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Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular USA

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B&H Photo Gift Card $50.00 Vortex Binocular Harness
Total Value $71.00
B&H # VO10X42VHD Mfr # VPR-4210-HD
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Product Highlights
  • High Density (HD) Glass Elements
  • Phase Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • ArmorTek Scratch-Resistant Lens Coating
  • Wide-Angle Viewing
  • Close Focus Under 6 ft
  • Center Focus Wheel
  • Waterproof/Fogproof Construction
  • Twist-Up Eyecups
  • Rubber Armored Exterior

The 10x42 Viper HD Binocular from Vortex is a versatile rugged binocular delivering accurate lifelike color and high-resolution under any condition. The combination of high density (HD) extra-low dispersion lens elements and XR anti-reflective optical coatings significantly enhances the viewers' ability to locate and identify subjects, targets, and game. The dielectric-coated roof prisms are fully phase-corrected to ensure maximum light transmission, clarity, and contrast. The entire system is purged and sealed to withstand snow, rain, and dust. A durable and tactile rubberized coating offers a positive grip, and light shock protection.

Optical Performance
  • Apparent angle of view: 60 degree 
  • Phase-corrected roof prisms: dielectric coated for rendering high-resolution and excellent contrast
  • HD lens elements: high density extra-low dispersion glass optimize light transmission and color fidelity
  • XR lens coating: anti-reflective multicoating on all air-to-glass surfaces enhances contrast and reduces glare
Construction Details
  • Protective rubber covering for enhanced external protection
  • Argon purged and o-ring sealed for waterproof, fogproof, and dustproof performance
  • ArmorTek coating: scratch-resistant coating protects objectives and oculars from scratches and dirt
Use and Handling
  • Center focus knob has a tight, smooth action
  • Rubber armor provides a secure non-slip grip
  • Locking right eye diopter for exacting focus correction
  • Twist-up eyecups with intermediate settings accommodate eyeglass wearers
  • Tripod mountable with an optional adapter
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 10x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 6.1° (actual)
Field-of-View 319' @ 1000 yd / 105.91 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 5.1' / 1.55 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.2  mm
Eye Relief 16.5  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 59 - 75 mm / 2.32 - 2.95"
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
Dimensions 5.8 x 5.3 x 1.65" / 147.32 x 134.62 x 42  mm
Weight 24.6 oz / 697 g
Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular
  • Deluxe Padded Carry Case
  • Neck Strap
  • Rainguard
  • Tethered Objective Lens Covers
  • Lifetime Unlimited Vortex VIP Warranty

  • Included Free

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    Vortex10x42 Viper HD Binocular
     
    4.9

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (10)
    • Close focus (7)
    • Compact (7)
    • Quality lenses (6)
    • Strong construction (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird watching (7)
      • Hunting (7)
      • Wildlife viewing (6)
      • Outdoors (5)
      • Sporting events/concerts (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (4), Enthusiast (4), Hunter / fisherman (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      5.0

      Would buy again

      By grant

      from west salem,ohio

      About Me Enthusiast, Hunter

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear lenses
      • Easy to install / use
      • Good in any weather
      • Good value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hunting
        • Outdoors
        • Shooting Competitons
        • Target Practice

        Comments about Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

        I use these binoculars for 3-d archery and hunting.
        It was hard if not impossible to see the score lines before with my old binoculars.These are amazing,clear and very good in low light

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        5.0

        Far better than I expected!!!!!!!!!

        By Eric

        from Fairfield, CT

        About Me Birder, Enthusiast, Fisherman, Hiking, Homeowner, Hunter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Adjustable
        • Clear lenses
        • Easy to install / use
        • Good in any weather
        • Good value
        • Lens Covers Work Well
        • Nice Case

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Birding
          • Boating
          • Combat Courses
          • Everything
          • Fishing
          • Hunting
          • Outdoors
          • Shooting Competitons
          • Shooting Ranges
          • Target Practice

          Comments about Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

          I wanted to compare the Vortex Vipers side by side to a friends Swarvorski expecting to then return the Vortex after being disappointed with the direct comparison. I was fully prepared to shelling out the extra money for the Swarvorski's but was in awe of the Vortex Viper's clarity, construction, responsiveness, balance in hand etc but the real shocker was the light gathering capabilities.........never would have believed without seeing it myself( friend with Swarvorski's agreed as well)but did so significantly better than his binoculars. Regardless of the price, they are outstanding......at roughly $ they are remarkable- Eric

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          5.0

          Top notch binoculars

          By Mike

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Adjustable
          • Clear lenses
          • Good in any weather
          • Good value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors

            Comments about Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

            bird watching

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            5.0

            Very pleased

            By Chuck

            from Virginia

            About Me Hiker

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear lenses
            • Easy to install / use
            • Good in any weather

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Hunting
              • Outdoors
              • Shooting Ranges

              Comments about Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

              Bought for bird watching and for a long western driving trip. Have used them for about a month so far, and I am very happy. They are compact and handle very well. the lens covers are very nice and will likely hold up well. Ditto for the carrying case. Good brightness and edge clarity. I wear glasses and have no issues with eye relief at all using these. I returned a pair which was about $ less (different manufacturer) because they just did not seem very sharp. Happy that I made the change. I cannot offer a side by side comparison with any other binocular, however. Certainly heavier than my old 7x24 Brunton unit but that is as expected. not too heavy to hike with, and I am in my late 60s.

