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Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black)

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Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • BaK4 Porro Prisms
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Center Focus Wheel
  • Nitrogen-Filled Fogproof / Waterproof
  • Twist-Up Rubber Eyecups
  • Rubber Armored Body
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The black 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular from Leupold is a compact optic featuring a Porro prism design and a fully multicoated optical path. Leupold outfitted this binocular with BaK4 prism glass, and its Porro prism configuration displays more depth of field than roof prism designs. The resulting images transmitted by the Yosemite binocular have lifelike depth and are crisp across the field of view.

A nitrogen-filled housing equips the Yosemite binocular for fogproof performance while its rubber armoring and textured ridges deliver a slip-resistant grip. Additionally, the binocular has a broad interpupillary adjustment range—its 50mm minimum interpupillary distance allows the Yosemite binocular to comfortably fit most children. Twist-up eyecups and an 18mm eye relief help to provide a comfortable viewing distance for children and adults alike.

Optical Performance
  • 6x magnification, 30mm objectives
  • BaK4 Porro prisms
  • Fully multicoated optics
  • L-Coat anti-reflective lens coating
  • 45° apparent viewing angle
  • 10 ft close focus distance
  • 18mm eye relief
Use and Handling
  • Twist-up eyecups
  • 50-70mm interpupillary distance
Construction Details
  • Nitrogen-filled fogproof and waterproof housing
  • Rubber armored body with black finish
  • 17 oz weight
Prism Type Porro
Magnification 6.0x
Objective Lens Diameter 30mm
Angle of View (actual)
Field-of-View 420' @ 1000 yd / 139.44 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 10' / 3.05 m
Exit Pupil Diameter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Eye Relief 18.5  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 50 - 70 mm / 1.97 - 2.76"
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions 4.6" / 11.68  cm
Weight 17 oz / 482 g
Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black)
  • Carrying Case
  • Neck Strap
  • Lens Cloth
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Leupold6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (15)
    • Compact (14)
    • Lightweight (14)
    • Strong construction (12)
    • Waterproof (11)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife viewing (13)
    • Hunting (11)
    • Bird watching (6)
    • Sporting events/concerts (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (16)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great: as advertised!

    I did some fairly intensive research before purchasing these binoculars, reading several different reviews on several different independent websites (being careful to avoid "reviews" which are really just advertisements). The...Read complete review

    I did some fairly intensive research before purchasing these binoculars, reading several different reviews on several different independent websites (being careful to avoid "reviews" which are really just advertisements). The reviews for these binoculars were strongly positive almost without qualification, and everything about them is as they said:- quality lenses with great light and sharp images- seemingly durable and attractive build- high-quality components and performance at low-end prices (I got these for a measly $ from B&H, far below the original retail value of $/)- great for little hands and faces: the kids love using them to look at birds, the moon, etc.- twist-up eye cups are great for quick transition between folks with glasses and those without- great neck-strap included (neoprene, I think!)- all backed by the Leupold name and customer care!I and the family will use them for casual wildlife viewing and later hunting, and they seem to be just right for these and a wide range of applications.I have no complaints, though the focus knob is a bit sticky at first--one just has to give a little extra muscle, and it "unsticks" smoothly and gently.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good view but strap is poorly designed

    Binocular has very clear view and easy to look through. But the neck strap provided can not be attached to the binocular because of very tight rings and small hooks.

    Binocular has very clear view and easy to look through. But the neck strap provided can not be attached to the binocular because of very tight rings and small hooks.

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    5.0

    Excellent binocular

    By Rath

    from West Central Oregon

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

      My wife and I wear glasses. I wanted a product with plenty of eye relief and was quick to focus. These work perfectly for bird and wildlife observation from our house. I like the collapsible eye cups for when we don't have our glasses on.
      Lightweight and fairly compact. Center focus knob is fast and has good grip.

