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Vortex is a well-known brand in the outdoor sports optics industry. We have covered many Vortex products in the past. What impresses me most about Vortex is that just how well built their products are for a low price.
You will be surprised just how good of a scope vortex delivers under 300$. Well, today we are not here to talk about scopes, today we are here to talk about all the available options under the diamondback franchise.
VORTEX DIAMONDBACK BINOCULARS COMPARISON TABLE
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WHAT IS VORTEX DIAMONDBACK?
You might have this question inside your head. We understand that this is a commonly asked question. The answer to the answer is, diamondback is almost like a sub-brand. Why do we say that?
Do you guys know the mobile manufacturer named Xiaomi? They got their sub-brand named Redmi, under this name they release tons of phones every year. Now, we are not here to talk about the phone but hang on for a little.
Vortex also has riflescopes and spotting scopes under the name Diamondback! Are you getting what I’m trying to say? Diamondback is like a huge name for Vortex. Under that name Vortex also releases binoculars. The one we are talking about today.
VORTEX DIAMONDBACK 10x42 REVIEW: FEATURES AND BENEFITS
The Vortex diamondback 10x comes in 3 variants 10×32, 10×42, 10×50. The choice comes to personal preference and budget. But ultimately they are the same binoculars.
The reason Vortex diamondback 10×42 is the most sold compared to its sibling is the reason of its wide field of view. Because, diamondback 10×42 has a 345ft field of view at 1000 yards & The angle of the field of view is 6.6 degrees.
The height of the binocular is 5.9 inches and it’s 5.6 inches wide. It provides a generous amount of eye relief. The binocular has a 16 mm eye relief which is plenty even for glasses users.
The eyecups are adjustable and the right eyecup has a locking diopter. The body is made of rugged materials. Dropping it accidentally won’t put any kind of dent. Housing of the binocular is also water and fog proof.
While the optics are not Armortek coated but they are fully multi-coated lense.
You know already how good fully multi-coated lenses perform. The lenses are easy to clean with microfiber cloths. The binocular also comes with a carrying case.
VORTEX DIAMONDBACK 10x32 REVIEW: FEATURES AND BENEFITS
The Vortex Diamondback 10×32 is another version of the 10x magnification binocular series from Vortex. It is priced at just under 200$.
The binocular features the same top-quality rugged exterior with a rubber coating. The binocular also features the same HD roof prism.
We already know how awesome and clear the photos you take through the binocular is. This is also a compact binocular.
The dimension of this binocular is 4.4 inches in height and 5 inches in width. The binocular weighs merely 16oz.
Pretty light and compact to take with you anywhere.
The eye relief is pretty generous 14mm. Yes, it is enough to use with glasses we tried. The field of view is 340 feet at 1000 yards.
If you are looking for something decently priced with good features then you simply can’t go wrong with the Vortex Diamondback 10×32.
VORTEX DIAMONDBACK 10x28 REVIEW: FEATURES AND BENEFITS
For some reason you want a smaller version of the 10x series then Vortex got you covered. Let’s be honest there could be many reasons for you wanting one of this.
First of all, it’s a 10x magnification binocular. The objective lens of the binocular is 28 mm which results in a small compact size binocular.
The height of 10×28 is only 4.6 inches and 4.5 inches in width. Comparing to it’s bigger brothers it’s pretty compact. You can take it anywhere you want.
The prism is HD roof prism. The outer exterior has a rubber coating to it. The binocular weighs at just 15.9 oz. The FOP is 273 feet at 1000 yards.
The price is also cheap compared to the larger version of this. It is under 150$. If you are looking for a binocular with massive zoom but doesn’t cost massive money then you are better off with this diamondback 10×28.
VORTEX DIAMONDBACK 10x50 REVIEW: FEATURES AND BENEFITS
The largest and the heaviest binocular on the diamondback series. This massive binocular weighs at 30 oz. The height of the binocular is 6.6 inches and the width is 5.3 inches.
The binocular has a 10x magnification to it and the objective lens is massive 50 mm. Even though the binocular is particularly big it does offer a generous 17mm of eye relief.
It features the same HD roof prism and rugged rubber coated water and fog proof body. The field of view of this binocular is 315 feet at 1000 yards.
While some might say it’s not a lot, we agree but for the size of the binocular and the huge objective lens, it provides more than enough field of view.
If you are a birder and take pictures through your binoculars a lot you might opt for this. They can be a hassle to carry true but with the included case you won’t be facing any issue carrying this massive beauty.
