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Which is the better choice between the two?  I noticed the Vortex are a little more but are they better?
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No, the Diamond back is NOT better than the ZRS HD.  The Diamondback is pretty much the same as the ZR Vista, even though the Vista is considerably less money.  The ZRS HD (seems I keep saying this Smile) is the best binocular at it price point I have seen.  It will stand up just fine in an extended debate series to the Viper or Viper HD.  The ZRS is a very compact binocular for a full size 42mm glass.
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Originally posted by Klamath Klamath wrote:

No, the Diamond back is NOT better than the ZRS HD.  The Diamondback is pretty much the same as the ZR Vista, even though the Vista is considerably less money.  The ZRS HD (seems I keep saying this Smile) is the best binocular at it price point I have seen.  It will stand up just fine in an extended debate series to the Viper or Viper HD.  The ZRS is a very compact binocular for a full size 42mm glass.

Thanks.  Now how about if I up the cost to say $300 and under?  Does this give me a better option than the ZRS HD?
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at this closeout price, this is really too good to pass up....

 

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I have bought a pair of 10x42 Vortex diamodback. It's a very good binoculars in my opinion. After reading the comparison between zenray VISTA and diamondback, I did borrow my buddy's VISTA to check them out. Their difference is really only down to the skin deep. Everything else inside the tube looks strikingly identical when I peek through the larger glass end. I got my diamodback from an internet dealer for $140 last Christmas.
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