Razor UHD 12x50

Razor® UHD 12x50

Razor UHD 12x50 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 19.
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MSRP $2,599.99


When you want to take the best-of-the-best to the next level... Enter the Razor UHD. The Ultra High Definition optical design features an improved optical prescription and unparalleled image resolution. Whether you need to pick apart a densely packed hillside, or observe the finest details at insanely close distances, the Razor UHD can do it all!

Included in the Box
  • Objective lens covers
  • Ocular lens cover
  • Accessory/Ammo Pouch
  • Harness and case
  • Comfort neck strap
  • Lens cloth
Magnification 12x
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Eye Relief 17 mm
Exit Pupil 4.2 mm
Linear Field of View 288 feet/1000 yds
Angular Field of View 5.5 degrees
Close Focus 6.6 feet
Interpupillary Distance 56-76 mm
Height 7.6 inches
Width 5.9 inches
Weight 36.5 oz
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Abbe-Koenig Larger prism with longer optical path resulting in sharper image resolution.
UHD Optical System Ultra high definition optical quality and prescription for unparalleled image resolution that cuts chromatic aberation; providing exceptional color fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness, and light transmission
APO System Index-matched lenses correct color across the entire visual spectrum.
XR™ Plus Fully Multi-Coated Ultimate anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces provide maximum light transmission for peak clarity and the pinnacle of low-light performance.
Plasma Tech Cutting edge coating application process provides unparalleled coating durability and performance
Phase Correction Coating on roof prism models enhances resolution and contrast.


Roof Prism Valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
True Open Hinge Offers superior ergonomics while decreasing total weight and bulk.
Magnesium Chassis Decreases weight and increases strength.
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.


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.



Rated 5 out of 5 by from UNREAL I have owned and used several different pairs of binoculars, including three different Vortex models. After hearing guys like Remi Warren speak highly of the Razor UHD 12x50's, I decided to pull the trigger and get a pair. I'll be honest, it was not without hesitation. They are by far the most expensive pair I've ever owned personally. I had a little buyer's remorse for the next couple days after ordering them. Once they showed up, it all went out the window. These things are INCREDIBLE! The clarity is phenomenal and I can see clearly for miles with these. I have the Viper 10x50's and it's a night and day difference in the two. I highly recommend buying these if you can.
Date published: 2022-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear clear clear! Written 02JAN2020: I bought myself a pair of Razor 12x50 UHD and love them. I have some low-end binoculars and was looking to upgrade significantly if required to something better. I had what I paid for them here... not sure why I can't disclose that. So I'd shop around and look for 10% off and not tax. Observation #1: I use them for hunting in a blind, meaning I drive there get out of the vehicle climb some steps and sit in relative comfort. The reason I point this out is they are big. If I was climbing a mountain I wouldn’t like them. I’ve read a review about how big they are and that person didn’t like the “cartoonish large size” and opted for the HD size instead. I get it if it’s a weight thing. Observation #2: I read some stuff about the eyecup rubber piece not being robust enough and coming off. I have no idea what the guy was doing with his binos, but I thought they were fine. Yes; there is a rubbery type eye cub wrap at end close to your eyeball, but it seems fine. Sure; you could yank it off, but they seemed fine and sturdy to me. Some people can break an anvil, I tend to take care of my stuff. Observation #3: I take my glasses (Bifocals) off when I use the binos, so I extend the cups. They stay put when extend out. I really like that because I tend to apply a bit of pressure with my forehead. Nice and sturdy cups. My other pair tend to collapse, not these. Observation #4: Color and edge clarity are really good. I had some good stuff here about differences between this bino and popular German Made one. This pair out performed at about $1K less. The coating allowed crazy clarity, and I could actually look down a sendero and see during sun set. These guys don't white out. Observation #5: I don’t use any of the straps or lens covers that came with the bino’s. I took the case and stuck it in my backpack. The lid just slides over and I can pull the binos out and set on the shelf in front of me without removing the Vortex supplied case. I thought the material on the case was kind of cheesy. If I was going to use a dedicated case I’d get one of those Alaska Guide Creations, looks like the Denali would fit this rig. BTW the Vortex “Guide Binopack” is made by Alaska Guide Creations. I don’t think the one on the Vortex website will fit these binoculars. Just saying. I’m so impressed with these binoculars I’m putting one of those Razor HD 27-60x85 angled spotting scopes on my radar. I hope to have them by years end. I had to go through and take out all the stuff that would prevent this from getting published. HAHAHA. Might be an indication why there are so few review.
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vortex Did It Again Once again Vortex Optics has blown my mind. These Razor UHD 12x50 binoculars are outstanding. The build quality is superb, the glass is crystle clear and super crisp. The 12x50 is a perfect balance of enough magnification to let you see incredible distances, while still slowing enough light in. I heard rumors that a set of 12x50 would be to heavy to use without a tripod, however these feel super balanced in the hands and despite the large magnification I am able to steady them and see way clearer then I could have ever imagined. And to top it all off, these things are backed by Vortex’s outstanding warrantee which gives me some serious piece of mind when it comes to an investment this large. Great work Vortex, I can’t wait to test these things out for real this fall!
Date published: 2022-06-26
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