Viper HD 12x50

Viper® HD 12x50

Viper HD 12x50 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 16.
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MSRP $739.99


Viper HD binoculars are an optical masterpiece, giving hunters, shooters and outdoor enthusiasts a premium option without the premium price tag. The HD optical system delivers stunning resolution, color fidelity and edge-to-edge clarity. These are one of the lightest, most compact, full-size binos on the market—a noteworthy attribute when gear consideration can be measured in grams. Includes GlassPak chest harness, keeping your binos at the ready while providing comfortable, protected, strain-free, all-day carry.

Included in the Box
  • Rainguard Eyepiece Cover
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Comfort neck strap
  • GlassPak Binocular Harness

Center of the riflescope tube from the top surface of the mount base.

Magnification 12x
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Eye Relief 16 mm
Exit Pupil 4.1 mm
Linear Field of View 288 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View 5.5 degrees
Close Focus 9.5 feet
Interpupillary Distance 56-75 mm
Height 6.5 inches
Width 5.2 inches
Weight 28.8 oz
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HD Lens Elements Premium extra-low dispersion glass delivers the ultimate in resolution and color fidelity, resulting in high-definition images.
XR™ Fully Multi-Coated Proprietary coatings 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.
Phase Correction Coating on roof prism models enhances resolution and contrast.


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.
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.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive I got the Viper HD 12x50's I'm impressed with all the features. They are exceptionally clear, easy to focus and light weight. I was surprised that even being 12x they are easy to hold with no blur. Lens caps are also a nice touch. Got these just in time for my coues whitetail hunt. They worked great. while I didn't bag the big one I still got a decent coues. Id definetly buy these again.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size, Awesome Product I bought these binoculars around August of last year, so about 8 months ago and i do not regret it one bit. These were supposed to be just complimentary binoculars to my higher end binoculars, and they were to be used or shared with others but have quickly become my primary optic. These have made my hunts and scouting events highly successful.
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Clarity! I took these out last fall with my friend to shoot his first deer. As the sun rose over the South Dakota Prairie, we could see different shades moving around us. He looked with his expensive other brand, and was able to tell that we had deer around us. I pulled up my Vipers and was immediately able to see the deer's gender, and other details. The clarity allowed me to judge the size relative to other things around them. This happens for two mornings until he asked, "Alright, what is up with those binoculars?" I just told him "you pay for what you get, except with Vortex, you get a little better for that price point." The clarity is amazing. I had this same situation happen to me with another hunting buddy seeing how much more clear his Vipers were. These binoculars are awesome. If you are wondering why they are so expensive, it is because their clarity, durability, and VIP warranty makes them worth the money. Do yourself a favor, pull the trigger on these.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST value on the market These are my 3rd pair of Vortex binoculars and I will definitely keep buying their optical equipment. I upgraded from the Diamondback 12x50s and the difference is astounding. Full edge to edge clarity, no halos in low light, sturdy construction, unbeatable warranty and all at a great price. What's not to like?
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Changer!!!!! Strayed away from Leopold which has always been my go to brand and am so glad I did!! This glass is worth every penny and then some! I hunt high country along the Washington/Canadian border where the sage brush can be the sizes of a small house it’s a true challenge to spot let alone identify male or female but with this clarity it feels like I have the advantage now! The terrains that Washington offers, forces me to be pretty rough with my gear (western side it’s nothing but rainforest and rain/ eastern side it high altitudes and sagebrush) but When it comes to vortex they exceed in that factor. Rain or shine with the V.I.P warrenty I feel comfortable pushing my self to go anywhere! Currently I’m in Hawaii on vacation and Im still are packing the Viper HDs everywhere I go! From spotting boar to humpback wales they do it all! Thanks Vortex!
Date published: 2018-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Optics I received these as a gift. They are super clear and bright. I'd purchase them in a heart beat.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bang-for-your-Buck If you are trying to decide between some Swaro's or Vortex.. go with Vortex. Unless you are literally swimming in cash, just buy the viper HDs. The extra 1500 bucks for Swarovski gets you about a .0001% increase in quality. Swaro fans will brag about field flattening lenses, wide FOV, no pincushion effect, color rendition etc. Vortex does all of these things incredible well. I guarantee you take the average hunter, put him behind vortex HDs and then behind a pair of swaro SLCs and they will have a very hard time seeing the difference. As far as the brightness, I would argue that vortex does a slightly better job (although very minimal). Moral of the story, don't waste your time on swaros unless you have an extra 1500 burning a hole in your pocket and you've bought everything else you've ever wanted in life.
Date published: 2019-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Binos at the price point These are fantastic binos with super clear glass. There is no edge distortion and the colors really pop. I just go back from a military expedition to a desert and had brought these along. Far superior to anything other glass on that particular battlefield! Used to bracket in artillery and survived in one of the harshest environments on the planet! I am an avid PRS shooter and also use them to spot impacts. Eye relief is good, but I would strongly advise that you pair these with a good tripod to effectively spot impacts.
Date published: 2019-05-02
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