Conclusion: So to sum up, if you are looking for a binocular with very high quality optics that translates to an extremely good view, but don't fancy spending the mega sums of money that the "top end" brand names sell for, then I highly recommend the Vortex 8x42 Viper HD Binoculars.
Conclusion: A quick thanks to Vortex Optics for shipping me these to review. I would however like to point out that this review, just like every other I write on Best Binocular Reviews is 100% my opinion, they are not biased and I am not influenced in any way by any manufacturer, distributor or supplier.
An extremely good pair of 8x42's. A highly recommended pair of binoculars for anyone seeking something of high image and build quality without spending over $2000 yet competing at close or equal to that level.
1 January 2014
Excerpt: I did a lot of research before selecting these gems and it paid off as these 8x42's are really nice to use. I'd like to, and perhaps should, award the full 5 stars for the Viper HD as there is very little to complain about if anything. The field of view could be wider but then again it wouldn't be considered narrow for an 8x42 as 116m at 1000m is pretty decent.