Summary: Bought this for emergency use as an EMT as well as for road hazards (as I travel a lot). Overall the quality is good, they feel solid and have a rubberized cover over everything. Nice grip, focus is fast and easy, and the clarity and brightness is excellent. Here are my concerns: 1: After several days of sitting in my truck with caps ON, I still found specs of dust on the inside of both lens elements.
Summary: Received these as an employee 10 year gift, they were unusable right out of the box. Double vision and a whole lot of other quality control problems. Contacted Bushnell CS who informed I must pay to ship them in. I wrote a note saying I am more interested in upgrading to the Legend 8x42 Ultra HD. They said OK, send us $150. After a quick internet search found B&H photo has them for $199 and a $50 mail in rebate, free shipping and no tax.
Summary: These binocs worked really well. I used them at the shooting range and it was easy to spot bullet impacts out to 200 yards or so. Clear optics and easy to focus. The downside is the durability. My 5-year-old dropped them onto concrete, probably about an 18" drop. They were facing down, and the impact was on the rubberized portion of one objective barrel only. When I picked them up, the left and right images no longer aligned so I sent them back for repair ($10 S&H).
Summary: These binoculars are pretty decent. Of course, you can not zoom in and see a hair on an elephants bottom but they work well for close to mid range bird watching and seeing what is going on in your neighborhood.
Easy to focus, wide-angle make it easy to see even if you're new to binoculars
Lynn Del "Lynn", Amazon
28 August 2011
Summary: I've tried using professional-grade binoculars before, and I always struggle with the focus and then I keep losing things in the visual field because the field is narrow. I love these binoculars because they have a very wide visual field--once you view something, you can track it easily as it moves. I bought it for a beach vacation, so I could sit on the porch and watch the boats, hang gliders, and swimmers on the ocean. These binoculars were perfect for that.
Summary: Bushnell PowerView 10x50 Wide Angle Binocular Tried ot buy a pair--arrived broken--sent back for replacement--arrived broken again--apparently junk or very poor packaging--sent for refund--will not try again--spent a month for nothing
Summary: I love the binoculars I received for Father's Day. I am a new birder and enjoy my birds even more now that I can see them up close. They are clear and easy to use. Perfect gift for all bird watchers.
Summary: I wanted a good pair of lightweight powerful binoculars at a reasonable price, primarily for watching birds. Although they make more powerful models, my research told me this is the maximum you should get (10 x 50) so you can hold them steady and avoid 'shake'. These binoculars passed the tests on all counts.