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BIRDING OPTICS 2011

WITH A LITTLE HELP, OUR EYES CAN TAKE US PLACES weve never been before.

BINOCULARS pp. 411

SPOTTING SCOPES pp. 1216

MONOCULARS p. 17

RECON SCOPE p. 18

TRIPODS and ACCESSORIES pp. 1923

Our eyes are an amazing thing. Put them behind a pair of Vortex Optics and you will be stunned by the level of detail you will see. Backed by years of experience in designing and distributing premium optical products for birders and naturalists, our binoculars and spotting scopes consistently deliver a superior level of performance. As experienced and dedicated birders, we know what features make the difference between good binoculars and great binoculars. Thats why every Vortex product is developed to not only exceed your expectations, but our own as well. There are amazing things to see and amazing places to see them. Take us along next timeyou wont believe your eyes.

RAZOR HD

FULL SIZE ROOF PRISMS

With a good pair of binoculars, you can see a lot of things. But not very often do they offer you an in-depth look at whats next when it comes to the future of binoculars. Completely redesigned for 2011 with carefully selected prisms and premium HD glass, the new Razor HDs represent the pinnacle of high-performance optics. A buttery smooth focus wheel brings birds clearly into focus as you scan the landscape. And fully multi-coated, multi-layered optics separate ne details with incredibly sharp, bright details and color. With its magnesium chassispunctuated by a sleek, ergonomic bodythe Razor HD is incredibly balanced in your hands. Yes, friends, youre getting the best. The Razor HD. Its time.

KEY FEATURES
HD (High Density) premium extra-low dispersion glass delivers the ultimate in resolution and color fidelity, resulting in High Definition images. XR fully multi-coated lenses increase light transmission for maximum brightness. ArmorTek protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil, and dirt. Argon gas purging guarantees superior fogproof and waterproof performance. Phase-corrected prisms for sharp images and contrast. Magnesium chassis decreases weight and increases strength. Rugged rubber armor provides a secure, non-slip grip. Ergonomic open-hinge design. The Razor HD binoculars feature highly prized argon gas purging for superior fogproof and waterproof performance.

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RAZOR HD
MAGNIFICATION x OBJECTIVE LENS EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT CLOSE FOCUS DISTANCE

BINOCULARS
WEIGHT HEIGHT x WIDTH INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE

FIELD OF VIEW 1000 YARDS / DEGREES

*12 x 50 FULL SIZE ROOF PRISMS *10 x 50 *8.5 x 50 *10 x 42 *8 x 42


*New Model for 2011

19.0 mm 19.0 mm 20.0 mm 18.0 mm 19.0 mm

14.0 14.0 14.0 8.0 8.0

278.3 / 5.3 330.8 / 6.3 362.3 / 6.9 330.8 / 6.3 414.8 / 7.9

39.5 oz 38.5 oz 38.5 oz 29.5 oz 29.5 oz

7.4 x 5.6 7.4 x 5.6 7.4 x 5.6 6.5 x 5.1 6.5 x 5.1

5475 mm 5475 mm 5475 mm 5475 mm 5475 mm

VIEW WITH

PREMIUM OPTICS
FROM THE

ARCTIC TO THE TROPICS


AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN.

KAIBAB HD

FULL SIZE ROOF PRISM

The Kaibab HD binocular leaves little to the imagination. Every detaileven at extreme distancesis revealed without question. Every speck is translated into opportunity. Pushing the performance envelope, the Kaibab HD offers incredible power and optical features to identify that rare bird beyond a shadow of a doubt. Superior images. Stunning resolution and, of course, incredible power.

KEY FEATURES
HD (High Density) premium extra-low dispersion glass delivers the ultimate in resolution and color fidelity, resulting in High Definition images. XR fully multi-coated lenses increase light transmission for maximum brightness. ArmorTek protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt. Argon gas purging guarantees superior fogproof and waterproof performance. Phase-corrected prisms for sharp images and contrast. Rugged rubber armor provides a secure, non-slip grip. Large diameter 56mm lenses maximize low-light performance. The Kaibab HD binocular features highly prized argon gas purging for superior fogproof and waterproof performance. Included with the Kaibab HD, the Uni-Daptor is a slim, lightweight, quick-detaching tripod mount. 5 | BINOCULARS

KAIBAB HD BINOCULARS
MAGNIFICATION x OBJECTIVE LENS EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT CLOSE FOCUS DISTANCE FIELD OF VIEW 1000 YARDS / DEGREES WEIGHT HEIGHT x WIDTH INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE

FULL SIZE ROOF PRISM

15 x 56

17.4 mm

23.0

226 / 4.3

44.0 oz

7.7 x 5.7

6074 mm

VIPER HD

FULL / MID SIZE ROOF PRISMS

Our Viper HD binoculars pack premium quality with all the right features for going anywhere you need to go. Rugged, lightweightone of the lightest full-size binos availableand compact, it is no mystery why the Vipers are an award-winner. And, in 2011, the Viper HDs are even more impressive with High Density extra-low dispersion glass for increased resolution and color delity. No doubt about it, youll appreciate what premium optics can do.

KEY FEATURES
HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass Viper HD delivers impressive resolution and color fidelity, resulting in High Definition images. Note: Viper Compacts feature XD extra-low dispersion glass to increase resolution for crisp, sharp images. XR fully multi-coated lenses increase light transmission for maximum brightness. ArmorTek protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt (32mm, 42mm, and 50mm models). Argon gas purging guarantees superior fogproof and waterproof performance. Phase-corrected prisms for sharp images and contrast. Rugged rubber armor provides a secure, non-slip grip. Viper Compact

All Viper binoculars feature highly prized argon gas purging for superior fogproof and waterproof performance.

