Vortex 8x32 Diamondback HD Binoculars

BH #VO8X32DHDB • MFR #DB-212
Vortex 8x32 Diamondback HD Binoculars
Key Features
  • High Definition Optical System
  • Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Wide 65° Apparent Angle of View
Featuring a wide field of view, moderate magnification, and a close focus distance of just 5', the 8x32 Diamondback HD Binoculars from Vortex are a versatile optic suited to a wide range of uses. At 4.6 x 4.4" and under 16 ounces, they are comfortable for all-day use.
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Vortex Diamondback HD 8x32 Overview

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

Featuring a wide field of view, moderate magnification, and a close focus distance of just 5', the 8x32 Diamondback HD Binoculars from Vortex are a versatile optic suited to a wide range of uses. At 4.6 x 4.4" and under 16 ounces, they are comfortable for all-day use.

The Diamondback HD renders views with minimal chromatic aberration, exceptional color fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness, and optimal light transmission through the use of ultra high definition glass, an index-matched lens configuration, XR Plus lens coatings, and dielectric-coated, phase-correcting roof prisms. The lenses are protected from scratches, oil, and dust by ArmorTek exterior lens coating.

The housing is argon filled and sealed with O-rings to ensure reliable and durable protection against dust, debris, fog, and water. They are rubber armored for non-slip and durable protection, and is equipped with a large focusing knob that is easy to use even while wearing gloves. Twist-down eyecups accommodate users who wear glasses. For hands-free use or the steadiest view, the Diamondback HD can be mounted on a tripod using the separately sold tripod adapter. Naturally contoured to perfectly fit your hands, promoting comfort and eliminating user fatigue,the Diamondback HD includes a winning combination of features.

Optical Performance

  • Roof prism design
  • 8x magnification
  • 32mm objective lenses
  • Fully multi-coated lenses increase transmission, clarity, and brightness
  • Dielectric-coated, phase-correcting roof prisms improve true color, contrast, and transmission
  • 8.1° angle of view
  • 426' linear field of view at 1000 yards
  • Birding-friendly 5' close focus distance
  • Exit pupil: 4mm
  • Eye Relief: 16mm

Use and Handling

  • Short-hinge bridge cuts weight and exposes more surface for handling
  • Adjustable interpupillary distance: 56-73mm
  • Oversized knurled center focusing wheel
  • Textured diopter ring on right eyepiece
  • Twist-up soft tapered rubber eyecups

Construction Details

  • Protective rubber armor provides a slip-resistant grip
  • O-ring sealed and argon-filled to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature and environmental conditions
  • Scratch-resistant ArmorTek exterior lens coatings repel oils and corrosive materials from lenses
UPC: 875874009912

Vortex Diamondback HD 8x32 Specs

Prism TypeRoof
Objective Lens Diameter32 mm
Angle of View8.1° (Actual)
Field of View426' @ 1000 yd / 141.43 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance5' / 1.52 m
Exit Pupil Diameter4 mm
Eye Relief16 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment56 to 73 mm / 2.2 to 2.9"
Diopter AdjustmentYes
Focus TypeCenter
FogproofYes, Argon Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
Dimensions4.6 x 4.4" / 11.68 x 11.18 cm
Weight15.9 oz / 451 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.5 x 6 x 6"

Vortex Diamondback HD 8x32 Reviews

Best binoculars for the price - Just as good as the 8x42s

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-01

I tried a few different binoculars in store and these were significantly better than the others at their price point. We got a pair of 8x32 and a pair of 8x42 Diamondback HDs for our trip to Alaska and I have to say I prefer the 8x32 even though my wife has already claimed them. They are significantly lighter and smaller with nearly the same optical quality as the 8x42s. We tried them in low light conditions and can hardly tell a difference between the two pairs. These will probably be our new every day binoculars that we bring on trips. Not to mention Vortex has a lifetime warranty. 10/10

Excellent binocular for the price

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-11

I got these 8x32 for a trip to Europe because they would fit in a jacket pocket. The width of field and sharpness are essentially as good as my much more expensive Nikon 8x42. There may be a slight fall off of resolution near the edges and slightly less light gathering, but they are for all my purposes as good as my Nikons. The close focus is better. Overall it is amazingly good for the very reasonable price.

Excellent glass for the EDC or bug out pack

By Loh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-08

Setting up was easy, instructions that came with were more than sufficient. The picture is crystal clear and lets a good amount of light through. I'd like to say as far as nighttime vision, it's about the same as what my own eyes can see. Build quality feels solid and tight. The focusing dial is smooth but firm, I could focus in with just one hand on. Packs up nice and compact whilst delivering some powerful optics.

Amazing rugged, clear cut view

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-08

First of all B&H has tons of things. Just because it looks like a camera/video store is deciving. Top notch service, quick easy delivery, and all shows when they say it's coming. I will be scouting your website for future purchases. Thank you

Great binoculars

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-26

I recently purchased a pair of the 8x32 Diamondback HD to replace Nikon 10x42 that were lost elk hunting. They are small enough to fit in a pocket and are a great replacement for the lost pair. They are great in low light and, after comparing them to others in the same price range and above, I opted for this pair. I have elk on the hillside next to my house so I'm able to compare these with others for that purpose. I couldn't see a discernible difference for my purpose after comparing them to similar size Zeiss and other high quality binoculars.

CRYSTAL Clear view from a far

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-26

These are some of the best bino's I have ever had. They are extremely light weight, durable, and the view is crazy clear. I could do a fire mission on some jokers pinky toe. B&H as always fast, great prices, and you receive what you order quickly.


By Samuel J
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-26

.... These are well built and very compact having a rubber coated metal body. Focus knob has no backlash and is very smooth, diopter adjustment is firm and precise. Optics are clear and bright ..... BUT, the eye relief is much too short for eyeglass wearers. I would much prefer a soft case rather than the bulky semi-hard case that was included. These would be great for someone who DOES NOT wear eyeglasses.

These deliver sharp bright images way past their cost

By Larry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-16

Yes, I have better binoculars, but none this compact and sharp at the same time. Fabulous for birding.

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