Diamondback Classic 8.5x50

Diamondback®
Classic 8.5x50

SKU
D5085
Diamondback Classic 8.5x50 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 27.
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MSRP $299.99
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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 8.5x50 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 8.5x
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Eye Relief 21.5 mm
Exit Pupil 5.9 mm
Linear Field of View 283 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View 5.4 degrees
Close Focus 9 feet
Interpupillary Distance 61-74 mm
Height 6.9 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 clarity, very ergonomic I have had these binoculars for just over a year now. They are great for the money! These binos did not break the bank and performed better than I expected them too. The clarity is awesome. The 8.5x shows very little wiggle while using them without a rest which is great when glassing off the road or while walking. I was also extremely impressed by the low light performance. The adjustable eye cups are another great feature. There's no struggling to find the "sweet" spot just set them up once, and you are ready to roll.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Glasses Wearers Great product! I bought these because of the long eye relief since I wear glasses, and their overall performance is impressive. Bought another pair on clearance just in case. They are perfect for the deer stand at reasonable ranges. I just got back from a plains game hunt in South Africa, where these were subjected to a lot of dust and rough handling. I just rinsed them off, cleaned the lenses, and threw them back into the truck. A little bulky for stalking, but by that time, I trust the PH's eyes and glass.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Oddball bino Overall the Diamondback binocular is a good binocular for the money when it is on sale or clearance. Otherwise overpriced. This model is heavy compared to other similar quality name brand binoculars. Adjustable eye pieces are made material (aluminum) that bends causing to stop utilization of adjustment. Plastic parts and rubber eye protecters poorly glued on. Optic clarity is decent. Overall good product, but another product not made in America. This pair will need to be returned for warranty work.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool for scouting Used this extensively on my last spot and stalk hunt for aoudad and mouflon in west Texas. The glass clarity and brightness helped me to pick out animals at distance without the use of a spotting scope(next on my list of optic purchases). They are not small, nor are they light but these were not issues for my particular hunt. The quality was showcased and confirmed by my hunting buddy in early/late low-light conditions. His pair of binos could not hold a candle to the Vortex Diamondback.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value Option I bought my Diamondback binos after hunting elk with cheap ones. The new Diamondbacks came with me on a DIY public land antelope hunt in Eastern Montana. We spent the day before the opener glassing multiple herds, including one that was using a hay field adjacent to a butte that would provide ideal stalking opportunity. We came back before sunrise on opening day. The Diamondbacks allowed me to confirm they were already in the hay field so we started our stalk before sunrise. During our stalk we noticed a half dozen trucks with hunters driving by - we were not the only ones that had found this honey hole, but we had beaten them to the spot. My friend and I both ended up with nice bucks - mine at an easy 100 yards and his at 350. We might not have succeeded without optics that could see in low light.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My friends have bought many since using mine I bought this from Cabelas when I needed a new pair to replace some old ones. This is my first Vortex product and after one and a half seasons it won't be my last. For the price, the quality is amazing and they are extremely durable. That backed with the unmatched warranty it has since been the go to product for many of my friends. A great product to stock up on and have one in the house and vehicle.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from sub par eye pieces I have had to bring my bino in for repair. The rubber eye cups came loose from the metal under them. The customer service was awesome, but the repair only lasted a few weeks. These binoculars are very good for my type of whitetail hunting, I thought they were a little under powered for my antelope hunt. I would definitely buy another set even with the eye cup issue I am having.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great optics for rough use! Bought these for field work that sees me in some remote country. These optics are bright and have a perfect level of magnification. The body is rugged and grips well. I've had these in rain and in dust storms. They still work great. I might upgrade someday, but I have little reason to now. Only downside is that the caps fall off pretty easy.
Date published: 2019-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't believe the quality. After using a low budget pair for years, I decided to pull the trigger on a better pair of binoculars. I couldn't believe how clear they were. I've test drove a few really high dollar pairs at a sporting goods store, and two tell you the truth, these were comparable. I'm happy with my purchase. I can see me buying more Vortex products
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100 Percent Amazed Bought these 85x50 Diamondback after Cabela's the sales staff recommended them. I have hunted with them in Alaska and am truly impressed with the clarity and light gathering capabilities. No problems with fogging. I thought you could only get this quality with the expensive brands. With vortex same quality at a fraction of the price.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have There was no way we could have gotten this bull down without my vortex diamondbacks. I was able to pick apart every little detail of the canyon, and found this bull bedded. If it wasn't for the clarity of these binos, I could have missed him completely.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second to none! These binoculars are awesome. They perform just as well if not better than the high dollar products on the market, but at a reasonable price. Versatile to carry all day on long hikes but right at home with all day glassing without any eye fatigue.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this as a B-day present for myself on the advice I bought this as a B-day present for myself on the advice from a friend. They are great. Perfect in low light conditions. I mostly use for hunting, birding, and astrological. Surprisingly good for the moon and planets. I would highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice for the price Picked up these as an upgrade to the older wind river binos I had. Nice & clear, plus the 50's work great in low light, although a little on the bulky side. Use them mostly for monitoring whitetails in evenings prior to opening day.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I have owned! I have had alot of binos but these are by far the clearest and best built pair I have ever owned!! I got them on sale and they havnt left my side since. From the stand to just glassin in the truck window. Great binos!!
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I do a lot of spot and stock hunting. So I spend quite a bit of time behind glass. The durability and clarity is outstanding! I let my buddy's look through them and the next thing I knew they were hooked on vortex!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy to find a trusted brand! These are the best optics for the money hands down! I hunt and fish year round and use them a lot. Recently had to return them for warranty repair and was very pleased with their service.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth WAY more then retail! Bought these on sale and was a bit spectical. They are a big on the heavy side compared to others. Form, function, & fit are spot on though. Onto my next purchase from vortex!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best optics I have ever owned The Vortex Diamondback binoculars provide clarity and the rugged protection I need when I am in the woods. I will never buy any other product.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great set of binos! These are in my truck unless in my hunting backpack. Work great and very clear! Love the twist out eye pieces. As always great clear glass
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Binos These are amazing binos and are extremely durable. Backed by an amazing warranty. I'll be buying vortex only from here on out!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bang for your buck awesome binoculars. Deer hunting and I love them ! Also have 2 vortex viper scopes that I love. Great products
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable and dependable I use these binos for everything hunting. I can always count on them to get the job done
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing image quality would definitely recommend! These binoculars are fantastic I can't find anything that I don't like about them!
Date published: 2017-06-15
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