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MSRP: $279.00
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Diamondback 10x42 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 317.
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Diamondback® Classic 10x42 Roof Prism Binocular

Superior quality, high-performance hunting optics can find their way around your neck for a surprisingly affordable price. The smooth focusing 10x42 Diamondback® binocular takes you to the fine details you prize. Taking its lead from the Diamondback rattlesnake, this rugged binocular is striking in how well it detects life in low light. Look for a huge field-of-view—the largest in its class— with enhanced fully multi-coated optics, phase-corrected prisms, waterproof and fogproof construction, soft tapered eyecups, and rugged rubber armor. It's all there in a Diamondback. Now you can use "wow!" and "thank you" in the same sentence.




VIP Warranty Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification10 x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Eye Relief16 mm
Exit Pupil4.2 mm
Linear Field of View345 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View6.6 degrees
Close Focus5 feet
Interpupillary Distance57-73 mm
Height5.9 inches
Width5.6 inches
Weight24.4 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Rainguard Eyepiece Cover
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Comfort neck strap
  • Deluxe custom-molded carry case

Optical Features

Fully Multi-Coated Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Phase Correction Coating on roof prism models enhances resolution and contrast.

Construction Features

Roof Prism Valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the binocular for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
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.
Diopter Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located on right eyepiece.
Tripod Adaptable Compatible with a tripod adapter, allowing use on a tripod or car window mount.
Magnification10 x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Eye Relief16 mm
Exit Pupil4.2 mm
Linear Field of View345 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View6.6 degrees
Close Focus5 feet
Interpupillary Distance57-73 mm
Height5.9 inches
Width5.6 inches
Weight24.4 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'll be buying my wife a set soon Last spring I went to a local sportman's store and looked through about a dozen sets of binos. The salesman really knew about optics and gave neutral advice. I felt the Vortex Diamondback 10X42 had the best sight picture and a great price, so I bought them. I used them all last hunting season and absolutely loved them. They are lightweight, durable, and let me see clearly what I wasn't able to see clearly before. If there was a negative I would say that the plastic caps on the fat end don't seat well with the raised groove on the body of the scopes. However, when I wear them hunting I take those off anyway, so it's not a big deal to me.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good glass with an even better warranty! I purchased these to use at work where a portion of my duties involve being a precision rifle operator on the PD's tac team. Price point was a big hurdle for me as I was purchasing them with my own money. I found the Diamondback line up to be the best bang for my buck. It's good glass that I have been able to use for hours with out excessive eye strain. The warranty is what made the decision a no brainier. I can keep them in my pack, which gets tossed around, knowing if something happened to happen to them Vortex would stand behind them. I've been so impressed with these optics that Vortex will be going on my new personal guns.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best binoculars for the money!!! So I have owned these bino's for ten plus years they are the only binoculars that the glass had remained clear the entire time! These things have lived on my chest out in the woods or in my truck an still keep working like the day I bought up. The fact they come with a life time no fault warranty is a bonus.... Highly highly recommend for anyone looking for a high quality optic at a great price point. I hunt in some very rainy locations and have had zero issues with water foggy up the optics. I've used them from hunting mountain goats to hunting coyotes and they are one piece of kit that I know will not let me down
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product reasonable price I bought my first pair of vortex binoculars about 3 years ago. I needed an upgrad from my current ones but was on a fairly tight budget. I tried a lot of binoculars and found that even though they were quite a bit cheaper I liked the vortex brand more than any other. These binoculars have crystal clear viewing. The glass is amazing and they are very durable. The big test for me was using them in low lighting. They worked amazingly and I can use them all they way until dark with no problems. Add on the fact that they come with a lifetime warranty and vortex is the obvious choice of binoculars. What a great product
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and Clear! For the price these binos are hard to beat. I was originally looking at the Redfield Rebel in 10x42. Optically they are very similar(if not slightly better in low light), but the Vortex were much lighter. I feel this makes a huge difference when lugging them around the mountains all day chasing game. The focus wheel is also one of the smoothest in this price range which is a pleasure to use. The eyecups are comfortable and easy to twist up and down. They do however stay put once you position them up or down. I would highly recommend these to anyone looking to for a quality binocular without breaking the bank.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glass for the money! I've had my first gen Diamondback 10x42 binos for almost a year now. I purchased them based on the positive reviews and the seemingly great bang for your buck for optics in their price range. They have definitely delivered. The first impressive use was spotting for a family member sighting in a deer rifle. The bullet holes were very visible at 100 yards on a plain cardboard target; the shooter could not see the holes through his rifle scope of similar magnification but at a higher price point. I have also been able to easily gauge the beard length on tom turkeys at 500+ yards with these binos. I'm ready to try the new generation Diamondbacks as well! Good stuff Vortex Optics!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone Loves Them I bought these a few years ago at the insistence of the salesman at the store. I had gone in looking at a different brand but I'm so glad I bought these. I have used them for numerous deer and elk hunts, as well as vacation bird watching and whale spotting. I love the clarity and light gathering abilities. I routinely can looking into the shadows and spot animals bedded, or count points on a buck or bull before anyone else in the group. I finally convinced my friend and hunting buddy to buy a pair and my father too. This year for hunting we'll have three of these binos in the group and I can't wait to see how they perform for their new owners. Buy these binoculars, you won't regret it!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product in it's class I've used my Diamondback 10X42's to hunt mule deer and elk in the high country of Idaho and Colorado for about 4 or 5 years now. 3 of my friends also have these binoculars and we all love them. We all agree that these have the an excellent field of view that is crystal clear. I generally start glassing about a 1/2 hour before sunrise and these binoculars perform very well in low light situations. It is easy to hold on a particular area, waiting for movement. Top brands in this class cost 2 to 5 times more and the optics are not any better and they generally don't have the warranty that Vortex does.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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What is the model # of the newest Diamondback 10x42. Am seeing DB205, is this the older model?

