Vortex 8x42 Diamondback Binocular

BH #VODB8X42 • MFR #DB-204
Vortex 8x42 Diamondback Binocular
Key Features
  • Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Wide-Angle Viewing: 7.5°
  • Water & Fogproof with Argon & O-Rings
Combining excellent optical performance with ruggedness, portability, and comfort, the 8x42 Diamondback Binocular from Vortex Optics is ideal to take along on hiking trips, when camping and traveling, or just in case. The optics feature improved transmission, contrast, and true color using fully multi-coated lenses and phase-corrected roof prisms. With the improved close focus of 5' you will get plenty of focusing range and a sharp focus on faraway scenery as well as close-ups of nearby street signs, monuments' details, or wildlife. The combination of 8x magnification and the 42mm objectives offers you a generous 7.5° angle of view that gives you complete images of targets.
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Vortex 8x42 Diamondback Binocular

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Vortex DB-204 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction Details

Combining excellent optical performance with ruggedness, portability, and comfort, the 8x42 Diamondback Binocular from Vortex Optics is ideal to take along on hiking trips, when camping and traveling, or just in case. The optics feature improved transmission, contrast, and true color using fully multi-coated lenses and phase-corrected roof prisms. With the improved close focus of 5' you will get plenty of focusing range and a sharp focus on faraway scenery as well as close-ups of nearby street signs, monuments' details, or wildlife. The combination of 8x magnification and the 42mm objectives offers you a generous 7.5° angle of view that gives you complete images of targets.

The lightweight aluminum housing is purged with argon gas and sealed with O-rings to offer enhanced fogproof and waterproof performance. The short-hinge bridge is reduced in size, compared to previous generations of Diamondbacks, to cut overall weight and to expose more of the tubes' surface for easy holding. To ensure that you have a non-slip grip and tuning, the body, oversized focusing ring, diopter ring, and twist-up soft tapered eyecups have rubberized coverings. The focusing knob and the diopter ring also have knurling for easy use even with gloves on. Also included with the binocular are a carry case, neck strap, rain guard, and tethered objective caps.

Optical Performance

  • Roof prism design
  • 8x magnification
  • 42mm objectives provide bright images in most lighting conditions
  • Fully multi-coated lenses increase transmission, clarity, and brightness
  • Phase-corrected prisms improve true color, contrast, and transmission
  • Wide apparent angle of view: 60°
  • 393' linear field of view at 1000 yards
  • 5' close focus distance
  • Exit pupil: 5.3mm
  • Eye Relief: 17mm

Use and Handling

  • Short-hinge bridge cuts weight and exposes more surface for handling
  • Adjustable interpupillary distance: 55-75mm
  • Oversized knurled center focusing wheel
  • Textured diopter ring on right eyepiece
  • Twist-up soft tapered rubber eyecups

Construction Details

  • Lightweight and durable aluminum body
  • Slip-resistant rubber armor exterior
  • Water and fogproof: Argon-purged and O-ring sealed
UPC: 875874006423

Vortex DB-204 Specs

Prism TypeRoof
Performance
Magnification8x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Angle of View7.5° (Actual)
Field of View393' @ 1000 yd / 130.48 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance5' / 1.5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter5.3 mm
Eye Relief17 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment55 to 75 mm / 2.2 to 3"
Diopter AdjustmentYes
Focus TypeCenter
Features
FogproofYes, Argon Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Dimensions5.8 x 5.1" / 14.7 x 12.9 cm
Weight21.8 oz / 618 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.35 x 7.5 x 3.8"
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