Diamondback HD 16-48x65 (Angled)

Diamondback® HD
16-48x65 (Angled)

SKU
DS-65A
Diamondback HD 16-48x65 (Angled) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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MSRP $499.99
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Overview

Glassing out west demands an HD optic, but other systems can't get you the clarity you need to see a tail twitch in low light, or pick a tine out of dense cover. The redesigned Diamondback HD spotting scopes have all the horsepower the long-distance hunter needs, and they excel in low light - right when you need it most. We've also streamlined the exterior for a sleeker, snag-free profile, building in a helical focus wheel.

Included in the Box
  • Neoprene cover
  • Tethered objective lens cap
  • Tethered ocular lens cap
  • Lens cloth
Magnification 16-48x
Objective Lens Diameter 65 mm
Linear Field of View 138-72 ft/1000 yds
Angular Field of View 2.6-1.4 degrees
Close Focus 16.4 feet
Eye Relief 20.3-18.3 mm
Exit Pupil 4.0-1.35 mm
Length 14.25 inches
Weight 49.8 oz
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Features

OPTICAL FEATURES

HD Optical System Optimized with select glass elements to deliver exceptional resolution, cut chromatic aberration and provide outstanding color fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission.
Fully Multi-Coated Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.

CONSTRUCTION FEATURES

ArmorTek ® Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating for reliable performance in all environments.
Shockproof Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
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.
Helical Focus Allows for fast and fine adjustments.
Arca-Swiss Compatible Directly mounts to Arca-Swiss tripod heads without the use of additional plates. Also accepts 1/4-20 threads for use on alternate style tripod heads.
Tripod Adaptable Allowing use on a tripod or car window mount. Tripod adapter required.
Rotating Tripod Ring Allows rotation of the eyepiece to a sideways position, providing adjustable viewing angles.
Built-in Sunshade Reduces glare and shields the objective lens from raindrops and snow.

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing low light clarity I sent in my 15 years old Nomad for a broken eyepiece for repair (I had already super glued the tripod mount while on a hunt several years back). I was so surprised when my spotting scope returned and was a new Diamondback HD 16-48X65 (Angled). I can not be happier with the customer service of Vortex. This is why my rangefinder and binos are all Vortex. I was blown away by the difference 15 years of technology can make. If you are a recreation hunter or bird watching you can not beat this spotting scope. I have looked through other brands at a higher price that does not have as good of clarity as the Diamondback HD. Thank you Vortex.
Date published: 2021-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the fit and finish! I just received my 16-48x65 and I am very impressed with the scope. Overall the finish and sleek design are really nice. This is my first spotter I've owned and can't wait to get out in the backcountry with it. The size and weight are also awesome. Lots of power in a small light weight package! It'll pair nicely with my 10x50 crossfire binos.
Date published: 2021-01-22
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