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Vortex 8x42 Viper HD Binocular

B&H # VO8X42VHD MFR # VPR-4208-HD USA
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Product Highlights

  • High Density (HD) Glass Elements
  • Phase Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • ArmorTek Scratch-Resistant Lens Coating
  • Close Focus Under 6 ft
  • Center Focus Wheel
  • Waterproof/Fogproof Construction
  • Twist-Up Eyecups
  • Rubber Armored Exterior
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You Pay: $589.00

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The 8x42 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: 53 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 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 6.6° (actual)
Field-of-View 347' @ 1000 yd / 115.20 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 5.1' / 1.55 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.25  mm
Eye Relief 20  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 24.2 oz / 686 g
Vortex 8x42 Viper HD Binocular
  • Deluxe Padded Carry Case
  • Neck Strap
  • Rainguard
  • Tethered Objective Lens Covers
  • Lifetime Unlimited Vortex VIP Warranty

  • Included Free

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Vortex8x42 Viper HD Binocular
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors (4)

      Reviewed by 6 customers

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      5.0

      Great for birding

      By Ok Birder

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Good in any weather
      • Good value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors

        Comments about Vortex 8x42 Viper HD Binocular:

        Perfect size and weight for birding and crystal clear viewing. Great price from B & H with the $ gift card

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        5.0

        Exceed Expectations

        By LA

        from LA

        About Me Hunter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear lenses
        • Good value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hunting
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Vortex 8x42 Viper HD Binocular:

          Great glass. Very happy I purchased these.

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          5.0

          Incredible Clarity !!!

          By wjc

          from Charleston, WV

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear lenses

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors

            Comments about Vortex 8x42 Viper HD Binocular:

            I Use These Binoculars To Watch Sporting Events.
            Incredible Image Quality & Clarity.
            No Negatives. I Used These Recently To Watch Jeter #2 Play At Cleveland. Highly Recommended !!!

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            4.0

            Unintrusive, solid

            By MycoBirder

            from Santa Cruz, CA

            About Me Birder, Enthusiast, Naturalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Easy to install / use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Birding
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Vortex 8x42 Viper HD Binocular:

              The Straps are easily adjustable, the split
              rings and swivels seem solid (but I wish the
              swivels were metal or polycarb).
              The leather piece is a nice touch.

              Overall I can barely tell it's there when I'm wearing it, which is exactly as it should be.
              Very light, good features to prevent twisting.

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              5.0

              Sharp with close focus-ideal for birding

              By SNOBIRD

              from TUSCALOOSA, AL

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching

                Comments about Vortex 8x42 Viper HD Binocular:

                I USE THE BINOCS FOR BIRDING. THEY APPEAR TO BE JUST AS SHARP AS MY MORE EXPENSIVE ZEISS 8 X 40S AND FOCUS MUCH CLOSER. THAT IS A BIG ADVANTAGE WITH HUMMINGBIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Viper HD is High Quality at Best Price

                By Nature Hound

                from Silver Spring, MD

                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
                  • Sporting Events/Concerts
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Vortex 8x42 Viper HD Binocular:

                  There is no need to spend twice as much or more on HD Binoculars when you can be quite satisfied with this fine Japanese build. The 8x42 Viper HD yields bright, sharp, images right to the edge. You will love the hand held comfort, with click stop adjust for rubber eyecup and the depressed sculptured thumb indent on the bottom of each casing. The center focus and diopter adjust wheels are smooth as silk yet have just the right amount of resistance. The diopter ring has a "hold" setting to save the present + or - position. The 8x42 is just the right weight, bright image and power for vewing a wide range of subjects. The simplified owner's manual makes for easy reference.

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                  • No

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                  • You Pay: $12.95
                   

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                  • You Pay: $14.99
                   

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                  Bushnell - Universal Tripod Mount for Binocular (Black)
                  • You Pay: $17.99
                   

                  Smartphone Adapters

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                  Record the image you're viewing on your smartphone with a smartphone adapter.

                  Carson - IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s
                  • You Pay: $11.87
                   

                  Straps, Lanyards & Harnesses

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                  Keep your optics secure and at the ready with a strap, lanyard or harness.

                  Bushnell - Deluxe Binocular Harness Strap (Black, Clamshell Packaging)
                  • You Pay: $10.99
                   
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                  • You Pay: $49.99
                   

                  Cleaning & Anti-Fog

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