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MSRP: $319.99
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Diamondback 12 x 50 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 66.
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Diamondback® 12x50 Roof Prism Binocular

The Diamondback binocular defines the price vs performance ratio in the world of optics. An astoundingly efficient and high-performing optical system with enhanced, dielectric fully multi-coated lenses, serves up stunning views and impressive low-light performance—critical attributes when working to glass up and evaluate game. And with their ultra-wide, best-in-class, field of view, you can effortlessly cover ground and acquire subjects with ease.


VIP Warranty Nitrogen Purged Waterproof
Magnification12 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief14mm
Exit Pupil4.1 mm
Linear Field of View271 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View5.2 degrees
Close Focus7 feet
Interpupillary Distance60-75 mm
Height6.7 inches
Width5.5 inches
Weight28.7oz
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.
Dielectric Coating Multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, color-accurate images.

Construction Features

Nitrogen Gas Purged Gas purged and o-ring sealed for fogproof and waterproof performance in all conditions.
Fogproof Nitrogen gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the binocular for reliable performance in all environments.
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 Relief14mm
Exit Pupil4.1 mm
Linear Field of View271 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View5.2 degrees
Close Focus7 feet
Interpupillary Distance60-75 mm
Height6.7 inches
Width5.5 inches
Weight28.7oz
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great versatile binos! The Diamondback series is a budget-friendly series from Vortex which will often have a negative connotation when compared to more expensive competitors (anything at a great price usually does). That assumption is wrong! These binos are a great, versatile pair that work great for hunting in the back country. The 12x magnification allows you to glass hillsides far away but don't excessively bounce from a bino harness or strap around the shoulders. From a tripod, they have the power and the wide objective lens to scan large areas but still be able to count and size the tines on that trophy buck. I was pleasantly surprised by their quality, clarity, and brightness from an economical line of Vortex optics.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality and even better customer service. I started researching binoculars about 2 months ago because I was in the market for a quality pair. I settled on the Diamondback 10x42s but ended up buying the 12x50s because I got such a good deal. This is the best quality binoculars I have ever laid my hands on. Then because I am the way I am and got such a good deal I thought they may be counterfeit. I emailed Vortex with pictures and details of the purchase and they emailed me back at midnight on the weekend assuring me they were authentic. Please if you are in the market for a great product and even better customer service, give Vortex a try and you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Binocular These binoculars are amazing! Not even for the price! The only thing (and I'm being nitpicky here) that would be better is if they were a little lighter, but my experience with binoculars is minimal so I don't have a load of ,000+ optics lying around at my house. However, if you're looking for a pair that you can bang around the mountains or woods in and they work phenomenally, then these binoculars just might be what you're looking for. Excellent glass, excellent performance, excellent warranty...you cannot go wrong with Vortex!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great optics and bang for the buck. I did quite a bit of research before buying these and discovered that these were the perfect binoculars for medium to long range glassing. They combine the superior light-gathering capabilities of a 50mm lens with 12X magnification. I just finished birding with them for 8 hours in the overcast/rainy conditions of the Pacific NW and I am extremely pleased with my purchase. One nice touch is the extending eyepiece cups that click into place. I can get my eyes far enough away from the lens to keep them from external fogging in cold & wet conditions. Well done Vortex!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features Great binocular in its price range. The magnification is great and was utilized for hunting long range this past season. The glass does seems a little "hazier" at 550 yards compared to a Viper Binocular that a buddy had; but it is two different lines of binoculars with different features and price point. The rubber armor provides a non-slip and makes the binocular feels durable. The focus wheel and eyecups adjusted as it should. I had it in Vortex's Glasspak system and added more convenience and ease of use during archery and rifle backpacking hunts. Overall great bang for the bucks binocular with the magnification and bigger objective lens. No complaints.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp I received these Diamondbacks before the start of spring turkey season. I have since carried them everyday for glassing the open fields and edges along with glassing through the open hardwoods to locate any birds I had yet to see. I have to say these binoculars are very sharp and very clear. The ability to have a good piece of glass to look through is very vital to ensuring you can have a successful hunt. The price of the Diamondbacks sits very well for the average hard working individual who needs a great pair of Binoculars but doesn't want to break the bank !!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bino for the Price I am a hunter that grew up hunting whitetail in central PA. I never thought of binos as an important hunting tool due to the big woods and hilly terrain I hunted in. After reading and listening to numerous well respected hunters I decided to spend the money on a good pair. I landed on vortex because of the good reviews, reasonable price and lifetime warranty. I couldn’t be more pleased with the product I received. This reasonable priced bino allowed a person like me access to an incredible hunting tool that I thought was out of my price range. For an entry level hunter, or a long time hunter that has not invested in a good set of binoculars, I can’t think of a better product.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Diamondback put the D in DETAILS! I purchased a set of Diamondback 12x50's for a trip to Eastern Montana this past fall. I had a good pair of 8x42's but wanted to see if the additional power was worth it. I can say YES it was! I was able to clearly observe and judge a number of bucks using these binoculars that I wouldn't have been able to with the 8x42 binoculars. The Diamondbacks were crystal clear and allowed me to judge the buck pictured and eventually harvest! Thanks Vortex.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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I have the Diamondback 12X50 DB-207. I lost one of the lens covers. Can you tell me where I can purchase another one?

Asked by: TodT
Please give our customer care a call at 800-426-0048 Ext. 6 and they will get you taken care of!
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-05

I just bought a 12X50 diamond back, I’m experiencing double vision while looking through both lenses. Is that normal or is there something off with my pair of Binos? Thanks 

Asked by: Troutbum
It sounds like they're out of alignment, please contact our customer care team at 800-426-0048 Ext. 6 and they will get you taken care of!
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-09-17

The Diamondback 12x50 has normal eco glasses or ED glasses?

Asked by: Dennis
Technically they're not HD or ED, however, they have been optically advanced from the prior Diamondback.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-05-08

DB-207 is the latest version of the Diamondback 12x50(year 2018)? If not so pls Mention manufactured year.

Asked by: Dennis
The DB-207 is the latest version of the Diamondback.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-05-08

Hello! Diamondback 12x50 is an HD binocular? Does it have ED glass?

Asked by: Dennis
Technically they're not HD or ED, however, they have been optically advanced from the prior Diamondback.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-05-07

WHEN YOU BUY THESE BINOCULARS, DO THEY COME WITH A CASE TO STORE THEM IN??

Asked by: PHIL
Yes, they will come with a custom molded carry case that you can store them in.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-08-07

DO THESE COME WITH LENS COVERS FOR FRONT AND BACK??

Asked by: PHIL
Yes, the Diamondback binoculars come with tethered objective covers and a rainguard for the eyecups.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-08-07

I was told Vortex offers a significant discount for disabled veterans. I am a combat Marine awarded a Purple Heart. Can you discribe the policy?

Asked by: Bill 69
We are happy to offer a discount program for military and law enforcement, you can find the directions to get signed up here: http://partners.vortexoptics.com/?request=mille. Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5 if you have any questions.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-02
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