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I got mine by mistake!

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on March 7, 2008
My family gave me a Vortex Diamondback 10X42 binocular for Christmas. Bright and sharp! Took it out looking for owls the day after Christmas, and they caused a headache after short use, and I couldn't hold them steady.(Not 19 any more.)

The seller agreed to exchange them for me, and I would pay the difference in cost for a different series. But, apparently,(story of my life!) Vortex had decided not to offer the 6X32s I really wanted, so, I was offered the Viper 8X42s at the same price. Happy Camper! Much lighter than my old, very satisfactory, Bushnell Legends, bright, and sharp! Fully the equal of the Nikon Monarchs I had been lusting after, but I haven't had the chance to compare them side by side. JIC rating of 6, which means fully waterproof.

Definitely recommended. Product and customer service are outstanding.
Pros: Light, easy to focus, passable night glasses, nice looking, appears to be quality build and customer service is outstanding.
Cons: None that I have noticed. ...
Would recommend: Yes
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Best binocular under $1000

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on December 22, 2007
There comes a point in spending money on anything where additional money spent gets you an imperceptible difference in quality. The few hundred dollars difference between a $75 binocular and a $275 binocular is money well spent. However, the more high-end you get the less you get for the next jump in price (my eyes can see no difference between the $1200 binocular and the $2500 binocular - money wasted, at least on me).

I was looking for the best 8x42 binocular under $1000. I considered the Nikon Monarch ATB (still the best binocular under $300), and the Zeiss Conquest. A friend recommended the Vortex Viper, and I had never heard of them. I researched on line and found nothing but rave reviews (Field and Stream Best of the Best; birddigiscoping.com; and various message boards). I then compared them to the Nikon and the Zeiss - WOW. They blew the Nikons away! - much better brightness, contrast, resolution, and edge sharpness. Definitely worth the extra couple of hundred. Compared to the Zeiss they were hard to tell apart. The Vortex was actually brighter than the Zeiss! If you want a better binocular than the Vortex Viper you are going to have to spend $1400+ on a high-end model from the big 3. And, even then, the fractional difference you get as compared to the viper is a waste of a grand.
Pros: Brightness and contrast
Cons: can't find any!...
Would recommend: Yes
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