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Bushnell 10x50mm Powerview Wide Angle Binoculars

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Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
Bushnell
Eye Relief
10mm
Focus Type
InstaFocus
Tripod Adaptable
Yes
Objective Lens Diameter
50mm
Warranty
2 Year
Binoculars Series
Bushnell Powerview Binoculars
Eyecups
Roll Down
Prism Glass
bak-7
Features
Camouflage
Twilight Factor
22.4
Weight
25 oz.
Exit Pupil
5.0mm
Field of View at 1000 Yards
341 ft.
Waterproof
No
Prism Type
Porro Prism Binoculars
Close Focusing Distance
20 ft.
Component
Black Body Color, Camo Body Color
Lens Coating
Multi Coated
Magnification
10x
Size
Full Size Binoculars

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  • Multi-coated optics
  • Non-slip rubber armor
  • 341 ft. field of view @ 1000 yards
  • Close focus distance of 20 ft.
  • Unique InstaFocus focusing system
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Bushnell 10x50mm Powerview Wide Angle Binoculars
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

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    (8)

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    (1)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality lenses (6)
  • Strong construction (6)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird watching (4)
    • Wildlife viewing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (4), Avid adventurer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Bushnell Powerview 10x50 bino review

    Not much to dislike - good quality and value.

    What I liked:
    - Multi coated optics & Bk7 prisms (borosilicate crown glass)= clear, sharp image.
    -Large...Read complete review

    Not much to dislike - good quality and value.

    What I liked:
    - Multi coated optics & Bk7 prisms (borosilicate crown glass)= clear, sharp image.
    -Large 50mm objectives = good light gathering capability.
    I have used them for moon- and star-gazing, birdwatching, general outdoor use and as use in the field while on duty in the Army. They have performed well in all cases.

    - Image quality. On a par with the Army standard issue "M22" Steiner bino I used when deployed to Anbar Province and Baghdad, Iraq on a US Army Military Transition Team (MiTT) mission in 2006-2007: 7x50 porro-prism watrproof/fogproof fully multi-coated nitrogen-purged bino with a mil-scale reticle. Civilian version sells for $800.00+.
    - These Bushnells also compare favorably with some of the expensive Nikon, Zeiss, Zeiss/Jena, Leica and Hensoldt/Wetzlar binos I have had the opportunity to use during a 24-year career in the US Army. However, I do NOT believe that, for most use, the increase in image quality in those far more expensive binos justifies paying 10 to 20 times the cost of these Bushnells.

    - Toggle lever focus system. Bushnell calls it "InstaFocus", works well, I have found it precise enough for small focus adjustments once I got used to it. Particulary useful for tracking/identifying moving objects in the field such as ground vehicles, aircraft in flight and personnel moving across terrain at varying distances. I have also found it works exceptionally well for tracking moving animals and birds moving through trees / in flight.

    - Rubber armor. Covers the entire body of these binoculars = easy to grip even when wet and should serve well to protect optics from damage if they see some rough use.

    - Wide woven neck strap. Works well for my use, does not dig into neck/shoulders during field carry. For those wanting increased comfort and utility, buy an upgraded strap or even a bino harness system.

    - Padded nylon case. Suitable for average use, same as what came with some far more expensive Nikons I bought recently. For more protection, I use an aftermarket case that is more water/humidity/dust resistant, better padded and shuts more completely with a zipper. Most of these aftermarket cases, such as the FieldLine tm brand models, are reasonably priced and often come with additional internal and external storage pockets.

    Other notes:
    - Minor color fidelity issues (called chromatic aberration) under some conditions & slight image distortion/bluriness at the edges of the field of view. Be aware that routing light through any lens system will cause these conditions, thus they also occur in more expensive binoculars to varying degrees. It is not an indication of any manufacturing or design flaw.
    -Everything in the center of the field of view is in color-correct crisp focus with no distortion, so I do not find these issues objectionable given the relatively large field of view of 341 feet @ 1000 yards.

    - Lens covers. The ones that come with binos work well to protect lenses, fit tightly. Problem is they are not attached to bino body, so one could conceivably lose them. I bought lens covers that stay attached to bino - available at most optics stores and online optics vendors.

