Vortex Optics Raptor Series Waterproof Porro Prism Binocular, Dark Green
- 10x magnification and 32mm objective lenses, this Raptor binocular has a wide-angle, porro prism design that flexs to promote comfortable viewing for a variety of facial structures, wide or narrow.
- Fully multi-coated lenses transmit bright, crisp images with excellent color fidelity and clarity.
- Eyecups twist up for customizable eye relief while a right eye diopter accomodates for focal differences in your eyes.
- Rubber armor makes the Raptor durable while nitrogen purging gives you enhanced waterproof and fogproof performance in extreme weather conditions.
- The Raptor is a great fit for everyone in the family. Field of View: 339 feet/1000 yards|6.3 degrees
- Close Focus: 15 feet
Porro prism performance in a mid-size, wide-angle design, the Raptor binocular offers bright, crisp images with excellent color fidelity-even in low light conditions.
The design accommodates a wide range of interpupillary distances to fit anyone in the family.
- Porro prism optical design
- Wide 63° apparent angle of view
- Closed-bridge configuration
Specification: Vortex Optics Raptor Series Waterproof Porro Prism Binocular, Dark Green
7.8 x 7 x 3.5 inches, 2 pounds
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Jeff Holland –
I have not extensively field tested this binocular yet, so I can’t say yet how well it holds up or how waterproof it actually is but it fully meets my expectations for a small and rugged binocular. I chose this binocular because I have narrow pupils, and so most binoculars do not fit my eyes properly. I was concerned that some users claimed that it did not sit on their face properly, and they had to hold it unsupported from their eyes. I had no such problem: The eyecups were actually a little too far out for me when fully extended, but they have a little detent at the halfway mark that allows me to rest it against my eye sockets or nose bridge to keep it supported with a full view. They retract fully for eyeglass wearers. They have a great, wide-field view. The inner 75% of the field of view is sharp, and the outer edges has some barrel distortion and focal and chromatic aberrations, but you’ll understandably have to pay a lot more for edge-to-edge sharpness, so this is expected for the price range. Overall, the binocular is heavy and very rugged feeling–it doesn’t feel like it will bend out of collomation like a lot of cheap binoculars I have encountered. Only time will tell, however, so I hope I can add an update for these in the future.Please note that my binoculars arrived with bad optics on one side (the right side would not come to a sharp focus) I spoke to a customer service representative at Vortex, and they sent me a free return label for FedEx, and they had my binos back in their shop within 3 days. They concluded that the pair I had received was faulty, and they sent me back a brand new pair and a complimentary hat, just a few days later. The new pair works great! I mention this because it shows that Vortex had great customer service, but also as a caveat that their quality control may not be perfect for this model. If you ever receive a questionable model, you should contact them and hopefully you’ll receive the great service that I did. Quality control is also something that you can expect to be lacking in a cheaper model such as this one, but you’ll get more than your money’s worth if you are diligent and work with the company if you have any problems.
Stephen M. –
I have about 10 different pairs of binoculars of varying price and size. There are several problems with these binocs. First, I do not need to adjust the diopter differently left to right on any of my other pairs. Not only do I need to adjust these but the adjustment seems beyond the limit of adjustment allowed so left and right are not perfectly in sync. I addition, it feels as if the two sides are not aligned so that one side is looking subtly off form the other. I get a headache quickly while using these binoculars. I would return them but unfortunately I threw away the box they came in.I contacted vortex directly and they immediately asked me to send it to them for replacement. Good service
I did a ton of online research before buying these. My problem was that I wanted good optical quality but couldn’t afford to pay a lot; I wanted something compact to carry in the field and to travel with, and something that would do well with glasses. I concluded that the 8.5×32 Raptors on paper looked about optimal. I am not disappointed. Image clarity is excellent, reminding me of a pair of Bausch & Lomb 7×50’s from the 1960’s (when B&L made them) but without the weight and cumbersome size of that old pair. I have looked closely for either barrel or pincushion distortion and can’t detect any. When looking at stars the images focus to a very small point from edge to edge. Color correction appears to be excellent. There is not a lot of reflection off the internal elements when looking at a light source off the optical axis (ever use cheap binoculars from high in the stands in a night stadium where the lights opposite you are glaring?).Outside appearance is businesslike and pleasing and they look very well made. The only problem was threading the straps through the dogs on the frame which was solved by dragging tham through with a needle and thread. The focusing is a tad stiff but I certainly prefer this to sloppy and loose.I expect to use these happily for a long time.