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      5.0

      Great for birds

      By Bob the Nerd

      from Near Seattle, Wa

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Compact
      • Depth of field
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Steady image
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

        I have a bird feeder that is about 20 feet from where I watch it from inside the house. I bought the 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite because is is specified to focus to a minimum of 10 feet. I'm impressed! The depth of field, clarity, and image size at focus on the feeder is wonderful for watching my little feathered friends. The included neckstrap is very comfortable and the included belt pouch will be handy when I take them with me on a walk in the woods with my dog. My old 7x35 binoc just would not focus that close, and I'd recommend the Yosemite for anyone who wants to watch birds that are not far away.

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        3.0

        Good view but strap is poorly designed

        By singha100

        from PA

        Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

        Binocular has very clear view and easy to look through. But the neck strap provided can not be attached to the binocular because of very tight rings and small hooks.

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        5.0

        Amazing light gathering

        By Presto66

        from Lumberton NJ

        Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

        I bought these based on a YouTube review. Been using a pair of binoculars my Dad bought 20 years ago. These not only are extremely accurate with crisp clear imagery but can gather light even after dark. I intend to use them for deer and turkey hunting this year.

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        5.0

        Great buy for the price.

        By Dusty

        from Muncie, IN

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hunting
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

          Plan to use for deer hunting. Like the clarity. Ease of focus. Well made

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          5.0

          Better Than I Expected

          By djstevez

          from Springfield, PA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • None so far

          Best Uses

          • Hunting
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

          I am used tabuing cheap binoculars since I was a kid. I wanted something to get started with deer hunting and did not want to spend $ on premium glass. Did a lot of research via hunting and fishing magazine article and other online reviews of this product and could not pass up these for the price. Quite happy with my initial introduction to these binoculars and expect them to be everything and more that I read about.

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          5.0

          Excellent product for the price

          By juanblanco

          from pittsburg, ks

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hunting

            Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

            I purchased these to replace a pair of vortex diamondback 7x32's. I use them for hunting only and needed something rugged and clear in low light in the woods. Being less then half the price of the vortex, my expectations were low, but I have ben pleasantly surprised. I really like the size and the fact that they aren't too heavy for a porro prism design. Although I am no expert they seem to be just as bright and clear as my previous binos. The only criticism I have is that the focus wheel is a little stiff, but I think it will loosen up with use.

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            5.0

            Great Bino's/sturdy/lightweight/comforta

            By Taylor Stew

            from Provo, UT

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hunting
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

              These are the lightest and strongest pair of binocs I have ever owned. Clear view, easy on the eyes and quality lenses. I watched 40-50 deer for over an hour and my eyes felt great

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              5.0

              What a pleasant surprise

              By Ivenho

              from Portland, Oregon

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching
                • Hunting
                • Sporting Events/Concerts
                • Wildlife Viewing

                Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

                These binoculars are spectacular. Very good optics make them a joy to use. And at such a low price! They are lightweight and compact, which makes them easily transportable and consequently are the binoculars I reach for most often. The only minor criticism is that the focus wheel sticks when it hasn't been moved for a day or so. The stickiness goes away quickly, however, and may indeed disappear altogether in the warmer summer months. You will love these bins!

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                5.0

                6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular

                By Anson Rogers

                from Holt, Missouri

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hunting
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

                  I just recently tried the Steiner M-30 bino that cost $. They were not impressive, I sent them back. Bought the 6x30 Yosemite due to all the positive reviews. They are great! Sharp, clear, and bright in low light. They beat my old Leupold Windriver 7x30s in all areas. The right eye diopter adjustment is very stiff but once it's set, you're good to go. These will go deer hunting this fall as the last 30 minutes of legal shooting time is when the most activity takes place. They shouldn't be this good being Chinese and this cheap, but they are. The warranty is good too. Also, I wear glasses, with these binos and the eyecups down, I can get a wide field of view.

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                  5.0

                  Love the Leupold 6X30 BX-1 Binocular

                  By R P

                  from Immokalee Fl

                  Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

                  Bought these binoculars off the recommendation of an article published in the American Hunter. This binocular was first choice. I understand why. These we're purchased for my wife for our 44 th anniversary and she loves them. We live in the country and she loves to watch all the wild game that appears or resides here. Nothing complicated and well priced. I would highly recommend these binoculars. R P Immokalee Fl.