VIPER HD
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MAGNIFICATION x OBJECTIVE LENS EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT CLOSE FOCUS DISTANCE

BINOCULARS
WEIGHT HEIGHT x WIDTH INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE

FIELD OF VIEW 1000 YARDS / DEGREES

FULL SIZE ROOF PRISMS MID SIZE ROOF PRISMS

*15 x 50 *10 x 50 *10 x 42 *8 x 42 *8 x 32 *6 x 32


*New Model for 2011

16.0 mm 19.5 mm 16.5 mm 20.0 mm 16.0 mm 19.5 mm

8.2 8.2 5.1 5.1 3.0 3.0

210 / 4.0 278 / 5.3 319 / 6.1 347 / 6.6 400 / 7.6 420 / 8.0

28.4 oz 28.4 oz 24.6 oz 24.2 oz 20.6 oz 20.6 oz

6.7 x 5.2 6.7 x 5.2 5.8 x 5.3 5.8 x 5.3 4.9 x 4.8 4.9 x 4.8

5975 mm 5975 mm 5975 mm 5975 mm 5975 mm 5975 mm

VIPER COMPACT
MAGNIFICATION x OBJECTIVE LENS EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT CLOSE FOCUS DISTANCE FIELD OF VIEW 1000 YARDS / DEGREES

BINOCULARS
WEIGHT HEIGHT x WIDTH INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE

COMPACT ROOF PRISMS

10 x 28 8 x 28

19.0 mm 20.0 mm

7.5 7.5

267 / 5.1 319 / 6.1

12.0 oz 11.8 oz

4.7 x 4.5 4.7 x 4.5

5673 mm 5673 mm

BINOS FOR

KEEN
OBSERVATION,
FIELD MARKS TELL THE REST OF THE STORY.

TALON HD

FULL SIZE ROOF PRISMS

The new Talon HD. Now thats a really nice pair of binoculars! HD extra-low dispersion glass delivers impressive resolution and color delity. You can watch their every move. The XR fully multi-coated lenses increase light transmission for maximum brightness and serve up every detail as though you were standing right there. In living color. Literally. The sleek, ergonomic open-hinge design lets you hold them all day without tiring. As if you would tire of a view like this?

KEY FEATURES
HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass delivers impressive resolution and color fidelity, resulting in High Definition images. XR fully multi-coated lenses increase light transmission for maximum brightness. ArmorTek protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt. Argon gas purging guarantees superior fogproof and waterproof performance. 7 | BINOCULARS Phase-corrected prisms for sharp images and contrast. The Talon HD binoculars feature highly prized argon gas purging for superior fogproof and waterproof performance. Rugged rubber armor provides a secure, non-slip grip. Ergonomic open-hinge design.

TALON HD
MAGNIFICATION x OBJECTIVE LENS EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT CLOSE FOCUS DISTANCE

BINOCULARS
WEIGHT HEIGHT x WIDTH INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE

FIELD OF VIEW 1000 YARDS / DEGREES

FULL SIZE ROOF PRISMS

*10 x 42 *8 x 42
*New Model for 2011

16.0 mm 18.0 mm

6.0 6.0

348 / 6.6 425 / 8.1

26.5 oz 27.4 oz

6.7 x 5.0 6.7 x 5.0

5673 mm 5673 mm

CUT THROUGH THE

DIM LIGHT
OF

DAWN A N D DUSK.
SEE ALL THERE IS TO SEE!

VULTURE HD

FULL SIZE ROOF PRISMS

Out at dusk? Depend on the large 56mm objective lenses of the The Vulture HDs to make sense of the shadows. Premium, phase-corrected roof prisms, fully multi-coated optics and our proprietary XR coatings deliver a super-bright image thats sharp from edge-to-edge. Our proprietary ArmorTek coating on all exterior lenses resists scratches, smudges, ngerprints and moisture. Completely waterproof and argon gas purged for absolute fogproof performance, the Vulture HD is available in two popular magnications: 8x56 and 10x56. Sweet it isindeed.

KEY FEATURES
HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass delivers impressive resolution and color fidelity, resulting in High Definition images. XR fully multi-coated lenses increase light transmission for maximum brightness. ArmorTek protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt. Argon gas purging guarantees superior fogproof and waterproof performance. Phase-corrected prisms for sharp images and contrast. 8 | BINOCULARS Rugged rubber armor provides a secure, non-slip grip. Large diameter 56 mm lenses maximize low light performance. The Vulture HD binoculars feature highly prized argon gas purging for superior fogproof and waterproof performance.

VULTURE HD
MAGNIFICATION x OBJECTIVE LENS EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT CLOSE FOCUS DISTANCE FIELD OF VIEW 1000 YARDS / DEGREES

BINOCULARS
WEIGHT HEIGHT x WIDTH INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE

FULL SIZE ROOF PRISMS

10 x 56 8 x 56

18.2 mm 23.0 mm

9.8 9.8

320 / 6.1 328 / 6.3

39.2 oz 39.2 oz

6.6 x 5.8 6.6 x 5.8

5773 mm 5773 mm

DIAMONDBACK

FULL / MID SIZE / COMPACT ROOF PRISMS

Weve all been there. Give up one thing to get another. Making concessions is a part of life. But not today. Today you discover that superior quality, high-performance birding optics can nd their way around your neck for a surprisingly affordable price. Huge eld of viewthe largest in its classfully multi-coated optics, phase-corrected prisms, waterproof/fogproof construction, soft tapered eyecups, rugged rubber armor. Yep, its all there in the Diamondback.

KEY FEATURES
Fully multi-coated with anti-reflective coatings for brighter views. Argon gas purging guarantees superior fogproof and waterproof performance. Phase-corrected prisms for sharp images and contrast. Rugged diamond-checkered rubber armor provides a secure, non-slip grip. Super-wide field of view for scanning. All Diamondback binoculars feature highly prized argon gas purging for superior fogproof Diamondback Compacts and waterproof performance.

