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The Diamondback® Spotting Scope
The Diamondback®spotting scope delivers a high level of performance in a trim,
lightweight package—the ideal combination of quality optics and portability.
How to use the Diamondback spotting scope
Attach the Diamondback to a tripod
For the steadiest views, mount the Diamondback on a sturdy tripod or car window mount.
The built-in tripod mount easily attaches to most tripods and quick-release plates.
Adjust the viewing angle
The tripod mount collar allows you to rotate the spotting scope body for greater
viewing flexibility when mounting the
Diamondback on a tripod or car window
• Loosen the mounting collar by
turning the thumbscrew counterclockwise.
• Rotate the spotting scope body
to the viewing angle you prefer.
• Keep the spotting scope in
the preferred viewing position by
turning the thumbscrew clockwise
to secure the mounting collar.
Adjust the magnification
The versatile magnification of the Diamondback spotting scope allows for observing a
wide field of view at a lower power and zooming in on distant details at a higher power.
Change the magnification of your spotting scope
by simply turning the magnification adjustment
• Increase the magnification by turning the
adjustment ring in a clockwise direction.
• Decrease the magnification by turning the
adjustment ring in a counter-clockwise direction.
Caution: Never look directly into the sun (or any other intense light) with your Diamondback
spotting scope. This could cause damage to the retina and cornea of your eyes to the point of
Adjust the focus
After changing the magnification, some refocusing is usually required. Turn the focus dial
to adjust the fine focus. This fine focusing does more than allow you to see critical details.
A well-focused image
also ensures fatigue-free
Adjust the eyecup
The adjustable eyecup twists up and down so that you can observe the full field of view,
even if you wear eyeglasses.
Adjust the sunshade
Block out stray light by extending the sunshade on the objective end of the spotting
scope. The sunshade also shields the objective lens from mechanical damage and guards
against soiling by fingerprints and precipitation.
Care and Handling Tips
Keep your Diamondback spotting scope in its protective padded case while viewing. If
your spotting scope gets wet, be sure to dry it out thoroughly before packing it away.
For long-term storage, choose a dark, well-ventilated area.
Keep the lenses clean
For the best viewing, regularly clean the exterior lenses:
• Remove any dust or grit from the lens before wiping. Use pressurized air, soft
camel hair brush or an acrylic optical brush.
• Clear lenses of smudges, fingerprints or eyelash oil. Fog the lens with your
breath, then use a non-abrasive lens cloth* to clean the lens.
Note: *Never use facial tissue, heavy cotton, or flannel fabric—these materials can scratch the
surface of a lens. Use lens cleaning fluid and optical tissue or cloth to clean lenses.
The VIP Warranty
We build optics based on our commitment to your absolute satisfaction. That’s why
Vortex products are unconditionally guaranteed and we make this Very Important
Promise to you—a Very Important Person.
Rest assured that in the event your Diamondback spotting
scope becomes damaged or defective, Vortex Optics will repair
or replace the scope at no charge to you. Call Vortex Optics at
800-426-0048 for prompt, professional, and friendly service.
2120 West Greenview Drive
Middleton, WI 53562
Visit www.vortexoptics.com for more information. Canadian customers may visit
www.vortexcanada.net for customer service information.
Note: The VIP warranty does not cover theft, loss, or deliberate damage to the product.