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LEGEND ULTRA HD 10x 36

Binoculars 10x36 Legend Ultra HD, Bushnell
Manufacturer
Bushnell

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Overall rating
2.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Recommended
No
Price
230$
Pros
  • Compact, lightweight, ED Glass and many features
Cons
  • Questionable Build Quality Construction
I had such high hopes for this binocular. But I am returning it only a day after receiving it.

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 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 softer cushions 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.
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