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MSRP: $739.99
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Viper HD 12x50 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 39.
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Viper® HD 12x50 Roof Prism Binocular

The Viper HD—a premium-quality binocular packed with everything you need and nothing you don't. Rugged, compact and lightweight (one of the lightest full-size binoculars to date), it's easy to see why the Vipers are award winners. Add in HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass for impressive resolution and color fidelity and the Vipers change more than the game. They change the results, too.




VIP Warranty HD XR Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification12 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief15 mm
Exit Pupil4.2 mm
Linear Field of View252 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View4.8 degrees
Close Focus8.5 feet
Interpupillary Distance59-75 mm
Height6.7 inches
Width5.2 inches
Weight28 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Rainguard Eyepiece Cover
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Comfort neck strap
  • Deluxe padded carry case

Optical Features

HD Lens Elements HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass delivers impressive resolution and color fidelity, resulting in High Definition images.
XR™ Fully Multi-Coated Proprietary coatings increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Dielectric Prism Coatings Multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, color-accurate images.
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.
ArmorTek Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
Rubber Armor Provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection.

Convenience Features

Adjustable Eyecups Twist up and down to precise, intermediate settings to maximize custom fit for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel Adjusts the focus of both binocular barrels at the same time.
Locking 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 Relief15 mm
Exit Pupil4.2 mm
Linear Field of View252 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View4.8 degrees
Close Focus8.5 feet
Interpupillary Distance59-75 mm
Height6.7 inches
Width5.2 inches
Weight28 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Customer for life I've had these 12x50 Vortex binoculars for seveal years and typically use them as my "neck" glass. When I'm hunting or scouting, they're on my chest. When I'm driving, they're in my truck- never leave them behind. I live in AZ where a quality optic is an absolute must. I hunt elk, coues deer, mule deer, and bear, all in thick/nasty terrain that require quality glass in less than ideal hunting conditions. A couple years back, I had my binos on my tripod and stepped away to use the facilities, came back and the wind had knocked my tripod over, shattered one of the lenses, and messed up the bodies. Needless to say, I wasn't worried. I sent them to Vortex and they had a pair to my door step in 3 days. Can't beat them.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My experience lead to others' purchase Purchased a Viper HD 12x50 for my infrequent and modest hunts. I was so satisfied with the quality and value of these binoculars, I encouraged my son (who needed to replace his rifle scope before we our one-time mule deer hunt on the open prairies of Montana) that Vortex was the only way to go. He did and we both tagged-out. The only problem was that was the the first day of a week-long hunt, so we went home early. He had been saving for a spotting scope and now is the proud owner of Viper HD 20-60x80.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Viper HD 12x50 I chose these binoculars in particular for a trip I had planned all over the country of Peru. From the high peak of Machu Picchu to the low lands of the Amazon rainforest and everything in between. I was very, very impressed and so were my guides who ended up using my binoculars instead of theirs while trying to locate native animals for us in the thick, dense jungles. I will forever use Vortex optics for all my hunting, shooting and spotting needs and will highly recommend them to everyone I meet.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my viper hd Over the years I have had dozens of binoculars. I kept hearing good things about vortex, so I decided to bite the bullet and buy some viper hd's. I can say during hunting season I was able to see more deer hiding in the brush, not only could I see them I could actually tell how many points they were before anyone took a shot. I love my bino's now. I push the product even when other hunters happen by, they can't believe how great they are. Great product and hope to get your rifle scopes on all my rifles soon. Thanks to the vortex team.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Step Up and keep up the game! Getting 5 stars from me isn't easy! This time however, the Viper HD have met all my expectations. I'm not a experienced hunter so I rely heavily on my hunting tools to be successfull in the field. The clarity, power, and ergonometrics of the Viper is what makes me smile every time I'm using it. If you are looking for quality, power, and cost...this is the binocular for you! Just stop searching! I did a lot of research trust me....no one beats Vortex products.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great upgrade I started with the diamondback 10x42 and those were awesome glasses for the price and saved for more powerful glasses finally got enough for the viper hd and wow I have never had a pair of binoculars this good. They are crystal clear and can zoom in on my game now I am saving for a spotting scope vortex is the way to go I recently bought a diamond back scope and I'm hooked great product and great prices can't go wrong. Happy huntibg.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glass for the price I bought these binoculars last summer, and have loved having them! I went on a mule deer hunt in Wyoming in very rugged high country terrain, the binoculars both held up great and gave me the ability to spot animals a long way off. They have held up flawlessly so far through early both early season and late season hunting, as well as shed hunting and spring bear season, overall they are a great price for the quality of glass
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST Glass quality, build quality, and customer service. Buy some. I love eye strain and not knowing if that's 2 or 4 points! Said no one. Ever. They are worth every penny and the best bang for your buck for saving your eyesight from strain and getting clear visuals on your targets. I spent a week hunting mule deer in Nevada glassing wide open spaces and absolutely love these binos. My buddy with the "other" green bino company binoculars and spotting scope was converted and could not believe I was picking up more critters than he was while glassing. A vortex spotting scope is definitely on my wish list. I also got the chest harness with them and they have been comfortable and durable. Hopefully I never have to use the warranty but its nice to know that its there. I think this 12x50 magnification is the best for anyone hunting any sort of open country. If you are in the market for some binoculars give I would highly recommend these.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Where are the Viper 12x50;s made?
Asked by: Bob
The Viper HD binoculars are being manufactured in China.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

