Excerpt: Three...and counting! I have now purchased 3 Vortex Diamondback 8x42 Binoculars . The first was for myself, based on a recommendation from a bird-watching friend. The second was for my older sister when she began getting interested in ospreys 2 years ago. The most recent was for my younger sister when we all went to Florida together.
Summary: I am pleasantly surprised at the clarity and light transmission of my new Vortex Diamondback 8x42 binoculars. I own Steiner 8x30 military/marine and Nikon 7x50 ocean pro CF binoculars and I like the Vortex better. They are sturdy and easy to focus. The only slight downside is they feel a little heavier than the Steiner or Nikon. All three binoculars are priced in the same range.
Excerpt: So nice, I bought it twice! Love these binoculars. The right blend of quality, weight, and price. I especially love the close focus range. The Vortex Diamondback 8x42 Binocular is better than any other binoc in the price range. We used this model in my ornithology class in college.
Excerpt: Love these binoculars! After considerable research, I decided on the Vortex Diamondback 8x42 binocular and I have found them to be the exactly what I need for birdwatching and all-around viewing. Images are clear, focusing is quick, field of view is great. And, they fit my budget.
Summary: I wanted to upgrade from my EO Denali, so I paid a visit to the Eagle Optics store and asked to try the EO Ranger ED, EO Golden Eagle HD, and the Swarovski EL (the last one only to check the gold standard in binoculars, I had no intention to purchase something that expensive). Tom from Eagle Optics helped me and slipped in the Vortex Razor HD as well. I spent some time checking out all four, and drove away thinking the Golden Eagle was the one for me.
Excerpt: Swaro envy no longer! I wanted to upgrade from my EO Denali binocular, so I paid a visit to the Eagle Optics store and asked to try the EO Ranger ED, EO Golden Eagle HD, and the Swarovski EL (the last one only to check the gold standard in binoculars, I had no intention to purchase something that expensive). Tom from Eagle Optics helped me and slipped in the Vortex Razor HD 8x42 Binocular as well.
Excerpt: Extremely pleased Having looked for quite a while at many different kinds of binoculars for birdwatching, I was shown a Vortex Diamondback 8 X 42 binocular by a fellow birder in the woods this spring. It was so good that I went home & ordered it right away.
Excerpt: Purchased for an upcoming trip to Alaska, these binoculars are clear, bright and sturdily built. Diopter adjustment was quick, and securely locks in place. Focusing is very smooth and the focus knob is very comfortable to use. For the money, I can't imagine a better set of general purpose glasses.
Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses