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Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black)

B&H # BU10X42LUHD Mfr # 191042
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Product Highlights
  • BaK-4 Roof Prism
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • PC-3 Phase-Coated Prisms
  • Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • 6.5° Wide-Angle Field of View
  • RainGuard HD Water-Repellent Coatings
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Lightweight Magnesium Housing
  • Knurled Center Focus Wheel
  • Tripod Mountable

Designed for hunters by a company full of hunters, Bushnell's 10x42 Legend HD Binocular proves once again that Bushnell is never a company to sit upon their laurels.  The Legends have long been regarded as a great hunter or birder's value, and the 2009 updates offer serious advantages over the prior generations.  Bushnell has increased the field of view with just a tiny decrease in eye relief, and that extra field surrounds your peripheral vision within the binocular.

The Legend HD Ultra's objective lenses now feature extra-low dispersion glass, which aims to eliminate chromatic aberration.  Other improvements include a facelift to the housing armor, magnesium construction to shave precious amounts of weight, and new anti-reflective internal lens coatings to maximize overall color rendition.

The 10x42 model provides increased magnification and subject size in a standard weight for enthusiastic birders, making for a great all-around hunting and sporting unit for those that prefer the bolder view from a 10x optic (which always presents a less stable image than an 8x unit).  This roof prism design offers a streamlined shape for better handling for most average-to-smaller hand.

Profoundly-wide 6.5° field of view for a 10x unit, together with 15mm of eye relief
"ED Prime Glass" extra-low dispersion objective lens elements focus light from red, green, and blue color spectrums to a tighter point for minimized color aberration
"Ultra WB Coating" broadband anti-reflective coatings throughout binocular aim to increase transmission values across full 380-750nm visible color spectrum
Rainguard HD external oil-and-water-repellent lens coatings minimize condensation droplet size, prevent fogging from your own breath, and ease cleaning regimen
PC-3 phase-coated BaK-4 roof prisms
Hybrid magnesium chassis significantly reduces weight
Newly-designed ridged rubber armoring with a particularly soft touch
Ridged, twist-up eyecups
Large, knobby center focus dial is easy to grab even while wearing gloves
Locking diopter ring
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 10x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 6.5° (actual)
Field-of-View 340' @ 1000 yd / 112.88 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 6.5' / 1.98 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.2  mm
Eye Relief 15.8  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
Dimensions Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 24.69 oz / 700 g
Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black)
  • Carrying Case
  • Microfiber Cloth Bag
  • Neoprene Strap
  • Objective Lens Caps
  • One-Piece Eyepiece Rainguard
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Bushnell10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 64 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (49)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (54)
    • Strong construction (38)
    • Waterproof (34)
    • Close focus (25)
    • Works well with glasses (22)

    Cons

    • Heavy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife viewing (39)
    • Bird watching (32)
    • Hunting (21)
    • Sporting events/concerts (21)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (39), Avid adventurer (16)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (49), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Binoculars

    These are GREAT binoculars. I've used many and owned a few, but with this purchase, I wanted to invest in my last, "forever" binoculars. These are it.
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    These are GREAT binoculars. I've used many and owned a few, but with this purchase, I wanted to invest in my last, "forever" binoculars. These are it.

    SUMMARY:

    I enthusiastically recommend these binoculars. I find them to be very high quality overall, their optic performance terrific, their price-to-performance ratio very good, and their accessories high quality and useful.

    DETAIL:

    These binos are everything I wanted in a high-quality optic. The visual through them is essentially perfect -- bright, razor-sharp, rich and true color. (There is very minor distortion at the extreme peripheral, but you have to actively look for it to see it.) Overall, the view through them is crisp and gorgeous. They are truly a pleasure to use.

    These are the first binos I've used that have a right eye diopter that LOCKS, and what a TERRIFIC feature that is! With other binos, so many times when I take them from my eyes, the diopter ring gets bumped somehow and I have to re-adjust it again and again and again -- very frustrating. With these, you pop up the ring, set it, pop down the ring and you're done . . . forever. I love that!

    Other appreciated features include twist-up eye cups that stay put; good 15 mm eye relief; and minimum focus distance of about 6 feet.

    Given their full-size, high performance category, these binos are (1) surprisingly compact and easy to manipulate; and (2) of a reasonable weight (they're not "light", but how could they be?). I find their construction to be top-notch and very solid -- I have high confidence in them.

    The suite of accessories included with them is a surprisingly good bonus. The carry case is high quality (though its shoulder strap, while perfectly serviceable, is basic and unpadded). It's a clam shell design that unzips fully allowing it to be opened 180 degress and laid out flat, with a molded section for the binos on one side and mesh netting on the other to hold the accessories. It has internal hook-&-loop elasticized fastener tabs you can optionally use that restrict how far the case will open (roughly 45 degrees) so that when you open it while it's hanging from your shoulder, the contents won't spill out. A small thing, but helpful, thoughtful, and smart.