DIAMONDBACK
MAGNIFICATION x OBJECTIVE LENS EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT CLOSE FOCUS DISTANCE FIELD OF VIEW 1000 YARDS / DEGREES

BINOCULARS
WEIGHT HEIGHT x WIDTH INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE

12 x 50 FULL SIZE ROOF PRISMS 10 x 50 8.5 x 50 10 x 42 8 x 42 MID SIZE ROOF PRISMS COMPACT ROOF PRISMS 9 x 36 7 x 36 10 x 28 8 x 28

18.0 mm 19.0 mm 21.5 mm 16.0 mm 18.0 mm 15.7 mm 20.9 mm 16.0 mm 19.3 mm

9.0 9.0 9.0 5.0 4.5 6.6 5.9 13.1 13.1

241 / 4.6 283 / 5.4 283 / 5.4 345 / 6.6 420 / 8.0 368 / 7.0 418 / 8.0 300 / 5.7 360 / 6.9

31.0 oz 31.0 oz 31.0 oz 24.4 oz 25.2 oz 22.6 oz 23.4 oz 14.0 oz 14.0 oz

6.8 x 5.6 6.8 x 5.6 6.9 x 5.6 5.9 x 5.6 5.9 x 5.6 5.1 x 4.8 5.1 x 4.8 4.8 x 4.5 4.8 x 4.5

6174 mm 6174 mm 6174 mm 5773 mm 5773 mm 5674 mm 5674 mm 5674 mm 5674 mm

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BECAUSE

YOU NEVER KNOW


YOU LL SEE ALONG THE WAY.

WHO

CROSSFIRE

FULL / MID SIZE ROOF PRISMS

These days, getting more than you pay for is a very good thing. And, simply put, the Crossre is not just a good value, but a big performer as well. Feature for feature, you just wont nd what the Crossre has to offer on similarly priced, full- or mid-sized binoculars. In fact, the fully multi-coated optics deliver performance that most assume is only available in binos costing twice as much. Not so. Add with waterproof/fogproof protection, twist-up eyecups and the rubber armor chassis, and the Crossres put a big, fat honkin star next to The best choice for the money. Tripod adaptable for steady viewing and the ultra-comfortable Vortex neck strap? Okay, lets make that two stars.

KEY FEATURES
Fully multi-coated with anti-reflective coatings for brighter views. Nitrogen gas purging delivers fogproof, waterproof performance. Rugged rubber armor provides a secure, non-slip grip.

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The Crossfire binoculars are not only waterproof, but feature nitrogen gas purging for reliable fogproof viewing in any weather.

CROSSFIRE
MAGNIFICATION x OBJECTIVE LENS EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT CLOSE FOCUS DISTANCE

BINOCULARS
WEIGHT HEIGHT x WIDTH INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE

FIELD OF VIEW 1000 YARDS / DEGREES

FULL SIZE ROOF PRISMS MID SIZE ROOF PRISMS

10 x 42 8 x 42 10 x 32 8 x 32

16.0 mm 19.0 mm 16.0 mm 16.0 mm

6.0 6.0 16.0 16.0

315 / 6.0 315 / 6.0 315 / 6.0 394 / 7.5

21.6 oz 22.0 oz 17.0 oz 17.4 oz

5.8 x 5.0 6.0 x 5.0 5.5 x 5.0 5.5 x 5.0

5975 mm 5975 mm 5977 mm 5977 mm

RAPTOR

TM

MID SIZE P0RRO PRISMS

Weve taken porro prism performance to a whole new level with a mid-size, wide-angle design, waterproof/fogproof construction and fully multi-coated optics. The Raptors deliver a bright, crisp image with excellent color delityeven in low light conditions. With a wide range of interpupillary distance, they can easily be adjusted to t anyone in the family, making them ideal for serious young birders.

KEY FEATURES
Fully multi-coated with anti-reflective coatings for brighter views. Nitrogen gas purging delivers fogproof, waterproof performance. Rugged rubber armor provides a secure, non-slip grip. Sized for young hunters.

The Raptor binoculars are not only waterproof but feature nitrogen gas purging for reliable fogproof viewing in any weather.

RAPTOR
MAGNIFICATION x OBJECTIVE LENS EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT CLOSE FOCUS DISTANCE

BINOCULARS
WEIGHT HEIGHT x WIDTH INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE

FIELD OF VIEW 1000 YARDS / DEGREES

MID SIZE PORRO PRISMS

8.5 x 32 6.5 x 32

14.0 mm 20.0 mm

15.0 15.0

390 / 7.4 410 / 7.8

17.3 oz 17.3 oz

4.5 x 5.7 4.5 x 5.7

5070 mm 5070 mm

VANQUISH

TM

COMPACT REVERSE PORRO PRISMS


POINTS OF INTEREST BECOME WAY MORE INTERESTING when these compact travelers are part of the adventure. Courtesy of forward-thinking engineering, these on-the-go optics render images crisp and bright. The wide eld of view makes quick work of scanning the landscape. Weighing in at merely 12.7 ounces and competitively priced, the Vanquish delivers.

KEY FEATURES
Fully multi-coated with anti-reflective coatings for brighter views. Nitrogen gas purging delivers fogproof, waterproof performance. Rugged diamond-checkered rubber armor provides a secure, non-slip grip. Compact size. The Vanquish binoculars are not only waterproof but feature nitrogen gas purging for reliable fogproof viewing in any weather.

VANQUISH
MAGNIFICATION x OBJECTIVE LENS EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT CLOSE FOCUS DISTANCE

BINOCULARS
WEIGHT HEIGHT x WIDTH INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE

FIELD OF VIEW 1000 YARDS / DEGREES

COMPACT REVERSE PORRO PRISMS

10 x 26 8 x 26

16.0 mm 15.0 mm

7.6 7.6

294 / 5.6 352 / 6.7

12.7 oz 12.7 oz

4.7 x 4.4 4.7 x 4.4

5771 mm 5771 mm

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RAZOR HD 85 MM

SPOTTING SCOPES

If youre keeping score, heres one that adds up to 110% fast. Simply one of the nest spotting scopes you can buy, the Razor HD spotting scope competes at the highest level of performance. 2011 brings a straight model into the line sharing all of the features offered in its angled siblingincluding the sophisticated triplet apochromatic lens system with two elements precision-ground from high-denition optical glass. The result is an almost total elimination of chromatic aberration across the entire eld of view, so theres no fringing, degradation of resolution or dilution of color delity at longer viewing distances.

