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Vortex Diamondback 10x42mm Binocular D241
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i am not the most experienced hunter out there and certainly don't make my living by hunting. I was looking for a good entry level bino, and i think i...
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Extremely Clear and great picture

by Mike, from United States, TX Written on February 20, 2015
So far I love these things. They are robust and the picture is super clear.
The lens covers flip down easily on the front but are prone to slipping off completely. The covers at the back I tend to remove and just put aside as they are bulky otherwise, but great binoculars overall with an unbeatable warranty...
Would recommend: Yes
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Fantastic Binocluars

by Ross, from United States, CA Written on January 10, 2015
I have been looking for an excellent pair of Binoculars for hunting. I have tried and field tested various brands. The Vortex Diamondback 10X40mm Binocular was recommended to me a friend. Once I tested the Vortex Diamondback Binocular, it was just what I was looking for. Excellent clarity, and just a great all-around set of Binoculars. Thank you...
Pros:
  • Clarity, 3 to 5 inch eye relief, free scope cover and best price
  • clarity at all distances
  • clarity in various distances, and in low light conditions.
Cons:
  • None
Would recommend: Yes
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Diamondback 10 x 42

by Marty of Elkins WV, from United States, WV Written on January 1, 2015
Huntung season was over when I got these, so have not had them in the woods yet, but I feel that dollar for dollar thse are as good as you can get. Went to several shops and compared different brands in the same price range and up to twice as much and settled on these. Havent used them in low light conditions but really like the sharpness , clarity and the depth of field. Gotta love the lifetime warranty....
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Vortex Diamondback 10x42

by Travis, from United States, MN Written on December 5, 2014
I haven't had a chance to really put them through their paces, but they are very impressive so far in low and bright light. The clarity and brightness is at least as good as a more expensive pair of Leupold's that I was borrowing before purchasing these....
Pros:
  • Clear, bright optics
  • comfortable & easy adjustment
Cons:
  • none so far
Best Used for:
  • hunting, range shooting
Would recommend: Yes
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Smoked the competition

by Buck, from United States, AL Written on October 30, 2014
I looked through a lot of different binos before purchasing the Diamondback 10x42s. I found some that cost twice a much that were not as bright and clear, one example being the Zeiss Terra ED (at $449.99). I was amazed as I'm a huge Zeiss fan with most of my hunting rifles wearing Zeiss scopes. The least expensive bino that I thought comparable was the Nikon Monarch 7 10x42 which are $419.95 here on Optics Planet.

While I slightly preferred the Steiner 10x42 Merlin Pro ($499.99), mainly because of the side shield eye cups, they were not worth an additional $270.99 (over twice the price). I called Vortex to find if such an eye cup was available and they suggested adding Eyeshield Winged Eye Cups manufactured by Field Optics Research. I found them on eBay for $13.95 shipped.

If you wear glasses, you will love the eye relief. It is so significant that I have to extend the eye cups out all the way in order to use them without glasses. Even then I do not touch the eye cups. In a perfect world, the eye cups would adjust further out and have side shields.

Although I'll be using them primarily for hunting, I took them to a football game and let a friend (a high-end Leupold scope user) look through them. His reaction: "Wow!" When I told him how much I paid for them, he could hardly believe it.

High quality, half the price, and an unbeatable warranty that protects you against ANYTHING except loss. What's not to like? Run over them with a truck: no problem. As a result of this purc...
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Awesomeness

by Mac, from United States, AR Written on October 30, 2014
I've never owned a pair of nice binoculars until now. A friend has a nice pair of Leupolds and the Vortexes are just as nice for a cheaper price. Plus the lifetime warranty that you can't pass up! Even my cheep cheep father was impressed....
Pros:
  • price, quality, and warranty
Cons:
  • nothing
Best Used for:
  • hunting
Would recommend: Yes
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Vortex Diamondback...Good Glass...Good Price!

by glob3006, from United States, CO Written on October 16, 2014
I purchased these primarily for hunting purposes(elk) and am one to do a ton of research before I spend my money on any product. Having owned other Vortex optics I was already familiar with their product line and quality.But in this price range there are other good brands to consider....Bushnell and Nikon both have quality glass in this range but the look and feel of the Diamondbacks (and other Vortex products) not only project tough as nails quality but they back it up with a no BS lifetime warranty!That is added value for a great pair of binos! Plus you get a quality case,comfortable neck strap and functional eye piece protection!...
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quality binos

by Archie Meadows, from United States, CA Written on August 18, 2014
compared these against alot of binos, are as good or better than alot of higher dollar binos, easy to adjust, light weight, good light transmission, only fault is the holes for the harness is really tight,and the lens covers could be connected beteer, but no big deal overall, and a good buy with a stand up warranty...
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Vortex Diamondback

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on April 17, 2014
Very good buy ...
Would recommend: Yes
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Top Binocs

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CO Written on February 17, 2014
I was in need of a more compact pair of binoculars, and was expecting to have to give up a little over my larger more expensive models, but these beat them all. Are there better binoculars, sure but not for this price. I couldn't be happier.
Pros: Sharp, bright, and field-of-view is huge
Cons: None...
Would recommend: Yes
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