See What’s Really Out There: Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 Binoculars

The envelope please. The Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 binoculars have been awarded the 2013 Binocular of the Year Award. This is a big deal; the good folks at

Picture of the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42 BinocularsOh, we should add that these esteemed binoculars have taken the top award at for three years in a row. 

You may be thinking that you should just buy these glasses and forget all about comparing or research.

After all, these binoculars elbowed all others out of their way to get to the top of the heap at

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Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Binoculars Specifications

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Eye Relief

14.4 mm17.2 mm15.2 mm

Field of View

341 ft/1000 yds426 ft/1000 yds340 ft/1000 yds

Close Focus

6.2 ft6.5 ft6.5 ft




20.7 oz24.7 oz24.7 oz

Size Class



Why do you want Binoculars?

The first move you should make is deciding if binoculars are for you; that is, will you use them? Consider the following heading out to your local outdoor shop or walking over to your computer.

If you regularly get out into nature, or perhaps you live in it, you should have a solid pair of binoculars.

This is a no-brainer. How many times have you squinted to see a colorful bird, identifying it as a finch but not able to go further? Or wouldn’t you love to watch the deer that come to eat your winter apples more closely? (They can be quite jittery, as you know.)

If you occasionally get out into nature – hiking or walking – you might benefit from seeing things in a new way. Sometimes a far off sound indicates the presence of partridge on a forest floor or a Red Fox making her way to a brook.

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It can be an enlightening experience to watch wildlife in its natural habitat, bringing us closer to our natural environment.

If you rarely leave the city, binoculars might not be for you. (You don’t want to be that creepy guy in the park that people look askance at. You really don’t.)

Though if you are in love with the night sky, you could use binoculars like these from Bushnell to deepen your affair with it. You could see the Orion Nebula; a thing of visual wonder. Or perhaps you live in a city that embraces nature with parks and other spaces?

Now that you’ve thought about what you’d actually do with binoculars if you had them, let’s get into why you might want to consider these individual binoculars.

Why the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 binoculars, specifically?

As the introductory paragraph indicated, this pair of binoculars tends to impress its users. When taken along on a countryside jaunt, it does not disappoint.

A strong general approval of a product is not to be dismissed, after all it is the crux of word-of-mouth advertising – though let’s get into a few of the features that come together to create the outstanding experience this Bushnell is said to provide.

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These Bushnell binoculars weigh about 2.2 pounds. For your imaginary reference, a pineapple weighs about this much, as does a textbook of regular size (not that chemistry clunker.) Most of us can easily carry about a pair of binoculars of this weight.

10 x 42 viewing

If you are new to the world of binoculars, you’ll need to know what 10 x 42 means, in binocular terms.

The “10” means that you can see an object at ten times the size you’d usually see it, without the aid of awesome binoculars. (Yes, this means that a simple red squirrel could look gigantic in certain circumstances.)

The “42” is this equation refers to the size of the circumference of the objective lens or the lens that you do not put next to your eyes for viewing. (The lens that is larger than the one designer for your eye.)

A circumference of 42 is quite large, meaning that lots of light is let into the binoculars, giving them a better chance of producing a clear image.)

Waterproof and fog proof

If you are an avid hiker or a walker extraordinaire, you’ll know that a little rain should not keep you indoors, unless you want to be indoors a lot or live in Phoenix, Arizona.

Knowing that your binoculars are not put off by rain means that you can set off with them with confidence.

For binoculars to be fog proof is important as a fogged up inner lens can destroy a viewing experience.

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 binoculars will not fog up, even if you put them through a lot of nasty weather.

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The Bushnell Legend Ultra HD binoculars have won many awards over recent years.  This is due to the high quality engineering in the lenses and body along with their durability, multipurpose use and relatively low cost.  If you're not sure which binoculars to buy, look no further.

ED Prime Glass

Bushnell uses a product named ED Prime Glass in these binoculars. Just what does this tell us? Well, ED Prime Glass is also known as Extra-low Dispersion fluorite glass:  not that this enlightens us any more.

What we can write is that this special glass was designed to produce a clean and clear image consistently.

The technology that is behind this glass gives special consideration to viewing objects in scenarios that are not well lighted. (Hey, we know that the nocturnal animals we want to see are out and about at dusk.)


Bushnell offers its customers an extraordinary guarantee; if your Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 binoculars are not what you thought they would be, you can return them for a full refund, for up to one year after you buy them.

This offer has enticing many customers to pick up a pair of these binoculars and start testing them out, in good faith.

Bushnell is a global company with its original offices in Australia. Service in American is provided in America.


These are reasonably priced award-winning binoculars. At the time of writing this article, you could order a pair from for about USD $229. This is a fine price, comparatively speaking.

You should also note that 67 customers have reviewed this product at and their average rating is at 4.5 out of 5 stars – 50 customers gave a 5/5 star rating.

Bushnell Legend Ultra HDThe Verdict

The Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 binoculars really can open up a new world to you, if you have yet to own a serious pair of affordable binoculars.

Imagine that you are standing at a natural viewing point on the top of a local mountain – or even a hill – that you have just hiked up. (Whew!) A spectacular ravine narrows to a boisterous river that is headed to the ocean that lies in view.

Wouldn’t you like to be able to reach into your backpack and grab your binoculars to really examine what lies before you?

Perhaps a Sharp-shinned hawk is sitting on a branch of a dying white birch tree or sparking Rainbow Trout might be jumping up from the river.

Or there might be a young Black Bear meandering about the blueberry bushes that line the ridge on the opposite side from you (yes, the opposite side – not your side).

Scientists use the word “biophilia” to talk about how human beings seem to be programmed to like other biological things like plants, animals and birds.

Get out there with the things that you are programmed to like, and see what they look like close-up, from afar. Science says you’ll be happy you did.


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