Diamondback Classic 12x50

Diamondback®
Classic 12x50

SKU
D5012
Diamondback Classic 12x50 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 114.
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MSRP $319.99
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Overview

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.

Included in the Box
  • Rainguard Eyepiece Cover
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Comfort neck strap
  • Deluxe custom-molded carry case
Magnification 12x
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Eye Relief 18 mm
Exit Pupil 4.2 mm
Linear Field of View 241 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View 4.6 degrees
Close Focus 9 feet
Interpupillary Distance 61-74 mm
Height 6.8 inches
Width 5.6 inches
Weight 31 oz
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Features

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.

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great binoculars I bought my diamondback binoculars 3-4 years ago and they’ve been great. They were my first pair of “expensive” but fair priced binoculars. The first year I had them I was able to put the legal points on a buck 400+ yards away. I liked them so much, that for presents, we got my brother and sister a pair! My father also purchased a pair for himself after using ours. They’re so popular in the house that I usually have to hunt them down as everyone is always using them. I honestly can’t think of a flaw other than they’re almost too wide for my eyes. For the price you can’t go wrong with these binoculars!
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Binoculars I have had these binoculars for a decent amount of time now and I can honestly say that I have never even looked through another pair to purchase because I am so impressed with these! I keep them in my pack when I am going out to my hunting land because you never know when they will come in handy. I've dropped them a couple times as well and haven't had any issues with them!
Date published: 2018-03-29
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 Great performance Had them for three years, took them on countless trips and all weather conditions worked great and never let me down. They broke after falling down a cliff and sent them in and got a new pair thanks to the great VIP warranty.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My world has been changed forever I bought these binoculars a few years ago right before a Arizona elk hunt and from the day I received them and looked through them my outlook on optics has been changed forever. I will never buy anything other then Vortex
Date published: 2018-03-10
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
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: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exellant for the price! I've used my Diamondback 12x50 bino's for two seasons and have found them great for glassing long distances. They are very clear with great relief and comfortable to hold while spending hours glassing game. The only reason I did not give them 5 stars is the weight. They are a bit heavy but that is to be expected with binoculars of this size. Putting a chest harness style strap on them helped in carrying them all day. Great binoculars for the price and unbelievable warranty.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Piece of Hunting Gear! I have been using vortex optics for the last 7-8 years now and it is easily my favorite piece of hunting equipment. If anyone is in a hobby where they need optics (bird watching, vacationing, shed hunting, big-game hunting, etc) I would recommend vortex optics to them every single time. Vortex has a large selection of great products that fit every need. I own several Vortex tripods, rifle-scopes, three pairs of their binoculars, and one of their spotting scopes. My favorite feature about all of them is they are top quality that perform their job and they keep up with my rugged hunting style. The best part about the whole deal is that you don't have to baby your optics because you know Vortex backs you with the V.I.P. Warranty. It is as good as they say it is. No questions asked, they back all of their products.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great introductory bino This was my first pair of larger binoculars to use out in the wide open desert. I have found tons of animals with them. Watched my dad kill a mule deer buck in south east az in them. Great clarity and good customer service. I dropped them while in the middle of a hunt and had them shipped to vortex and they were back to me within 4 days. Absolutely the best in that category. Only wish was that they perform a little better in low light situations.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The View Every Man Needs! The Vortex DIAMONDBACK 12x50 Binos are the only way to go. Strong enough to glass and find what you are looking for but light enough you can carry them around your neck all day. The clarity of the Glass is amazing. My father-in-law has a pair of swarovski binos and i can easily use my with about 30 min of light sooner and later that his. Great grips on the side make it easy to use with wet hands from the morning dew and best warranty around!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome glass!! I just recently purchased these binoculars. I couldn't be happier. I have been using low end binos for years. A friend of mine I hunted deer with this past year, showed me his Vortex Diamondbacks 10x42 in low light situation. My jaw dropped at how clear they were early in the morning while the sun came up. Not only did I buy these binos I purchased a new Vortex scope for my rifle My next pair are gonna be in HD! Vortex all the way!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The long and short of it I have to say that these are one of my favorite pairs of binoculars. One of the things that I really like is that you can still shoulder them without a tripod at this power and be able to use them fairly well which is something you cannot do with the 15th but once you set them on the tripod your expectations will be met.. for the money I haven't found any better and for the warranty there is none better in my opinion.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Optics and Great Warrenty I have used my Diamondback Binoculars during the past 2 hunting seasons and they have stood up to beating I've put them through. Last year I lost a dust cover during the hunt, I called Vortex and within a week a new one showed up in the mail, no charge.. I love a company that stands behind the products they make. I now own a Vortex spotting scope as well, and will continue to buy and recommend Vortex products
