Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 Binoculars Review

   Reviewed Binoculars: Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42

Overall Rating:






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    It’s extremely lightweight
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    It offers a wide field of view
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    Rainguard HD casing for waterproof and fog proof
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    Great image quality
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    Can choose from two casing: black and camo
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    Manufacturer’s warranty


  • Eye relief isn’t that much satisfactory

  • Not for astronomy viewing

  • Focus dial is a bit hard to adjust

If you want a binocular with a perfect field of view along with great image quality then this is the right one for you. Not only it performs great in low-light environments but also it's extremely lightweight making it the perfect binocular for nature hikes. Bushnell Legend Ultra HD comes at a great value for their size and can be your next best friend for wildlife viewing.

Key Features

  • The binocular uses ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Prime Glass. This special glass provides a high-resolution image along with colour tuning, making it the best one for bird watching.
  • The lenses are fully multicoated with Ultra Wide Band which increases the brightness even in the timid light.
  • RainGuard HD Water-repellent coating makes it waterproof and fog proof.
  • Outstanding wide field of view.
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    Soft-Touch Grips & Rubber coating makes it easy to handle.
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    The lightweight feature makes it easier to carry on nature hikes. 


Bird Watching


Outdoor Sports


Wildlife Observation



Bushnell has maintained their position in the market with their outstanding binoculars that excel at both quality and price. Bushnell Legend Ultra HD is not an exception here. But first, let’s see if they can live up to their expectations.

Optical Features (4.6/5)

ED Prime glass gives clear images of HD quality in any situation. This special glass makes viewing objects easier even in low light environments. 42mm objective lens along with a magnification that goes up to 10x makes this binocular a great choice for wildlife viewing.
The Ultra Wide Band coating makes the lenses more susceptible even in minimal lighting.

Construction Features (4.8/5)

These Bushnell binoculars are built on a magnesium chassis which is really lightweight, weighing just at 2.2 pounds. This durable frame makes it easy to carry around for extended periods. These also come with a roof prism design along with Bak-4 glass making it easier to handle.
The rubber armour provides a comfortable grip for anyone and the neck strap helps in carrying it freely.
The Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 binoculars will definitely not fog up or be put off by rain in any situation for their RainGuard HD Water-repellent coating. So, you can carry it on hikes with confident.

Convenience Features (4.5/5)undefined

The twist-up eyecups are two staged, having 3mm increments at every stage. For this, they have a comfortable feel. Eye Relief, on the other hand, is a bit low, only 15.2 mm. But it’s suitable for most of the eye types.
Bushnell Legend Ultra HD binoculars have a field of view at 1,000 yds. /m or 340 ft., which is pretty good for this sized binocular.
The close focusing distance is 8 ft. keeping you pretty close to the action. A great distance for bird watching. The locking Diopter will help you maintain your settings which will save you the trouble of straining your eyes. It’s also tripod adaptable.

Price (5/5)

The price is quite low for all these features. As like any other Bushnell binoculars, this one also provides quality with price. All the materials and quality of lenses are surely worth the price.

How does it compare?

Vortex Optics Viper HD and Bushnell Legend Ultra HD, have the same objective lens dimensions and magnifications features, but Vortex comes at a higher price.
Although the image quality is much better in Vortex rather than Bushnell. Vortex also excels at eye relief with 16.5 mm which is better than Bushnell.
Bushnell Ultra HD excels in other categories such as field of view, focusing distance, angular view.
If you want better image quality then you can go for Vortex Optics Viper HD 10×42, but it’s going to be a little heavy on the pocket.
It’s another great binocular for bird watching. Both the Bushnell’s have similar magnification, image quality, and body material. But Bushnell Legend L-Series weighs a little less than Bushnell Legend Ultra HD, at 1.5 pounds. The L-series also has a better eye relief of 18mm, making it available for any eye types.
It also comes at a lower price. It’s recommended if you wear glasses.

Nikon 7577 MONARCH 5 10×42 Binocular

It’s lighter than Bushnell Legend Ultra HD, weighing only at 1.35 pounds. It has the same optical features as the Bushnell Legend Ultra. The only difference is the eye relief and field of view. Nikon 7577 MONARCH 5 has a better eye relief 18.4 mm but it only has a 315 ft. field of view which is lower than Bushnell Ultra. Also, it comes at a higher price.


Ultra HD 10×42 is truly one of the best binocular for bird watching on the market. With its lightweight, attractive and high-quality image it really is a great deal at this price. If you want one, that can withstand a harsh weather with a no compromises in the output, then you should definitely go for it.

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