    The neck strap for the binos themselves is high quality and comfortable -- padded and made of springy neoprene. Also included is Bushnell's deluxe binocular harness (that puts the weight on your shoulders rather than your neck). It's very good, and makes longer-term usage more secure and much more comfortable.

    The package includes not only a microfiber cleaning cloth, but a microfiber drawstring bag as well (kind of an optional case within a case). Top and bottom lens caps are of course included.

    PRICE: Undoubtedly, there are even better binos out there, but how much better and for how much more? I see the ultra-premium brands for double, triple, even quadruple the price and find it extremely difficult to believe they'd be worth that. For my needs and tax bracket, the price-to-performance ratio of these binos is spot-on. As usual, B&H had the best price I could find (AND they're a reputable, high-quality vendor!).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Bushnell Legend Ultra HD, 10x42

    I loved the included carrying harness. I like the Locking diopter ring. The center focus dial ONLY needs a slight adjustment to bring objects into (or out of) focus. These will gather...Read complete review

    I loved the included carrying harness. I like the Locking diopter ring. The center focus dial ONLY needs a slight adjustment to bring objects into (or out of) focus. These will gather enough light to make out objects up to 30 mins after sunset. I feel that these bino are an excellent value, however I would spend the extra dollars and get the Nikon Monarch ATB. I wished I had been able to compare them side by side before I had made the purchase.

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    4.0

    light and sturdy

    By Gennaro

    from Rime Italy

    Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

    really useful and functional for Bird Watching

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    5.0

    Excellent Binoculars

    By Andrzejek

    from Lancaster, CA

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sporting Events/Concerts
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

      Great binoculars. Better than I expected. Optics are superb, and construction is top notch. Image quality does not disappoint. Highly recommended. Head to head with much more expensive products. Can't beat the price for this performance.

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      5.0

      Competent, great performance for the $$$

      By Maury

      from Ellicott City, MD

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Compact
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Tethered Obj Lens Ccover
      • Waterproof

      Cons

      • Untethered Eyepiece Cover

      Best Uses

      • Night Sky
      • Sporting Events/Concerts
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

      I bought these as a lower cost alternative to my Leica Ultravid (10x32). I was recently on vacation and forgot my binocs, so I went looking for something cheap locally. The ones I tested were woefully bad until I got to a range I wasn't willing to spend for what was offered. I decided to do a little research online. I was shocked to see these had a rebate available, which crushed the value test. I was very impressed with the Bushnell Legend HD's when I bought a pair for my daughter earlier in the year, so I knew what I was getting. They are fine for night sky as well as spectator sports or nature viewing. Especially for night viewing, you need a wider aperture to make sure the image is bright enough. These are rugged and have good sharpness fairly far from center. They are a little stiff, but I have binocs that are so easy to skew that I'm always readjusting them, so this is a bit of a plus for me. I don't wear glasses, but I've tried them with sunglasses - I've heard these are comparatively decent for eye relief, but I don't know how to judge that. All I know is, I'd always rather not use binocs with glasses no matter how good the eye relief is.If I didn't have the more exotic pairs already, I wouldn't mind paying the regular price (sans rebate) and using these as a "goto" pair since they are so versatile (bright, relatively compact vs BAK types, great magnification at 10x), rugged (waterproof, solid construction), with good optics (glass/coatings & relatively sharp). The quality lends confidence that these can take some punishment and provide a good image in a wide range of uses.One last note - I've bought from B&H in the past, and their service is great! If they have it in stock, they put it on the truck ASAP and don't play games with upgraded shipping (ie: make you wait a week before they ship it).Stars based on value / $$$.

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      5.0

      Great buy

      By Joephotog

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sporting Events/Concerts
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

        Excellent value.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good for the money

        By kennif

        from CO

        Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

        Have had a pair of excursion ex 8x42 for a few years now really liked them. Saw the rebate and had to give the 10x a try. Used them last week hunting elk, was happy with my purchase. Clear, sturdy & fairly compact. Hard to beat for the price with rebate.

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        5.0

        I really like these!

        By Saltydogg

        from North Carolina

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quality Lenses

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Hunting
        • Sporting Events/Concerts

        Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

        I really thought I was set on the Leupold BX-2 Acadia binoculars. I plan to use these for hunting and some sports events. I read a ton of reviews and I wanted a 10-12 power set for under $. The $ rebate from Bushnell really pushed me over to these along with all the positive reviews. These are great and VERY clear. They came with a case (heavy cloth), microfiber bag, and neoprene neck strap (not a harness). I'm not crazy about the front caps, they have a band that just wraps around the objective end and they tend to slide off. The eyepiece cover has a loop for the neck strap to go through and it's a one-piece unit so you won't lose that one. They are a bit heavy but feel very well constructed.

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        5.0

        Great product at a great price

        By steve

        from Little Rock, AR

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hunting

          Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

          I use the binoculars for hunting. They are have very clear optics and are easy to focus. I highly recommend this product to all who are looking for good quality binoculars at a great price.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Outstanding!

