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8x42 Diamondbacks

Binoculars, 8x42, Vortex, Diamondback
Manufacturer
Vortex

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Overall rating
5.00 star(s) 2 ratings
Recommended
Yes
Price
190$
Pros
  • Very sharp glass; sturdy build; wide FOV
Cons
  • A bit heavy
The close focus distance is about 5 ft, not 4.5 ft as advertised but is considered very good in its class. It renders natural color and sharp image. We use it in the concert hall the first day we got it. Sitting far back, we could see the fingers of the pianoist very clearly. After holding the bino for a while, however, my arms are sore. I guess every ounce matters. I am thinking switching to its mini version 8x32, which only weighs 520 grams instead of 715 grams, but not sure if 8x32 is as good.
Recommended
Yes
Price
210$
Pros
  • Well Constructed. Excellent in low light. Nice case. Lifetime warranty
Cons
  • Loose tethered lens caps
These were a gift to myself; possibly an upgrade to an excellent pair of Eagle Optic Denali binoculars. Am I glad that I made the jump! I just compared these at night looking at stars, clouds, distant city lights, and the moon. These Diamondbacks are noticeably better in low light so either the glass and/or coatings are better. The very close focus (4.5 ft. vs 7 on the Denali's) and the really wide field of view (420 vs 408) make this an excellent value. Love the rounded eye cups but they really need tighter covers for both ends.
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