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MSRP: $239.00
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Diamondback 8x32 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11.
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Diamondback® Classic 8x32 Roof Prism Binocular

Superior quality, high-performance hunting optics can find their way around your neck for a surprisingly affordable price. The smooth focusing 8x32 Diamondback® binocular takes you to the fine details you prize. Taking its lead from the Diamondback rattlesnake, this rugged binocular is striking in how well it detects life in low light. Look for a huge field-of-view—the largest in its class—with enhanced fully multi-coated optics, phase-corrected prisms, waterproof and fogproof construction, soft tapered eyecups, and rugged rubber armor. It's all there. Now you can use "wow!" and "thank you" in the same sentence.




VIP Warranty Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification8 x
Objective Lens Diameter32 mm
Eye Relief12 mm
Exit Pupil4 mm
Linear Field of View420 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View8 degrees
Close Focus5.3 feet
Interpupillary Distance58-74 mm
Height4.5 inches
Width5.3 inches
Weight18.4 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Rainguard Eyepiece Cover
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Comfort neck strap
  • Deluxe custom-molded carry case

Optical Features

Fully Multi-Coated Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Phase Correction Coating on roof prism models enhances resolution and contrast.

Construction Features

Roof Prism Valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
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.
Rubber Armor Provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection.

Convenience Features

Adjustable Eyecups Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center 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.
Magnification8 x
Objective Lens Diameter32 mm
Eye Relief12 mm
Exit Pupil4 mm
Linear Field of View420 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View8 degrees
Close Focus5.3 feet
Interpupillary Distance58-74 mm
Height4.5 inches
Width5.3 inches
Weight18.4 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glass in a small package I've used these, and their big brother in 42mm. I'll grab these 9 times out of ten for hunting blacktail in the pacific northwest (though I leave them behind when I head to mule deer country)... Yes, I use them for glassing across the odd cutback, but I mainly use them for picking apart the timber, slowly scaling through the focal range to isolate different planes. In the thick woods, it's not a distance game - no real need for a bigger set-up - it's a patience game. These fit the bill nicely. The cons, which must be taken with a grain of salt given the price-point and size, is that they are soft around the edges, and a locking diopter would be nice. The next price-point solves these, so I'm not complaining!
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clear view I picked these up about two years ago and am pressed with the glass. They replaced some fulfills Burris I have and I have compared them side by side with a friends lieca 10x25's and another's leupy wind river 10x42's. They compare favorably especially considering the price. The focus adjustment could use some work to be really top notch. They steer like my old ford truck, as long as you are used to waving the wheel while you drive, they drive fine. Get in another vehicle though and watch out. Pack small, nice Cary case/ storage case, lots of bang for the buck!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good optics! I purchased the Diamondback binoculars as a replacement for an older set of compact binoculars that I use primarily bow hunting, but also use in my lightweight rifle hunting pack. I have been extremely pleased with the optical clarity of these binoculars. They outperform the much more expensive set they replaced. They are small enough they never get in the way. They are as clear as many larger sets I own. They have never fogged in any conditions. I am very pleased with the purchase and I would recommend them.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish I had another pair. I use these currently for glassing fields for turkeys and deer. View is crystal clear through these, could look through em all day. Case is nice. Perfect size. Work great in low light. Only complaint and it's really only a nitpick is the lens covers on the front easily come off and ive lost one because of that. Maybe if a groove was on place so the rubber slipped into a slot and couldn't just slide right off.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for their size. I tried the diamondback 10x42, 8x42, and 8x32s and the clear winner for my 54 year old eyes were the 8x32s, I have been getting prepared for elk hunting in CO., the light weight and clear FOV is all I need, these a re a great value and pack a big punch for their small size. Very satisfied and how about that warranty.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy these again. Purchased these binoculars for archery hunting. Great glass and clarity. They work much better than the compact ones I used previously. They are a bit larger, but field of view and brightness make up for that. Customer service at Vortex recommended this model and it has proved to be right for me.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the future generation of young hunters. My five year old daughter loves to hang out with me and go for drives to watch animals. She loves spotting deer, but my 12x50 diamondbacks and my wife's 10x32 talons were either to heavy or too shaky for her to use, so it made it difficult to see the animals that weren't up close or standing in the field next to the truck. After looking at different models of Vortex Binoculars and doing a little research on the size and power recommended for young future hunters, I decided on the compact 8x32 diamondbacks. The size is perfect for her little hands and a great magnification and field of view to get her started on spotting animals. Lets just say the warranty is perfect for a Dad not wanting to worry about equipment drops and damage. The quality is excellent as with all the vortex products I own. It made her day to receive her very own pair of binoculars and I look forward to the memories we will make out in the field. Thank you vortex for making quality affordable products....I'm vortex for life!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clearest glass I've ever used. I've had my Diamondback binos for a couple years now and they're still, by far, the clearest optics I have ever used. I use them often in my LEO duties and they have held up great.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Is there a strap that holds the ocular rainguard?  There is a strap attachment on one side, but no strap that I can see.

