Specifications:

Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 5.25 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 17.5 mm
IPD:  55 – 75 mm
RFOV:  7.4  degrees = 130 m
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 756 g
Made in: China

  

Remarks:

The Razor HD – with models in sizes 8×42, 10×42, 10×50 and 12×50 – used to be Vortex’ top binocular line, competing in the upper class with the likes of Leica’s Trinovid or Zeiss’ Conquest HD (in 2019, Vortex topped the Razor series by adding a considerably more expensive “Razor UHD” range of models). Reviews of the 8×42 and 10×42 Razor HD, e.g. by binomania or allbinos, have been positive, and for a reason: the Razor HD is a very good instrument. BINOCULARS TODAY rates the optical and mechanical performance of the Razor HD at least comparable to the much lauded Hawke Frontier and Hawke Sapphire (see separate posts) and ahead of the well-made Bushnell Forge (see separate post), to name just a few of today’s very good China-made binoculars. The only “flaw” that comes to mind: the field of view is a bit on the narrow side.

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