Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42 Binoculars ReviewMini

Bushnell 10 x 42 Legend Ultra HD Binoculars
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Please Note: This is a "BBR ReviewMini" of the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42 Binoculars. About BBR Mini Reviews

In Bushnell's vast range of optics that they produce, it is only the Elite series that sits above the Legend Ultra HD's and so you immediately know that you are looking at a quality pair of optics.

In terms of concept the main difference between these two is that the Bushnell Elite's aim is simply to be the best no mater the price. However with the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD binoculars, they place a little more emphasis on value for money, but still with the main objective of maintaining as high a quality of image and outer components as possible.

With everything from compact porro prisms to monoculars, this series covers all bases, but the 10x42 version is almost certainly the most popular and so I decided to take this model and look a little more closely under the hood:

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42 Binoculars

As you would expect at this level, the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42mm roof prism binocular does come with a vast array of features, components and terms that their marketing department bombards you with, which can make it quite difficult to decipher what is important from what is not. So lets take a closer look:

What I Like

Optical Coatings
As you would expect at this price, the optics are fully multi-coated using what Bushnell call their "Ultra Wide Band Coatings", which is that same as they use on the Elite series.

The BaK-4 prisms are also phase corrected which is good, but to fair, so are most others within this price category.

Exterior Water-Repellent Lens Coating
Whilst not scratch resistant as you get on some models, the fact that Bushnell have added their water-repellent lens coatings to the exterior surfaces is a sure sign of quality and is definitely not something that gets added to lower end models.

These special coatings make it possible to effectively use your instrument in rain, sleet, snow and mist, without having to constantly wipe the lenses. However even if you never go out in the rain, these coatings help to make cleaning the lenses easier and because of this you have much less chance of damaging them when you do.

ED Glass Lenses
Made from fluorite, these lens elements have extra low dispersion properties and thus in theory can improve the view by reducing chromatic aberrations which are the main cause of color fringing on the image. Once again this is a good sign of quality.

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I like that that Bushnell have offered these in both standard black and a camo option and is a good sign that these are not only aimed at general users, but wildlife enthusiasts and hunters as well.

Magnesium Chassis
To save money many manufacturers will use a cheaper polycarbonate housing, I like that Bushnell haven't cut corners here.

A magnesium chassis may be a little heavier than plastic, but is more durable and just makes the instrument feel like it is of a higher quality.

Field of View
At 340ft wide measured at a distance of 1000 yards away, the width of view is excellent for a 10x power instrument and matches that of the very best. This will please many users, but especially hunters and birders.

What I Don't Like

At this price level, there really is not too much wrong with these and definitely nothing major to be concerned with.

One small gripe I have is with the amount of eye-relief, which is often the price you pay for having such a wide field of view:

Eye-Relief
Whilst 15.2mm is not terrible, for eye-glass wearers it is right on the boundary of what I recommend as being the absolute minimum to ensure you can still get the full field of view through them whilst still wearing your glasses.

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BBRMini Reviews?

What this means is that this Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42 Binoculars review is al little shorter and not the usual super in-depth hands-on type of review that you may be used to seeing here on BBR.

This is because I have not had any hands-on time with the product and thus I have not been able to comment on aspects like the build quality or that of the view quality where it would require me to actually handle and use them.

Instead, I have used my experience to form some basic and logical opinions based on research as well as the stated specifications and features supplied my the manufacturers.

Why Are you Making Them?
The main reason for me providing this mini listing is to get these Binoculars added into my database so that we can then compare their stats and features against all the other binoculars on the BBR website that I have fully hands-on tested and reviewed.

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Despite this not being a 100% review, I hope that you still find it both interesting and the information and my opinions useful in your search. As always any comments and feedback is always welcomed.