Diamondback 20-60x60 (Angled)

Diamondback®
20-60x60 (Angled)

SKU
DBK-60A1
Diamondback 20-60x60 (Angled) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 24.
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MSRP $499.99

Overview

The Diamondback spotter delivers outstanding performance—clearly a superb choice when you need a heavyweight performer in a lightweight, compact package. The Diamondback line ensures a bright, crisp image throughout the magnification range and its rugged construction stands up to rough use in the field.

Note- Custom Fitted Neoprene Case Included.

Included in the Box
  • Eyepiece cap
  • Objective lens cover
  • View-through carry case

Center of the riflescope tube from the top surface of the mount base.

Magnification 20-60x
Objective Lens Diameter 60 mm
Linear Field of View 114-51 ft/1000 yds
Angular Field of View 2.2-1 degrees
Close Focus 20 feet
Eye Relief 17-14 mm
Exit Pupil 3-1 mm
Length 14 inches
Weight 33.8 oz
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Features

OPTICAL FEATURES

XR™ Fully Multi-Coated Proprietary coatings 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

Porro Prism Valued for a rich depth of field, wide field of view, and three-dimensional image.
Angled Body Design Valued for allowing an overall lower mounting height which maximizes stability in wind, offers greater comfort when glassing for extended periods, and permits the use of a smaller, lighter tripod.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the binocular for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Nitrogen gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

Adjustable Eyecups Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Built-in Sunshade Reduces glare and shields the objective lens from raindrops and snow.
Rotating Tripod Ring Allows rotation of the eyepiece to a sideways position, providing adjustable viewing angles.

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Perfect! Best Bang for Your Buck!! I bought this spotter because I was looking for something small and compact but still be able to have that 60 zoom. This thing is awesome for a few reasons. 1: it doesn't break the bank!! 2: it does everything I could ever want to do on the hill or range 3: it is light, compact, and fits in my designated pocket for my spotting scope in my pack perfect. The case that it comes with is way more than I expected it to be. It is easy to use, it isn't bulky, and it comes with it. How can you beat that? All in all you can't go wrong with anything Vortex. Every optic I own is Vortex and that will never change. Best Bang for your Buck!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome glass I know they say this is an entry level spotting scope, but honestly it's awesome. I have used it thus hunting season so far since buying it only a month or so ago and just love the clarity. I use it for spotting big game bedding in the mountains and for long distance rifle shooting to spot my groups at distance. I have also used it for digits coping and am so impressed. I love it. I also use a Vortex HST scope on my rifle as well as 12X Vortex binoculars. I'm totally converted to Vortex for the quality and customer service as well as their appreciation of our veterans. Great American company!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best in this price range I bought this several years ago for spotting game. I also use it as a back up spotter for long range shooting. This spotter is far from the best. With that said, for less than $1000, you can't beat it. At the low end, it is fantastic, as you increase the zoom, it begins to show its weakness. At max power you just can't quite get the focus perfect to watch trace but it is usable. I discovered the eye peice will not survive a drop on concrete, but vortex will quickly repair it for you. This spotter is the perfect entry level or "budget" spotter, it will work and you'll learn it is either good enough for your needs or you will eventually want to upgrade.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right tool for the job! Hunting in the desert southwest this scope is perfect. Not too much magnification (as mirage is often a limiting factor), and not too much weight for those looooong days where one must cover miles and miles. The angled eyepiece is amazing (accompanied with a quality tripod). Allows you to look up, down, and all around without neck strain. The ONLY negative thing I have to say is that zoomed in at full power under low light conditions, the 60mm doesn't quite bring in enough light to see crisp and clear. However I knew that when I bought it and chose to sacrifice a little weight for low light clarity. I figure I actually only lose maybe 15 minutes in a day of full power zoom due to this. I love this scope and highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy again in a heartbeat I was looking to upgrade my backpacking spotting scope and it came down to the Vortex Diamondback vs. the Leupold SX-1 Ventana. Inside the store, they were pretty even. I came back on a drizzly evening near dusk and got to take them outside to compare. I looked through the Diamondback and quickly picked up a crisp image of small pin flag about 400 yards away. I looked through the SX-1, and I couldn't even find the flag! I switched back to the Diamondback, and I found several more flags even further away. I was blown away by the difference in clarity under low light conditions. Hands down the Vortex was the better option. I've used the Diamondback on several scouting and hunting trips, and I couldn't be happier. Hard to beat the quality, weight, and price. Warranty is reassuring too.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First timer I have been looking at getting a spotting scope and Vortex was at the top of my list. My dad had recently picked up a Diamondback at Cabela's Bargain Cave and let me check it out. I was very impressed with the weight, craftsmanship, and ease of use. It was hard for me to see clearly through the eyepiece, but feel it is just my lack of using a spotting scope and adjusting to the limited FOV and sensitivity. I also realize a higher quality model may be better (duh), but am limited on my fixed income (retired/disabled veteran). I also want to try a higher power set of spotting binos as they may eliminate some of my eyesight challenges. Overall, I was very impressed and Vortex is still at the top of my list, I just want to try a few other models.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality control I originally purchased this model only to find that out of the box it was defective. Counting on the VIP warranty I sent it to vortex for service. Two weeks later I received the return fed ex package from vortex. The invoice said the one I sent back could not be repaired so they replaced it "with the current model". This "current model" is worse than what I sent back. While the image is fairly clear and the controls feel smooth, the field of view does not increase with a decrease in magnification like it should. On full power the image fills the lens. As the power is reduced, it is like looking down binoculars backwards. The original model I purchased did not do this! New ones in the stores do not do this! I had purchased the first one three weeks ago and got sent back the "current model", yet it is clearly the older model than the first one I sent in. Not feeling like a VIP vortex! Two defective spotting scopes in a row, and now I will not have a spotting scope for my hunt in a week which is why I bought it in the first place. Not what I expected from a company like vortex. I will send it back in again and hope I get a working product. Based on my experience so far, I cannot recommend this product or vortex . Look elsewhere.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from disappointed I bought this for my wife for birding. On the first trip we could not even identify a curlew at 100 yds. or even a song sparrow at 30 yds. Size of game was ok, but the fine tuning was blurry. We returned the scope and got an upgrade to the VIPER. Night and day the VIPER was able to pinpoint marking on birds at over 300 yds with much greater clarity. For only $249 more we got 4 time more scope. very happy with the VIPER.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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