Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Vortex Diamondback 8x42 Binocular

From Stephen in GA:

4/5 Rating

I just bought this pair of binoculars from Eagle Optics. They were delivered two days after my purchase; GREAT!

I started narrowing my search to American optics companies - Vortex met that criteria. Then I read tons of reviews on which magnification for bird watching - since that's what I plan on using my binoculars for. There seemed to be an overwhelming consensus among birdwatchers to go with 8x's.

After 10 minutes of use I wish I had chose 10x's. My feeders are between 20 and 30 yards from my porch and I just don't get as much detail as I was hoping for.

Now for the quality of build: very clear, nicely bright, easy to adjust,and feel extremely well constructed.With the wide view of the 8x's - following birds is easy to do. I can even follow my hummingbirds a little bit.

I think I made a good choice in brand and will soon buy another pair of Vortex but at a 10x's magnification.

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