    - Close focus distance is 20 feet. You cannot bring anything into focus that is closer than this. Not a flaw or malfunction, just how Bushnell designed the optics on these particular binoculars. Has not caused any problems as I seldom have had the need to look at anything that is closer than 20 feet. May be an issue for some if they need to do close-in observation: ie birdwatching, etc...

    - 5mm exit pupil. Makes prolonged use of this bino easy on the eyes.

    - 26 oz weight. Among the lighter 10x50 binos you will find (Our family-use Nikon Action Egret 8x40 binos weigh more than these, and they are smaller.) Light enough to be easy to carry for prolonged periods of time. While hiking, walking: if I'm not planning on using them soon, I keep them in my bino case on my belt or slung over my shoulder until I need them; I find this makes it easier to carry them.

    - Fold down eyecups and 10mm eye relief allow those who wear glasses to use these easily. I wear glasses but I personally find it easier to remove my glasses before using binos, so I leave the eyecups up.

    - Right side adjustable diopter. Makes it easy to adjust to your individual eyesight requirements.

    - Even though these binos are not waterproof or fogproof (ie: not O-ring sealed and dry-nitrogen purged) they have proven to be weather resistant. No internal fogging/moisture buildup during short term use in light rain/drizzle, nor in warm humid conditions or when they went from warm to cold temperatures. However I intentionally do not use them in pouring rain since they are not waterproof. If you want a waterproof and fog-proof binocular, highly recommend the Bushnell Legacy series porro-prism binoculars. They also have the more newly developed BaK4 (Barium Crown Glass) prisms, can focus closer (18 ft for the 10x50 model) and come in three models: 8x42, 10x50, and 10-22x50 Zoom. You can find them for around $100.00 +/- . Bushnell also has many other porro-prism and roof-prism binos in a wide price range to suit your needs.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Bushnell 10x5o: you get what you pay for

    I was generally disappointed with the image quality. Everything else is good: weight, feel, ease of use. But the bluish-tint of the image on the edges suggest poor lens quality. Maybe it...Read complete review

    I was generally disappointed with the image quality. Everything else is good: weight, feel, ease of use. But the bluish-tint of the image on the edges suggest poor lens quality. Maybe it (the bluish tint) affected the clarity. I would wish, instead, that I had paid more money for, say, Nikon binoculars.

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    4.0

    Wildlife essential

    By Anna

    from REIDSVILLE,NC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Bushnell 10x50mm Powerview Wide Angle Binoculars:

      Excellent for backyard viewing of wild life.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Bushnell Powerview 10x50 bino review

      By Army Bino User

      from Fort Knox, KY

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Not Waterproof

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Bushnell 10x50mm Powerview Wide Angle Binoculars:

      Not much to dislike - good quality and value.

      What I liked:
      - Multi coated optics & Bk7 prisms (borosilicate crown glass)= clear, sharp image.
      -Large 50mm objectives = good light gathering capability.
      I have used them for moon- and star-gazing, birdwatching, general outdoor use and as use in the field while on duty in the Army. They have performed well in all cases.

      - Image quality. On a par with the Army standard issue "M22" Steiner bino I used when deployed to Anbar Province and Baghdad, Iraq on a US Army Military Transition Team (MiTT) mission in 2006-2007: 7x50 porro-prism watrproof/fogproof fully multi-coated nitrogen-purged bino with a mil-scale reticle. Civilian version sells for $800.00+.
      - These Bushnells also compare favorably with some of the expensive Nikon, Zeiss, Zeiss/Jena, Leica and Hensoldt/Wetzlar binos I have had the opportunity to use during a 24-year career in the US Army. However, I do NOT believe that, for most use, the increase in image quality in those far more expensive binos justifies paying 10 to 20 times the cost of these Bushnells.

      - Toggle lever focus system. Bushnell calls it "InstaFocus", works well, I have found it precise enough for small focus adjustments once I got used to it. Particulary useful for tracking/identifying moving objects in the field such as ground vehicles, aircraft in flight and personnel moving across terrain at varying distances. I have also found it works exceptionally well for tracking moving animals and birds moving through trees / in flight.

      - Rubber armor. Covers the entire body of these binoculars = easy to grip even when wet and should serve well to protect optics from damage if they see some rough use.

