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Vortex Optics Viper HD 8x32 Roof Prism Binocular VPR-3208-HD
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As good or better than the 8x42 Viper HD

by Dave, from United States, MN Written on January 27, 2015
I was able to compare the Viper HD 8x42 and 8x32 side by side during bright sun to well after sundown. The brightness of the 8x32 was as good as the 8x42 up until about 25 minutes after sundown. At that point the 8x42s faded out about five minutes later and there wasn't really much difference in the two. Clarity of the 32s is just as good as the 42s in my opinion and is very crisp. Colors are realistic and I did not notice any CA even when looking for it. Eye relief is where I found a real difference between these two Vipers. The 42s have a long eye relief and you almost need to move your eye off the fully extended eye cups for the full view. The 42s would be better for those wearing eye glasses but I don't and they are a bit too long for me. On the other hand, the 32's were perfect for me without eye glasses and I found I could use them on the second or third click out depending on how tight I held them to my eyes. The 8x32s are smaller and lighter and give up almost nothing in terms of optical quality and brightness compared to the 8x42s. They also have a larger field of view which I liked. I liked the ergonomics of the 8x32s better as well. The focus wheel is precise with no play and just the right amount of tension. They just felt better in my hands. I also compared them to a pair of Zeiss Conquests 8x42s which also had eye relief that was too long for me. The 8x32 Viper HD gave up very little in terms of clarity and brightness to the Zeiss. I am very happy...
  • Small and light weight
  • bright
  • crisp optics
  • wide FOV
  • Accurate Colors
  • Precise Focus
  • good eye relief for non-eyeglass wearers
  • outstanding optics for price
  • locking diopter adjustment
  • eye relief suited for without glasses
Best Used for:
  • hunting,birding
Would recommend: Yes
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by Legacy Reviewer, Written on July 5, 2012
During a birding trip this Spring I realized that my difficulty in spotting a Kentucky Warbler in dense understory was due in part to the shortcomings of my old binos. My aging eyes needed binos that were much brighter and also had a wider field of vision and greater depth of field. I did a lot research and pestered a lot of fellow birders for a look through their equipment. The German equipment was obviously superior, but I did not want to spend that much money. I decided to try the Vortex Vipers after reading the results of a comparison test of the top makers published in In it, the Vortex Vipers (without the HD glass) finished fourth after Leica, Zeiss, and the Nikon Edg, all at over 3 times the cost. After a number of birding trips, I am completely satisfied with my choice and note that they are extremely light and come with a lifetime warranty.
Pros: Great value.
Cons: None...
Would recommend: Yes
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