In this vortex diamondback binoculars 10×42 review, we are going to discover how much this gadget is worth to hunters, wildlife observers, and other recreational users.
According to its magnification and object lens diameter, it appears that this binocular is made especially for wildlife observation type work, bird watching, safari, and sightseeing. It’s basically a roof-prism binocular made for things like watching a concert but for watching a race it will be a little overpowered and heavy.
We tested this binocular for a few days watching birds, and chipmunks, and took it to a cliff to see an eagle’s nest. We discovered many important and interesting facts about this gadget which we are going to report here.
Vortex Optics Diamondback 10×42 Roof Prism Binoculars Review
Some Essential Features of Vortex Optics New Diamondback 10×42 Roof Prism Binoculars
We started our journey near the cliff after discovering lots of local birds we don’t know the names of and haven’t viewed for many years. After reaching the cliff and finding an eagle’s nest with two fluffy baby eagles, the rain was starting. Thank god the Vortex Diamondback 10×42 Binocular was waterproof.
- Powerful Equipment
This special binocular is equipped with a powerful lens. You may already know about the 10×42 number from earlier. This information says that it can provide an object image ten times larger than seen with the naked eye.
The number 42 says the binocular has a 42 mm diameter objective lens. This lens is not the same lens that you look through. So, this massive lens can let more light into the binoculars. That’s how you get cleaner, bright images.
The lenses of this binocular are covered with a multi-layered anti-reflective prism coating. That’s how the images it provides stay more realistic with the proper brightness and color accuracy.
- Made for all Conditions
How come a modern binocular is not waterproof or fog proof, especially if it’s a hunting binocular. The Vortex Diamondback 10×42 Binoculars can be used in any weather condition. It’s waterproof and its fog proofing uses Argon gas purged barrels secured by an O-ring seal which prevents internally fogging at a wide temperature range.
The binoculars are covered with rubber armor. This protective cover not only saves the binoculars from rain, snow, and sandstorms it also protects them from scratches and shock. This rubber coating also gives excellent support for non-slip gripping making the hold easy and comfortable.
- Easy focusing
Easy focusing and comfortable view that we all want from a binocular. This Vortex Diamondback Binocular is made for this too. First of all this binocular has adjustable eyepieces so you can position them up or down to fit your needs. It’s also an excellent option for glass wearers. They can be comfortable with the eyepieces while viewing.
Secondly, this binocular gives you the ability to focus individually. This means you can focus each barrel with its central wheel. If you have a different vision in both your eyes then this option will help you a lot. You will be able to target better and clearer by using this feature.
And thirdly, The Vortex Diamondback Binoculars 10×42 are very easy to fix all the settings. Follow, the usual procedure of diopter adjustment, and it will be ready in no time, it’s that easy.
Like all other Vortex binoculars, this one is also good to use with a tripod. It has the option for tripods so users can use them for long-time observation. Using a tripod allows a binocular to provide images without shaking. But you have to get a tripod adopter to gain this advantage.
Highlighted Features At a Glance
- A fully multi-coated roof prism is binocular.
- Consist of an O-ring seal which makes it weatherproof.
- Argon gas purging makes it fog-proof in the high range of temperature and humidity.
- Soft grip, non-slip rubber armor.
- Magnification, lens diameter- 10x and 42mm.
- Eye relief, exit pupil 4.2 mm.
- Close focus- 6.7 ft.
- Linear field of view- 1000 yards.
- Interpupillary distance- 57-73 mm.
- Height X Weight- 5.7 X 4.9 inches.
- Weight- 1.3 lbs.
- Suitable to use in any weather and light conditions.
- Gives a very bright, clear view with details and color accuracy.
- They are easy to focus; eyepieces are easy to adjust too.
- Perfect in size, and not so large or heavy.
- Affordable price.
- Sometimes it may occur blurry around the edges of the view.
- Its sizeable interpupillary distance makes it uncomfortable for some narrow-eyed people.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q- Is this binocular covered by the VIP warranty of Vortex?
A- Yes, it does.
Q- Does the binocular come with any box/case or neck straps?
A- Yes, it comes with a perfectly fitted case and strong neck straps.
Q- Does the binocular comes with any tripod adaptor?
A- No, but it’s compatible to attach with a tripod.
Vortex Diamondback Binoculars 10×42 Review -Watch the Video Below
This special binocular is popular among many binocular users who are seriously passionate about watching wildlife, whether as a hunter or an observer. Due to its high lens diameter and other additional features, you get the advantage of a wide field of view and quality images. It’s an affordable option in comparison to other top-quality roof-prism binoculars.
Vortex provides a lifetime warranty on this binocular which covers all the replacement and repairing without asking for a receipt for these Vortex Diamondback 10×42 Binoculars.
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