Vortex 12x50 Viper HD Binocular

Vortex 12x50 Viper HD Binocular

Vortex 12x50 Viper HD Binocular

B&H # VO12X50VB MFR # VPR-5012-HD
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Product Highlights

  • High-Density Extra-Low Dispersion Glass
  • Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • ArmorTek Scratch-Resistant Lens Coating
  • 58 Apparent Angle of View
  • Argon-Purged, Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Closed Bridge Configuration
  • Large Center Focus Wheel
  • Tripod Mountable with Optional Adapter
  • Twist-Up Eyecups/Locking Diopter
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Vortex VPR-5012-HD overview

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The Viper HD 12x50 Binocular from Vortex boasts premium optical elements for accurate color and tack-sharp resolution. Its high density, extra-low dispersion glass elements are treated with Vortex proprietary XR anti-reflective optical coatings for optimal light transmission. Phase-correcting, dielectic coatings on the roof-style prisms further enhance the quality of the light path. The entire system is argon-purged and O-ring sealed for waterproof, fogproof, and dustproof performance, and the lenses bear ArmorTek coating for protection from scratching, oil, and dirt. A durable and tactile rubberized coating offers a positive grip and light shock protection.

Optical Performance
  • Apparent angle of view: 58° 
  • Phase-corrected roof prisms: dielectric coated for rendering high resolution and excellent contrast
  • HD lens elements: high density extra-low dispersion glass optimizes light transmission and color fidelity
  • XR lens coating: anti-reflective multi-coating on all air-to-glass surfaces enhances contrast and reduces glare
  • 15mm eye relief
  • 4.2mm exit pupil
Use and Handling
  • Closed bridge configuration
  • 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
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
In the Box
Vortex 12x50 Viper HD Binocular
  • Padded Carry Case
  • Neck Strap
  • Rainguard Eyepiece Cover
  • Tethered Objective Lens Covers
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Vortex VPR-5012-HD specs

    Prism Type Roof
    Magnification 12x
    Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
    Angle of View 4.8° (Actual)
    Field of View 252' @ 1000 yd / 83.664 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 8.5' / 2.6 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 4.2 mm
    Eye Relief 15 mm
    Interpupillary Adjustment 59.0 to 75.0 mm / 2.3 to 3.0"
    Focus Type Center
    Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
    Dimensions 6.7 x 5.2" / 17.0 x 13.2 cm
    Weight 28.00 oz / 793.80 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 8.0 x 4.3"

    Vortex VPR-5012-HD reviews

    12x50 Viper HD Binocular is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 23.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular These are the best binoculars I have ever owned, I went to my local Sportsmenswarehouse and tried out al the different types they had there, the Swaros were the best but not almost $2k better, these Vipers HD are fantastic. I can see so much detail it is amazing my other binoculars will now sit in a drawer. Was looking on a ridge line and could see so much detail I then picked up my old ones and couldn't hardly see the ridge. They are extremely comfortable to use long eye relief I can use them for hours and no eyestrain at all, everything thing just seems to pop out at you I can see things that i didn't even realize were there. The focusing is smooth as butter and extremely precise they are light weight which makes them nice to carry all day long with no strain at all, I love the locking diopter no more having to readjust every time I use them and the low light capability is the best.
    Date published: 2014-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Viper HD 12x50 I chose these binoculars in particular for a trip I had planned all over the country of Peru. From the high peak of Machu Picchu to the low lands of the Amazon rainforest and everything in between. I was very, very impressed and so were my guides who ended up using my binoculars instead of theirs while trying to locate native animals for us in the thick, dense jungles. I will forever use Vortex optics for all my hunting, shooting and spotting needs and will highly recommend them to everyone I meet.
    Date published: 2017-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from By far the best binoculars I have ever used... I was tired of my old bino's giving me a headache after long hours of glassing distant hillsides. Decided to suck it up and spend the money my eyes deserved. B&H had a great deal on the Viper HD 12x50's which included the harness and they are just 4 oz heavier than the 10x42 model. The extra magnification helped see the detail I needed to know that the deer in my view was only a spike and not a legal buck. Saved me the wasted time of hiking out and chasing the wrong deer. Everyone that had a turn on the Viper's commented on how clear the glass was and that it made looking out of their bino's like looking through dirty sunglasses. Needless to say I had to ask for them back when offering a short exchange to check them out, ha ha. After my first 4 day hunting trip my eyes thanked me and had no more headaches. Thank you B&H and Vortex, glad I bit the bullet and could not be happier with the purchase.
    Date published: 2016-10-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Vortex has yet to disappoint me with the quality they build into their products. So far, I've only gotten a chance to take these Vipers camping a couple of times but the clarity is amazing. I'll be using them on an upcoming caribou hunt in AK and I have no doubt they will perform beautifully. Thanks B&H for the excellent service and fast shipping.
    Date published: 2014-09-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really impressive binoculars! I use them for archery to spot my arrows. You will not be disappointed, these binoculars are so worth the money. The clarity, crisp and bright. Awesome field of view. For the price these are the best out there!
    Date published: 2016-06-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another solid product from Vortex It all started with the Viper PST I bought used from a good friend. It then turned into a Venom RDS, then Viper RDS, then a Crossfire II. I had always wanted a solid set of binos but was afraid to pull the trigger. I ended up picking up some Viper HD 12x50's even though I heard they might be a little more unstable while holding. These setup great. Clarity is awesome. Really happy. I also decided that if im going to pick up a higher end of binos, to sink my teeth into a decent spotting scope. Of which I decided on the diamondback. Super happy with all my Vortex optics. Still waiting for a zoom lever for my Crossfire II though! Gives me piece of mind to know that if anything happens the VIP warranty is there.
    Date published: 2017-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Bino's Use for deer hunting and like the clarity and magnification for the size.
    Date published: 2016-02-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough amazing glass I've owned this binocular for 3 years now and I'm not sure how I ever lived without them. I owned the diamondback 12x50 before the viper HD 12x50 and I had no idea what my eyes were missing out on. I don't guide hunters but diy hunt in the west so my glass is important all summer and fall. They are tested constantly on ruggedness. I also use them to watch cows calve and I can see their tag numbers the glass is so clear. For the price you are getting some amazing glass and an amazing warranty. I use them on and off the tripod as well.
    Date published: 2018-03-01
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