          By The Shopper!

          from Birmingham, AL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality Lenses
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hunting
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

            These live up to the expectations for sure! Bought them as a gift and theya re loving them!

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Outstanding

            By Nase

            from Tx

            Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

            High quality binos

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            5.0

            Bushnell ultra hd

            By olé need mr5

            from Houston TX

            Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

            Excellent pair of binoculars! Everything I wanted and for a low price!

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            5.0

            Great quality

            By Kyle

            from Texas

            Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

            A little shaky with unsteady hands but by far the best binoculars I have ever owned. Very easy to operate and very clear optics! Bought these for hiking and looking for wildlife along the way. Was considering cheaper adjustable zoom models but glad I decided against it. Highly recommend!

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            5.0

            unmatched quality at competitive price

            By Vlad Hogkiller

            from Ft. worth, TX.

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fog proof
            • Quality Lenses
            • Waterproof

            Cons

            • Straps Hard To Attach

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

              After using inferior binoculars for many years, i was truly amazed at the difference. I was observing individual feathers on turkey 1/4 mile away. After reviewing many specs and blogs, I am more than thrilled with these. The 5 day shipping by UPS seems a trifle slow, but thats another story.

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              4.0

              Very nice

              By Oliag

              from Rhode Island

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Close Focus
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Lenses
              • Works Well With Glasses

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching
                • Wildlife Viewing

                Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

                I bought this product to use mostly for birding and used it quite a bit on vacation in Costa Rica. They were perfect for our needs and easy to focus between two users and even to share with others. The adjustable eyepieces work well with glasses. Although they were a bit heavier than what I had originally planned on buying I found them very comfortable on walks...especially with the included harness which I love. A friend of mine bought the same product through a different vendor and paid more than I did.

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                5.0

                Beautiful binoculars

                By mlhouck

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

                  I'll be using these for my upcoming safari which has both strict weight and size restrictions. I researched all the great recommended binocs (Zeiss, Swarofsky, etc) and have held/ used many others in a more reasonable price point in my quest for the right pair. The Zeiss are [$] which is a bit much for sporadic use. For the [$] these binoculars cost, they are by far the best I've tried. They are compact, the machining is very good and the optical coatings are as well. It's no wonder they won binocular of the year from [@]They feel a touch heavier than a couple others I tried, but it may be because they are compact they just feel more solid. I will be happy using these for a long time.

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                  5.0

                  great binoculars

                  By ether1

                  from Flemington, NJ

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bird Watching
                    • Sporting Events/Concerts
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

                    wasn't sure if 10x42 will be too big and too heavy for hiking as my last pair was old school, heavy and bulky. These are smaller than the pictures on the website make them appear. Great comfort, light weight and great optics. Use them hiking in NJ and can't wait for weather to improve so I can take them more often. Highly recommended

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                    4.0

                    Great binocular

                    By Xia

                    from Canada

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

                          I love my Bushnell HD. The image is very clear, excellent quality. A bit of chromatic aberration in some cases, but nothing disturbing.

                          I remove one star because I have a problem with fog. (It's not supposed to be fogproof ?)

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                          4.0

                          Satisfied

                          By sbamonder

                          from Spain

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Close Focus
                          • Compact
                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Waterproof

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bird Watching
                            • Wildlife Viewing

                            Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

                            Good relation performance / price. I use it mainly for birding and I like it. ¿Why not five stars? because the focus wheel is a bit hard.

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                            5.0

                            Perfect! I love using these

                            By Lisa

                            from Annapolis, MD

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality Lenses
                            • Waterproof
                            • Works Well With Glasses

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Bird Watching
                              • Sporting Events/Concerts
                              • Wildlife Viewing

                              Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

                              I love these Bushnell binoculars! They are perfect for me because I wear glasses and they are so very comfortable and easy to use. The image is clear and bright and I can't wait to take them kayaking. I've been bird watching so far since the weather is so cold and they are great for watching air rifle matches as well - not really a spectator sport but it's nice to check the targets once in a while as a rifle mom. I actually bought these for a friend a few years ago and they are every bit as pleased. We both liked them so much I had to get a pair of my own. I highly recommend them :)

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                              5.0

                              Clear view

                              By Bob

                              from Lake City, FL

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Bird Watching
                                • Hunting
                                • Wildlife Viewing

                                Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

                                Great pair of binoculars. Very clear view, easy to focus, can use even with glasses, and 10x is just right for bird and wildlife viewing. Also the field of view allows a wide panarama that allows you to follow animals as they move. Also great is the smaller size and the fact that it is waterproof. All in all a great pair of binoculars.

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                                4.0

                                Crystal clear image

                                By Rohini

                                from New York NY

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Average Construction

                                Best Uses

                                • Bird Watching
                                • Hunting
                                • Sporting Events/Concerts
                                • Treks

                                Comments about Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD Binocular (Black):

                                A great outdoor binocs. Read a lot about it and then made the decision to buy. Was not betrayed. Came out good and very good and sharp images even in low light. Have used in in trails, roads and city lights. I like it a lot.

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