Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 Review





The Bushnell legend 10×42 ultra HD 10×42 binocular is a center focus, fog proof, single hinge, a waterproof and mid-sized set of binoculars. The Bushnell Legend presents a good-looking observing instrumental. Due to the sturdy construction of metals on these set binoculars, they are quite heavy. The exterior is appealing. Besides that, the optics on these binoculars are very clear, sharp as well as bright.

The ED glass has been used in the construction of these high-quality optical instruments. The ED glass helps to control chromatic aberration when using the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42.

Features of the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42

The following are some of the common features that you must know:

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42 Review

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Light Transmission

The Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 has superior transmission of light across the entire light spectrum. They have an impressive 77.25 percent more light transmission across the entire light spectrum as compared to Nikon Monarch.

According to Bushnell, they have managed to achieve this greater light transmission thanks to their new Ultra Wide anti-reflective coating on the lenses. This will give you the desired amount of brightness during peak hours for shooting hours, especially when warmer colors are prevailing. In addition, the Binoculars has ED Prime Glass that function primarily to provides detailed and sharp HD images.

Case and Incidentals

The case on Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 binoculars is a molded and hard-sided case that has a fabric hinge at the bottom and zippers around its 3 sides. The binocular also has two zipper pulls that ensures that you do not get stuck when maneuvering one zipper pull around the 3 sides.

The Bushnell Legend has a nice neck strap which is included with the binocular when bought. The neck trap has a series cushioning bumps that are nylon-covered. The bumps are used to vary the load that is to be put on the neck strap.

Center Focus

The center focus wheel on Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 turns evenly and smoothly in an anti-clockwise direction from close focus to infinity. Most users prefer a Binocular that has the ability to turn from close focus to infinity in a single revolution by the focus wheel.

The fast focus feature on Bushnell 10×42 binoculars enables one to track an object which is moving swiftly or even spend a lot of time in the field while viewing both near and far objects. The binocular takes 1.5 revolutions for it to move from close focus to infinity.

Eyecups and Eye Relief

The Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 has two-stage eyecups. The eyecups have 3mm increments for every stage. In addition, they also have a nice and positive feel. When the eyecups are pressed against your face, you will clear off all the worries of having to push them backwards from the intermediate stage.

The eye relief (15.2 mm) for the Bushnell Legend binoculars is also good. The eye cups usually extend enough to provide a comfortable view for individuals who normally wear eyeglasses.

Lens Covers and Rain Guard

The rain guard found on Bushnell HD’s Eyepieces is made of a very soft rubber that remains where you put it by using friction. The rubber is so soft and cannot tear Under normal use. Furthermore, it is flexible enough to protect this binocular. The objective lens’ covers are also made from a similar material as that of rain guard.

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42 Review – Video


  • Bushnell Legend Binoculars can easily adjust to the tripod stand in order to give clear views.
  • This pair of binoculars is comfortable and lightweight as well.
  • The binocular has been made from high-quality materials making it durable.
  • Bushnell Legend 10×42 has great range for zooming images.
  • The binoculars are fog-proof.
  • The Rain Guard is very important during the Hunting season.


  • The binoculars lack a rigid case thus it can be damaged quite easily.

Features at a Glance

  • BaK-4 Roof Prism.
  • Fully Multi coated Optics.
  • PC-3 Phase-Coated Prisms.
  • Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass.
  • 6.5° Wide-Angle Field of View.
  • Rain Guard HD Water-Repellent Coatings.
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof.
  • Lightweight Magnesium Housing.
  • Knurled Center Focus Wheel.
  • Tripod Mountable.

Product Specifications

  • Prism Type – Roof
  • Magnification – 10x
  • Objective Lens Diameter – 42mm
  • Angle of View – 6.5° (actual)
  • Minimum Focus Distance – 51.562000000000005′ / 20.3m
  • Exit Pupil Diameter – 4.2mm
  • Eye Relief – 18mm
  • Focus Type – Center
  • Tripod Mount – Yes (Adapter Optional)
  • Dimensions – Length: 5.5″ / 13.97cm
  • Weight – 23.5oz / 666g

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Bushnell 10×42 a great choice of star gazing binoculars?

Q: Are the binoculars good for locating birds on water?

Q: Can the binocular be hung on the neck?

Jim Shockey

Jim Shockey is a Canadian outdoor writer, a professional big game outfitter, and television producer and host for many hunting shows.

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