KEY FEATURES
RAZOR HD ANGLED SPOTTING SCOPE

HD (High Density) premium extra-low dispersion glass delivers the ultimate in resolution and color fidelity, resulting in High Definition images. XR fully multi-coated lenses increase light transmission for maximum brightness. ArmorTek protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.

RAZOR HD STRAIGHT SPOTTING SCOPE

Argon gas purging guarantees superior fogproof and waterproof performance. Includes 2060x zoom eyepiece and 85 mm objective with triplet apochromatic lens system. Compact, die-cast magnesium alloy body with choice of angled

Patented Design

or straight eyepiece position. Dual focus for coarse and fine adjustments. Built-in sunshade reduces glare and shields objective lens. Rotating tripod mount.

Razor HD spotting scopes feature highly prized argon gas purging for superior fogproof and waterproof performance.

RAZOR HD 30X WA EYEPIECE


12 | SPOTTING SCOPES The wide-angle nature of the Razor HD 30x eyepiece reveals a field of view that is wider than what you would see at 30x through the 2060x zoom eyepiece.
Optional 30x Eyepiece

All Razor HD scopes include a padded, custom view-through case for optimal protection.

Optional black fitted case offers streamlined packing and ease of handling.

RAZOR HD
MAGNIFICATION x OBJECTIVE LENS EYEPIECE POSITION EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT

SPOTTING SCOPES
CLOSE FOCUS DISTANCE FIELD OF VIEW 1000 YARDS / DEGREES WEIGHT LENGTH

SCOPES EYEPIECE

2060 x 85 * 2060 x 85 30 x
*New Model for 2011

Angled Straight

2018 mm 2018 mm 18 mm

16.4 16.4

11760 / 2.21.1 11760 / 2.21.1 112 / 2.1

65.7 oz 65.7 oz 5.0 oz

15.25 15.75 2.1

THE RAZOR HD: RARE MOMENTS


CALL OUT FOR AN

EXTRAORDINARY
SCOPE.

PREMIUM OPTICAL PERFORMANCE FEATURES INCLUDE: ARMORTEK

HD

OBJECTIVE LENS ELEMENTS

HD (High Density) premium extra-low dispersion glass delivers the ultimate in resolution and color fidelity, resulting in High Definition images.

Repels the oil and corrosive salts of fingerprints from lenses. This ultrahard lens armor is chemically bonded to outer glass elements, providing a scratch-resistant, stain-proof surface. ArmorTek protects optical glass from dust, dirt and smudges.

XR

LENS COATINGS

XR anti-reflective coatings deliver incredible image detail with extremely high resolution and light transmission. Fully multi-coated lens coatings eliminate annoying, imagedegrading reflections and offer extraordinary brightness.

RAZOR HD DIGITAL CAMERA ADAPTER

Capture vivid photos with a Razor HD spotting scope and DSLR cameramade possible with the easy-to-use Razor HD digital camera adapter. For digiscoping with most point-and-shoot digital cameras, add our optional PS-100 Point-n-Shoot Attachment to
RAZOR HD DIGITAL CAMERA ADAPTER

the Razor HD Digital Camera Adapter.

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VIPER

80 MM SPOTTING SCOPES

New for 2011, the Viper is the most complete line of spotting scopes weve ever brought forth. Choose from HD or non-HD extra-low dispersion glass, angled or straight eyepiece positions, and 65 mm or 80 mm objective lenses. For long-range observation, the Viper optics put incredible performance at your ngertips. Easily the best way to nd that life bird without putting miles on your bootsthe high-performing Viper has your name on it. KEY FEATURES
VIPER HD 80 MM ANGLED SPOTTING SCOPE

HD (High Density) premium extra-low dispersion glass delivers impressive resolution and color fidelity, resulting in High Definition images. Also available with XD glass. XR fully multi-coated lenses increase light transmission for maximum brightness. ArmorTek protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.

VIPER HD 80 MM STRAIGHT SPOTTING SCOPE

Argon gas purging guarantees superior fogproof and waterproof performance. Includes 2060x zoom eyepiece and 80 mm objective lens. Choice of angled or straight eyepiece position. Choice of HD or XD extra-low dispersion glass. Rubber armored for added protection. Dual focus for coarse and fine adjustments.

Viper spotting scopes feature highly prized argon gas purging for superior fogproof and waterproof performance.

Built-in sunshade reduces glare and shields objective lens. Includes rotating tripod mount and black fitted case.

VIPER DIGITAL CAMERA ADAPTER

Now you can capture vivid photos with a Viper spotting scope and DSLR cameramade possible with the easy-to-use Viper digital camera adapter. For digiscoping with most point-and-shoot digital
VIPER DIGITAL CAMERA ADAPTER

cameras, add our optional PS-100 Point-n-Shoot Attachment to the Viper Digital Camera Adapter.

