Vortex Optics is listed among the world's best-known manufacturers of all sorts of optical devices, ranging from binoculars to large telescopes. The company's lineup is extremely large and targets just about any category of users, either experienced or beginners. And one of the families that's designed especially for beginners is the Spitfire series, whose features and characteristics make it a no-brainer for any kind of user.
Let's take the 8 x 25 model, for example. The binoculars sports fully multi-coated optics joined by waterproof / fog proof protection and ultra-comfortable multi-position, twist-up eyecups. All of these features make these binoculars extremely useful for just about any kind of purpose and any type of terrain.
First of all, let's talk about optics. As the name says it, the Vortex Optics 8 x 25 binoculars delivers an 8X magnification level, while the high-density BaK-4 glass prisms improve image sharpness and quality. Additionally, the fully multi-coated optics increase the amount of light entering the binoculars for extra brightness and higher image quality and the soft rubber eyecups even retract, so you can enjoy the full field of view in comfort.
Other optical features worth mentioning are the objective lens diameter (25 mm), exit pupil (3.12 mm), the 16 mm eye relief and the close focus (5 feet).
The 8 x 25 Spitfire are quite clearly designed for outdoor use, so it's actually no wonder that they deliver full waterproofing with O-ring seals and full fogproofing with nitrogen purging, keeping the internal lenses clear of condensation in sudden temperature changes. Furthermore, the aluminum alloy chassis keeps the Spitfire lightweight, rugged and super-dependable in the field, while the rubber armor provides you with a firm, solid grip in any weather.
The Vortex Optics 8 x 25 Spitfire Binoculars retail for an estimate 100 US dollars, which is actually a pretty affordable price point, given the features and specs this thing has to offer.