Unlike many high-end binoculars brands out there, Vortex binoculars do not have a decade-long reputation to fall back on.
The Vortex binoculars were originally created in 2000 as an “in-house” brand of high-end binoculars for a birdwatching and optics store which was established in the early 1980s in Wisconsin.
Vortex binoculars have quickly blossomed into some of the best binoculars available on the market today.
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Designed, developed, engineered, and manufactured in the United States. These binoculars are designed for hunting, birdwatching, as well as sporting and recreation and law enforcement or military applications.
Offering a wide range of options (including spotting scopes, rifle scopes, and other high-end optics), Vortex binoculars are there best-selling products – and it’s easy to see why!
Vortex Viper HD Binoculars Specifications
|Vortex Viper HD 8×42||Vortex Viper HD 10×42||Vortex Viper HD 10×50|
|20 mm||16.5 mm||19.5 mm|
Field of View
|347 ft/1000 yds||319 ft/1000 yds||278 ft/1000 yds|
|5.1 ft||8.2 ft||8.2 ft|
|XR Fully Multi-coated Lenses||XR Fully Multi-coated Lenses||XR Fully Multi-coated Lenses|
|24.2 oz||24.6 oz||28.4 oz|
|5.8" x 5.3"||5.8" x 5.3"||6.7" x 5.2"|
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Vortex Diamondback Binoculars Specifications
|Vortex Diamondback 10×32||Vortex Diamondback 10×42||Vortex Diamondback 10×50|
|10 mm||16 mm||19 mm|
Field of View
|341 ft/1000 yds||345 ft/1000 yds||283 ft/1000 yds|
|5.3 ft||5 ft||9 ft|
|18.8 oz||24.4 oz||31 oz|
|4.5" x 5.3"||5.9" x 5.6"||6.8" x 5.6"|
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Initial Impressions of the Vortex Binoculars
Most people’s initial impression when they see a pair of Vortex binoculars is pretty much the same across the board.
They can hardly believe that something so compact, rugged, and utilitarian can be capable of producing high quality and high definition visual results.
Vortex binoculars come shipped with a hard carrying case, detachable next strap, and a number of other solutions that you’ll be able to use to clean and maintain your new set of optics.
Maybe a little bit on the heavy side, most of the Vortex binoculars out there are in the compact and sub-compact form factor.
In saying that, Vortex certainly has full framed binoculars and even spotting scopes available for sale as well.
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For whatever reason, people that are looking to invest in new optics almost never look to the eyepieces first and foremost.
This is surprising, considering that if the eyepieces aren’t comfortable, you’re not going to use them on a regular basis.
Thankfully, the eyepieces and eye cups on all Vortex binoculars have been redesigned and re-engineered.
Over the last few years to offer incredible eye relief and a level of comfort that you never would have expected previously.
In the past, Vortex binoculars were regarded as a very high quality solution but were very uncomfortable to use over longer periods of time just because of the eyepieces that they leveraged.
Those days are gone – these things are like a dream when pressed up close to your eyeballs.
Depending entirely upon which pair of Vortex binoculars you decide to invest in.
There are a number of different optical zooms ranging from relatively simple and straightforward almost “locked in” zoom capabilities to spotting scopes and binoculars that can bring you right up close.
Almost all of the Vortex binoculars out there leverage a single focus wheel attached in between the two eyepiece barrels, and it’s easy to manipulate with a single finger.
In fact, it might be a little bit too easy to manipulate with a single finger, as some people have reported that they can slide out of focus a touch after extended amounts of use.
This is probably to be expected of binoculars that have been put through the ringer on a daily basis, but the odds are fantastic that your Vortex binoculars will lock into focus without any issues whatsoever.
Promising crystal clear clarity through in these binoculars, this is as close to high definition as you’re going to get with absolutely no degradation whatsoever in visual quality.
In fact, Vortex binoculars offer the next best thing to actually standing right on top your target that you are glassing – that’s just how incredible everything looks through the lenses.
It’s quite obvious that Vortex has gone to great lengths to secure high quality components to create this visual quality.
Performance in Low Light Conditions
The only problem that some people have been reporting is that Vortex binoculars can be a little bit on the low side as far as performance is concerned in low light conditions.
This is definitely going to be something that you need to consider especially if you are a hunter or outdoors-man.
You are definitely not going to be investing in a pair of night vision goggles when you purchase Vortex binoculars.
Overall Viewing Experience
Regardless of whether or not you are using Vortex binoculars or a Vortex spotting scope, the overall viewing experience you can expect is going to be high quality.
As mentioned above, you’re going to enjoy:
- High definition visual clarity
- Incredible eye relief so that you can use these binoculars over longer periods of time
- Solid construction so you can quickly mount them with a tripod or bipod (or even a “shooting stick”) if you really want to use them over longer periods of time.
If you’re looking for American designed and manufactured binoculars that come from a family company that cares more about their products than their profits, Vortex binoculars are going to sit perfectly with you.
Well made, attractive, and offering a high level of clarity and focus, you’ll be impressed with your Vortex binoculars purchase regardless of the model you end up going with!