where are these made? China or Japan?
Asked by: Hank
Production of the Viper HD binoculars was moved from Japan to China at the end of 2016. The binoculars are still being produced to our stringent specifications and carry our VIP Warranty. The move allowed us to increase production and lower the cost of the binoculars, which we passed along to the customer.
Answered by: Mike with Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

i am looking at the Vortex Viper Hd 12x50 and the Viper hd 10x50. what are the differences?
Asked by: Stook
The only difference there is that the 10x50 will magnify your image 10x times and the 12x50 will magnify the image 12x times. In general, 12x is a littler harder to hold still if you are using it handheld rather than on a tripod, but can be used to see things that are farther away. 10x is a better choice for someone who is using the binoculars handheld primarily, because 10x is easier to hold still. A lot of this depends on personal preference and the best way to determine in our opinion is to go into one of our dealers and try these two configurations our side by side. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2017-07-09
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Customer for life I've had these 12x50 Vortex binoculars for seveal years and typically use them as my "neck" glass. When I'm hunting or scouting, they're on my chest. When I'm driving, they're in my truck- never leave them behind. I live in AZ where a quality optic is an absolute must. I hunt elk, coues deer, mule deer, and bear, all in thick/nasty terrain that require quality glass in less than ideal hunting conditions. A couple years back, I had my binos on my tripod and stepped away to use the facilities, came back and the wind had knocked my tripod over, shattered one of the lenses, and messed up the bodies. Needless to say, I wasn't worried. I sent them to Vortex and they had a pair to my door step in 3 days. Can't beat them.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my viper hd Over the years I have had dozens of binoculars. I kept hearing good things about vortex, so I decided to bite the bullet and buy some viper hd's. I can say during hunting season I was able to see more deer hiding in the brush, not only could I see them I could actually tell how many points they were before anyone took a shot. I love my bino's now. I push the product even when other hunters happen by, they can't believe how great they are. Great product and hope to get your rifle scopes on all my rifles soon. Thanks to the vortex team.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My experience lead to others' purchase Purchased a Viper HD 12x50 for my infrequent and modest hunts. I was so satisfied with the quality and value of these binoculars, I encouraged my son (who needed to replace his rifle scope before we our one-time mule deer hunt on the open prairies of Montana) that Vortex was the only way to go. He did and we both tagged-out. The only problem was that was the the first day of a week-long hunt, so we went home early. He had been saving for a spotting scope and now is the proud owner of Viper HD 20-60x80.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Step Up and keep up the game! Getting 5 stars from me isn't easy! This time however, the Viper HD have met all my expectations. I'm not a experienced hunter so I rely heavily on my hunting tools to be successfull in the field. The clarity, power, and ergonometrics of the Viper is what makes me smile every time I'm using it. If you are looking for quality, power, and cost...this is the binocular for you! Just stop searching! I did a lot of research trust me....no one beats Vortex products.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great upgrade I started with the diamondback 10x42 and those were awesome glasses for the price and saved for more powerful glasses finally got enough for the viper hd and wow I have never had a pair of binoculars this good. They are crystal clear and can zoom in on my game now I am saving for a spotting scope vortex is the way to go I recently bought a diamond back scope and I'm hooked great product and great prices can't go wrong. Happy huntibg.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glass for the price I bought these binoculars last summer, and have loved having them! I went on a mule deer hunt in Wyoming in very rugged high country terrain, the binoculars both held up great and gave me the ability to spot animals a long way off. They have held up flawlessly so far through early both early season and late season hunting, as well as shed hunting and spring bear season, overall they are a great price for the quality of glass
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST Glass quality, build quality, and customer service. Buy some. I love eye strain and not knowing if that's 2 or 4 points! Said no one. Ever. They are worth every penny and the best bang for your buck for saving your eyesight from strain and getting clear visuals on your targets. I spent a week hunting mule deer in Nevada glassing wide open spaces and absolutely love these binos. My buddy with the "other" green bino company binoculars and spotting scope was converted and could not believe I was picking up more critters than he was while glassing. A vortex spotting scope is definitely on my wish list. I also got the chest harness with them and they have been comfortable and durable. Hopefully I never have to use the warranty but its nice to know that its there. I think this 12x50 magnification is the best for anyone hunting any sort of open country. If you are in the market for some binoculars give I would highly recommend these.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glass. Could pay more but see no reason to. I now own the Viper 12x50 binoculars and could not be happier. I have switched out most all of my glass for Vortex. I still have a Nomad spotting scope and see no reason to get rid of it. I also own the range finder 1000. I sound like a living ad for Nomad, but if one needs to send in anything for warranty, (not yet) then how do you beat unconditional lifetime?
Date published: 2017-06-07
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