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MSRP: $319.00
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Diamondback 12x50 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 99.
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Diamondback® Classic 12x50 Roof Prism Binocular

Superior quality, high-performance hunting optics can find their way around your neck for a surprisingly affordable price. Grasp the long distance power of the 12x50 Diamondback® as you close in on details missed by others. Taking its lead from the Diamondback rattlesnake, this rugged binocular is striking in how well it detects life in low light. 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. Now you can use "wow!" and "thank you" in the same sentence.




VIP Warranty Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification12 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief18 mm
Exit Pupil4.2 mm
Linear Field of View241 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View4.6 degrees
Close Focus9 feet
Interpupillary Distance61-74 mm
Height6.8 inches
Width5.6 inches
Weight31 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.
Magnification12 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief18 mm
Exit Pupil4.2 mm
Linear Field of View241 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View4.6 degrees
Close Focus9 feet
Interpupillary Distance61-74 mm
Height6.8 inches
Width5.6 inches
Weight31 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Rated 5 out of 5 by from West to East I bought my Vortex bino's after spending a weekend glassing for Ibex in Southern New Mexico. My buddy had Vortex bino's and spotting scope and I had other brands. I got home and went online to buy them right away. Ince then I've credited an elk and several deer to mine. I've since moved back east to Western NY where it's more woods and less long glassing and I still don't regret having 12x50s. It's great to be able to see that much further even in the woods. I've since added a scope to my collection and other hunters in my family have started buying Vortex. Great product!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best binoculars that won't break your wallet. I bought my Vortex 12x50's before this past deer season (2015). Honestly I have never been able to see how much stuff was going on around me that I could not see with my naked eye before. And on top of being able to see a lot more, the picture is crystal clear when you pull these binoculars up to your face. The clarity of vortex products, in my opinion, can't be beat. As far as the durability goes, they are a 10/10. They are covered with a thick rubber material that does a great job at gaurding and protecting them. Compared to other products around the same price range these binoculars are head and shoulders above its competitors, and when comparing the specs of theae binocs to binocs that are 0-600 dollars, the specs are comparable.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, solid product For my birthday last year I got a pair of Diamondbacks 12X50. I spent quite some time comparing them with other well known brands in the same price range beforehand. Lighting in the store is pretty constant, allowing a pretty good oportunity to compare. I had heard some great reviews from some of my friends and I got a pair. In the store they were obviously better than their competitors, but I was so surprised how well these binos shine in the field. From low levels of light to "Holy WOW IT´S BRIGHT OUT HERE!" They are comfortable to hold. Not too bulky. They tuck just fine under a Carhartt, or your fold down center console. And they come with a great warranty and top notch service. If you're debating on getting some Vortex optics, do it.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best bang for your buck on the market! After months of researching multiple products I just bought my first set of Vortex binos. I like more magnification so I went with the Diamondback 12x50s. I cant believe the value they bring to the table. The clarity and amount of light they provide at those crucial times of day is comparable to binos that cost 00. I know because I have used my Dads binos for years. The diamondbacks are a fantastic value with the glass alone but when you add the Vortex VIP warranty they cant be beat. I plan on getting the Viper HD 15x50s for my next purchase.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product at a good value I bought these guys to replace an old pair of adjustables. I wanted a pair of reliable binos I could take into the feild but wouldn't mind if they got knocked around a bit. from my experience with other products of theirs I knew Vortex would have exactly what I was looking for. I found these guys. For the price the Diamondbacks are a fantastic pair of binos. They provide a clear crisp image are fairly light and compact, especially for the power. I didn't have to fork out over a grand and I am not paranoid about knocking them around a bit.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keep these close to you! I recently hunted with a friend with an "other" brand of binoculars. We were glassine an opposing ridge and discussing our optics. After a few minutes of listening to the comment of how effective his product was. I handed him my 12x 50 Diamondback binoculars to get a response. He was shocked at the field of vision, clarity and ease of focus... We are on our way to buy him a pair this afternoon! Try these optics, they are awesome, you will be very pleased with your choice of Vortex Diamondback Optics!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from we love these binoculars! I bought these for my husband for Christmas last year! This was our first Vortex purchase and we've been very satisfied. We've used them mainly for hunting, scouting, and I've used them for a couple 3d archery shoots. They're very high quality for a great price. The only issue I've had with mine is the eye relief on one side cracked. It still serves it's purpose though and with Vortex's exceptional warranty, I could get it fixed no problem! That is, if we ever have a bit where we aren't using them!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best optics I have ever owned I received these binoculars as a gift and took them on a recent muzzleload mule deer hunt in Northern Utah. I have never put my eyes up to such a quality pair of optics in my life. Clear and crisp, easy on the eyes and very quick to adjust! For the money, I must say these are THE BEST there are. The 12 power model I have will really reveal the facts about the game animal in that they magnify so much that even small spike antlers show up quickly. I absolutely LOVE these binos!
Date published: 2017-06-15
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I have lost the end lends cap for my binoculars, is there a way to order a replacement? I haven't been able to find them on the site.  Thank you

Asked by: BENEFIELD02
Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 6, we can get you a new set of caps.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-09

Is there a way to attach these binos to a tripod?

Asked by: B.A.TANKER
You can use our Binocular Tripod Adapter or our Uni-Daptor to use your binoculars on a tripod.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-06

How long is the neck strap???

