Vortex Optics Diamondback HD 20-60x85 Straight Spotting Scope

£499.00✓ 2 year warranty


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About this product

Model:  vortex_dbk_80_s_s
Part Number:  DS-85S

VIP Unconditional Lifetime Warranty

VIP Unconditional Lifetime Warranty Details


The new Diamondback HD 20-60x85mm straight spotting scope has been completely redesigned to take on the "family look" of the Viper HD and Razor HD 'scopes and optically upgraded to feature HD glass and a bigger objective lens for improved clarity and brightness of the image. A helical/barrel focus wheel allows for a sleeker design and a more rugged construction and new 20-60x zoom eyepiece gives a notable increase of up to 20% field of view. 

The new rugged aluminium chassis has all-over full-body protective rubber armouring and the scope has Argon gas purging to prevent internal fogging and are fully waterproof. The external lenses have Armortek hardened coatings and features a built-in sunshade and rotating tripod mount. 

All of the new Diamondback HD scopes come complete with protective eyepiece and objective lens covers, a Neoprene Stay-on-Scope case and are of course covered by the Vortex Unlimited Lifetime Warranty when purchased from a Vortex UK authorised dealer. 



  • HD Optics: Optimized optical system delivers impressive resolution, reduces chromatic aberration and provides excellent colour fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission. 
  • XR Lens Coatings: Vortex proprietary coatings increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces. 
  • Dielectric Prism Coatings: Multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, colour-accurate images. 
  • ArmorTek: Exterior lenses are protected by ArmorTek — an ultrahard, scratch-resistant compound that repels oil, dirt and the corrosive salts of fingerprints.


  • Porro Prism: Offers maximum image quality and performance in a traditional design. 
  • Straight Body Design: Valued for speedy subject acquisition and ease of use. Most compatible design for use with car window mounts. 
  • Waterproof: Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the spotting scope. 
  • Fogproof: Nitrogen gas purging delivers fogproof and waterproof performance. 
  • Rubber Armour: The all-over rubber armouring protects the exterior of your scope. 


  • Adjustable Eyecup: Twists up and down to precise 'click-stop' settings for comfortable viewing with or without spectacles. 
  • Helical / Barrel Focus: New Dual geared focus system allows for fast yet precise adjustments. 
  • Sunshade: Reduces glare and shields the objective lens from raindrops and snow. 
  • Rotating Tripod Ring: Allows rotation of the eyepiece to a sideways position—most useful for viewing through an angled spotting scope body on a car window mount.


What's in the box

  • Vortex Spotting Scope
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • Objective Lens Cover
  • Neoprene Stay-On Case


Magnification 20-60 x
Objective Lens Diameter 85 mm
Linear Field of View 108-60 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field Of View 2.1-1.1 degrees
Close Focus 7.5m / 24.6 feet
Eye Relief 20.3 mm-18.3 mm
Exit Pupil 4.25mm - 1.41mm
Length 400mm / 15.75 inches
Weight 1740g / 61.3 ounces

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Q1. How much does this spotting scope weigh?

The Vortex Diamondback 20-60x80 Straight Spotting Scope weighs 1,320g / 47.1oz.

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