Sunday, August 8, 2010

Review of the Vortex Diamondback Binocular

Since you are considering a new binocular, consider the Vortex Diamondback. First, note that Vortex Optics has implemented argon purging of all its models. This is important because this sets Vortex binoculars above and beyond others. Argon, an inert gas, is used in these models to water and fog proof. Argon does not attack the seals and o-rings. The choice of this gas instead of nitrogen leads to an extended life of the binocular.

The Diamondback is a roof prism type of binocular. This allows for several important advantages. First, it allows for internal focusing which in turn is the reason for such great water and fog proofing. Secondly, its design is ergonomically balanced. It feels comfortable in your hands.

Its large field of view, 420 feet, makes this a binocular that is superb for the novice as well as the expert. With such a large field of view, it becomes much easier to locate even small song birds. This field of view is one of the best on the market.

If you are into searching for and viewing damsel flies and dragonflies, you will be interested in the close focus of 4.5 feet.

The Diamondback is a versatile model. The specifications discussed above make this an excellent choice for astronomy, birding, or butterfly viewing. It is as valuable in the woods as in a marine setting.

Vortex Optics endeavors to manufacture quality products. It is willing to back up this goal with a lifetime no questions asked warranty. They will repair or replace your item without asking for any explanation.

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