Vortex Diamondback 20-60x80 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)

Vortex Diamondback 20-60x80 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)

Vortex Diamondback 20-60x80 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)

B&H # VO2060X80DBS MFR # DBK-80S1
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Product Highlights

  • Straight Viewing
  • 20-60x Magnification
  • 80mm Objective Lens
  • Dielectric-Coated Porro Prism
  • XR and ArmorTek Multi-Coated Lenses
  • Nitrogen Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • High-Impact, Fiberglass-Reinforced Body
  • Rotating Tripod Collar
  • Integrated Lens Shade
  • Fine-Focus Knob
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Vortex DBK-80S1 overview

  • 1Description

The straight-through viewing Diamondback 20-60x80 Spotting Scope from Vortex features a large objective lens and specialized optical coatings to provide bright and clear images. All air-to-glass surfaces have Vortex's XR anti-reflective coatings to minimize light loss. Additionally, they are ArmorTek coated for scratch resistance. To ensure accurate color across the entire visible spectrum, the Porro prisms are dielectric coated. These coatings are highly reflective and lose less than 1% of the light that passes through them. This combination of coatings and optics creates a spotting scope that produces bright, clear, highly contrasted images with accurate color transmission.

The high-impact resistant fiberglass-reinforced polymer body is O-ring sealed and nitrogen filled to be water and fogproof. Its focus system features a fine-focus wheel for precise focusing capability and tack-sharp views. The scope has a tripod mounting shoe with a ¼"-20 threaded mount. For comfort and convenience, the tripod collar rotates to permit the eyepiece to be put in the best viewing position. A retractable lens shade keeps the Sun or rain off the objective lens.

Optical Performance
  • 20-60x zoom eyepiece
  • 80mm objective lens
  • Porro prism design with dielectric multi-coatings
  • Vortex XR lens coatings
  • ArmorTek scratch-resistant exterior lens coatings
Use and Handling
  • Straight view eyepiece for easier subject acquisition and digiscoping
  • Fine-focus wheel for tack-sharp views
  • Twist-up eyecup
  • Rotating tripod ring
  • ¼"x20 threaded mount for tripods
Construction Details
  • Fiberglass-reinforced high-impact body
  • O-ring sealed to be waterproof
  • Nitrogen filled to be fogproof
  • Built-in retractable sunshield
UPC: 875874004924
In the Box
Vortex Diamondback 20-60x80 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • Objective Lens Cap
  • View-Through Carry Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Vortex DBK-80S1 specs

    Viewing Angle Straight
    Magnification 20 to 60x
    Objective Lens Diameter 80 mm
    Field of View 20x: 105.0' @ 1000 yd / 35.0 m @ 1000 m
    60x: 51.0' @ 1000 yd / 17.0 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 22.0' / 6.7 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 20x: 4 mm
    60x: 1.3 mm
    Eye Relief 16.5 - 20.0 mm
    Fogproof Yes, Nitrogen Filled
    Water Resistance Waterproof
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Dimensions : 3.1 x L: 15.7" / : 8.0 x L: 39.9 cm 
    Weight 2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.8 x 6.7 x 4.4"

    Vortex DBK-80S1 reviews

    Diamondback 20-60x80 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as most Vortex First off I am a Fan of Vortex optics and I truly believe I simply received a bad copy of this scope. It was no good at the higher magnifications and did not seem to focus well. I reluctantly sent it back for a refund after having it out of the package for maybe 10 minutes. I will probably replace it with a higher grade Vortex (only because I don't want to pay more for the more expensive brands). I would still recommend trying this one out. I guess I'll find out about B&Hs return policy too. I hope they are good, if so I'll sing their praise as well.
    Date published: 2014-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great products with a great warranty! After my first trip to Montana I decided to pick up this Diamondback spotting scope to help pick apart the landscape out there. What a huge difference it made this last fall! It's lightweight, fits great in my pack and the protective coating on it is nice. (I'm not exactly gentle on my equipment.) It does get a little fuzzy when it's maxed out but it still did what I needed it to do. I would suggest spending the money on a good tripod for it as well. All in all it's a great spotting scope for the money!
    Date published: 2018-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality and durability I have had this scope for over a year and a half, and every time I use it amazes me. The optics are very clear and with the 80 mm objective lens, the picture is bright. The zoom does darken the image but that is expected with almost any spotting scope. Great quality for the price and a lifetime warranty! You can never go wrong with buying anything made by Vortex.
    Date published: 2018-03-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Beginner's Spotting Scope Great for the value. Clarity diminishes quickly at higher magnification, but still usable at 60x. Very happy with the product for the price, does the trick for long-range archery shooting and rifle shooting at moderate range. Large scope, but fairly lightweight.
    Date published: 2017-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got Our Elk Using The Vortex Took this on my Sons Elk hunt this last fall. And it worked great! I was watching the herd from my vantage point with the Spotting Scope and talking to my Son on the walkie-talkies. Could direct him right to the Elk. Worked perfectly! Got a nice 5x5!
    Date published: 2018-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great spotting scope Very clear and sharp to look through. Like how it can remain in carry case and mount on a tripod. I've read some reviews and they had maybe fuzzy results at the higher power...........well mine appears great.
    Date published: 2016-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome spotting scope I bought this diamondback about two months ago and the clarity is outstanding. I am able to see impacts on steel plates out to 700 yards and the warranty is the cherry on top.
    Date published: 2017-08-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glass in all conditions. That and you cannot beat the Great glass in all conditions. That and you cannot beat the vortex warranty. Thanks again for the speedy service
    Date published: 2017-08-28
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