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Bushnell 7x26 Elite Compact Binocular

B&H # BU7X26C Mfr # 620726
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You Pay: $219.94
Product Highlights
  • Compact BaK-4 Porro Prism
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • 6.9° Angle of View
  • Water-Repellent Lens Coating
  • Twist-Up Eyecups

The Bushnell 7x26 Elite Compact binocular has a lot to offer to those seeking high performance in a little unit, giving a viewing experience unrivaled in the compact class of porro prism binoculars.  You'll think you're using a premium full size model.

Due to its very close focus capability of just 7' (2.4 m), the 7x26 Custom binocular is regarded as an excellent tool for butterfly observation.  Bushnell has made this super 7x26 for many years, always as a top-of-the-line product, and now as the Elite it has improvements such as twist-up eyecups and the hydrophobic Rainguard external coatings.

Fully multicoated Bushnell XTR optics for maximum resolution transmissivity
Rainguard hydrophobic external coating upon eyepieces and objectives
Extremely high quality BaK-4 porro prisms
Inset rubber surface panels for comfort and smooth handling
Excellent eye relief (for a compact) of 16mm
Twist-up eyecups
Good close focusing capacity
Prism Type Porro
Magnification 7x
Objective Lens Diameter 26 mm
Angle of View 6.9° (actual)
Field-of-View 363' @ 1000 yd / 120.52 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 7.0' / 2.13 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 3.7  mm
Eye Relief 16  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions 4.5 x 1.9 x 3.7" / 11.43 x 4.83 x 9.40  cm
Weight 12.06 oz / 342 g
Bushnell 7x26 Elite Compact Binocular
  • Waterproof Case
  • Strap
  • Eyepiece Rainguard
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Bushnell7x26 Elite Compact Binocular
     
    4.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (5)
    • Works well with glasses (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Close focus (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird watching (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (4)

      Reviewed by 5 customers

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      5.0

      excellent, these are my only bins

      By mgauss

      from miami

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bushnell 7x26 Elite Compact Binocular:

          Amazing for events, theater. I use them for 3 hours at a time and even if seated far from stage I see every detail in a dark room. I liek the x7 they do not move like a x10 or x12.

          Easy to put in jacket pocket.

          Much better than any other 8x20 those are dark.

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          4.0

          Good but not excellent

          By Pavel

          from Moscow, Russia

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Quality Lenses
          • Works Well With Glasses

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Not Waterproof

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Sporting Events/Concerts

          Comments about Bushnell 7x26 Elite Compact Binocular:

          I've bought these mostly for travel.

          Pros:
          Contrast is very high and feels natural without exaggeration of small details or anything like that. Chromatic aberrations are moderate. I could not notice any problems with resolution. No wonder Bushnell boasts about these binoculars being one of the best for birding.
          Ergonomics are good, focusing is comfortable, exit pupil is large enough and eyeglasses are no problem.

          Cons:
          There is no field flattener and field curvature is significant - about the same as in Nikon 8x42 Monarch ATB. Well, some people may even like this.
          As expected these is no water resistance because focusing is performed by moving objectives back and forth.
          I expected the binoculars to be less bulky - they are not "pocketable" at all.
          The included case can probably be attached safely to a strap (never tried) but its shoulder strap is too weak and rings are made of plastic. The case is significantly larger than needed.
          Eyepiece caps cannot be attached to a strap and there are no objective caps.

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          • No

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          5.0

          My Favorite Compact

          By Biking Birder

          from Northeast Iowa

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Works Well With Glasses

          Cons

          • Not Waterproof

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Bushnell 7x26 Elite Compact Binocular:

          I purchased the first version of this binocular for my late wife in the spring of 1971. The older version of this model was available in both 6x and 7x, and had a gutta-percha finish rather than the current non-slip finish. This reverse Porro-prism design is still my favorite of all the compacts I have tried, including a beautiful Swarovski. This is the fourth copy of this model I have purchased, and was a special gift for a friend. The exit pupils are large enough to keep the view from blacking out, and the eye-relief is great enough for comfortable viewing with my no-line bifocals. The rendering of images is bright and sharp, and seems to give more of a three-dimensional sensation than my favorite compact roof-prism binocular. This seems to be the binocular most favored when I take my female friends and relatives hiking or biking. It is comfortable for small hands, yet it is substantial enough in size and weight for most men with large hands like mine. I often carry this optic as my first choice when I am lugging camera gear in the field. If this optic was again offered in 6x, I would buy it! The only improvements I would make to this model would be to make it immersion proof, and to reduce the minimum focusing distance.

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          • Yes

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          4.0

          Travel with Excellence

          By Scott

          from Saint Davids, Pa.

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Close Focus
          • Compact
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Works Well With Glasses

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Indoor and outdoor specta
            • Spectator events

            Comments about Bushnell 7x26 Elite Compact Binocular:

            Great to keep in the glove compartment. Easy to carry into to sports or musical events. Good as a spare for a friend. Could be lighter like its predessor ( Bauch& Lomb 7x26 ). Close focus could be 6.5 feet or less.

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            5.0

            This is my second pair

            By tah

            from windsor, canada

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Close Focus
            • Compact
            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction
            • Works Well With Glasses

            Cons

            • Not for all weather use

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Travel
            • Yachting

            Comments about Bushnell 7x26 Elite Compact Binocular:

            Compact good for traveling has a very good quality len that bring out a lot of light in the low light condition.

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