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              5.0

              all and more

              By vince

              from woodford,va

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear lenses
              • Good value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors

                Comments about Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

                this binocular is day and night from what I had.clear viewing .easy focus .every thing I was looking for

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                5.0

                Move over high priced binoculars

                By Brumasterj

                from Farmington NM

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                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 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

                  After having a buddy tell me about these two years ago I just had to see for myself.
                  So I started investigating by going to the sporting goods store and I started comparing these to top model binoculars. I would compare them inside the store looking deep into the darkest shelves I could find at the very back of the store and I would also take these outside near Sunset and I could not believe how much better I was seeing over the top-of-the-line models. Then I contacted Vortex and spoke to a rep about their warranty and was really amazed at the unconditional no questions asked warranty. I am very happy and pleased with my purchase of the vortex Vipers no other model compares to these for the price that you would pay triple the money for other binoculars and they do not allow you to see as well as the vortex do.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Time will tell

                  By Jerry Zat

                  from Bishop, CA

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Close Focus
                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bird Watching
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

                    Had these binos for a few weeks, but haven't tested them out on any intensive birding yet. That will happen later this month. Just poking around the yard they seem pretty good. Easy to adjust to your eyes, very light weight, and seem comfortable with a shoulder harness. I still use my oder and less expensive binos for work and every day use at this time. It's hard to give up a good peice of equipment that has served me well for so long, but sometimes change is a good thing. I hope these were worth the price.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Incredibly clear and lightweight

                    By Karen

                    from Castle pines. Co

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Sporting Events/Concerts
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

                      I purchased the bushnell legend binoculars first. I found them
                      Disappointing. Vipers are more money but the quality is well worth it. I'm very happy with my crystal clear vipers

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Clarity and Light!

                      By Caroline in Carolina

                      from Durham, NC

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bird Watching
                        • Wildlife Viewing

                        Comments about Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

                        These are now my primary binoculars for birding. I love them! These binoculars provide crisp, clear views and allow in plenty of light. The focusing is tight; there is no "lag" when I turn the focus ring. Bird identification has just gotten a little easier for me. What a pleasure it is using these binoculars.

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                        5.0

                        Fantastic worth every penny. As good as

                        By KorbinsBowStrings

                        from Seminole, Texas

                        About Me Professional Guide

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Hunting

                          Comments about Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

                          I was deciding between these and Swaros. The only reason I looked at these was because I had heard they were good. I purchased with expectation of returning them if they did not meet my expectations. I will not be returning them. We sat with these and a pair of Swaros during an evening hunt. It was my opinion and the swaro owner that the Vortex was just as clear and crisp.

                          I highly recommend trying these binos first before sending more.

                          The purchase from B&H was fantastic and the customer service was great.

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                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great binocs for the price

                          By Wildlife watcher

                          from Idaho

                          About Me Professional Guide

                          Verified Buyer

                          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 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

                            I use binoculars almost daily for work, so decided it was time to upgrade from some lower end binoculars. Having looked through a pair of Vortex glasses prior to purchasing, I knew they were of good quality. However, after comparing my old 10x42's (Leupold's, so decent quality) with these, I was quite impressed at the difference in brightness and clarity. I would compare it to looking at an LCD tv from 6 or 7 years ago to a new model out today. Definitely a good buy for someone who wants quality glasses, but doesn't want to drop $1200-1500 on a pair of high-end binoculars.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I can see clearly now!

                            By Chuck

                            from Mount Vernon, WA

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Bird Watching
                              • Hiking
                              • Hunting
                              • Photography
                              • Site Seeing
                              • Sporting Events/Concerts
                              • Wildlife Viewing

                              Comments about Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

                              I had been using an old set of Nikon 7x36 porro prism binoculars for years. They were bulky, low power, and a pain to manage those 4 separate lens covers. These new Vortex Viper HD binoculars are absolutely amazing. The first time I looked through them felt like I was at an IMAX theater. Everything was bright, clear and sharp with excellent contrast. I use these primarily for my wildlife photography outings as well as hiking trips and plan to take them on all future foreign travels. They are very light and compact and the connected lens covers are very convenient. Added to all of this quality and convenience is the lifetime "no fault" warranty. I am thrilled to have these binoculars along on all my adventures.

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                              Pearstone -  Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
                              • You Pay: $4.99
                               

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                              Double the magnification of your binocular.

                              Vortex -  Binocular Doubler
                              • You Pay: $169.99
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