The 8.5x50 Diamondback Binocular from Vortex excels in the field thanks to its exceptional light gathering ability and 21.5mm eye relief, making this handheld optic ideal for hunting and birding. It also offers modern advantages such as textured rubber armor, soft helicoid eyecups, and argon gas purging. The Diamondback series features sculpted contours that fit easily in-hand. This all-purpose binocular is for those who prefer higher magnification for distant objects. Additionally, the 9 foot minimum focus distance enables relatively close-up observation of butterflies and other natural beauties within your field of view.