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Vortex Diamondback 8x42 Binoculars - $149.98 - Free S/H

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Last Edited by wuzzy July 28, 2016 at 07:15 AM
Flash Sale until 10PM(ET) Online Only!

Dick's Sporting Goods is having a 'Flash Sale' in which you can find the Vortex Diamondback 8x42 Binoculars for $149.98 (+tax) w/free shipping and in-store returns. The deal is good for online purchases only. YMMV on the use of additional mailer coupons from Dicks (e.g. for extra discounts, points, etc.), but I often find I can take my receipt in and get them applied later.

I have these binocs and they are really nice for this price-point, and Vortex (Made in the USA!) have a fantastic warranty and support. The binoculars receive 4.7 of 5 stars on Amazon (103 reviews), 5 stars on Dicks (6 reviews), 4.5/5 stars at Bass Pro (99 reviews), and 5 stars at Cabelas (99 reviews).

Research shows this is at least $10 below the online price at, but is well below the regular price ($219.99) as well as the currently listed price on Amazon ($179.99), Bass Pro ($239.99) and Cabelas ($219.99).

FYI - If you are a regular shopper at any of the stores listed above, you can likely get a price match.

Gain an edge over game by using Diamondback Binoculars to close the visual distance between you and your prey. With a phase-corrected prism and fully multi-coated optics, you'll see images that are bright and sharp with exceptional contrast. The durable rubber armor and waterproof seal means these can travel wherever your hunt takes you. The Vortex® Diamondback 8x42 Binoculars features a diopter adjust for differences in users' eyes.

Multiple anti-reflective lens coatings for increased light transmission
Phase Correction coating on prism for enhanced resolution and contrast
Roof prism design enables durable and compact construction
Rubber armor gives you a non-slip grip and added protection
O-ring seals lock out moisture, dust and debris
Argon gas purging prevents fogging
Multi-position eyecups for a personalized fit
Center focus wheel focuses both barrels simultaneously
Diopter adjust for differences in user's eyes
Tripod adaptable
Includes rainguard, tethered objective lens covers, comfort neck strap and deluxe padded carry case
Manufacturer's Unlimited Lifetime Warranty
Model: D248
Vortex Optics

Magnification: 8x
Objective Lens Diameter: 42mm
Prism Type: Roof
Linear FOV at 1000 Yards: 420'
Angular FOV: 8°
Exit Pupil: 5.3mm
Eye Relief: 18mm
Close Focus Distance: 4.5'
Interpupillary Distance: 57-73mm
Dimensions: 5.9" x 5.6"
Weight: 25.2 oz.
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Vortex is a good brand. Agree with OP that they are very decent optics at their price point.
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It's not worth $150 for a binocular
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It's not worth $150 for a binocular
Matter of OPINION, I think... I personally believe it is, as I use them for hunting, at football games, bird watching, wildlife viewing, etc., and can appreciate the difference between these and the cheaper ones (as well as between these and the more expensive ones). But the FACT remains, the Vortex Diamondbacks are a good quality glass for this pricepoint. And I can point to 300+ reviews that agree with me. Wink
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It's not worth $150 for a binocular
these are worth that much? or do you mean no pair of binoculars are worth $150?
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I got a vortex 8x36 monocular. It has amazing optics. It was 99. Totally worth it.
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Deal is dead... price is now now $199.99, which is still cheaper than BPS, Cabelas, and Amazon, but not cheaper than
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It's not worth $150 for a binocular
That's a rather blanket and uninformed statement. I know some serious birders who wouldn't dream of spending less than $500 for a good pair of binoculars. They've shown me their optics and wow, there really is an obvious difference. Personally not worth it to me; I'm never going to be that serious about the hobby. But I can't deny that it's important and worthwhile to them.

I love it how some people seem to have genuine difficulty separating their own subjective experience of the world from the other 6+ billion people out there who just might have a slightly different point of view, set of values and range of interests.
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I have these, bought them for $129 on Black Friday @ Cabelas... good binos
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