Asked by: Kjh115
The neck strap is 48" long.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-18

Is the diamondback BAK4, BK7, or a SK15 prism?
Asked by: Bryan
The Diamondback is Bak4.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

Do the 2016 Vortex Diamondback binoculars have "Vortex" or "Diamondback" written down the side. Are you aware of any fakes on the market? Thank you.
Asked by: duke
The 2016 version has Diamondback written down the side. I am not aware of any fakes on the market at this time of our Diamondback binoculars.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

I am interested in the 12X50 diamondbacks. understand you are coming out with a new 12X50 model. Can you tell me when that will be and what the difference will be? Should I wait?
Asked by: Marco
The New 2016 Diamondbacks are out, the 12x50's are model #DB-207. These have seen a number of upgrades, the chassis has been changed from poly-carbonate to magnesium, they have been upgraded optically with an improved coating, the hinge has been re-designed to provide a more comfortable grip, and the housing has been updated as well.
Answered by: Jon from Sales
Date published: 2017-06-23

Is the 2015 model waterproof/fogproof?
Asked by: Steve
They sure are!
Answered by: Jon from Sales
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from West to East I bought my Vortex bino's after spending a weekend glassing for Ibex in Southern New Mexico. My buddy had Vortex bino's and spotting scope and I had other brands. I got home and went online to buy them right away. Ince then I've credited an elk and several deer to mine. I've since moved back east to Western NY where it's more woods and less long glassing and I still don't regret having 12x50s. It's great to be able to see that much further even in the woods. I've since added a scope to my collection and other hunters in my family have started buying Vortex. Great product!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best binoculars that won't break your wallet. I bought my Vortex 12x50's before this past deer season (2015). Honestly I have never been able to see how much stuff was going on around me that I could not see with my naked eye before. And on top of being able to see a lot more, the picture is crystal clear when you pull these binoculars up to your face. The clarity of vortex products, in my opinion, can't be beat. As far as the durability goes, they are a 10/10. They are covered with a thick rubber material that does a great job at gaurding and protecting them. Compared to other products around the same price range these binoculars are head and shoulders above its competitors, and when comparing the specs of theae binocs to binocs that are 0-600 dollars, the specs are comparable.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, solid product For my birthday last year I got a pair of Diamondbacks 12X50. I spent quite some time comparing them with other well known brands in the same price range beforehand. Lighting in the store is pretty constant, allowing a pretty good oportunity to compare. I had heard some great reviews from some of my friends and I got a pair. In the store they were obviously better than their competitors, but I was so surprised how well these binos shine in the field. From low levels of light to "Holy WOW IT´S BRIGHT OUT HERE!" They are comfortable to hold. Not too bulky. They tuck just fine under a Carhartt, or your fold down center console. And they come with a great warranty and top notch service. If you're debating on getting some Vortex optics, do it.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best bang for your buck on the market! After months of researching multiple products I just bought my first set of Vortex binos. I like more magnification so I went with the Diamondback 12x50s. I cant believe the value they bring to the table. The clarity and amount of light they provide at those crucial times of day is comparable to binos that cost 00. I know because I have used my Dads binos for years. The diamondbacks are a fantastic value with the glass alone but when you add the Vortex VIP warranty they cant be beat. I plan on getting the Viper HD 15x50s for my next purchase.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keep these close to you! I recently hunted with a friend with an "other" brand of binoculars. We were glassine an opposing ridge and discussing our optics. After a few minutes of listening to the comment of how effective his product was. I handed him my 12x 50 Diamondback binoculars to get a response. He was shocked at the field of vision, clarity and ease of focus... We are on our way to buy him a pair this afternoon! Try these optics, they are awesome, you will be very pleased with your choice of Vortex Diamondback Optics!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from we love these binoculars! I bought these for my husband for Christmas last year! This was our first Vortex purchase and we've been very satisfied. We've used them mainly for hunting, scouting, and I've used them for a couple 3d archery shoots. They're very high quality for a great price. The only issue I've had with mine is the eye relief on one side cracked. It still serves it's purpose though and with Vortex's exceptional warranty, I could get it fixed no problem! That is, if we ever have a bit where we aren't using them!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best optics I have ever owned I received these binoculars as a gift and took them on a recent muzzleload mule deer hunt in Northern Utah. I have never put my eyes up to such a quality pair of optics in my life. Clear and crisp, easy on the eyes and very quick to adjust! For the money, I must say these are THE BEST there are. The 12 power model I have will really reveal the facts about the game animal in that they magnify so much that even small spike antlers show up quickly. I absolutely LOVE these binos!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clarity when you need it most If you are caught between purchasing 10x50 or 12x50 other than your pocketbook limitations, the decision is a no brainer. I bought mine at Cabela's and they offer for you to look at a deer head across the store with each binocular... that will help you see the difference! There is nothing farther from the truth. Take them outside in early morning light or later in the evening and there is a world of difference. For me, I bought the 10x50's first, due to the store recommendation... then within a year I bought the 12x50. Its also multipurpose for those archery or rifle hunting. In the end, buy the 12x50, you will pay a little more today, but it will cost you less in the end when you eventually go to the 12x50. Great product. Of course, you can't overlook Vortex Lifetime Warranty. It's the best in the business!
Date published: 2017-06-07
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