The 28mm Diamondback delivers the best of everything in a lightweight, rugged package. Distant details are enhanced through the 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 argon gas to inhibit internal fogging.
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Vortex Diamondback 8x28 binoculars
Joe V. from Brooklyn N.Y.
Very good optics, satisfied, these are my go-to binoculars in car. I would consider a pair of 8x42s, but I already have a pair of Carl Zeiss Terra for nature observation that I purchased from Eagle Optics.
Great for Beginners
Nancy from FL
I have owned several Vortex binoculars and feel that the glass used in their equipment is better than most at this price range. A sale, gave me the opportunity to purchase three pair for use by two nieces and a nephew ranging in age from 10 to 19 They arrived just in time to be taken to the USMC boot camp graduation of the oldest niece. This family (not birders) are very happy with this product and I would buy again in a similar situation
Great Product for the Hiker
Kathy L from Elma NY
Purchased these binoculars for my daughter for Christmas. She is an avid backpacker and is always looking to reduce the weight of what goes on her back. These binoculars came highly recommended based on the fact that they are lightweight and compact while still being a quality product. They're waterproof also and the Vortex lifetime guarantee cannot be beat. Perfect for her needs. Eagle Optics likewise offered the best pricing based on retail comparison. Their shipping was superb! Highly recommended product. Highly recommended distributor.
WOW, these are great
Stephen B from Lower Michigan
This is my first new binocular purchase in over 50 years and all I can say is wow have optics improved. These are physically small and light, yet deliver a very high quality view. Eye relief is great as I wear glasses but have no problem leaving them on while I use the binoculars. I did a lot of on line research before I bought these and it was a combination of Vortex's warranty and Eagle Optics sale price that sealed the deal. Based on this pair I would highly recommend Vortex binoculars.
What's Not To Like?
Michael from Ames, IA
I too am wring to disagree with the other low-ratings. As others have stated, these are not perfect binoculars, but you will be very hard pressed to find a similar product for the same price.
I looked into many brands and reviews and made a decision to buy the Vortex Crossfire II binocular. I drove to the local sporting goods store and they did not carry that model but had these. I tried them and immediately knew these were going home with me.
These are excellent binoculars for the money! They compare optically very similar to my 7x50 Celestron Pro's (not the pro version offered today) which cost twice as much. They are a perfect size for all day carry and are built to last a lifetime. I wear glasses and the eye relief is excellent - I feel. I can use these equally well without glasses.
Walking around our local park and lake, they performed beyond my expectation. Again, the carry size is awesome! I'll use them for track meets, hockey games and outdoor activities and am very confident they will perform without troubles.
I made a great choice and recommend these binoculars to anyone.
Good idea - poor execution
Paul from Indiana
I recently bought a pair of these binoculars. The size and weight seemed ideal for my purposes. The binoculars were exactly as described and very well made. Eye relief was very good with two stops in the eye cups. Field of view is very good with an adequate sweet spot. Focusing was smooth with a stiff diopter adjustment as most users prefer.
The downside about these binoculars are 1)poor optical resolution (most evident at long distance) 2)a feeling of poor barrel alignment while viewing.
I really wish the optics performed better, as the field of view and physical size is ideal.
I returned the binoculars. Some people might find these binoculars fit their needs, so I cannot give them a don't buy evaluation. They do have some very good properties (size, build quality, field of view).
Nice binoculars for the price
David from Menlo Park, CA
It's hard to believe you can find a better pair of compact binoculars for this price. Excellent eye relief, good contrast, close focusing, attached objective lens covers and an eyepiece cover, good case and strap.
Failed during second day of use
Steve from Michigan
First day was great. Second day the diopter mechanism failed and the right eye can no longer be focused.
Better than that.
Paul from Great Basin
I'm wring partly because I disagree with the other low-rating reviews. These are not perfect binoculars, but the eye relief is fine for me with or without glasses, optics are great, with just a little too much flare, and they are tough, lightweight and inexpensive. Perfect bins for bushwhacking or other situations where you don't want bang up your primary pair. I've carried mine into the field many times over three years, and they are the fist pair I grab to toss in the car or hike with (of the four different binoculars I own -- the other three pair were consideranbly more expensive and the difference optically is maybe 10%).
Eye relief just too long
Jeff from California
I had the same problem as mentioned by other customer
The 19mm eye relief might work great for eyeglass wearers but you can't hold these anywhere near your eyes even with eyecups fully extended
They need a longer eyecup extension to be functional
Eye relief problems
Esa Jarvi from Missouri
The optics ar just barely acceptable, though most people would not complain too much. But the eye relief is too long, I got black outs easily and found no easy way to place them near the eyes. So they went back. There may be some people whose facial features allow use of these.
The build is very nice on these, so I think the 8x32 Diamondback might be a better bino.
For comparison, the Bushnell Excursion 8x28 is OK, but I just glued the outer skin of the eye cups back for the third time. It is on a metal frame, the eye cup. I have these at home but rarely use them, mostly to look at the back yard.
I am getting a Vortex Vanquish 8x26 reverse porro for hiking etc activities where the binos are not the main activity. They fit in my coat pocket.