Vortex Viper HD Binoculars w/ 8×42 Optics & Roof Prisms


If you are looking for excellent birding binoculars that will provide sharp images and accurate colors, look no farther. The Vortex Viper HD 8×42 is all this and more at a reasonable price. The Viper HDs have been considered among the best of all binoculars in their class. Small, light, bright, strong, and packed both the best quality prisms and premium HD extra-low dispersion glass available today.


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If you are looking for excellent birding binoculars, but can’t justify the top line Vortex Razor HD series, consider the ‘second team’ Vortex Viper HD series.  With extra-low dispersion glass this series also provides sharp images and accurate colors, and members of the series are award winner in their own right. The Vortex Viper HD series is one of the lightest full-size binoculars, but is still rugged and capable of facing the rough treatment that is often encountered when the owner has full attention on some bird. The Vortex Viper HD 8×42 binoculars pack in all the features you need for a successful bird watching expedition. One look through one of these binoculars is all you need to understand why, in 2007, Field and Stream declared the 8×42’s twin, the Viper 10×42 binoculars, were the “best of the best.”

The Viper HD series features extra-low dispersion glass lens which are fully multi-coated with their own proprietary anti-reflective coatings on all exposed glass surfaces. These spectacular lenses are mated with prisms with multi-layer coatings, which provide bright, clear, color-accurate images. The result is impressive resolution and color fidelity. An ArmorTek lens finish creates an ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects the lenses from scratches, oil, and dirt. These optical glass units are placed in a light, but robust chassis. A rubber armor on the chassis exterior provides a secure, non-slip grip, as well as durable external protection. The binoculars are fitted with O-ring seals which prevent moisture, dust, and debris from penetrating. In addition, they are fog proofed by purging with argon gas to prevent internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.

For convenience, adjustable eyecups twist up and down to precise, intermediate settings to maximize custom fit for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses. A center focus wheel adjusts the focus of both binocular barrels at the same time. A locking diopter on the right eyepiece adjusts for differences in a user’s eyes. The binoculars are compatible with a tripod adapter, allowing use on a tripod or car window mount.

The 8×42 designation indicates 10 times magnification and 42 mm objective lens diameter. Eye relief is 20 mm – this is the maximum distance from the exit pupil (lens) that the user’s eye can obtain the full viewing angle. The exit pupil is 5.3 mm in diameter. The linear field of view is 347 feet at 1000 yards. The angular field of view is 6.6 degrees. It will focus on objectives as close as 5.1 feet. Interpupil distance, or separation of exit pupils, is 59 to 75 mm. It is 5.8 inches high, 5.3 inches wide, and 24.2 ounces.

UPC: 875874003392
(USA only. Cannot be shipped to Canada)


·         HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass

·         All air-to-glass surfaces XR fully multi-coated

·         Multi-layer dielectric coatings on Prisms

·         Phase correction

·         Roof prism

·         Waterproof

·         Fog-proof

·         Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating

·         Rubber Armor

·         Adjustable eyecups

·         Center focus wheel

·         Locking diopter

·         Tripod adaptable


·         8X magnification

·         42 mm objective lens diameter  

·         20 mm eye relief                        

·         5.3 mm exit pupil                         

·         347 feet linear field of view at 1000 yards

·         6.6 degrees angular field of view       

·         5.1 feet close focus                      

·         59-75 mm interpupil distance     

·         5.8 inches high                              

·         5.3 inches wide                               

·         24.2 ounces

·         Downloadable product manual (PDF)     

Included in the box

·         Rainguard eyepiece cover

·         Tethered objective lens covers

·         Comfort neck strap

·         Deluxe padded carry case

VIP unconditional lifetime warranty


Get this pair of Vortex Viper HD binoculars
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Additional information

Weight 1.51 lbs
Dimensions 5.8 × 5.3 × 5.8 in


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