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VIPER
MAGNIFICATION x OBJECTIVE LENS EYEPIECE POSITION EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT

SPOTTING SCOPES
CLOSE FOCUS DISTANCE FIELD OF VIEW 1000 YARDS / DEGREES SCOPE WEIGHT** SCOPE LENGTH**

HD MODELS

* 2060 x 80 HD * 2060 x 80 HD * 1545 x 65 HD * 1545 x 65 HD * 2060 x 80 * 2060 x 80 * 1545 x 65 * 1545 x 65

Angled Straight Angled Straight Angled Straight Angled Straight

18 mm 18 mm 18 mm 18 mm 18 mm 18 mm 18 mm 18 mm 18 mm 18 mm

22.0 22.0 16.0 16.0 22.0 22.0 16.0 16.0 22.0 16.0

11050 / 2.11.0 11050 / 2.11.0 14065 / 2.71.2 14065 / 2.71.2 11050 / 2.11.0 11050 / 2.11.0 14065 / 2.71.2 14065 / 2.71.2 120 / 2.3 150 / 2.9

59.5 oz 59.5 oz 48.5 oz 48.5 oz 59.5 oz 59.5 oz 48.5 oz 48.5 oz

17.5 17.5 15.8 15.8 17.5 17.5 15.8 15.8

XD MODELS

FIXED EYEPIECE 25X / 32X

* 32x (80 mm scopes) * 25x (65 mm scopes)

*New Model for 2011 **Final weight and length to be determined

UNDENIABLE

SPOTTING SCOPES

SPLENDOR. VIPER
TAKE IT ALL IN!

VIPER

65 MM SPOTTING SCOPES

KEY FEATURES
VIPER HD 65 MM ANGLED SPOTTING SCOPE

HD (High Density) premium extra-low dispersion glass delivers impressive resolution and color fidelity, resulting in High Definition images. Also available with XD glass. XR fully multi-coated lenses increase light transmission for maximum brightness. ArmorTek protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt. Argon gas purging guarantees superior fogproof and waterproof

VIPER HD 65 MM STRAIGHT SPOTTING SCOPE

performance. Includes 1545x zoom eyepiece and 65 mm objective lens. Choice of angled or straight eyepiece position. Choice of HD or XD extra-low dispersion glass. Rubber armored for added protection.

Viper spotting scopes feature highly prized argon gas purging for superior fogproof and waterproof performance.

Dual focus for coarse and fine adjustments. Built-in sunshade reduces glare and shields objective lens. Includes rotating tripod mount and black fitted case. 15 | SPOTTING SCOPES

VIPER 25X / 32X EYEPIECE


Take in a wider field of view than you would see through a Viper zoom eyepiece. This fixed-power eyepiece provides a magnification of 32x in any of the 80 mm Vipers and 25x in
Optional 25x / 30x Eyepiece

VISIT

VORTEXBIRDING.COM

New for 2011, were launching VortexBirding.comhome to all things Vortex, with a focus on birding. Starting with our latest product lineup and accessories, well be adding more for you to enjoy as we move through the seasons.

any of the 65 mm Viper spotting scopes.

PACKABLE,

CAPABLE,
DURABLE.
AND THERE S MORE ABLES WHERE THAT CAME FROM.

NOMAD

60 MM SPOTTING SCOPES

Our Nomad is a heavyweight performer in a light, compact package. Fully multi-coated optics and a 60 mm objective lens guarantee a bright image, even at the highest end of the 2060x magnication. Rugged, waterproof, impact-resistant construction stands up to rough use in the eld. Whether youre bound for the mountains or out on the prairie, the Nomad is simply a great all-around scope at a budget-friendly price.

KEY FEATURES
Fully multi-coated with anti-reflective coatings for brighter views.
NOMAD STRAIGHT SPOTTING SCOPE

Nitrogen gas purging delivers fogproof, waterproof performance. Includes 2060x zoom eyepiece and 60 mm objective lens. Choice of angled or straight eyepiece position. Trim, lightweight design for backcountry packing. Built-in sunshade reduces glare and shields objective lens.

NOMAD ANGLED SPOTTING SCOPE

Rotating tripod mount. The Nomad spotting scopes are 100% waterproof with dry nitrogen purging to assure reliable,

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fogproof performance in any weather condition. All Nomad spotting scopes come complete with a zoom eyepiece and a custom view-through case for optimal protection.

NOMAD
MAGNIFICATION x OBJECTIVE LENS EYEPIECE POSITION EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT

SPOTTING SCOPES
CLOSE FOCUS DISTANCE FIELD OF VIEW 1000 YARDS / DEGREES WEIGHT LENGTH

2060 x 60 2060 x 60

Angled Straight

1714 mm 1714 mm

20 20

11451 / 2.21.0 11451 / 2.21.0

36.1 oz 36.1 oz

13.2 14.0

SOLO

COMPACT ROOF PRISM MONOCULARS

The Solo monocular is just what you need when space is limited or packing light is a must. Extremely popular with hikers, the Solo is built to exceed your expectations. The generous eye relief and a large exit pupil deliver optical performance normally reserved for binoculars. Available in both 25 mm and 36 mm objective lenses, the Solos are built with premium roof prisms and fully multi-coated optics for a bright, clear view. Completely waterproof and nitrogen purged. With textured rubber armor and convenient belt or shoulder strap clip, the Solo is good to go. Like you.

KEY FEATURES
Fully multi-coated with anti-reflective coatings for brighter views. Nitrogen gas purging delivers fogproof, waterproof performance.
SOLO 36 MM 8 X 36

Super compact and rugged. Rugged rubber armor provides a secure, non-slip grip. Contoured design for comfortable handling.

SOLO 25 MM 8 X 25

Utility clip (patent pending) on 36 mm models allows for multiple attachment points and quick field access. Includes neck lanyard and soft carry case.

Solo monoculars are not only waterproof, but feature nitrogen gas purging for reliable fogproof performance in any weather.

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UTILITY CLIP

Solo 36 mm monoculars feature a utility clip that works with your belt, pack strap or any webbing for quick, handy access.
25 MM 36 MM

SOLO
MAGNIFICATION x OBJECTIVE LENS EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT CLOSE FOCUS DISTANCE

MONOCULARS
FIELD OF VIEW 1000 YARDS / DEGREES WEIGHT LENGTH

36 MM 25 MM

10 X 36 8 x 36 10 x 25 8 x 25

15.0 mm 18.0 mm 14.5 mm 15.0 mm

16.4 16.4 16.4 16.4

325 / 6.2 393 / 7.5 315 / 6.0 378 / 7.2

9.7 oz 9.7 oz 5.6 oz 5.6 oz

4.9 4.9 4.4 4.4

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MONOCULARS

COMPACT AND

LIGHTWEIGHT
WHEN

EVERY
OUNCE
MATTERS.

