NEW Vortex Optics Diamondback HD Spotting Scopes
Adam Scepaniak 09.17.20
Vortex Optics has debuted a NEW set of Diamondback HD Spotting Scopes for everyone from big game hunters and shooters alike rolling into all of the fall hunting seasons. When it comes to western big game hunting simply finding your animal is half the battle with many hours and days that can be spent staring across hills and valleys peering through a spotting scope. The NEW Diamondback HD looks to make that task much easier.
- An HD optical system delivering crisp resolution, brighter images, and edge-to-edge sharpness.
- Exceptional low-light performance for clear glassing at dawn and dusk, right when you need it most.
- A redesigned exterior including an Arca-Swiss Compatible foot, helical focus wheel, and a sleeker, snag-free profile.
There currently are 4 different spotting scopes for hunters and shooters to choose from varying from Angled or Straight heads as well as 65mm and 85mm objective lenses. The “HD” comes from the spotting scope being optimized with select glass elements to deliver exceptional resolution, cut chromatic aberration and provide outstanding color fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission. Those options can be read below as presented by Vortex Optics:
- $499.99 – Diamondback® HD 65mm Angled Spotting Scope
- $499.99 – Diamondback® HD 65mm Straight Spotting Scope
- $599.99 – Diamondback® HD 85mm Angled Spotting Scope
- $599.99 – Diamondback® HD 85mm Straight Spotting Scope
Looking at the pricing of the NEW Diamondback HD Spotting Scopes might lead you to believe they are a bit expensive when you think of the riflescope offerings from Vortex, but compared to other manufacturers’ offerings specifically for spotting scopes, they are actually quite affordable. A full Press Release statement can be read below to further outline what the Diamondback HD Spotting Scopes are all about:
“BARNEVELD, Wis. – The way you hunt demands more of an optic, whether you are picking a tine out of dense cover or seeing the telltale flick of an ear on the next ridge. In any scenario, the last thing you want is to doubt if your gear is up to the job.
The Diamondback® HD line of spotting scopes from Vortex® is taking the next step forward with two new configurations, the 16-48×65 and the 20-60×85, providing power and clarity in a redesigned package that’s high on performance and low on sticker shock.
The power behind the new Diamondback® HD spotters is an HD optical system that delivers crisp resolution, brighter images, and edge-to-edge sharpness, reducing eye strain during long glassing sessions. All air-to-glass surfaces are fully multi-coated for increased light transmission and powerful low-light performance, giving you an edge when you need it most.
In addition to rethinking the Diamondback® HD’s internal components, Vortex® took a fresh approach to the spotter’s exterior, introducing a streamlined, snag-free profile. The helical focus wheel provides fast, fine adjustments, and an Arca-Swiss compatible foot means the Diamondback® HD mounts quickly to compatible tripod heads without additional plates. Plus, a neoprene cover comes included, keeping your spotter protected in the field.“
Again, as we start to see the temps drop daily and more hunting seasons open up across the US the announcement of the Diamondback HD Spotting Scopes could not be better. For hunters that are still in need of a good spotting scope for glassing valleys or even spotting long-range hits while target shooting, this could be a great fit. The most important question that still remains is what do you think? Is this a spotting scope you would be willing to spend money on? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.
About Vortex Optics
American owned, veteran-owned, Wisconsin-based Vortex Optics designs, engineers, produces, and distributes a complete line of premium sport optics, accessories, and apparel. Dedicated to providing unrivaled customer service and exceptional quality, Vortex® backs its products with the unconditional, transferrable, lifetime VIP Warranty. Built on over 30 years of experience in the optics industry, Vortex® has emerged as a leader in the optics market.