Bushnell brings you the ultimate viewing experience with its 36mm Legend Ultra HD. This binocular incorporates ED Prime glass for amazing color resolution and contrast. You will appreciate the minimized color fringing, distinct details in low light conditions, and lightweight magnesium framework. Rainguard HD water-repellent coating, soft-touch grips, and a locking diopter only further the enjoyment of this binocular. Bushnell provides a limited lifetime warranty for its binoculars.
Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Glass
Enhances resolution, color, and contrast.
Fully Multi-coated Lenses
Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces. Ultra Wide Band coating.
Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms. PC3 coatings.
Optimize light transmission.
Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.
Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel
Adjusts both binocular barrels at the same time.
Right Eye Diopter
Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located by the right eyepiece.
Can be mounted using standard ¼-inch threading. Adapter sold separately.
Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
Great Specs, questionable build quality
Glenn H. from San Francisco
I had such high hopes for this binocular. But, disappointed, I returned it only a day after receiving it from Eagle Optics.
I'd done my research. This binocular has all the right specs for what I was looking for: ED Prime Glass, compact size, light weight (20.7oz), 10X, 32-ish objective lenses, close focus (6.2 ft), rubber armoring, water-proof, fog-proof, great warranty, magnesium body, and really nice extras included (including a real microfiber lens cleaner cloth, quick-attaching shoulder harness AND quick-attaching neck-strap with a air flow design, a sturdy hard case and a soft sack case).
And this was all to be had for under $230 USD. Yes. Too good to be true indeed.
So what made me return it was one simple, but major, indicator of what I got: the locking right eye diopter ring (a nice feature actually) snapped after my first use of it locking down. The cheap piece of plastic snapped as if there was a seam down the side.
It made me doubt the construction of the rest of these pair. Others on Amazon had mentioned this exact problem, but I thought, "Oh they just had a bad pair." That is until I joined them.
I did get a chance to try them out a bit. Really clear, 3-dimensional view, with little CA that I could detect. Images were sharp and bright across about 90% of the field. But their eye relief (stated at 14.4 mm) was not enough for my glasses and caused light circles underneath the images, especially when the sun was low. They were better without my glasses but I think longer eye relief would have really made a difference.
The binoculars feel great and substantial in your hand, with an extra cushioned "give", rather than depressions, where your thumbs go. The focus is smooth and fast enough, but the twist-up eye cups could have used another stop.
These are a great example of looking good on paper, and even had many good reviews, but I hesitate to say how long these would last me, given a simple little part that failed and made a big, negative impression.
A surprising intermediate 10x
George from Lancaster, PA
I was looking for a 10x32 companion to my Vortex Viper 8x32 (my favorite every day binocular). First I tried a Viper 10x32, but, to my surprise, was disappointed in the clarity of the image. Then I tried several other 10x32's - but none seemed to be anywhere near the equal of the Viper 8x32. The price and rebate on the Bushnell 10x36 got my attention, so I decided to try them. Again to my surprise the Bushnells are every bit as clear and bright as the Vipers. Of course they have a larger objective lens, but they are actually a bit smaller overall. Apart from the new 10x30 Swarovsky Companion, the Bushnell is the clearest and brightest intermediate 10x I have found. There are two issues which keep me from giving this binocular 5 stars: 1) The eyepieces are too loose and will occasionally retract under pressure. 2) The tethered objective lens covers are loose and fall off. I would also point out that this is a Chinese binocular and does not have the build quality of the Japanese Viper. However, the build quality is certainly adequate and the price and the optical quality make these Bushnells very attractive in the intermediate 10x field.
As good as the 10x42
E. Jarvi from Missouri
Of the Bushnell Ultras, I can recommend both the 10x42 and this 10x36. There is plenty of brightness even at 36mm, and it is a little bit lighter. On the other hand the 10x42 is not very heavy either.
Eye glass wearers may not get the full view with these but it is adequate.
It is actually a rare 10x32 that is really worth the trouble, so this 10x36 is a good compromise of a smaller model. It is visibly smaller than the 10x42.