Vortex 8x42 Diamondback HD Binoculars

BH #VO8X42DHDB • MFR #DB-214
Vortex 8x42 Diamondback HD Binoculars
Key Features
  • High Definition Optical System
  • Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Wide 60° Apparent Angle of View
Featuring a generous objective lens, a wide field of view, and a close focus distance of just 5', the 8x42 Diamondback HD Binoculars from Vortex are a versatile optic suited to a wide range of uses. They come with a Vortex GlassPak harness for comfortable use during hours of observation.
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Vortex Diamondback HD Overview

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

Featuring a generous objective lens, a wide field of view, and a close focus distance of just 5', the 8x42 Diamondback HD Binoculars from Vortex are a versatile optic suited to a wide range of uses. They come with a Vortex GlassPak harness for comfortable use during hours of observation.

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 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
  • 42mm objective lenses
  • Fully multi-coated lenses increase transmission, clarity, and brightness
  • Dielectric-coated, phase-correcting roof prisms improve true color, contrast, and transmission
  • 7.5° angle of view
  • 393' linear field of view at 1000 yards
  • Birding-friendly 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: 55-73mm
  • Oversized knurled center focusing wheel
  • Textured diopter ring on right eyepiece
  • Twist-up soft tapered rubber eyecups

Construction Details

  • GlassPak binoculars harness with zippered accessory pocket
  • 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: 875874009936

Vortex Diamondback HD 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' / 1.52 m
Exit Pupil Diameter5.3 mm
Eye Relief17 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment55 to 73 mm / 2.2 to 2.9"
Diopter AdjustmentYes
Focus TypeCenter
Features
FogproofYes, Argon Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Dimensions5.7 x 5.1" / 14.48 x 12.95 cm
Weight21.8 oz / 618 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.455 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.7 x 7 x 7"
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