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Bushnell 10 X 42 15-1042 Binoculars


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  • Armouring: Rubber
  • Autofocus: No
  • Exit pupil diameter (mm): 2.6 to 5
  • Exit Pupil Diameter in mm: 2.6 to 5
  • Magnification X: 9X - 10X
  • Objective lens diameter (mm): 41 - 50
  • Objective Lens Diameter in mm: 41 - 50
  • Prism = Porro, Roof, Gallilean Or Other: Porro
  • Type Standard/Compact: Standard
  • Type of Prism: Porro
  • Waterprotection: No
  • Zoom: No

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 15.2 x 7.9 cm ; 708 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: 151042
  • ASIN: B0000A0AEK
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 17 Mar 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,489 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Spend enough time on the water, and your equipment will spend some time in it. That's why Bushnell had the foresight to build the H20 series of binoculars, which are O-ring-sealed and nitrogen-purged to complete lock out moisture should you spill water on the housing, take your binoculars overboard, or simply run into foul weather along the way. The H20 binoculars feature rubber armoring with textured pads to give you a sturdy grip in slippery situations. More significantly, the binoculars' multicoated optics and premium-quality BaK-4 prisms maximize light transmission and image clarity, so you can enjoy a clear view of the Orcas in the distance or the fast-approaching coastline. You'll quickly see how a little planning on Bushnell's part goes a long way in magnifying your adventures on or around the water. Other features include twist-up eyecups, a large center focus knob for easy, precise adjustments, and a long eye relief.

Specifications:

  • Magnification: 10x
  • Objective diameter: 42mm
  • Size class: Standard
  • Focus system: Center
  • Prism system: Roof
  • Prism glass: BaK-4
  • Lens coating: Multi
  • Field of view @ 1,000 yards: 305 feet
  • Close focus distance: 12 feet
  • Exit pupil: 4.2mm
  • Eye relief: 17mm
  • Eyecups: Twist up
  • Waterproof/fogproof: Yes
  • Tripod adaptable: No
  • Weight: 25 ounces
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime

Tech Talk
Objective Lens: The diameter of the objective or front lens. The larger the objective lens, the more light that enters the binocular, and the brighter the image.

Field of View (F.O.V.): The side-to-side measurement of the circular viewing field or subject area. It is defined by the width in feet or meters of the area visible at 1000 yards or meters. A wide angle binocular features a wide field of view and is better for following action. Generally, the higher the magnification, the narrower the field of view.

Roof Prism System: In roof prism binoculars the prisms overlap closely, allowing the objective lenses to line up directly with the eyepiece. The result is a slim, stream-lined shape in which the lenses and prisms are in a straight line.

Product Description

Like the name says, these binoculars are made for water. Splash them, soak them, dunk them - and they'll emerge 100% fog free and dry inside. Perfect for skiers, anglers and kayakers. True waterproof construction and a rugged, non-slip rubber design makes the H2O series a simple choice for those whose lifestyle borders on the hyper side of active. O-ring sealed and nitrogen-purged for waterproof/fogproof protection in any season, both the fully and the multi-coated optics render bright, clear images. Take them with you - everywhere.

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102 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Mark Wingrove on 26 Aug 2009
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I have bought binoculars before, but tended to be priced at sub 40UKP. I have had 8x30 before which were similar to these, and have purchased compact zoom binoculars. With the cheaper models I have seen chromatic aberrations on hard edges, they can also become unaligned. Here I was looking for a waterproof model, fairly compact but with a 40mm lens diameter (the larger the lens diameter the brighter the image). This model has roof prisms. They are also covered in rubber so can withstand some knocks, although with all optical equipment you should treat them with care.
The lens covers can be attached to the strap, on the 42mm end the lens covers are attached to the body so you cannot easily loose them.

The design is very robust, they are quite heavy at around 1kg. But they give the impression they are designed to last. Image quality and focus is very good. Although this is clearly a subjective statement on my behalf. I could not detect any image quality problems. The depth of field is not very high, so even at 60ft moving to focus on something 70ft away you need to refocus.

The only downside is the magnification level. So I would encourage people to give this some consideration. The question is whether you go for 10x or 8x in my opinion. At 10x and holding the binoculars up with both hands you will see the image moving. Because your hands are moving almost imperceptably. It will however affect your vision over a period of time as your eyes are constantly compensating. At 8x magnification the effect will still be there, but to a lesser extent. Note that this is not a feature just applicable to these binoculars, but all binoculars that do not feature image stabilisation.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By SMC on 12 Feb 2011
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A great pair of binoculars. Gas sealed to prevent them fogging. Great twist out eye cups. And superb optics.
I have compared these bins to others a friend has with similar magnification - those cost 3 times as much as the Bushnells... And no, they were certainly not any better.

In short, a nice lightweight pair of binoculars that should see you through many years of viewing, no matter your hobby.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Russell on 4 Aug 2011
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I was attracted to these binoculars because of their waterproof capabilities. My partner and i were going to the west of Scotland and seeing the islands and we thought it would be good to have a waterproof pair becuase of spending much time on boats and in changeable weather.
I saved about 25% on the current purchase price as they were on offer at the time. As usual i recieved speedy service from Amazon. I was pleased with the quality of the build and liked the built on lens caps (my other binoculars had small caps to put on which got lost with time)and the good quality case. The binoculars were very solid looking and are faced with rubber, which is textured in places to help grip.
I took them to test them to a local beauty spot called Clent Hills, to test them prior to my holiday and on this, and every subsequent occasion, i have found them to produce very clear images, be easy to focus and use, even for glasses wearers like myself and nice to not have them fog in heavy rain!
I had a problem with the focussing mechanism and recieved excellent support from JJ Vickers and Sons (Bushnell's UK importer) and had a repair for free. These binoculars have a lifetime warranty.
Overall, I am very impressed and the only thing i wish, is that they were smaller at times, to fit in with my camera bag or to slip in the pocket, but they are better made than others i have owned!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David K on 23 May 2011
Bought thse to go on a short safari. Was recommended 10x magnification.

They appear to be well made and the rubber finish makes them easy to hold securely. Not too heavy (for me anyway) and I could view for longish periods.

Nice bright image even in lowish light conditions and there didn't appear to be any distortion.

For best image screw out the cap on the viewing lens. Makes for much easier viewing. Focusing was quick and efficient and it was very easy to refocus when I shifted image.

Other than a few spits of rain I didn't get testing how waterproof they were. That said they seem well enough made for me not to doubt their effectiveness in that regard.

Occasionaly I 'shared' them with other folks who all commented on how good they were.

All in all - great value for money and highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Aust on 28 Sep 2011
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These are really good clear binoculars. Everyone who has tried them has made that comment, so as a pair of binoculars they do the job, no doubt.
When I looked at the picture I had in mind that they were compact, and although certainly smaller than traditional binoculars, they are still rather larger than compact ones, and are pretty heavy. I considered not taking them on a recent motorcycling tour as a result, but I'm glad I did, because they are just so good to use.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tennis Player on 16 Aug 2011
I did quite a bit of research before purchasing these binoculars but the thing that clinched it was to actually try them out so would always recommend that you do that before buying online. Price online was substantially lower than the try out shop. Yet to try in anger but spotted a Hen Harrier on top of neighbours house roof today so would recommend.
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