Asked by: Diamondgirl
There is a neck strap included with your binoculars that will hold the rainguard, but you can attach it to any strap or harness.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-22

Can I buy replacement eye cups?

Asked by: Matthew
Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 6, we can help you get replacement eye cups.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-08-25

Is there any difference between the 2015 &/or 2016 model of the 8 x 42 diamondback? Is there a 2017?
Asked by: cj
There is a difference between the 2015 and 2016 models, but it is mostly cosmetic and the performance should be very similar.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clear view I picked these up about two years ago and am pressed with the glass. They replaced some fulfills Burris I have and I have compared them side by side with a friends lieca 10x25's and another's leupy wind river 10x42's. They compare favorably especially considering the price. The focus adjustment could use some work to be really top notch. They steer like my old ford truck, as long as you are used to waving the wheel while you drive, they drive fine. Get in another vehicle though and watch out. Pack small, nice Cary case/ storage case, lots of bang for the buck!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good optics! I purchased the Diamondback binoculars as a replacement for an older set of compact binoculars that I use primarily bow hunting, but also use in my lightweight rifle hunting pack. I have been extremely pleased with the optical clarity of these binoculars. They outperform the much more expensive set they replaced. They are small enough they never get in the way. They are as clear as many larger sets I own. They have never fogged in any conditions. I am very pleased with the purchase and I would recommend them.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish I had another pair. I use these currently for glassing fields for turkeys and deer. View is crystal clear through these, could look through em all day. Case is nice. Perfect size. Work great in low light. Only complaint and it's really only a nitpick is the lens covers on the front easily come off and ive lost one because of that. Maybe if a groove was on place so the rubber slipped into a slot and couldn't just slide right off.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for their size. I tried the diamondback 10x42, 8x42, and 8x32s and the clear winner for my 54 year old eyes were the 8x32s, I have been getting prepared for elk hunting in CO., the light weight and clear FOV is all I need, these a re a great value and pack a big punch for their small size. Very satisfied and how about that warranty.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy these again. Purchased these binoculars for archery hunting. Great glass and clarity. They work much better than the compact ones I used previously. They are a bit larger, but field of view and brightness make up for that. Customer service at Vortex recommended this model and it has proved to be right for me.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the future generation of young hunters. My five year old daughter loves to hang out with me and go for drives to watch animals. She loves spotting deer, but my 12x50 diamondbacks and my wife's 10x32 talons were either to heavy or too shaky for her to use, so it made it difficult to see the animals that weren't up close or standing in the field next to the truck. After looking at different models of Vortex Binoculars and doing a little research on the size and power recommended for young future hunters, I decided on the compact 8x32 diamondbacks. The size is perfect for her little hands and a great magnification and field of view to get her started on spotting animals. Lets just say the warranty is perfect for a Dad not wanting to worry about equipment drops and damage. The quality is excellent as with all the vortex products I own. It made her day to receive her very own pair of binoculars and I look forward to the memories we will make out in the field. Thank you vortex for making quality affordable products....I'm vortex for life!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clearest glass I've ever used. I've had my Diamondback binos for a couple years now and they're still, by far, the clearest optics I have ever used. I use them often in my LEO duties and they have held up great.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Awesome compact set of binoculars. Recommended for spot and stock style hunting.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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