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MSRP: $189.99
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Crossfire 8x42 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 17.
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Crossfire 8x42 Roof Prism Binocular

Need a quality, performance-driven binocular that won't break the bank? Enter the all-new Crossfire series—an entirely new optical system, housing, and aesthetic push into a realm previously unheard of at this price point. Fully multi-coated lenses promote impressive optical quality, while a wide field of view and enhanced depth of field ensure optimal subject acquisition. They may be the entry point in our roof prism lineup, but there is nothing entry-level about these binoculars.




VIP Warranty Nitrogen Purged Waterproof
Magnification8 x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Eye Relief17 mm
Exit Pupil5.3 mm
Linear Field of View393 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View7.5 degrees
Close Focus7.5 feet
Interpupillary Distance56-76 mm
Height6.2 inches
Width5.1 inches
Weight23.5 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Rainguard Eyepiece Cover
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Comfort neck strap
  • Soft carry case

Optical Features

Fully Multi-Coated Lenses Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.

Construction Features

Roof Prisms Valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
Waterproof Optics are sealed with o-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
Fogproof Nitrogen gas purging delivers fogproof, waterproof performance.
Rubber Armor Provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection.

Convenience Features

Adjustable Eyecups Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel Adjusts the focus of both binocular barrels at the same time.
Right Eye Diopter Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located on the right eyepiece.
Tripod Adaptable Compatible with a tripod adapter, allowing use on a tripod or car window mount. Adapter sold separately.
Magnification8 x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Eye Relief17 mm
Exit Pupil5.3 mm
Linear Field of View393 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View7.5 degrees
Close Focus7.5 feet
Interpupillary Distance56-76 mm
Height6.2 inches
Width5.1 inches
Weight23.5 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great customer service We bought our Vortex Binoculars last year. Best Binoculars we have ever purchased. We bought the 8 x 42 Crossfire Binoculars. They are light, durable , and we love the color. Easy to hike with. They are always with us, until one day the eyepiece broke right in the middle of Hunting season. On our way home we pulled over on the side of the road and called Vortex. We spoke to a lady named Kathy. Talking about great customer service, she had worked with us so that by the next time out we had ours fixed. Yes that fast. We sent them in and 4 days later they were returned. It was like a brand new pair. Thank you Kathy. Because of you we were able to use them and our freezer is full. Thank you Vortex!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Binoculars I've Owned I bought these binoculars for hunting hear in Michigan and choose the 8X42 becasue I hunt in relatively thick woods and didn't need a ton of magnification. These work awesome for what they are and the glass is super clear! And Vortex's warranty is where its at, I had an issue wear I have a eye cup ring come unscrewed and parts fell out from it. Well no worries, called up vortex they told me what to do and sent in the binoculars and 3 weeks later I had my binoculars back and not someone else's! they came back in 100% working order and also threw in a gift. I know I where I am buying my next pair of binoculars from, do you?
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from another awesome Vortex product Let me start off by saying, this is my 6th Vortex product, and needless to say these are awesome. So it was time to replace my current binoculars, we'll just say they are company "L". After being so pleased with my other Vortex optics i went right the vortex case. Now, I did compare them to other brands at the store, (I am a consumer after all) and I picked these up on sale. They where very crisp and pretty compact. I used them all of last season and i love them. Thank you Vortex for making a premium product that doesn't demand a premium price.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scouting Had a pair of Leupold bino's stolen from my truck. Was concerned about having to replace them as I am now on fixed income and not able to just buy what I want sometimes. Went shopping and was shown these by the optical dept. in Cabela's. These I could afford and they were highly recommended by the clerk. Have only used them while scouting so far but I am really impressed with the clarity and quality. Cannot see ever having to replace them with more expensive binoculars.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent binos for the price Love these binos for deer hunting here in western OK...they give me a quick and clear idea of what deer are coming in, or which way they are moving during a spot and stalk situation, and they ride comforatbly in the Vortex bino harness...we have a Vortex dealer only 30 minutes away, so buying Vortex products with their lifetime warranty only makes sense! Thanks for great products that are affordable as well!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Optics Went shed hunting this last week with friends, we found six sheds, some of which were spotted using these awesome optics, great price, great quality. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a compact easily carried binocular.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for predator hunting I recently took up coyote hunting (who hasn't?) but my eyesight isn't excellent. It's not poor, but fine details and low light conditions are a little difficult even with prescription glasses. Scanning with a rifle scope isn't necessarily productive as I need a wider view of what's going on in front of me. My wife surprised me with a set of Crossfire 8x42 binoculars for Christmas. Yeah, she's that kind of wife. Yes she has a sister. No you don't want to meet her. I promise. Taking these Crossfires out has greatly increased my ability to see fine details at good distances for hunting coyotes and other small, fast moving game. I can now see with excellent detail and much better in low light conditions. They're reasonably small, rubberized so my game calls don't make sound hitting against them while hiking in to a stand, and they're weatherproof. My only suggestion has to do with the lens cap on the objective end. The "rings" that hold the cap while open tend to slide off if not careful and could be lost. A small rib or channel in the body of the housing could help keep them in place. In the meantime I'll just put a tiny dot of superglue on the ring to secure them better. Great product Vortex, it helps me tremendously. It's the same high quality and attention to detail that makes us fans for decades!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These Outdistance Any Others! There was an immediate big difference between my old Nikons and my new Vortex Crossfire 8x42! I thought I needed glasses, but NO, it was the optics not cutting it. The whole view was more crisp and clear, but most of all, the salesclerk at Cabela's gave me details about the 'no-fault' warranty by Vortex. He gave me an example of a few customer stories related to him. THAT convinced me to buy!! NEVER a regret! Thanks Vortex.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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What are the coating on the prisms? Aluminum or Silver? I'm guessing that it isn't dielectric. Thanks.

