownership, I would recommend these to anyone!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            High Quality-Reasonable Price.

            By Goon423

            from Arizona

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular:

                  Carrying case is like a piece of fine luggage. Heavy, quality construction and superb optics.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Much Better than I expected

                  By Gary

                  from South New Jersey

                  About Me Competitive Shooter

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Adequate Power
                  • Bright Image
                  • Clear
                  • Dioptic Adjustment
                  • Dioptric Adjustment
                  • Easy To Adjust
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                  • Chromatic Aberration
                  • Green Color Cast

                  Best Uses

                  • Archery
                  • Competitive Shooting
                  • Long Range
                  • Short Range

                  Comments about Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular:

                  Ordered these as an alternative to the much more expensive Vortex Vipers. I am very happy with the quality of these binoculars. They gather light very well, and the rubberized coating is easy to hold gloves or bare handed. The focusing control is well positioned and easily turned without being too free so as to not get accurate focusing. I was pleasantly surprised to see the binoculars HAVE dioptric adjustment on the right eye. The specifications said "Not Specified by Manufacturer" so I assumed it would not have that feature. Bonus! (It also has Interpupillary Adjustment - I assumed it would, and does, also listed as "not specified" in the spec's) The binoculars are also lighter than I expected (even though I read the spec's - 31 oz's it doesn't feel like nearly 2 pounds) However, they are heavy enough to allow you to hold them steady.

                  The case is a "sturdy" soft case and adequately built but it does not look waterproof. But I imagine it would shed light rain for a short period of time.

                  The only thing that I have noticed as a negative (and its not a big deal to me) is that when viewing objects with snow behind them there is a slight green cast around the object. (Chromatic Aberration) I noticed this when viewing a bird sitting in the snow and tested it on several other high contrast items around my yard with snow as the back drop. I only bring this up if you are concerned about super accurate color (bird watching). This may put you off a bit. My intended use is for targeting and locating not accurate watching so its not a concern for my use.

                  In short very happy with this purchase and as always B&H you guys are awesome!

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By Joe the Shmoe

                  from Allentown, PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular:

                  Best binoculars for your buck

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                  5.0

                  Great Binocular

                  By Steve the hunter

                  from San Antonio, TX

                  About Me Hunter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hunting

                    Comments about Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular:

                    Great clarity, lighter than I expected

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Clear, crisp image

                    By BF

                    from Lima, Peru

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Close Focus
                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular:

                      Very happy so far with these new binoculars. I like them better than my old 8x42s in places where I'm looking across a river or lake, and they're waterproof, which will be an advantage in my high-humidity location. My old binocs are growing mold on the optics.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome Optics

                      By kh

                      from seattle wa.

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Close Focus
                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Lenses
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hunting
                        • Wildlife Viewing

                        Comments about Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular:

                        I Knew these were great binocs! [...]Cannot say enough about these binocs and B and H!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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