Razor UHD 8x42

Razor® UHD 8x42

Razor UHD 8x42 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
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MSRP $2,399.99


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 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Eye Relief 16.7 mm
Exit Pupil 5.25 mm
Linear Field of View 420 feet/1000 yds
Angular Field of View 8 degrees
Close Focus 4.5 feet
Interpupillary Distance 56-76 mm
Height 7.0 inches
Width 5.7 inches
Weight 32.4 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 Superb viewing I got a pair of Razor UHD's for my birthday and they are the BEST birthday present ever. I have birded with Vipers, Razors and now these UHD's. My Razor 8x42's have been great and I love them, but from the 1st look through these Razor UHD's, there is no going back. The clarity is superb; it is like you were transported 8x closer and it feels like you aren't looking through glass. They are that good! I was initially concerned about the weight of these but it really isn't noticeable around the neck. The focus wheel has a very fluid feel to it. My only regret is that with the pandemic, I can't let my friends look through them too. Way to go Vortex!
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great low light performance and contrast I have owned the 8x42 Razor UHD and did a side by side comparison to the Leica Ultravid HD and optics are very comparable. There was a difference in size and weight in Leica’s favor; however, the optical performance of the Vortex product outweigh the size difference. Optically with Japanese glass which compares to European glass makes the Razor UHD a winner.
Date published: 2019-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vortex Razor UHD 8x42 is an Alpha Binocular! I have been comparing the 8x42 UHD, FL and EDG under different lighting conditions and it very hard to decide which one is better. They are all stunning optically. The UHD and the FL with their AK prism are a little brighter than the EDG. The UHD controlled CA the best with the FL 2nd and the EDG 3rd. The UHD is almost colorless so I can see why Vortex says it is Apochromatic. The EDG and UHD have a little sharper edges than the FL. They are all better than an EL at controlling glare and the UHD and FL especially are a little sharper on-axis.The one big difference is the bigger FOV of the UHD. That extra 20 feet makes a difference and makes it stand out from the FL and the EDG. The EDG has the smoothest focuser but the UHD is very close albeit a little tighter. The FL focuser is stickier and doesn't move as smoothly as the other two. The ergonomics are great on all of them and the quality of the UHD is just as good as any alpha level binocular I have ever seen. The eye cups are perfect and the diopter on the eyepiece is superb. If I had to rank them I would place the UHD 1st and the FL and EDG tied for 2nd. The UHD WOWED me more than the other two every time I went back to it because of the bigger FOV, the excellent contrast and the superb resolution on-axis. I can see why Audubon and Best Binocular's reviewed it so highly. It is definitely an alpha binocular.
Date published: 2020-01-25
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