Bushnell Elite E2 8 x 42 Binocular
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- Advanced fusion hybrid lens system, Rainguard water-repellent lens coating
- XTR technology, PC-3 phase coating, fully multi-coated optics, BaK-4 roof prisms
- O-ring sealed 100 percent waterproof/fogproof/dustproof construction, Long eye relief
- Long eye relief, rugged, yet light rubber-armored magnesium chassis with scratch-resistant powder coat
- Locking center focus, locking center diopter adjustment dial, quick-connect secure strap and custom-molded case included
- Rugged yet light rubber-armored magnesium chassis with scratch-resistant powder coat
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8x 42mm 62-8042 A versatile choice for steady viewing with extended eye relief and a wider field of view. Proof there¿s room for two at the top. Consider this Elite domination of a new class. Born of the original king of the mountain, our Elite e2 brings super-premium clarity and brightness within the reach of most avid enthusiasts. Fully multi-coated and featuring our new Advanced Fusion Hybrid lens system, our exclusive XTR technology delivers an amazing 99.7% light transmission per lens along with a level of edge-to-edge clarity and contrast which is unrivaled by anything in the price range. Our revolutionary Rainguard coating eliminates lens fogging and scatters water droplets for an infallibly clear view. Elite e2 binoculars are also 100% waterproof, fogproof* and built around a tough, lightweight magnesium chassis. Rugged rubber armor seals the deal, along with another place at the top of the optical food chain.
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Advanced technology makes the Elite the standard against which other spotting scopes are measured for brightness, clarity and resolution of detail. Fully multi-coated optical surfaces provide maximum light transmission and enhanced image brightness. Large objectives allow maximum light gathering ability. Sealed and nitrogen-purged for water and fogproof performance. Now with Bushnell's exclusive Rainguard, you'll see crisp, clear views even in inclement weather. Complete with a water-resistant, black canvas zippered carrying case.
Specifications for this Bushnell spotting scope include:
- Magnification: 20-60x
- Objective lens: 80mm
- Field of view (feet at 1,000 yards): 98 at 20x, 50 at 60x
Magnification: Spotting scopes are often referred to by two numbers separated by an "x". For example: 15-45x60. The first number is the power or magnification of the spotting scope. With a 15-45x60 variable power spotting scope, the object being viewed appears to be 15-45 times closer than you would see it with the unaided eye.
Field of View: Field of view is 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 field of view is better for following fast-moving action or scanning for wildlife. Generally, the higher the magnification, the narrower the field of view.
Rainguard: Our exclusive, patent-pending, hydrophobic (water-repellent) coating on which condensation from rain, fog or snow forms in much smaller droplets than on standard coatings. Smaller droplets scatter less light which results in increased light transmission and a clearer image.
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I bought these for my wife to view a football game without having to take off her pretty high prescription(correction) glasses every time she wanted to see something. Now the theory was that the closer the eyes were to the binoculars the better, so the adjustable eyepieces were closed completly and held up against her glasses after the adjustments for the distance between her eyes and the diopter setting were made. This resulted in black spots where she could not see anything where as I could see everything. Moving the adjustable eyepieces out to their maximun distance from the binoculars resulted in her seeing everything and my seeing double images.
But my prescription strength is way less than hers and these were just for her to use. Any set of binoculars would have had the same result. I like the fact that the diopter setting can be locked in place, even the focus knob can be locked in place. Both adjust by simply pulling them out toward the eyepieces or pushing them in toward the front to lock them in place.
Once we found the combination that worked for her, she could see crystal clear images while wearing her glasses and is very happy with them. I also can see clearly when I change her settings while wearing my glasses. The neck strap for when you are using them is padded, wide and very comfortable. The case is nice and comes with a carrying strap. Lens covers are included for both the front and back . The front ones are attached to the bincculars with rubber rings which you could easily remove if you wanted. All in all a high quality product. There was a little plastic bag with some extra pieces and I still have not figured out what those are for as the instruction booklet does not mention them.