Bushnell 10x42 Permafocus Binocular

Bushnell 10x42 Permafocus Binocular

Bushnell 10x42 Permafocus Binocular

B&H # BU10X42PF MFR # 171043
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • Roof Prism
  • 5.8° Angle of View
  • Focus-Free Design

Bushnell 171043 overview

  • 1Description

Don't miss action while you're fumbling to focus.

Bushnell's PermaFocus Binoculars offer value and convenience in one simple-to-use package. Their focus-free operation offers preset compromises; just aim, and your subject comes into clear view. The 10x42 model has a wide angle of view, and is well-suited to stadium sports with a great distance from the field.

UPC: 029757171030

Bushnell 171043 specs

Prism Type Roof
Magnification 10x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 5.8° (Actual)
Field of View 304.5' @ 1000 yd / 101.5 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 15' / 4.6 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.2 mm
Eye Relief 14 mm
Focus Type Focus-Free
Tripod Mount None
Weight 18.80 oz / 532.98 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 5.8 x 2.7"

Bushnell 171043 reviews

10x42 Permafocus Binocular is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not happy, blurry on anything less than 100 yards away I have an older 7x35 Jason Permafocus porro prism binocular that has lasted for years and focuses very well from 20 feet to infinity. I bought these new 10x42 Bushnell Permafocus binoculars expecting good things and less weight. They are roof prism. I'm not impressed with them. They are out of focus on anything unless it is at least 100 yards away. Long distance viewing is better than my old pair, but anything less than 100 yards is blurry. The fact they are 10 power should not have that kind of an impact on closer focus. If I could reverse my decision to buy them, I would. Glad I did not go even $20 more for the camo model.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Permafocus Binoculars After trying a friend's permafocus binoculars, I had to have a pair of my own. Since then I have purchased 3 more pairs for gifts. How many times have you missed that split-second chance to get a look at a bird or a deer because you couldn't focus fast enough? Not an issue with permafocus, just look-and-see! I am certain that I will buy more in the future. Kudos to B&H for best-prices ...!
Date published: 2010-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't expect high quality optics These are alright but don't expect high quality optics but at this price they're still acceptable. My Meade Rainforest Pro 10x42 easily outperform them. Where I do like these is to carry around in the glove box in my car. I live in a rural area and deer, moose, elk, bear, coyote or wolf sightings do happen every now and then when I'm driving. They are also quite light and the permafocus feature is quite handy when you don't have time to focus when the animal is moving back into the forest. I'm not a hunter but love to view wildlife whenever possible. The 8x25 Bushnell Permafocus bins are my regular carry arounds at sporting events, concerts, etc. The permafocus certainly does have advantages at times when you only have a few seconds to get a look.
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value The permafocus feature is amazing. I still don't understand how it works but it does. The only downside is that if you have something in the foreground view that you don't want to look at it takes a bit of practice to train your eyes to focus on the items further away but it does work. The optics are very good for a unit in this price category but don't expect the same razor sharp image you'd see on a $2,000 unit. But it IS very good. For the money, this is a great product. Well-made; high-quality rubber casing; easy to use.
Date published: 2011-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rewarding and easy to use! While traveling on a fast moving river cruise boat on the Danube last week, the instant focus attribute of these Binoculars was fantastic. You could actually study the objective you were viewing, while other participants were sill focusing. You look thru the glass and bam there it is. A sell worth investment for objectives that ten to be ephemeral in nature eg, wildlife and other moving entities. Best use for objects at leas 75-100 feet away.
Date published: 2011-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use Basic carry along binocs, easy to use one handed. I had shouder surgery and could reach up with a second hand to focus. When I saw the auto focus feature, I thought cool. Entry level product, but you almost always want another pair with more power, and if two people want to see the same thing at the same time of course. Try 'em, for the price, a good value. Don't have kids, but I think would be very easy for children to use.
Date published: 2012-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad! I'll start out with saying these are great for quick panning and for distances from 30 yards or more. They are not 100% in focus but still offer a nice view. When panning around you will find anything within 30 yards will be blury but these are nice for anything over 30yards. I like them. Bushnell does not give you lens caps or eye covers with this one?? HMM??
Date published: 2013-03-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Binoculars are out of focus Well aware that up close objects are not meant to be viewed with this type of tec, however, even at much greater distances, the focus is poor. At the upper rim of the viewing area, objects are in focus but not when the image is centered. Have sent them into Bushnell to see if they can correct, if not, will have to switch to another model.
Date published: 2016-09-07
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