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Redesigned for the ultimate viewing experience, the Legend Ultra HD 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.

Optical Features
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.
Phase Correction Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms.
BaK-4 Prisms Optimize light transmission.
Construction Features
Roof Prisms Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.
Magnesium Body Is sturdy and resistant to corrosion.
Rubber Armoring Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Adjustable Eyecups 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.
Tripod Adaptable Can be mounted using standard ¼-inch threading. Adapter sold separately.
Design Features
Waterproof Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
Fogproof Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
Rainguard® HD Lens Coating Repels water and residue on outer glass surfaces.
Magnification 10x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Field of View 340 feet/1000 yards
Eye Relief 15.2 mm
Close Focus 6.5 feet
Weight 22.5 ounces
Dimensions (HxW) 5.5 x 5.0 inches
Weatherproofing Waterproof/Fogproof
  • Neck strap
  • Harness strap
  • Case

Total Reviews: 6

Average Rating:

Good birding binoculars - 05/21/2013

by Darrel M. from Little Rock, AR

I would recommend these binoculars.

Nice features, poor construction - 03/24/2012

by MB from SoCal

Out of the box, these binos delivered everything as promised. On the next day, the lens caps fell off and disappeared. Then the right right side wouldn't focus properly. Then the focus wheel tightened so much that it was tough to turn. Then the rubberized coating delaminated from the body. Then I learned that Bushnell doesn't cover shipping with their lifetime warranty and repairs take 3-4 weeks to process.

I should have paid extra for the EO Ranger EDs.

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10 x 42 binocs - 12/30/2011

by cindy from michigan

I really like these binocs. They are clear and
sharp, and easy to focus, from very close, (5-6 feet) to
infinity. Other binocs I tried had a very narrow focus depth of field, but this is not a problem with these. They
are also fairly light for being 10 power. They are not
perfect bird watching binocs, so I use them in
conjunction with my 8 power, but they are great for birds
at a distance. They come with a great case and strap.

Great Optics, Mediocre Housing - 06/23/2010

by Matthew Alexander from Portland, OR

This is a Bushnell review, but I want to start by saying I have been using the EO Ranger 10x42 for over ten years and I love its tough housing and EO's wonderful warranty. Recently I purchased a new Ranger SRT 8x42 for my wife and the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42 for myself. The Ranger 8x42 was nearly as bright as the Bushnell (which I expected due to the magnification ratio), while the optics of the Bushnell blew away the Ranger 10x42. Comparing the two 10x42's found the Bushnell reproduced color better, was brighter, and a little sharper (magazine cover used for comparison). The field of view of the Bushnell is surprisingly wide and after a morning of switching back and forth between the Ranger 8x42 and the Bushnell's, my wife decided she wanted the Bushnells! I'm still a huge fan of the Rangers, if nothing else for their toughness, but for less money these Legend Ultra HD's outperform them.

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42
Pros - great glass for small price, sharp focus with good depth perception, quick focus, locking diopter
Cons - funky grooved design (might be good when it rains), eye-cups don't pop up as far as I would like and seem slightly flimsy (doesn't bother my wife), objective caps slip off easily, warranty isn't as good as Eagle Optics offers with its binos, I personally prefer the open bridge style

Overall, for the price and the optics, this is the one model of Bushnell binos I would recommend to my friends (and I have talked smack about Bushnell for years!). In fact, I bought a pair for me after my wife kept the first pair! These Legend Ultra HD's are even more attractive after the $50 rebate! I feel like I have a pair of binos with glass worth closer to $800 for fraction of the price. Cheap enough that I won't worry about damaging them or losing them when I travel.

Legend HD - 05/02/2010

by RFG from Houston, tx

Well, Bushnell should not have named this a Legend. It's not, It's a less than adequate binocular frame with superb optics. Let me explain. The original Legend has great balance, sure handling and was built very very solid. This new one could be a $100 binocular if not for the $600 worth of ED glass. The eye cups are ginchy, the hinge is floppy and the lock on the diopter puts out a "clack" loud enough to send game fleeing. As a Legend fan, I am disappointed. But I will admit the optics are sweet. I finally found a cheap binocular as bright as my Zeiss. The detail and colors are above anything in this price range. I guess it's a really good product, but for handling and durability, the old legend is still the one for the money. Bushnell....why didn't you just put ED glass in your old frame??

Solid but compact pair - 02/17/2010

by Esa Jarvi from Missouri

In the past few years binocular enthusiasts have seen so called Chinese ED binoculars on the market. This is Bushnell's entry in this under 500 dollar market. The Atlas one here at EO is similar to the others, with the open bridge body. The Bushnell is fine in this traditional roof prism style. I have no preference, both work for me. Optics are as sharp as the other brands, with a wide sweet spot. CA and stray light have not been a problem.Focus goes about 3/4 a turn from near to far, a bit faster than the others. Plenty of room to focus. Ergonomics are good. Eye glass wearers might want to stay with the 8x model, more eye relief. Comes with a harness and a comfortable strap.

Overall, there was nothing to stop me from buying this or the 8x pair. The price is slightly under the other three (brands with the open bridge) brands right now.

I have not looked at the top line Vortex lately, but this would be in the same category of optics.

I am using my pair for birding, in winter and in open areas. In the woods I prefer an 8x, and I actually use a Pentax 8x32.