VORTEX Diamondback HD 10×42

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Since: November 6, 2023
  • Highest Price: £270.61 - December 27, 2023
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VORTEX Diamondback HD 10×42 Price History


Current Price $249.99 November 6, 2023
Highest Price $249.99 November 6, 2023
Lowest Price $249.99 November 6, 2023
Since November 6, 2023

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$249.99 November 6, 2023

VORTEX Diamondback HD 10×42 Description

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Pro Quality Optics, Compact Body

The Vortex Optics Diamondback HD 10×42 binoculars are compact roof prism binoculars with plenty of quality optics for professionals and hobbyists alike.Using XD glass, advanced fully multi-coated optics, and Nikon’sED glass, color resolution is enhanced and optical aberrations are reduced for a crisp image across the entire field of view. The Diamondback HD binoculars feature a rubber armor covering to guard against the elements, and its light-weight, shockproof build ensures durability.

Engaging, Bright Images

The 10x magnification is paired with generous 42mm lenses that permit a comfortable level of brightness and clarity. The large lenses allow for a wide field of view and a larger exit pupil for heavy-duty light transmission. The dielectric coating and phase correction ensures razor sharpness, true color, and excellent edge-to-edge performance across the entire field of view.

Phase Correction, Stabilized View

The stabilized view on the Diamondback HD 10×42 binoculars provides a steady, quiver-free image, even in the hand of a novice. The low dispersion ED glass paired with phase correction coating eliminates color fringing and provides superior optics at all distances. The twist up eye pieces ensure comfortable eye relief for long views and long days.

Compact, Protective Designs

The Vortex Optics Diamondback HD 10×42 binoculars are perfect for a variety of applications due to their lightweight and protective cases. The aluminum housing is completely waterproof and fogproof for when the weather turns foul and the durable rubber armor covers the exterior for added protection against bumps and knocks. The flip-down lens covers protect from dust and keep the image sharp, and the adjustable eyecups fold up to accommodate glasses.


• 10x Magnification with 42mm Lenses
• XD Glass, Advanced Fully Multi-Coated Optics
• Nikon ED glass for Enhanced Color Resolution
• Rubber Armor Exterior for Protection
• Waterproof and Fogproof Housing
• Stabilized View with Phase Correction Coating
• Twist Up Eye Pieces for Long Eyerelief
• Dielectric Coating for Razor Sharpness
• Long Views with Edge-to-Edge Performance
• Flip-Down Lens Covers for Dust Protection
• Adjustable Eyecups to Accommodate Glasses

VORTEX Diamondback HD 10×42 Specification

Product Dimensions

9.2 x 7.8 x 5.1 inches

Item Weight

1.33 pounds

Item model number


Date First Available

July 11, 2019




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VORTEX Diamondback HD 10×42 Reviews (13)

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  1. Kitiya Kitburi

    I can see a lot of details on leaves and nature stuff. These are great if you like relaxing and looking at neat things.

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  2. sdc

    These are just great, very clear view, easy to carry around, quality product for a fair price. The unconditional warranty is unmatched too, no worries for the life of the product, what more could you ask for.

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  3. DVG

    Got it as a gift for my father. He didn’t use these for the longest time because he thought they were just some cheap-o binoculars. Once he actually used them, he was so impressed that now he takes them everywhere.

    Also, they are very durable.

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  4. Amazon Customer

    For the overall price point these are the binoculars to get. I’ve use them multiple times already and even got them with in the rain. The dust caps have a great fit keep the dirt out. They are a light enough carrying weight to keep in a pack or in THE AMAZING case that they come with. Obviously would recommend because of the Vortex warranty!

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  5. David A Borre

    Yo anteriormente utilizaba unos Carl Zeiss, sin mebargo, este modelo de Vortex es una chulada y lo recomiendo ampliamente. El costo/beneficio es grandioso, la óptica es fabulosa y el estuche que tiene para poder amarrarse al pecho es bastante practico.