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Binoculars!!! Couldn't be Happier! I used these binoculars for long distance glassing primarily for Coues Whitetail. They are the best I've ever had. The glass is extremely clear and they are very comfortable to look through. No eye-strain at all. I've never had any trouble with moisture or fogging and I have used them in wet cold weather a number of times. When I first got them, the lenses seemed to be misaligned some, so I contacted Vortex and they had me send them in. I told them I had a hunt in 3 weeks and I really needed them back. They turned them around in 2 weeks! The only complaints I can come up with for these are that they are a bit heavy for carrying as my primary glass, but not so much that I don't do it! Also, the standard Vortex tripod mount is almost impossible to use with these. I went ahead and upgraded to the Uni-Daptor and that works perfectly. You can't go wrong with these binos!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Most Important Piece of Equipment I've had my Diamondback 12X50s for a couple of years now and they are my most used and irreplaceable gear. I originally bought them for an Eastern Oregon mule deer hunting and they have performed flawlessly. The picture is clear and crisp. These binoculars match up quite well with and often surpass my friends' optics that sell for 3-4 times as much. They are the primary reason I now buy all Vortex optics.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing clarity!! I recieved a pair of these as a gift from my brother and absolutely love them! I have never used vortex before, and now have since bought a viper riflescooe as well. These binos have adjustable eye pieces that accommodate people who were glasses (like me) and i have never had an issue with fogging up. I even lost an eye cover and they sent me a replacement no questions asked. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great binoculars for the price I've had these binoculars for 7 years and have taken them on a lot of hunts. I am very satisfied with them. My only complaint is the lense covers. They have slipped off multiple times during hunting and it can become a headache try to track them down. I have lost them before and vortex customer service is awesome and had replaced immediately but it is a little issue that I wish was fixed.
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These are awesome! I use these on high country hunts where I'm doing lots of glassing across basins. They have a lot more clarity and brightness compared to my 10x40s. I mount them on my tripod and set up that way they make a sporting scope unnecessary a lot of the time. They are very light weight for their power and ability and with the comfy strap they feel several ounces lighter than they are.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First of all WOW!!! These are truly game changers. I use them for any kind of hubting aspect out here in the deserts of Arizona. I wish i had more money so i can buy bigger/powerful ones or a spotting scope which my father and I have never owned one. If I ever do have money i will only invest in Vortex. I was just introduced to them 2 years ago by a friend. And finnaly bought these 12x50 a little over a year ago. Love them!!!!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great binoculars for the money I use these for hunting elk, and mule deer in western Colorado. They don't fog up on cold mornings. I am a big fan of the large objective it takes the light in well and give a good field of view. The only down side is that they don't have HD glass so they could be more clear. In my opinion though save the money on the binoculars and get HD glass on your spotting scope
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the money I love these binos! I got them last year when my old bushnells broke and they have worked great. I hunt mule deer and elk in the Rocky Mountains and they are perfect for high country hunting. They are rugged, tough and well build. They have great glass and and very clear for the price I will be a vortex owner for life and with the Vortex warranty they are unbeatable!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product These are the clearest binoculars I have used. Customer Service is top notch. I lost a lens cover while at an archery shoot. After contacting Customer Service, a new one was sent out at no charge. Received it 2 days later. They have the best warranty in the industry. The only drawback I have seen is that the eye cups screw back down when walking the archery course.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend anyone looking for quality to this line I hunt year round and am constantly using binoculars. I've been looking for a product where you could get both quality and affordability. I got both of those when I purchased this product as well as a lifetime warranty, no questions asked. That being said I have since then purchased more vortex products and will purchase nothing other than vortex from here on out!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! I bought other brands of binoculars promising better picture and durability. Then bought my first pair of Vortex Diamond Backs 10×50. My hunting world changed....omg! I cound not wait to upgrade to the Diamond Back 12x50. I love these binoculars. I am so a Vortex guy. Its like your are part of the Vortex family. Its a excellent product and will not disappoint.
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best binoculars I have ever oowned I was skeptical about all the hype that Vortex binoculars were getting so I tried a set and I will never buy another brand of binoculars. I only own the lower level binoculars and for the money they are the best glass I have ever looked through. These binoculars are better that some higher priced premium binoculars from other companies. Great job Vortex
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great customer service, great product I will but nothing but vortex , not only do the offer a great product but nobody compares to their costumer service, if you need a part they send it out right away, you usually receive them in under 5 days. Can't wait to get a pair of kaibab 15s and supply all my rifles with your scopes. Thank you for being a model company. I wish more would follow you.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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