Vortex Optics Crossfire HD 42mm Binoculars

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Model:  vortex_cf_8x42_CF-4311
Part Number:  CF-4311

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Need a quality, performance-driven binocular with HD glass lenses that won't break the bank? Meet the the all-new Vortex Crossfire series.

The HD glass reduces chromatic aberration (colour fringing) which enhances contrast and resolution. 

Other features include fully multicoated optics and a waterproof/fog-proof Nitrogen purged body. All for under £200! 

All models include a rainguard, tethered lens covers and of course the Vortex Unlimited Lifetime Warranty (when purchased from an authorised UK stockist, such as ourselves) smiley


  • HD Lens Elements: Extra-low dispersion glass delivers impressive resolution and colour fidelity.
  • Fully Multi-Coated Lenses: Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.


  • Roof Prism: Valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
  • Waterproof Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
  • Fogproof Nitrogen gas purging delivers fogproof, waterproof performance.
  • Rubber Armour Provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection.


  • Adjustable Eyecups: Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without spectacles.
  • Right Eye Diopter: Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located on the right eyepiece.
  • Tripod Adaptable: Compatible with a tripod adapter, allowing use on a tripod or car window mount. Adapter sold separately.

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What's in the box

  • Vortex Binoculars
  • Rainguard Eyepiece Cover
  • Tethered Objective Lens Covers
  • Comfort Neck Strap
  • Glasspak Binocular Harness & Case


Magnification 8 x 10 x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm 42 mm
Eye Relief 17 mm 15 mm
Exit Pupil 5.25 mm 4.2 mm
Linear Field of View 393 feet/1000 yards 325 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field Of View 7.5 degrees 6.2 degrees
Close Focus 1.82m / 6.0 feet 1.82m / 6.0 feet
Interpupillary Distance 57-74 mm 58-75 mm
Height 160mm / 6.3 inches 152mm / 6 inches
Width 132mm / 5.2 inches 132mm / 5.2 inches
Weight 676g / 23.8 ounces 653g / 23.0 ounces

Downloads / Manuals

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:


Vortex Optics Crossfire Manual (PDF)


Customer reviews

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Excellent optics
23 August 2022  | 

Excellent binoculars. I bought the 8x42 Vortex Crossfire HD and can confirm they are great for bird watching being very tough. Views through the eyepieces are very clear, bright and with no colour fringing at all. Close focusing to around 2.5m was easily achievable. The eye relief of around 17mm max was made with the retractable lens cups. I wish all binoculars had these. The weight is very light and I imagine great for a day of walking not that I have chance to do that yet.

They are let down by the appallingly bad Glasspak binocular harness but I am not marking the binoculars down as some people may like the strange strap system. Not only is it very difficult to fit but trying to get into it is demanding. Nowhere for the eyepiece cover to go and then a bunch of unruly straps to contend with when trying to store the cased binoculars.
I have decided to ditch the Glasspak straps and just use the neck strap which is fine. However I have to put the empty case into a rucksack, while the binos are around my neck, as the Glasspak strap seems to be the only way of carrying the empty case. No Glasspak system for me.

However the binoculars are great for this price and are well recommended.

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Quality stuff!
26 August 2021  | 

First impression is that they're built like a brick outhouse, which is good because they will be dropped at some point I'm sure. I got them to do some plane spotting as there's a small airport nearby that fly some WW2 planes in the summer. Haven't seen them yet but testing them out on birds has shown the amount of colour and detail you get through these binoculars, pretty good for the money! Very happy!


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Q1. How much do these binoculars weigh?

The Vortex Optics Crossfire 8x42 binoculars weigh 665g / 23.5oz and the 10x42 binoculars weigh 660g / 23.3oz.

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