When you want to take the best-of-the-best to the next level... Enter the Razor UHD. The Ultra High Definition optical design features an improved optical prescription and unparalleled image resolution. Whether you need to pick apart a densely packed hillside, or observe the finest details at insanely close distances, the Razor UHD can do it all!
These are really great. I wanted a set of binoculars for the sailboat... I'd loved my Razor HD 10x42's that I've had for 6 or so years but I'd often forget them at home. So I needed a specific set of binos to leave at the boat. I'd compared my Razor 10x42's to the quintessential Steiner 7x50's that are often considered the perfect marine binocular. My 10x42's had a larger magnification (10 vs 7 power) but had quite a bit wider field of view. The wider field of view helped provide better context and allowed you to stabilize with your eyes better while the boat moved. However, the Steiner's were a bit brighter when night fell. Not by a lot but definitely brighter. Should be said that I was comparing to the lower end Steiner's...
The edge to edge clarity is perfect, depth of field and resolution is unbelievable, I compared these side by side to the Swarovski 12x50's and the Vortex are better, hands down, coupled with the price delta...this is an unbelievable pair of binocs.
I was in the market to replace my 16+ year old Audubon Birder's Bausch & Lomb 8x36 binos that I've been using all this time for birding. I wanted to get "the last pair of birding binos you'd ever need in your life" so decided to really go upscale. The cream fo the crop IMHO are the Swarovski ELs, 8.5x42 which commonly sell for >$2,500 which I couldn't justify the price, so started looking for good binos in the $1200-$1500 price range. Did a lot of research and finally decided on the Vortex Razor UHDs in 8x42.
Excellent binoculars, very clear and bright image, the 18 power increments make it an incredible binocular, you have to use them with a tripod to enjoy this new optics to the full, having it in my hands is very comfortable for its design I love these binoculars. Congratulations to the Vortex optics team, the Focus camera store is very responsible to send them, 100% recommended.
We have the 8x42 mounted on the vortex Pro tripod and setup in the living room. When something comes by we like I get the phone out and snap a pick with the phone pressed up against the binos. Perfect clear shots. The clarity, brightness and ease of use on the vortex UHD are top notch. The front lens caps snap in vs the lower end model Vortex caps that slide over the lens. Love the snap in caps because you can really squeeze the set in tight for smaller faces.
A little on the heavy side, but super clear.
Was excited to get these new binos but had to return them because the cap for the tripod mount was broken. the screw was stuck in the hole. For $1600+ i would expect beter quality control
Looking through these binoculars is literally—and I can’t emphasize this enough—like opening your eyes and seeing the world for the first time. The field of vision and clarity on these are just stupid. My friends hate me, among other reasons, because I will not shut up about these binoculars. Now, I’ve never actually seen out of the Swano EL’s or Zeiss whatever’s that directly compete with the Razor UHD but I don’t care if I ever do.