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Vortex Razor HD 8x42 Binocular

Includes Free
B&H Photo Gift Card $75.00 Vortex Binocular Harness
Total Value $96.00
B&H # VOR8X42HD Mfr # RZB-2101
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You Pay: $1,179.00
Product Highlights
  • Roof Prism with Phase-Correction
  • Premium High-Density (HD) Lens Elements
  • Proprietary XR Anti-Reflective Coatings
  • Magnesium Chassis
  • Argon-Purged: Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Armor Tek Ultra-Hard Lens Protection
  • Open Hinge
  • Diopter
  • Twist-Up Eyecups

The Razor HD 8x42 Binocular from Vortex is smaller, lighter, brighter and stronger than ever before. The Razor HD 8x42 binocular is a versatile glass for multiple applications. It is well suited for short or long distance observation. Its lightweight construction and high optical performance make it an extremely desirable viewing instrument.

The binocular renders significantly high contrast, color accuracy because of its numerous optical enhancements. HD extra-low dispersion glass, APO optical system, Plasma Tech, Vortex XR lens coatings, dielectric prism coatings and phase-correction raise the level of optical excellence for this roof prism binocular. The benefits include excellence in color sharpness, coating durability, overall performance, increased resolution, color fidelity, High Definition images, clarity, brightness, anti-reflectivity, and greater light transmission. Additional lens protection from scratches, oil and dust is provided by the ArmorTek exterior lens coating.

The Razor HD 8x42 is argon gas purged and sealed with o-rings to ensure reliable and durable protection against dust, debris, fog and water. It is rubber armored for non-slip and durable protection. It is also equipped with an exceptionally large focusing knob with a pull-push focus that rotates for setting and locking the proper diopter setting. Naturally contoured to perfectly fit your hands, promoting comfort and eliminating user-fatigue Vortex has once again created a winning combination of features.

Optical
  • AAoV of 59.1°
  • Multi-layer dielectric prism coatings provide clear, bright, color-accurate images
  • Plasma Tech application process provides coating durability and enhanced performance
  • APO optical system works in combination with the HD (High Density) glass to provide unmatched color sharpness
  • Vortex proprietary XR anti-reflective lens coatings, fully multi-coated on all air-to-glass lens surfaces, increase brightness
  • HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass delivers superior resolution and color fidelity, producing High Definition images
  • Phase coating ensures that color wave-lengths have the same focus point reducing chromatic aberration and ensuring color fidelity
Construction
  • Magnesium chassis helps decrease weight and increase strength
  • Argon gas purging supplies superior fogproof and waterproof performance
  • Roof prisms offer a smaller, lighter, sleeker architecture with fewer internal parts
  • Rubber armoring provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection
  • O-ring sealed waterproof to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside
  • Open hinge design offers superior ergonomics while decreasing total weight and bulk
  • ArmorTek ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt
User Friendly
  • Large and easily accessible tactile center focus wheel
  • Right eyepiece diopter adjusts for differences in a user's eyes
  • Compatible with a tripod adapter allowing use on a tripod or car window mount
  • Multi-position eyecups twist up and down assuring precise, intermediate settings that affords a comfortable, custom fit viewing experience with or without eye or sunglasses
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 7.4°
Field-of-View 388' @ 1000 yd / 128.82 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 6' / 1.83 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.25  mm
Eye Relief 17.5  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 55 - 75 mm / 2.17 - 2.95"
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes
Dimensions 5.9 x 5.1" / 149.86 x 129.54  mm
Weight 24.2 oz / 686.07 g
Vortex Razor HD 8x42 Binocular
  • Rainguard
  • 2 x Tethered Objective Lens Covers
  • Comfort Neck Strap
  • Deluxe Padded Carry Case
  • VIP Unconditional Lifetime Warranty

  • Included Free

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    VortexRazor HD 8x42 Binocular
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Outstanding Optics

    By whmurray

    from Washougal, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Waterproof
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Sporting Events/Concerts
      • Travel

      Comments about Vortex Razor HD 8x42 Binocular:

      Purchased for an upcoming trip to Alaska, these binoculars are clear, bright and sturdily built. Diopter adjustment was quick, and securely locks in place. Focusing is very smooth and the focus knob is very comfortable to use. For the money, I can't imagine a better set of general purpose glasses.

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      5.0

      Best Buy Birding Binocs

      By steve

      from Tucson Az (Winter) Sequim WA (SummeFall)

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Sporting Events/Concerts
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Vortex Razor HD 8x42 Binocular:

        The Vortex Razor HD 8x42 is totally meeting my birding expectations. I did a side by side comparison with Leica and Swaroffski's 8x42's. They certainly have fine optics but have relative disadvantages of weight, close vision at 6', and price. Razor clarity compares well with both and the feel-in-hand of the Razors is superior. I wear glasses with a strong prescription and have had no difficulty adjusting the Razors to the eye relief I need.The Vortex guarantee is the best. I know someone who shut a car door on their pair and Vortex replaced the pair for no cost even after though it was several years old. The Razors are replacing my Leica compact 10x25 which are wonderful for hiking but have poor field of vision for birding and do not have clarity for shaded viewing. I campared the Vortex Razors to Vortex Vipers - the Razors are worth the extra price for birding or butterfly watching in the field. The Vipers might do well for occasionasl viewing close to home. I do recommend the Razors. I called B&H to inquire about the Razors and had excellent service about the product and shipping. Standard shipping was quite fast and there was no charge for tax or shipping which made the price even more competitive.

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