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Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular

B&H # VO10X42DBQ MFR # D241 USA
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Total Value: $55.62

Product Highlights

  • Phase Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Wide-Angle Viewing
  • Center Focus Wheel
  • Waterproof/Fogproof Construction
  • Twist-Up Eyecups
  • Rubber Armored Housing
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You Pay: $229.00

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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 42mm
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
     
    4.8

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (7)
    • Close focus (6)
    • Strong construction (6)
    • Waterproof (6)
    • Clear (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife viewing (7)
    • Hunting (6)
    • Bird watching (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

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    5.0

    10x42 Diamondback Binos. by Vortex

    By Steve

    from Rapid City South Dakota 57703

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Hunting
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular:

      I use these binoculars for hunting Deer & Elk. I have tried other binoculars of the same power but the Vortex has excellent clarity and is just the right size and weight for what I use them for.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Very good value

      By Ineffable500

      from Teton Valley, ID

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof

      Cons

      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular:

      This is a high quality binocular at a budget binocular price. Image quality is good, though not as good as my friend's Vortex Talon which costs perhaps 3 times as much. I suppose the low price is due to the problem I had attaching the clips to the points on the side of the binocs. I will have to get larger keyring loops at the hardware store as the nylon straps with rivets do not fit through the binoc attachment points, and the small keyrings bend if they are opened wide enough to go on.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Binoculars!

      By Cub

      from Bordentown, NJ

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Vortex 10x42 Diamondback Binocular:

        Great binoculars. I'm an avid birder and these really perform as well as those costing much more. So far, they have exceeded my expectations. Great light gathering and color dispersion. I'd highly recommend these to anyone who is in the market for a new pair of binoculars.

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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.

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            • 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.

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              • 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!

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              • 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.

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                    • 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

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                      • 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.

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                        (2 of 2 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!

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