RECON

MOUNTAIN SCOPE

Lightweight and compact, the powerful 15x50 Recon is a full-featured, hand-held spotting scope designed for easy packing when every ounce counts. Easy handling with an integral hand strap and carry clip, the Recon weighs only 15.2 ounces, yet delivers the performance of a full-sized spotting scope. Every optical surface is fully multi-coated with our multi-layer XR coatings, and the large 50 mm objective lens is protected with ArmorTek to resist scratches, dirt, grease and smudges. Waterproof, fogproof and everything-else proofthe tripod-adaptable Recon Mountain scope is made to go everywhere you do!

KEY FEATURES
XD extra-low dispersion glass increases resolution and color fidelity, resulting in crisp, sharp images. XR fully multi-coated lenses increase light transmission for maximum brightness. ArmorTek protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt. Argon gas purging guarantees superior fogproof and waterproof performance. Shockproof construction withstands impact.
RECON 50 MM MOUNTAIN SCOPE Patent Pending Optional 2x Doubler

Phase-corrected prisms for sharp images and contrast. Compact, lightweight, rubber armored chassis. Utility clip (patent pending) allows for multiple attachment points and quick field access.

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The Recon scope features highly prized argon gas purging for superior fogproof and waterproof performance.

Includes quick-release tripod adapter, ultra-compact field tripod, hand strap, and Picatinny rail for flexible handling and quick attachment of accessories. 2x Doubler available.

RECON
MAGNIFICATION x OBJECTIVE LENS EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT CLOSE FOCUS DISTANCE

SCOPE
WEIGHT LENGTH

FIELD OF VIEW 1000 YARDS / DEGREES

15 x 50

16 mm

12.0

215 / 4.1

15.2 oz

7.0

TRIPOD
CBX KITS
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KITS

The ultimate, full-size, full-featured tripod with high-tech carbon ber legs that provide rock-solid support without the extra weight. Foam leg wraps let you carry the CBX over your shoulder in comfort, and every technical feature has been designed and engineered for maximum convenience, stability and durability. Offered in two head congurations.

CBX-128 TRIPOD KIT

KEY FEATURES
Carbon fiber legs reduce weight and increase resistance to vibration. Choice of 128 micro-fluid pan head or 322 grip-action head. Quick-release plate with locking mechanism. Flip lever leg locks for rapid height adjustment. Padded leg wraps on all legs for added comfort. Variable leg angle adjustments allow for flexible positioning. Balancing hook holds extra weight for greater stability in windy conditions. Choose between use of rubber or spiked feet for maximum stability on any surface.
Choose the CBX tripod with either the 128 micro-fluid head or the 322 grip-action head.
CBX-322 KIT

STX-128 TRIPOD KIT

STX KITS
Our STX shares many of the advanced features of our top-of-the-line CBX, but with economical all-metal legs which add a scant seven ounces of additional weight. Comes with a built-in balancing hook when added weight is required for ultimate stability in windy weather or uneven terrain. Offered in two head congurations.

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KEY FEATURES
Anodized aluminum legs for sturdy support. Choice of 128 micro-fluid pan head or 322 grip-action head.
STX-322 KIT

The STX is available with our micro-fluid or grip-action tripod heads. You choose.

Quick-release plate with locking mechanism. Flip lever leg locks for rapid height adjustment. Variable leg angle adjustments allow for flexible positioning. Balancing hook holds extra weight for greater stability in windy conditions. Rubber feet stand sure-footed on slick surfaces. 19 | TRIPODS Padded leg wraps on two legs for added comfort.

VORTEX
MODEL NAME WEIGHT MINIMUM TO MAXIMUM HEIGHT

TRIPODS
FOLDED DIMENSIONS LEG SECTIONS LEG ANGLES

FULL SIZE TRIPOD KITS

CBX-128 CBX-322 STX-128 STX-322

6.0 pounds 5.9 pounds 6.8 pounds 6.5 pounds

19.0 67.8 18.8 67.5 19.3 70.8 19.0 70.5

31.5 x 4.0 31.5 x 4.0 29.5 x 4.2 29.5 x 4.2

3 3 3 3

Multiple Multiple Multiple Multiple

DAKOTA KIT
Our mid-priced Dakota tripod kit features anodized aluminum legs and a ball head with a sweet quick-release plate. Quick-action lever locks make adjusting leg height fast and easy, and the rubber feet assure solid footing on any surface. Yep, the Dakota is an ideal, rock-solid support for high-powered spotting scopes and binoculars.

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DAKOTA TRIPOD KIT

Compact Ball Head

KEY FEATURES
Anodized aluminum legs for sturdy support. Compact ball head. Quick-release plate with locking mechanism. Flip lever leg locks for rapid height adjustment. Padded leg wraps on all legs for added comfort. Variable leg angle adjustments allow for flexible positioning. Rubber feet stand sure-footed on slick surfaces. Balancing hook holds extra weight for greater stability in windy conditions.

PRO GT KIT
PRO GT TRIPOD KIT

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Rugged and compact yet surprisingly affordable, the Pro GT is ideal for birders on a limited budget. Serves very well as a reliable, quality second tripod. And, like all Vortex tripods, the Pro GT gets the job done by delivering superb, solid support for full-sized spotting scopes, binoculars or digiscoping equipment. Kit includes quick-release pan head.

Quick-Release Pan Head

KEY FEATURES
Anodized aluminum legs for sturdy support. 3-way pan head. Quick-release plate with locking mechanism. Flip lever leg locks for rapid height adjustment. Padded leg wraps on two legs for added comfort. Variable leg angle adjustments allow for flexible positioning. 20 | TRIPODS Rubber feet stand sure-footed on slick surfaces.