Asked by: Zitreksun
The prisms are silver coated and the coatings are not dielectric.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-07-17
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Binoculars I've Owned I bought these binoculars for hunting hear in Michigan and choose the 8X42 becasue I hunt in relatively thick woods and didn't need a ton of magnification. These work awesome for what they are and the glass is super clear! And Vortex's warranty is where its at, I had an issue wear I have a eye cup ring come unscrewed and parts fell out from it. Well no worries, called up vortex they told me what to do and sent in the binoculars and 3 weeks later I had my binoculars back and not someone else's! they came back in 100% working order and also threw in a gift. I know I where I am buying my next pair of binoculars from, do you?
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great customer service We bought our Vortex Binoculars last year. Best Binoculars we have ever purchased. We bought the 8 x 42 Crossfire Binoculars. They are light, durable , and we love the color. Easy to hike with. They are always with us, until one day the eyepiece broke right in the middle of Hunting season. On our way home we pulled over on the side of the road and called Vortex. We spoke to a lady named Kathy. Talking about great customer service, she had worked with us so that by the next time out we had ours fixed. Yes that fast. We sent them in and 4 days later they were returned. It was like a brand new pair. Thank you Kathy. Because of you we were able to use them and our freezer is full. Thank you Vortex!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from another awesome Vortex product Let me start off by saying, this is my 6th Vortex product, and needless to say these are awesome. So it was time to replace my current binoculars, we'll just say they are company "L". After being so pleased with my other Vortex optics i went right the vortex case. Now, I did compare them to other brands at the store, (I am a consumer after all) and I picked these up on sale. They where very crisp and pretty compact. I used them all of last season and i love them. Thank you Vortex for making a premium product that doesn't demand a premium price.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scouting Had a pair of Leupold bino's stolen from my truck. Was concerned about having to replace them as I am now on fixed income and not able to just buy what I want sometimes. Went shopping and was shown these by the optical dept. in Cabela's. These I could afford and they were highly recommended by the clerk. Have only used them while scouting so far but I am really impressed with the clarity and quality. Cannot see ever having to replace them with more expensive binoculars.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These Outdistance Any Others! There was an immediate big difference between my old Nikons and my new Vortex Crossfire 8x42! I thought I needed glasses, but NO, it was the optics not cutting it. The whole view was more crisp and clear, but most of all, the salesclerk at Cabela's gave me details about the 'no-fault' warranty by Vortex. He gave me an example of a few customer stories related to him. THAT convinced me to buy!! NEVER a regret! Thanks Vortex.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent binos for the price Love these binos for deer hunting here in western OK...they give me a quick and clear idea of what deer are coming in, or which way they are moving during a spot and stalk situation, and they ride comforatbly in the Vortex bino harness...we have a Vortex dealer only 30 minutes away, so buying Vortex products with their lifetime warranty only makes sense! Thanks for great products that are affordable as well!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Optics Went shed hunting this last week with friends, we found six sheds, some of which were spotted using these awesome optics, great price, great quality. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a compact easily carried binocular.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid binos I gave the crossfires a try for my early season goose scouting and really like the quality and clarity of the image. I'm looking forward to picking apart the woods with them when deer season rolls around.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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