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Does anybody have any experience between the Diamondback series and Vulture series? I am looking at the 8x42's and am trying to decide if the $50 difference is worth it. My dealer here jumped from the Diamondback's to the Fury's.

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Where are you going to be using them?

The glass quality is going to be similar. Go to the Vortex site and compare the to side-by side. Depending on where you're going to be using them will be the deciding factor.

The linear field of view and the angular field of view is better on the diamondbacks, but eye relief is better on the vulture series.
 

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The vultures will be much brighter and if you do a side by side comparison you will find the image's a bit sharper and crisper. Also the vultures do not come in 8x42. 8.5x50 would be the closest to compare.

Eric
True due to the larger lens diameter in the vultures, but location (where you are using them) will come into play.

The larger diameter isn't going to come into play as much in the woods where light coming in is blocked as it would in an open field.
 

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So what does the angular field of view represent?
 

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True due to the larger lens diameter in the vultures, but location (where you are using them) will come into play.

The larger diameter isn't going to come into play as much in the woods where light coming in is blocked as it would in an open field.
I think the glass is identical. The less light you have, the more important the amount of light the optics gather is. The low light conditions are extrmely important for most if not all of us. If the optics gather more light and the glass is comparable the sharper the images will appear.

Well worth the 50 bucks in my opinion (we have 2 diamondbacks and 1 set of vultures)
 

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The Vultures have a much larger Exit Pupil as well. The larger the E.P., the more light the glasses will let in to pupil.

The weight is another thing to consider! The Diamondbacks weigh about 7oz. less than the Vultures!!

Here is the comparison:
www.vortexoptics.com


Sku VTR-5010 DBK-4210
Name Vortex Vulture 10x50 Binocular Vortex Diamondback 10x42 Binocular
Price $329.00 $259.00
Binocular Performance Rating 88.5 88.5
Magnification 10x 10x
Objective Lens Diameter 50mm 42mm
Exit Pupil 5.00mm 4.20mm
Prism Type Roof Prism Roof Prism
Eye Relief 19mm 16mm
Close Focus 9 feet 5 feet
Interpupillary Distance 61-74mm 57-73mm
Linear Field Of View 283 feet 345 feet
Angular Field Of View 5.4 degrees 6.6 degrees
Weatherproofing Waterproof / Fogproof Waterproof / Fogproof
Height 6.8 inches 5.9 inches
Width 5.6 inches 5.6 inches
Weight 31.0 ounces 24.4 ounces
Included
Vortex VIP Lifetime Warranty
High impact custom-molded carry case
Comfort neck strap
Tethered objective lens covers
Rainguard
Vortex VIP Lifetime Warranty
Deluxe padded carry case
Comfort neck strap
Tethered objective lens covers
Rainguard
 
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