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MODEL NAME

TRIPODS / MONOPODS / MOUNTS


WEIGHT MINIMUM TO MAXIMUM HEIGHT FOLDED DIMENSIONS LEG SECTIONS LEG ANGLES

FULL SIZE TRIPOD KITS COMPACT TRIPOD KITS MONOPODS MOUNT

Dakota Pro GT Ridgeview High Country Shooting Stand Escape Copperhead MultiPOD Car Window Mount

4.8 pounds 5.8 pounds 3.6 pounds 2.1 pounds 1.5 pounds 2.4 pounds 11.2 ounces 1.2 pounds

18.0 65.5 23.0 63.0 35.5 60.9 14.8 53.8 10.8 13.3 24.3 73.0 28 56 3.0

24.5 x 3.8 24.5 x 4.5 23.0 x 3.5 18.8 x 3.5 13.3 x 4.8 24.3 27.75 8.3 x 3.0

4 3 4 5 1 5 3

Multiple Multiple Multiple Multiple 1 1 1

BACK COUNTRY TRIPODS


RIDGEVIEW TRIPOD KIT

RIDGEVIEW KIT
Our pick for a perfect full-featured back-country tripod. The Ridgeview is light and compact enough to carry everywhere, yet rock solid and dependable.

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HIGH COUNTRY TRIPOD KIT

HIGH COUNTRY KIT


Smaller, lighter and more compact than our Ridgeview, the High Country is designed for adventures when every ounce counts.
The High Countrys split-center column lets you adjust your viewing position closer to the ground.

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BOTH MODELS FEATURE:


Anodized aluminum legs for sturdy support. Compact, lightweight ball head. Quick-release plate with locking mechanism. Flip lever leg locks for rapid height adjustment. Variable leg angle adjustments allow for flexible positioning. Balancing hook holds extra weight for greater stability in windy conditions. Rubber feet stand sure-footed on slick surfaces.

GLASSPAK

TRIPOD CARRIER
Tripod stays attached to the GlassPAK for fast set-up and a secure carry while hiking. Includes a handy zippered area to carry a field guide, maps, etc.

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CAR WINDOW MOUNT

Set up on any vehicle for viewing through binoculars and spotting scopes. Attaches quickly to the window pane.

COPPERHEAD

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MONOPOD

MULTIPOD
A must-have piece of equipment for avid hikers, the lightweight, shock-absorbing Copperhead

ESCAPE
Our Escape monopod packs down to a compact 23 inches, yet extends to over six feet. The Escape features our versatile ball head and quick-release plate, plus a foam handgrip and tough rubber foot for stability on any terrain.

multiPOD not only helps you keep your balance while moving through rough terrain, it also provides solid threaded support for a variety of equipment. This invaluable tool can steady binoculars (requires tripod adapter), spotting scopes and cameras. Quick and easy to use with a threaded, removable head.
KEY FEATURES:

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Lightweight shock-absorbing aluminum shaft. Adjustable length of 28 to 56 inches. 1/4 x 20 standard thread mount. Optional basket for stability on sandy soil.

SHOOTING STAND

Count on steady, solid support for your spotting scopelow height and ultra-precise slow motion adjustments. Ideal for setting up on a vehicle hood or other platform.

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[ FULL SIZE ROOF PRISMS ] RAZOR HD 12 x 50


Magnification Objective Lens Weight Height x Width Close Focus Field of View (1000 Yards) Angular Field of View Eye Relief Eyecup Style Interpupillary Distance Waterproof Fogproof (Gas Purged) ArmorTek HD / XD Glass Lens Coatings Phase Corrected Tripod Adaptable VIP Unconditional Warranty

KAIBAB HD 8.5 x 50 8.5x 50 mm 38.5 oz 7.4 x 5.6 14.0 362.3 6.9 20 mm Twist 5475 mm 10 x 42 10x 42 mm 29.5 oz 6.5 x 5.1 8.0 330.8 6.3 18 mm Twist 5475 mm 8 x 42 8x 42 mm 29.5 oz 6.5 x 5.1 8.0 414.8 7.9 19 mm Twist 5475 mm 15 x 56 15x 56 mm 44.0 oz 7.7 x 5.7 23.0 226 4.3 17.4 mm Twist 6074 mm

VIPER HD 15 x 50 15x 50 mm 28.4 oz 6.7 x 5.2 8.2 210 4.0 16 mm Twist 5975 mm 10 x 50 10x 50 mm 28.4 oz 6.7 x 5.2 8.2 278 5.3 19.5 mm Twist 5975 mm 10 x 42 10x 42 mm 24.6 oz 5.8 x 5.3 5.1 319 6.1 16.5 mm Twist 5975 mm 8 x 42 8x 42 mm 24.2 oz 5.8 x 5.3 5.1 347 6.6 20 mm Twist 5975 mm

10 x 50 10x 50 mm 38.5 oz 7.4 x 5.6 14.0 330.8 6.3 19 mm Twist 5475 mm

12x 50 mm 39.5 oz 7.4 x 5.6 14.0 278.3 5.3 19 mm Twist 5475 mm

Argon

Argon

Argon

Argon

Argon

Argon

Argon

Argon

Argon

Argon

XR FMC

XR FMC

XR FMC

XR FMC

XR FMC

XR FMC

HD XR FMC

HD XR FMC

HD XR FMC

HD XR FMC

HD Premium HD Premium HD Premium HD Premium HD Premium HD Premium

[ MID SIZE ROOF PRISMS ] VIPER HD 8 x 32


Magnification Objective Lens Weight Height x Width Close Focus Field of View (1000 Yards) Angular Field of View Eye Relief Eyecup Style Interpupillary Distance Waterproof Fogproof (Gas Purged) ArmorTek HD / XD Glass Lens Coatings Phase Corrected Tripod Adaptable VIP Unconditional Warranty

