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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 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (14)
    • Clear lenses (7)
    • Close focus (7)
    • Compact (7)
    • Good value (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hunting (9)
      • Outdoors (8)
      • Bird watching (7)
      • Wildlife viewing (6)
      • Shooting ranges (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (6), Hunter / fisherman (5), Casual/ recreational (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 16 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutely Awesome!

      By Mulie Hunter

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Hunter

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hunting
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

        I bought these binos for an upcoming New Mexico Mulie hunt and WOW they are amazing! Just looking through them at home, I can see a huge difference from my old burris'. I have slowly started replacing my Leupold optics with Vortex because of the quality and clarity of this glass. The customer service is top notch as well. I haven't needed to send anything back, but I did send a short email with a few questions to them and was sent a reply within 12 hours. Throughly impressed with these products and this company.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again!!

        By Patrick 2137

        from Whitehorse, Yukon Canada

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors
          • Shooting Ranges

          Comments about Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

          Bought these for a 14 day cruise to the Caribbean. Awesome low light qualities. Superb daylight use. Overall excellent quality.

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          5.0

          Very good binoculars

          By flat earth Phil

          from tx

          About Me Long Time Birder

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Birding

            Comments about Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

            I may hang up my 25yr old Swarovskis. These are really good glasses and are very light and easy to carry.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great glass

            By strongeagle

            from seattle

            About Me Enthusiast, Homeowner, Hunter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Adjustable
            • Clear lenses
            • Easy to install / use
            • Good in any weather
            • Good value
            • Lightweight
            • Low Battery Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hunting
              • Outdoors
              • Shooting Competitons
              • Shooting Ranges
              • Target Practice

              Comments about Vortex 10x42 Viper HD Binocular:

              great glass at a great value

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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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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                          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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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            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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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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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                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                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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                                    • No

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                                    (4 of 4 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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                                      Bushnell -  Deluxe Binocular Harness Strap (Black, Clamshell Packaging)
                                      • You Pay: $12.99
                                       
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                                      • You Pay: $4.99
                                       

                                      Tripod Adapters

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                                      Make your binocular tripod ready for prolonged observation.

                                      Vortex -  Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket)
                                      • You Pay: $19.00
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                                      • You Pay: $34.99
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                                      Steady your binocular with the support and stability you need.

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                                      • You Pay: $12.95
                                       

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                                      • You Pay: $16.95
                                       

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                                      Cleaning & Anti-Fog

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                                      Help keep your optics clean & fog free with these tools.

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

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                                      • You Pay: $6.48
                                       

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                                      Meopta -  MeoPix iScoping Adapter for iPhone 5 (42mm)
                                      • You Pay: $59.99
                                       

                                      Eyepieces, Doublers, Finderscopes

                                      Double the magnification of your binocular.

                                      Vortex -  Binocular Doubler
                                      • You Pay: $169.99
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