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.
After looking at several midsize binoculars, both in person at various retail shops and online, I kept coming back to the Bushnell Legend 8X36s. I already own an older pair of Legends (8x42s), which I bought in 2003, and I can vouch that they are extremely rugged. Although I try to be gentle with my equipment, sometimes things happen outside of one's control (ie, dropped from a treestand 20 ft from the ground, forget them on the tailgate, etc.) I use these binoculars primarily for deer and turkey hunting, and I hunt a lot.
I purchased the 8x36s because I wanted a smaller, lighter, more compact pair of field glasses for bow hunting deer and turkey hunting. I was pleased to find that the "Ultra HD" was not just a marketing ploy...my new pair are considerably sharper from edge to edge and brighter at dusk/dawn than my older Legends. The wide FOV is ideal for glassing woods and fields alike.
If you look at the total package, you will not find a better binocular for the money. Bushnell includes the $50 mail-in rebate AND a $25 binocular harness (not merely a strap, but a high quality harness). All in all, I paid $179 after the rebate. You would have to move to the $300-$400 range, or higher, to get the same optics quality and dependability as the Legends. I received my binoculars in two days from Eagle Optics. I am a repeat EO customer, and I highly recommend their products and services.
Frank from Los Gatos ca
I am an avid naturalist that enjoys great optics. My primary pair is Pentax DCF SP 10x43. I wanted a smaller size to lighten my load while hiking in the Santa Cruz mountains. I am an avid birder and absolutely require a bright and clear image. These legend binoculars have Ed glass and a huge field of view. I actually enjoy the image better than my by far higher dollar Pentax. They are compact, well built except for the twist up eyecups. They are a little loose, but acceptable. The Pentax wins for heavy duty construction.
But these sell for considerably less money and even have a 50.00 rebate along with a free camo fleece jacket valued at 100 bucks. Included also is a nice shoulder harness free.
I believe any birder/outdoorsman will find these a terrific value. The only other bionic I would get in this class for more money is the vortex viper 8x32. Bushel also offers a money back guarantee for 1 year to use and try.
Cons: One is the large case to carry binocular in instead of compact and the field of view is compromised by the limited twist up 2 clicks. It should have 1 more click to comfortably view fov without glasses. Otherwise.an excellent Chinese Ed glass.