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                  5.0

                  superb binocular...superb value

                  By Billy Ed

                  from Boulder, Colorado

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Quality Lenses

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

                      This is a superb binocular at a superb price.

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                      5.0

                      Great: as advertised!

                      By PF

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      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 Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

                        I did some fairly intensive research before purchasing these binoculars, reading several different reviews on several different independent websites (being careful to avoid "reviews" which are really just advertisements). The reviews for these binoculars were strongly positive almost without qualification, and everything about them is as they said:- quality lenses with great light and sharp images- seemingly durable and attractive build- high-quality components and performance at low-end prices (I got these for a measly $ from B&H, far below the original retail value of $/)- great for little hands and faces: the kids love using them to look at birds, the moon, etc.- twist-up eye cups are great for quick transition between folks with glasses and those without- great neck-strap included (neoprene, I think!)- all backed by the Leupold name and customer care!I and the family will use them for casual wildlife viewing and later hunting, and they seem to be just right for these and a wide range of applications.I have no complaints, though the focus knob is a bit sticky at first--one just has to give a little extra muscle, and it "unsticks" smoothly and gently.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Used for Football Games

                        By TobyWonKonobe

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sporting Events/Concerts

                          Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

                          Small enough to easily manipulate for the games. Magnification (even at 6x) may be a bit strong but the image is crystal clear. Big advancement over my 8 year old bushnells.

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                          5.0

                          This is an outstanding binocular

                          By trad archer

                          from mercer, pa

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Hunting
                            • Sporting Events/Concerts
                            • Wildlife Viewing

                            Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

                            I have several binoculars that cost 1 1/2 to 2 times what I paid for these. These offer better overall clarity, less distortion (esp at the edges) and smoother adjustment than any of the others I have had experience with. The size is very good for archery hunting.

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                            5.0

                            Great Value!

                            By NRA TC

                            from San Antonio, TC

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Hunting

                              Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

                              I am very pleased with my Leupold Yosemite Binoculars. I use them primarily, at the shooting range and for varmint hunting. They are exactly what I would expect from Leupold. The only negative feature was attaching the neck strap, but even that was a minor inconvenience. All in all, a quality product that I highly recommend.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Exceptional product for the money

                              By canshoot2

                              from Templeton,Ma.

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear
                              • Lightweight
                              • Sharp Images
                              • Waterproof

                              Cons

                              • Eyecups move too easily

                              Best Uses

                              • Hunting
                              • Wildlife Viewing

                              Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

                              These binoculars are clear and sharp even in low light conditions. Their lightweight and size make them ideal for hunting. I would have given them 5 stars if the eyecups were a little more solid, they slide down too easily. Overall a great product!!

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                              5.0

                              super product wow

                              By can shoot 2

                              from templeton,ma.

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Hunting

                                Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

                                Super product exceeded my expectations great clarity and lightweight. Excellent service---when they say fast they mean fast. Could not be happier.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great binoculars!

                                By Craig

                                from So Cal

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Bird Watching
                                  • Sporting Events/Concerts
                                  • Wildlife Viewing

                                  Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

                                  I have owned a pair of the 6x30 Yosemites for three months and liked them so much I bought another pair. They are light enough to take on my two mile hike at the local nature preserve, very clear and bright, and I don't have to take off my graduated bifold eyeglasses to look through the binoculars. No complaints so far.

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                                  5.0

                                  Positive first look

                                  By Hank

                                  from Missouri

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Child-friendly
                                  • Quality Lenses
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Focus Not Very Smooth

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Bird Watching
                                  • Wildlife Viewing

                                  Comments about Leupold 6x30 BX-1 Yosemite Binocular (Black):

                                  Just purchased for grandson who will be only 6, but already can identify several bird species using the $20 binocs I bought him a year ago. Appreciate that they will fit his small face and appear sturdy (time will tell). Focus did not seem terribly smooth, but overall seem to be a great value. In a couple years will buy him my favorite -- Bushnell Custom Compact (mine are 35 years old}. I have purchased several newer versions of this binoc for other family members.

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                                  • Yes

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