The 50mm Diamondback delivers the best of everything in a rugged package. Distant details are enhanced through the 50mm lenses, phase corrected BaK-4 prisms, and fully multi-coated optics. Customers approve of the comfortable eyecup design and the ergonomically balanced feel. With waterproofing and fogproofing, you won't worry about rain, snow, heat, or cold. Vortex's VIP warranty means your Diamondback is meant to last for generations.
Fully Multi-coated Lenses
Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms.
Optimize light transmission.
Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.
Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel
Adjusts both binocular barrels at the same time.
Right Eye Diopter
Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located by the right eyepiece.
Can be mounted using standard ¼-inch threading. Adapter sold separately.
Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
I just recently purchased a set of Vortex Diamondback 12x50 binoculars. I ended up going through 2 sets of these and sending them both back. The reasons I will say were minor for which most people probably wouldn't be bothered by. One set I could see what appeared to be a hair in the edge of the field of view on the left ocular. The second set had a small tear or cut in the armor where the eyelet sits that the binocular strap goes through. My problem I know is the fact that I have been used to and accustomed to very high end brands over the years like Leica and Zeiss so trying to settle down to a Chinese made binocular was not easy for me to do. I realize lower priced binoculars are just going to usually have more minor flawing in comparison to the top brands. The main thing I want to say and express heavily here is how very impressed I was with the customer service of Eagle Optics. They gladly took care of me on both returns. Thank you Eagle Optics for being such an up front honest company. I will definitely recommend you to any and everyone I get a chance to. I'm giving 2 stars for the binoculars I returned. But I would definitely rate your customer service as a definite 5 stars.
RANDYDEE from New Jersey
I sent these binoculars back and eagle optics were quick to issue a credit to my pal pal account. They are excellent. However, the binoculars disappoints. The fully multi coated lenses were not clear and sharp. In fact, I have a pair of Celestrons 12x60 binos for under 100 bucks that gave me a sharper focus. I will say that the binoculars are rugged and built to last a lifetime. Want a good pair of binoculars for under 250??? I am going to do you a favor. I collect binoculars. Get the Bushnell (yes Bushnell) legend ultra HD 10x42 binoculars. They have the new and advanced ED coating that you find on Carl Zeiss and high end binoculars!!! I used to thumb my nose at Bushnell. After all, I have owned Nikon Monarchs and Steiner night hunters! For the dollar, I am happy with my new Bushnell binoculars. Do your online homework. Almost Every owner gives theses babies 5 stars. I just did you a big favor. Thank me later!!!
Tony from s. florida
First set of decent binoculars. 12X provides some great reach...at the expense of some slight shakes if trying to read smaller items...but for quick positive ID of items at a distance..fantastic.
Robert from Oceanside, CA
I'm not an expert in the field of binocular evaluation, so I can only tell you that they compare favorably to my Zeiss 8x20B binoculars. To my eyes, the Vortex Diamondback 12x50 are just as clear and crisp as the Zeiss' and cost considerably less, about 45% less. To be fair though, this is not an apples-to-apples comparison, but, none the less, it is indicative of their quality. Additionally, I believe they are an excellent value for the money and have an outstanding warranty. The warranty was one of the main reasons I chose this brand over other binoculars of similar quality and price; it gives me peace of mind knowing that if I ever have a problem, it shouldn't be a problem to have it rectified.
Vortex Diamondbacks a Diamond in the Rough
Jeff from Arizona
I own a Viper scope and already am familiar with the quality of Vortex optics but needed to increase the magnification in my bino's. I have used Swarovski 8x30's for the past 20 years since winning them in a contest. They are awsome but I cannot afford something like that anymore. I needed something powerful but not huge for deer hunting here in the southwest. While at a hunters clinic the Vortex sales rep had a number of the high end optics and the Vortex side-by-side. Not only are my Diamondback Bino's as clear and crisp as my older Swarovski's but I was able to get them for around $300 vs. $800 or more. I have the tripod mount on them for glassing and am thoroughly impressed. I looked at the Viper Bino's and decided someday I will need to replace my Swarovski's.
Vortex Diamondback 12X50 Binocular
John from Claremore Oklahoma
Great product for money spent. Impressive optics, and clarity. Eagle was so easy to deal with and package arrived in 2 days with free shipping. I absolutely recommend both!
Rich from AZ
I found these to be good value, sharp clear focus and well made.