This straight-through viewing Vortex® Diamondback® HD 16-48x65 Spotting Scope delivers bright and sharp high-contrast images with true-to-life color and crisp clarity at all magnifications, even in low or challenging light conditions. The broad 16-48x fixed zoom eyepiece is ideal for mid- to long-range use while the 65mm objective lens gathers the light required to use in challenging conditions and to ensure bright views when looking at distant subjects at high power.
Image quality is enhanced through the use of anti-reflection fully multicoated high-density (HD) extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements in the lens system that maximize light transmission, increase color fidelity and contrast, and improve clarity and resolution through the entire zoom range. The large 65mm objective boosts the spotter's light-gathering capabilities to keep views bright and clear in even challenging light conditions and when observing subjects at long distances at maximum magnification. This version of the Diamondback HD is configured with the eyepiece set in-line with the body to make finding your subject fast and tracking them if they start to move easier versus angled configurations. A helical focus system eliminates the more common knob-based system, providing smooth focusing without the snag hazard that knobs are known for.
Its mounting system features a standard 1/4"-20" socket and its shoe is ARCA-style compatible, which means you can directly mount it on an ARCA head without the need for additional plates. Its mounting collar can also be rotated at 45° increments for precise eyepiece placement and optimized viewing comfort. The Diamondback's chassis is argon filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme changes in temperature and environmental conditions. A retractable sunshade prevents lens flare that can spook game and keeps rain and snow off the objective to ensure clear views in less-than-ideal weather. Vortex includes a simple neoprene case that offers further protection against knocks and moisture. Tethered eyepiece and objective caps offer protection while preventing their loss when you're using the spotter. The scope is 13.75" long and it weighs 50.4 ounces. Made by Vortex®.