Vortex® Diamondback® HD 8x42mm Binoculars


SKU: VORDB214 Categories: ,

The Diamondback HD is a great example of Vortex’s commitment to pushing the price vs. performance envelope, delivering a rock-solid binocular that optically punches far beyond its class. The included GlassPak 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.



  • 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, colour-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.
  • Fogproof: Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
  • Shockproof: Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
  • Magnesium Chassis: Decreases weight and increases strength.


  • Adjustable Eyecups: Twist up and down to precise, intermediate settings to maximize custom fit for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
  • Centre 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.

Comes with:

  • GlassPak binocular case
  • GlassPak case harness
  • Comfort neck strap
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Rainguard eyepiece cover
  • Lens Cloth


Image Clarity:

Light Management System HD Optical System Prism BaK4, Bak7 Schmidt Pechan Roof, Dielectric Coating, Phase Correction
Lens Coating Fully Multi-Coated Eye Relief (mm) 17.0
Twilight Factor ~18.3 Exit Pupil (mm) 5.25
Close Focus Distance (ft; m) 5; 1.524 Diopter Type Right Barrel Adjustment Ring
Diopter Range +/- 4 Reticle None
Reticle Focal Plane N/A

Image Parameters:

Magnificaton 8x Objective Lens (mm) 42
Field of View (ft @ 1000 yds; m @ 1000 m; Degrees) 393; 7.5


Focus Knob Location Center Locking Eyecups No
Bino Strap/Harness Loops Synthetic Molded to Body Integrated Eyepiece Caps No
Integrated Objective Caps Yes; Removable Tripod Adapter Compatible Yes (Adapter Sold Separately)


Min Interpupillary Distance (mm) 55 Max Interpupillary Distance (mm) 73
Default Length (in; cm) 5.9; 14.986 Min Length (in; cm) 5.9; 14.986
Max Length (in; cm) ~6; 15.3 Default Width (in; cm) 5.1; 12.954
Min Width (in; cm) ~4.2; 10.6 Max Width (in; cm) 5.1; 12.954
Default Height (in) ~1.9; 4.7 Min Height (in; cm) ~1.9; 4.7
Max Height (in; cm) ~2.4; 5.9 Weight (oz; kg) 21.8; 0.6180196
Waterproof Yes Fogproof Argon Gas Purged
Shockproof Yes

Additional Information:

Manufacturer SKU DB-214
Vortex Canada SKU VT-DB-214


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