Nicole McDowell –
Great binos for the price. Overall very comfortable for a glasses wearer and you can tweak them very well to get clear sight. I could easily see targets at 50yds and easily identify where the hit was. These 10x binos are not meant for 1000yds but I could see targets easily at 100 yards, but not hit placement, for that I would recommend either a spotting scope or more magnification binos.BAK7 glass was very clear and amazingly had almost no loss of light, easy to see at dusk, but after 60% of light gone it was hard to see much past 30 yards.For the price, and the rated magnification I would give these a solid 8/10 only because they are slightly larger than I feel a 10x set should be.
D. L. –
So we ordered four different brands that had been highly rated, and all within the same price range. Four people looked through them and all four of us ranked this one as the 2nd worst pair. The eye relief is decent and optics were decent as well, but still not as good as the others. The pair we ended up keeping (Celestron Outland 10×42) was almost half the price of these and were a tad better than these in all categories. You would be wise to go with a different brand/model in this price range.
Spedizione veloce e ottima assistenza del venditore. Strumento solido e concreto. Ottima luminosità. Buon ingrandimento. Fornito di tracolla e belle protezioni frontali che rimangono appese e posteriori rimovibili. Sono molto soddisfatto.
enrico riva –
Spedizione ottima ,complimenti al venditore. Un bel Binocolo, si impugna bene ed è anche compatto e fatto bene, soldi spesi bene, non potete paragonarlo con prodotti che costano il triplo naturalmente, ma si difende molto bene
Pasquale 48 –
Ho acquistato il binocolo per utilizzarlo nelle escursioni in montagna. Si è rivelato versatile e di ottima qualità, sicuramente superiore alla media, in ogni caso migliore di tanti altri che hanno un costo decisamente più alto
è un binocolo eccellente che mi ha soddisfatto completamente! l’unica “pecca” è la perdita di colore verso il tramonto/sera. Io lo uso in piccole escursioni per un po’ di birdwatching, o per l’osservazione in generale di qualche altro animale, e ne sono pienamente soddisfatto! Anche per il cielo notturno è molto buono!Lo consiglio veramente e lo ricomprerei subito!
gabriele carniglia –
Binocolo di piccole dimensioni, con un buon grip, un peso ridotto ed alcune caratteristiche che lo rendono interessante rispetto alla concorrenza, soprattutto grazie anche al prezzo.Forse potrebbe essere più luminoso, ma dopo tutto non si può pretendere di avere delle lenti estremamente efficienti come quelle dell’ eccellenza in questo settore.
Perfetto non mi aspettavo di meglio
Massimo Spadotto –
Mi serviva un binocolo compatto e leggero da usare durante la caccia fotografica, da aggiungere ad altri in mio possesso per le uscite in compagnia della famiglia.Rapporto qualità prezzo sorprendente. Paragonato a binocoli a tetto dal costo di 3 volte superiore, a un occhio non esperto è quasi indistinguibile. La differenza sostanziale che ho rilevato è nella restituzione dell’immagine con un leggero tono freddo, una leggera perdita di nitidezza sui bordi e per me che porto gli occhiali, a seconda degli occhiali indossati (quindi non dipende prettamente dal binocolo), si accentua il fenomeno delle vignettature. Per il resto lo uso felicemente assieme a binocoli Nikon Monarch 7 e EII.
Mio marito, vero utilizzatore di questo binocolo, dice che è fantastico, unica cosa che i colori non sono perfettamente brillanti. io aggiungo che fa il paragone con uno swaroski, per cui, direi che ci sta, anche vista l’abissale differenza di prezzo.io l’ho provato, è leggero e pratico, nonchè quasi indistruttibile! in montagna è unico.Ne abbiamo regalato uno a mio nipote di 7 anni, che voleva il binocolo come lo zio, e al mare l’ha usato tantissimo, tra sabbia, schizzi d’acqua, eccetera… sottolineo che è davvero leggero, se lo usa un bambino.Servizio amazon eccezionale, davvero! confezione perfetta (ero preoccupata, visto il prodotto…) imballaggio ottimo.