Top quality binoculars without its accompanying hefty price tags are hard to come by these day. The all-new Vortex Crossfire Series however, defies this statement by delivering excellent optical performance and ultra sturdy bodyworks, all within its affordable price range. With its vastly improved optics system and much rugged housing body, the Vortex Crossfire Series is definitely a step up from its predecessor.
The Vortex Crossfire 10x42 Binoculars offers up features that you won’t find in similarly-priced, full sized 10x42 binoculars. Its fully multi-coated optics deliver imaging performance that is usually available only in higher priced models.
The roof prism design makes this binocular compact and durable. Its optics are sealed with o-rings to prevent entry of dust and moisture. It’s also nitrogen purged to make it fogproof. Finally, the rubber armoring ensures a secure, non-slip grip and protection.
Fully multi-coated optics help filter out unwanted reflections and image aberrations. The resulting images you get are sharp and bright. The Image performance you get is equal to what higher priced models typically deliver.
User Friendly Features
Twist up eyecups make for more comfortable viewing even for eyeglass wearers. You can adjust the focus of both binocular barrels at the same time with a center focus wheel. A right eye diopter is located on the eyepiece to adjust for the difference in user’s eyes.
Vortex Crossfire II 10x42 Binoculars Features:
|Objective Lens (mm)||42mm|
|Eye Relief (mm)||15|
|Exit Pupil (mm)||4.3|
|Field of View (m@1000m)||No|
|Field of View(ft@1000yards)||325|
|Lens Coating||Fully Multi|
|Focus Type||Center Focus|
Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability
With the crossfire binocular I spent less money than I planned on and got a great pair of binoculars that exceeded my expectations. Great in normal and low light, very clear/crisp image and easy to look through without any eye strain. They feel robust with good grip, comfortable neck strap, centre focus feels nice, diopter adjustment feels a little stiff, but I can see why they would be manufactured like this not being an everyday adjustment for most people.
I find it hard to believe, even in this day and age of manufacturing, how good the quality of these vortex binoculars are for the price.
(Posted on Mar 12, 2014)