Asked by: bobbin
DB-205 is the sku for the new Diamondback 10x42.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-06

Hey will the 2x doubler fit these binos?? Ill buy them if they do that little jobby is too cool not to have in my pack. does the 2x doubler have a case that comes with it?

Asked by: dalescale
The 2x Doubler will fit the Diamondback binoculars and it does come with a carrying case.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-25

Looking for eye guards for top and bottom lenses. Can i purchase them?

Asked by: ECC65
Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 6 and we can help you with this.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-20

I saw that these come with a case. Do they also come with a strap, or is that only sold separately?
Asked by: Mike
The Diamondback binoculars come with a neck strap included.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

is there a case?
Asked by: jim
The binoculars come with a custom molded carry case.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

Do these come with lens caps for both ends? If not, can you recommend a nice set of flip up lens caps? Thanks!
Asked by: Steve
The Diamondback binoculars come with a 1 piece rainguard to cover the eyepieces and 2 tethered caps for the objective lenses.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

With the eye cups extended, what is the total height?
Asked by: Browns
The total height with eyecups extended is 6 inches.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

Is the 2016 Diamondback model different to earlier models and how can one tell which is the latest model?
Asked by: DanielJE
The new Diamondback has a magnesium chasis, upgraded coatings on the glass, and a modernized housing. The newer models are two tone green/black and have a very distinct difference in appearance if you look at them on the website.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'll be buying my wife a set soon Last spring I went to a local sportman's store and looked through about a dozen sets of binos. The salesman really knew about optics and gave neutral advice. I felt the Vortex Diamondback 10X42 had the best sight picture and a great price, so I bought them. I used them all last hunting season and absolutely loved them. They are lightweight, durable, and let me see clearly what I wasn't able to see clearly before. If there was a negative I would say that the plastic caps on the fat end don't seat well with the raised groove on the body of the scopes. However, when I wear them hunting I take those off anyway, so it's not a big deal to me.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good glass with an even better warranty! I purchased these to use at work where a portion of my duties involve being a precision rifle operator on the PD's tac team. Price point was a big hurdle for me as I was purchasing them with my own money. I found the Diamondback line up to be the best bang for my buck. It's good glass that I have been able to use for hours with out excessive eye strain. The warranty is what made the decision a no brainier. I can keep them in my pack, which gets tossed around, knowing if something happened to happen to them Vortex would stand behind them. I've been so impressed with these optics that Vortex will be going on my new personal guns.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best binoculars for the money!!! So I have owned these bino's for ten plus years they are the only binoculars that the glass had remained clear the entire time! These things have lived on my chest out in the woods or in my truck an still keep working like the day I bought up. The fact they come with a life time no fault warranty is a bonus.... Highly highly recommend for anyone looking for a high quality optic at a great price point. I hunt in some very rainy locations and have had zero issues with water foggy up the optics. I've used them from hunting mountain goats to hunting coyotes and they are one piece of kit that I know will not let me down
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product reasonable price I bought my first pair of vortex binoculars about 3 years ago. I needed an upgrad from my current ones but was on a fairly tight budget. I tried a lot of binoculars and found that even though they were quite a bit cheaper I liked the vortex brand more than any other. These binoculars have crystal clear viewing. The glass is amazing and they are very durable. The big test for me was using them in low lighting. They worked amazingly and I can use them all they way until dark with no problems. Add on the fact that they come with a lifetime warranty and vortex is the obvious choice of binoculars. What a great product
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and Clear! For the price these binos are hard to beat. I was originally looking at the Redfield Rebel in 10x42. Optically they are very similar(if not slightly better in low light), but the Vortex were much lighter. I feel this makes a huge difference when lugging them around the mountains all day chasing game. The focus wheel is also one of the smoothest in this price range which is a pleasure to use. The eyecups are comfortable and easy to twist up and down. They do however stay put once you position them up or down. I would highly recommend these to anyone looking to for a quality binocular without breaking the bank.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glass for the money! I've had my first gen Diamondback 10x42 binos for almost a year now. I purchased them based on the positive reviews and the seemingly great bang for your buck for optics in their price range. They have definitely delivered. The first impressive use was spotting for a family member sighting in a deer rifle. The bullet holes were very visible at 100 yards on a plain cardboard target; the shooter could not see the holes through his rifle scope of similar magnification but at a higher price point. I have also been able to easily gauge the beard length on tom turkeys at 500+ yards with these binos. I'm ready to try the new generation Diamondbacks as well! Good stuff Vortex Optics!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone Loves Them I bought these a few years ago at the insistence of the salesman at the store. I had gone in looking at a different brand but I'm so glad I bought these. I have used them for numerous deer and elk hunts, as well as vacation bird watching and whale spotting. I love the clarity and light gathering abilities. I routinely can looking into the shadows and spot animals bedded, or count points on a buck or bull before anyone else in the group. I finally convinced my friend and hunting buddy to buy a pair and my father too. This year for hunting we'll have three of these binos in the group and I can't wait to see how they perform for their new owners. Buy these binoculars, you won't regret it!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product in it's class I've used my Diamondback 10X42's to hunt mule deer and elk in the high country of Idaho and Colorado for about 4 or 5 years now. 3 of my friends also have these binoculars and we all love them. We all agree that these have the an excellent field of view that is crystal clear. I generally start glassing about a 1/2 hour before sunrise and these binoculars perform very well in low light situations. It is easy to hold on a particular area, waiting for movement. Top brands in this class cost 2 to 5 times more and the optics are not any better and they generally don't have the warranty that Vortex does.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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