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 8x42 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 8x42 Specs

Key Specs
Prism Type
Roof
Magnification
8x
Objective Lens Diameter
42 mm
Angle of View
7.5° (Actual)
Field of View
393' @ 1000 yd / 130.48 m @ 1000 m
Exit Pupil Diameter
5.3 mm
Performance
Magnification
8x
Objective Lens Diameter
42 mm
Angle of View
7.5° (Actual)
Field of View
393' @ 1000 yd / 130.48 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance
5' / 1.52 m
Exit Pupil Diameter
5.3 mm
Eye Relief
17 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment
55 to 73 mm / 2.2 to 2.9"
Diopter Adjustment
Yes
Focus Type
Center
Features
Fogproof
Yes, Argon Filled
Environmental Protection
Water-Resistant (Unrated) 
General
Dimensions
5.7 x 5.1" / 14.48 x 12.95 cm
Weight
21.8 oz / 618 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.455 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.7 x 7 x 7"

Vortex Diamondback HD 8x42 Reviews

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Does this model have a magnesium chasis?

Does this model have a magnesium chasis?
Asked by: Mike
The Vortex 8x42 Diamondback HD Binoculars BH #VO8X42DHDB • MFR #DB-214 hav a Rubber-Armored Magnesium Housing
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-11-07

The most helpful critical review noted, " When ...

The most helpful critical review noted, " When viewing through them, if you don't keep the eye cups tight to your eyes and your head perfectly perpendicular to the eye pieces, you get some blur around the bottom of the lens." Is this a problem if you are a prescription spectacle wearer?
Asked by: david
I have prescription glasses and have not noticed any blur on the bottom, I do have to rotate the eyepiece to make sure that it is on the setting for glass wearer, since my wife will use the binoculars sometimes and rotates the eyepiece for non-glass wearer. Hope this helps
Answered by: isrrael
Date published: 2022-06-21
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