      - Wide woven neck strap. Works well for my use, does not dig into neck/shoulders during field carry. For those wanting increased comfort and utility, buy an upgraded strap or even a bino harness system.

      - Padded nylon case. Suitable for average use, same as what came with some far more expensive Nikons I bought recently. For more protection, I use an aftermarket case that is more water/humidity/dust resistant, better padded and shuts more completely with a zipper. Most of these aftermarket cases, such as the FieldLine tm brand models, are reasonably priced and often come with additional internal and external storage pockets.

      Other notes:
      - Minor color fidelity issues (called chromatic aberration) under some conditions & slight image distortion/bluriness at the edges of the field of view. Be aware that routing light through any lens system will cause these conditions, thus they also occur in more expensive binoculars to varying degrees. It is not an indication of any manufacturing or design flaw.
      -Everything in the center of the field of view is in color-correct crisp focus with no distortion, so I do not find these issues objectionable given the relatively large field of view of 341 feet @ 1000 yards.

      - Lens covers. The ones that come with binos work well to protect lenses, fit tightly. Problem is they are not attached to bino body, so one could conceivably lose them. I bought lens covers that stay attached to bino - available at most optics stores and online optics vendors.

      - Close focus distance is 20 feet. You cannot bring anything into focus that is closer than this. Not a flaw or malfunction, just how Bushnell designed the optics on these particular binoculars. Has not caused any problems as I seldom have had the need to look at anything that is closer than 20 feet. May be an issue for some if they need to do close-in observation: ie birdwatching, etc...

      - 5mm exit pupil. Makes prolonged use of this bino easy on the eyes.

      - 26 oz weight. Among the lighter 10x50 binos you will find (Our family-use Nikon Action Egret 8x40 binos weigh more than these, and they are smaller.) Light enough to be easy to carry for prolonged periods of time. While hiking, walking: if I'm not planning on using them soon, I keep them in my bino case on my belt or slung over my shoulder until I need them; I find this makes it easier to carry them.

      - Fold down eyecups and 10mm eye relief allow those who wear glasses to use these easily. I wear glasses but I personally find it easier to remove my glasses before using binos, so I leave the eyecups up.

      - Right side adjustable diopter. Makes it easy to adjust to your individual eyesight requirements.

      - Even though these binos are not waterproof or fogproof (ie: not O-ring sealed and dry-nitrogen purged) they have proven to be weather resistant. No internal fogging/moisture buildup during short term use in light rain/drizzle, nor in warm humid conditions or when they went from warm to cold temperatures. However I intentionally do not use them in pouring rain since they are not waterproof. If you want a waterproof and fog-proof binocular, highly recommend the Bushnell Legacy series porro-prism binoculars. They also have the more newly developed BaK4 (Barium Crown Glass) prisms, can focus closer (18 ft for the 10x50 model) and come in three models: 8x42, 10x50, and 10-22x50 Zoom. You can find them for around $100.00 +/- . Bushnell also has many other porro-prism and roof-prism binos in a wide price range to suit your needs.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Bushnell 10x5o: you get what you pay for

      By jimbob

      from Eau Claire, WI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Bluish tint on edges
      • Not crystal clear

      Best Uses

      • Sporting Events/Concerts
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Bushnell 10x50mm Powerview Wide Angle Binoculars:

      I was generally disappointed with the image quality. Everything else is good: weight, feel, ease of use. But the bluish-tint of the image on the edges suggest poor lens quality. Maybe it (the bluish tint) affected the clarity. I would wish, instead, that I had paid more money for, say, Nikon binoculars.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good Return on Investment

      By Dan

      from San Francisco

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Sporting Events/Concerts
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Bushnell 10x50mm Powerview Wide Angle Binoculars:

      The binoculars are well made and are what I expected.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      BUshnell 10X50 Powerview Binoculars

      By RW

      from Unclosed

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bushnell 10x50mm Powerview Wide Angle Binoculars:

          Great for the price.

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          Q: "Please compare the porro prism and the roof prism. Will I be able to tell the difference looking throught the binoculars?"
          A: No, the difference is in the positioning of the prisms inside Roof= 90degrees Porro is 45 degrees, the biggest differences between them is that a porro is much bulkier.
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