Diamondback HD 12x50

Diamondback® HD 12x50

Diamondback HD 12x50 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 187.
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MSRP $339.99


The Diamondback® HD smashes the scale of price vs performance, delivering a rock-solid optic that optically punches high above its class. The included GlassPakTM binocular harness keeps your glass close at hand, ready to deploy at a moment's notice, all while providing protection and significantly more comfort than traditional neck straps.

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Included in the Box
  • GlassPak binocular case
  • GlassPak case harness
  • Comfort neck strap
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Rainguard Eyepiece Cover
  • Lens Cloth
Magnification 12x
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Eye Relief 14 mm
Exit Pupil 4.2 mm
Linear Field of View 271 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View 5.2 degrees
Close Focus 6 feet
Interpupillary Distance 60-75 mm
Height 6.4 inches
Width 5.3 inches
Weight 28.9 oz
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Product Manual (PDF) Download
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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.
Dielectric Coating Multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, color-accurate images.
ArmorTek ® Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
Phase Correction Coating on roof prism models enhances resolution and contrast.


Rubber Armor Provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the binocular 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.
Roof Prism Valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
Magnesium Chassis Decreases weight and increases strength.


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 I needed a set of binoculars for hiking I got these at a decent price on sale at Bass Pro shops and they do really well for my intended use when I don’t want to pick up my rifle to look at whatever I see for whatever reason. They do really well, sadly I have narrower eyes so these barely have enough play to get square in front of both eyes with The lens covers removed. That’s really my only complaint about him and it’s really dependent on the user. You should definitely try them out in person before you purchase them anywhere. These are great binoculars and I personally have painted mine. They also come with a really cool harness style lightly padded caring case.
Date published: 2022-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product, Amazing Company! First of all, for the money, this is the best set of glass you can buy. I have had this pair of binoculars for about 4 years now. They have seen everything from South Texas whitetail to high country mule deer in Montana. I wanted to make a point to say how impressed I am with Vortex as a company. I sent this product back for work on the eye pieces because I don't exactly take it easy on my equipment and I screwed something up. They repaired them and sent them back and they were perfect after that. This past spring bear season, I ran them over in my truck. You can imagine what happened to them. I sent them back again, expecting the focus to be fixed and some other cosmetic repairs... they not only sent be a brand new pair that was in the box, but they included a bino harness and carrying case! PLUS a Vortex tshirt! No questions asked and they were happy to do it. In the world we live in today, you don't find companies that stand behind their product this way and you sure don't get the customer service that Vortex provides. Keep up the good work!!!!
Date published: 2020-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best glass on the market. I've used Vortex optics for as long as they've been around and I can't see any reason to stop. I know a lot of people in the hunting world that rant and rave about their Swaros that they got after selling an arm and a leg to get them, but I honestly see no difference in clarity between those and my Vortex. If you're in the market for a set of excellent binos, and you're not looking to get played like a chump buying Gucci flip flops, then Vortex is the way to go.
Date published: 2020-01-02
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