[ COMPACT ROOF PRISMS ] CROSSFIRE 10 x 32 10x 32 mm 17.0 oz 5.5 x 5.0 16.0 315 6.0 16 mm Twist 5977 mm 8 x 32 8x 32 mm 17.4 oz 5.5 x 5.0 16.0 394 7.5 16 mm Twist 5977 mm VIPER 10 x 28 10x 28 mm 12.0 oz 4.7 x 4.5 7.5 267 5.1 19 mm Twist 5673 mm 8 x 28 8x 28 mm 11.8 oz 4.7 x 4.5 7.5 319 6.1 20 mm Twist 5673 mm DIAMONDBACK 10 x 28 10x 28 mm 14.0 oz 4.8 x 4.5 13.1 300 5.7 16 mm Twist 5674 mm 8 x 28 8x 28 mm 14.0 oz 4.8 x 4.5 13.1 360 6.9 19.3 mm Twist 5674 mm

DIAMONDBACK 9 x 36 9x 36 mm 22.6 oz 5.1 x 4.8 6.6 368 7.0 15.7 mm Twist 5674 mm 7 x 36 7x 36 mm 23.4 oz 5.1 x 4.8 5.9 418 8.0 20.9 mm Twist 5674 mm

6 x 32 6x 32 mm 20.6 oz 4.9 x 4.8 3.0 420 8.0 19.5 mm Twist 5975 mm

8x 32 mm 20.6 oz 4.9 x 4.8 3.0 400 7.6 16 mm Twist 5975 mm

Argon

Argon

Argon FMC

Argon FMC

Nitrogen FMC

Nitrogen FMC

Argon XD XR FMC

Argon XD XR FMC

Argon FMC

Argon FMC

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HD XR FMC

HD XR FMC

BINOCULAR ACCESSORIES
BINOC-LOC
Lock your binocular hinge exactly on point, once and for alland keep the binocular barrels in perfect alignment with your eyes.

2X DOUBLER
Doubles the magnification of the Recon Mountain scope and most Vortex 32 mm or larger binoculars to take in more details.

HARNESS STRAP
This harness eliminates neck strain from the weight of a binocular around your neck. Keeps binocular secure and at hand.

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[ FULL SIZE ROOF PRISMS ] TALON HD 10 X 42 10X 42 MM 26.5 OZ 6.7 X 5.0 6.0 348 6.6 16 MM Twist 5673 MM 8 X 42 8X 42 MM 27.4OZ 6.7 X 5.0 6.0 425 8.1 18 MM Twist 5673 MM VULTURE HD 10 x 56 10x 56 mm 39.2 oz 6.6 x 5.8 9.8 320 6.1 18.2 mm Twist 5773 mm 8 x 56 8x 56 mm 39.2 oz 6.6 x 5.8 9.8 328 6.3 23 mm Twist 5773 mm DIAMONDBACK 12 x 50 12x 50 mm 31.0 oz 6.8 x 5.6 9.0 241 4.6 18 mm Twist 6174 mm 10 x 50 10x 50 mm 31.0 oz 6.8 x 5.6 9.0 283 5.4 19 mm Twist 6174 mm 8.5 x 50 8.5x 50 mm 31.0 oz 6.9 x 5.6 9.0 283 5.4 21.5 mm Twist 6174 mm 10 x 42 10x 42 mm 24.4 oz 5.9 x 5.6 5.0 345 6.6 16 mm Twist 5773 mm 8 x 42 8x 42 mm 25.2 oz 5.9 x 5.6 4.5 420 8.0 18 mm Twist 5773 mm

CROSSFIRE
10 x 42 10x 42 mm 21.6 oz 5.8 x 5.0 6.0 315 6.0 16 mm Twist 5975 mm 8 x 42 8x 42 mm 22.0 oz 6.0 x 5.0 6.0 315 6.0 19 mm Twist 5975 mm

Argon

Argon

Argon

Argon

Argon FMC

Argon FMC

Argon FMC

Argon FMC

Argon FMC

Nitrogen FMC

Nitrogen FMC

HD XR FMC

HD XR FMC

HD XR FMC

HD XR FMC

LENS CLEANING KITS

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FOG FREE SYSTEM


Remove dirt with the ultra-brush, smudges with the micro-fiber cloth, and keep lenses free of fog for up to seven days with the anti-fog cleaner.

[ PORRO PRISMS ] RAPTOR 8.5 x 32 8.5x 32 mm 17.3 oz 4.5 x 5.7 15.0 390 7.4 14 mm Twist 5070 mm 6.5 x 32 6.5x 32 mm 17.3 oz 4.5 x 5.7 15.0 410 7.8 20 mm Twist 5070 mm VANQUISH 10 x 26 10x 26 mm 12.7 oz 4.7 x 4.4 7.6 294 5.6 16 mm Twist 5771 mm 8 x 26 8x 26 mm 12.7 oz 4.7 x 4.4 7.6 352 6.7 15 mm Twist 5771 mm

FOG FREE KIT


Get rid of smudges and water dropletsward off fogging for up to seven days with a Fog Free lens cleaner kit.

Nitrogen FMC N/A

Nitrogen FMC N/A

Nitrogen FMC N/A

Nitrogen FMC N/A

LENS PEN
Keep lenses clean with the ingenious Lens Penits a retractable brush and cleaning pad in one tool. Packs well for easy travel anywhere!

UNI-DAPTOR
This slim, lightweight adapter allows for quick-detaching of your binocular from a tripod mount.

TRIPOD ADAPTER
Maximize performance by using the Vortex tripod adapter to steady power on a tripod or car window mount.

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BIRDING OPTICS 2011

VORTEX VIP WARRANTY


Our Unlimited, Unconditional Promise

to You.
We want you to use and enjoy your optics with complete condenceand thats why our warranty is so straight forward. When you see the Vortex VIP Warranty, you can rest assured that if any Vortex Optics product should ever require service, Vortex will repair or replace the product absolutely freeno matter the cause!

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