    Altamente recomendable

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  6. Randy

    First, I’m a Swarovski fan, I own the superb 15X56HD, and the pretty darn good CL Pocket 10X25. If I spend real money on binoculars I get Swarovski. What led me to purchasing the Diamondback 10X42 was I wanted an inexpensive 10X42 or 10X50 casual astro bino to supplement my telescope viewing. Something that performs pretty well but I wouldn’t be too worried about fumbling around with it in the dark on my hard unforgiving driveway.

    There are many candidates but the first I tried was the Maven B1 10X42. Now this isn’t exactly cheap, I got mine for $780 during the last Prime Day. Briefly, it was a dog – mainly roof angle error, if you can believe that in this day and age. And the color correction was just weird. It went right back – I’m not impressed with Maven because of that experience.

    The next candidate was the Celestron Granite 10X50. This is a pre-current model still available on Amazon. I have had good luck with other Granites, an 8X42 and a 9X33, that I have since gifted to family members. The 10X50 I got had a horrid focuser – stiff and the lost motion was almost 1/8 of a turn, which made focusing a lot more difficult than usual. One barrel was soft – the resolution was noticeably degraded. If I can notice a lack of resolution at the native magnification I want nothing to do with it, so back it went.

    Then I got what is arguably the most popular unit in this low price point group of candidates – the Vortex Diamondback 10×42. There is a reason for the popularity as the performance is good, along with being ergonomic and stylish. At 10X both barrels are dead sharp in the middle of the field. On my optical bench the right barrel is close to diffraction limited with the main aberration being moderate coma. The left barrel is not as good with it having more coma. The resolution of the left barrel is still good enough that there is no degradation at the native 10X. Color correction is quasi ED – that is, it is closer to ED than to achromatic. The Bekay fringes (fringes on objects just out of focus) are green/magenta and not too terrible. The main detractor is limited field performance. It’s not terrible but the sweet spot is pretty small, I would say its about 40 percent of the field. There is both blurriness (field curvature) and pretty strong lateral color (green/magenta fringes). I’m not too obsessed with field performance and this level of field performance is acceptable to me at this price point. One nice positive I didn’t expect is glare control. I was able to look pretty deep into the sun corridor and have remarkably good contrast on backlit objects. In fact, it clearly out performed my Swarovski 10X25 in this regard.

    I’m keeping these, at least till I give them away some day. There are a lot of other candidates in this price range, and at $100 more there are a bunch more with flatter fields and better color correction. But the unknown factor is quality control. I think you can get a dog with all of the name brands and models. I would think that as the price goes up the possibility of getting a bad unit goes down, but the worst (by far) of the units I tried was the Maven B1 10X42, basically a thousand dollar model. I found it frustrating to get a binocular this way without trying it out before buying. But this is the world we live in now, and Amazon’s return policy does facilitate the process. I must say I was beginning to get a complex about returning these high price items though.

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  7. Kurt Palmer

    Very clear,lightweight, easy to use

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  8. Mark S.

    Fast delivery and was as expected

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  9. Paul Morgan

    I recently did a field test comparison with these vortex HD 10×42’s with the Bushnell legend e series & a Carson VP series 10×42 all with almost identical specifications and my conclusion is the Carson are the superior binoculars in most respects with a much more solid build compared to the lighter vortex. I’m not a fan of dielectric coatings… the Carson produced a much more natural view and equally as sharp and slightly better at resolving details on trees at distances. The Bushnell legend e was equally as sharp but somehow i preferred the view through the Carson. Unfortunately a lot of people are probably not familiar with Carson optics and will favour the big names like Nikon & vortex but really give the Carson VP series a go as amazon were offering them at silly knockdown prices recently and they really are very good.. build quality inspires confidence in handling compared to the lightweight vortex which are not as rugged. Optically my vote goes on the Carson & Bushnell with the Carson just slightly ahead.

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  10. David Garcia

    Super claros.. cómodos, no decepcionan

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  11. LMayb

    Great optics, high quality lenses, compact, good ergonomics, feeling good in the hands. Really like the case and strap. Good value for money. Very happy with these binoculars.

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  12. SUE

    For the money you can’t beat these. The range of vision is great and in light exposure is also terrific. Te

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  13. Lotrpt

    I’m using it for 3d archery mostly. It’s has very good optics and the chest carrier fits great. The binoculars are quite light and compact for the magnification you get.

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