It is also the most expensive one on the list. But if you need the features it packs you will be more than willing to spend that much.
VORTEX DIAMONDBACK 12x50 REVIEW: FEATURES AND BENEFITS
This is the biggest one in the whole Vortex diamondback binocular series. This is also the costliest one in the series. There are reasons for that though.
The main reason the binocular has 12x magnification. 12x is not a little amount of zoom. You can see from miles away with this without any kind of optical distortion.
The binocular is large which was expected, the height of the diamondback 12×50 is 6.7 inches and the width is 5.5 inches.
Despite being such a big and powerful binocular the width of the binocular is pretty moderate.
The weight though is on the higher side. But surprisingly it’s lighter than the 10×50 model! The weight of diamondback 12×50 is 28.7 oz.
The body quality is like the others pretty durable and sturdy. There is a rubber coating around the whole body. There is also eyecaps for easier usage.
The eye relief of 12×50 is 14nm. The field of view is 271 feet at 1000yards.
If you are playing the long game and want the highest zoom possible this is the stuff you are looking for.
VORTEX DIAMONDBACK 8x42 REVIEW: FEATURES AND BENEFITS
It may lack in the zoom department but it is also one of the most expensive diamondback binocular out there. Weighing just at 21.8oz the binocular is on the lightweight side.
Max magnifications of the binocular is 8x. For normal sightseeing or birding 8x is more than enough.
You may want a smaller objective lens for some reason the 8x diamondback also has 3 versions of it. Just like the 10x one.
Vortex Diamondback 8x also comes in 8×42, 8×32, 8×28. Surprisingly the 8×42 doesn’t feature the highest field of view.
The field of view of 8×42 is 393 feet at 1000 yards. The build quality is rugged with rubber coating all over the body. The body shouldn’t break from a simple drop.
One of the key selling factor of this binocular is it comes with a GlassPakTM harness.
You guys might already know about how good their harness is. The package also includes a rain guard lens protector. The lenses are also fully-multicoated here. Diamondback 8×42 also features HD roof prism.
Which ensures excellent clarity in the image.
The height of the binocular is 5.7 inches and the width is 5.1 inches. Pretty moderate to carry with you anywhere. The eye relief of diamondback 8×42 is 17 mm. Larger than 10×42.
If you are looking for an 8×42 scope under 300$ then you can’t go wrong with the Vortex diamondback 8×42 binocular.
VORTEX DIAMONDBACK 8x32 REVIEW: FEATURES AND BENEFITS
This is practically the same binocular as the diamondback 8×42 but it has some differences. Some in its favor some might not.
The magnification of the binocular is 8x. The objective lens of the binocular is 32mm.
The field of view of diamondback 8×32 is 426 feet at 1000 yards! Yes, it has a bigger FOP than the 8×42. For people that looking for a wider field of view, you might want to take this over the 8×42.
This is also cheaper than the Vortex diamondback 8×42.
The build quality is the same impressive rugged exterior with a rubber coating. The height of the binocular is 4.4 inches and width is 4.6 inches.
Pretty small and compact. Mobile phones nowadays are taller than this binocular. Let’s not forget the compact size. It’s easy to carry this everywhere.
The weight of Vortex diamondback 8×32 is 15.9 oz.
Overall it’s a banger binocular for the money. If you are sightseeing from the top of a mountain or perhaps in a live stadium you might want to take this for its wonderful field of view.
VORTEX DIAMONDBACK 8x28 REVIEW: FEATURES AND BENEFITS
It is the final model of the 8x diamondback series. This is the smallest binocular on the whole list. This is also the cheapest binocular in the whole diamondback series.
The dimension of the binocular is 4.6 inches in height and 4.5 inches in width.
This compact binocular weighs just 14 oz. Apparently, this is also the lightest binocular on the list. Like all other diamondback binocular the 8×28 also features HD roof prism. A sturdy body with rubber coating all over it.
The lenses are fully multi-coated.
It has the smallest FOP in the 8x series. The FOP of this binocular is 332 feet at 1000yards. If you are looking for a cheap and good binocular that has good prism and aesthetic to it.
Then this is the best option you got. It may not feature the massive FOP of its superior but it has plenty of FOP for a cheap binocular.
VORTEX DIAMONDBACK BINOCULARS REVIEW: CONCLUSION
That was a long article to read, wasn’t it! If you made it to the bottom congrats and thanks for reading. You can just go and buy 1 from those!