Bushnell Trophy

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Brand and Model:Bushnell Trophy
Price ($USD):100
Attributes:checked Waterproof checked Armored
Objective Lens Size:42 mm
Magnification:10 x
Prism Type:Roof
Coatings:Fully Multi-Coated
Field of View:0.0 degrees
Eye Relief:0 mm
Near Focus:0 ft
Weight (lbs):1.7
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Description:Beautifully made and solid in your hands.
Thats about it really!
I'm sorry but I can't get on with these binoculars. The image is dim and not that sharp, and is difficult to focus due to the shallow dept of field. I would buy the 8X42 if your mind is set on these binoculars. They SHOULD give more depth of field and ease of focus, along with a brighter image.
In the meantime they can be my rainy day binoculars.

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Bushnell Trophy
I have this trophy 10x42 for almost 5 years. Optically, it is well done. Nothing outstanding. You do see some severe edge distortion up to 70% of the field of view. Image sharpness is perfect on axis. but deterioating towards 75% of the edge. For its money, I think it is a very good pair of binoculars for beginners.

Overall Rating: 7
Optics:7 Value:7
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
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Bushnell Trophy
What a poor showing from Bushnell! Optics are sharpish central vision and go off very quickly. Focus is difficult and they have a super narrow field of view and depth of field. Buy another model to this one!

Overall Rating: 3
Optics:3 Value:3
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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Bushnell Trophy
I have the early version of the 10x42 Bushnell Trophy. They are about 13 years old and going as strong as ever. I don't know why the person said they were dim in the above description of the binoculars. I find they are fairly bright and fully useful for terrestrial viewing on a full moon night. They have amber coatings for better contrast in morning and evening light, when most hunting kills are made. They are HUNTING binoculars and not astro binoculars. There is a difference there. Roof prism binoculars will not do as well on bright stars as the roof prisms cause more spiking. The Celestron Sky Master 15x70 porro prism binocular is far superior for astro use, but not for hunting use, except maybe on open prairie where extreme distance views are needed. The name Trophy should clue you in that the Bushnell 10x42 is a hunting binocular, and one of the lightest in its class. They had the best bang for the buck when I bought them. They are easy to carry around and cause little strain on your neck. The newer Trophy version has internal focusing. Mine are external focusing like the old Nikon ATB all terrain binocular, their direct competitor that cost $100 more and had similar optical performance. I have checked out the newer 10x42 Trophy at Bass Pro Shops, and they are similar in optical performance to my old Trophy, but they are a better buy as the price is about $50 less than what I paid for mine in 1994, and the internal focusing works better at high altitudes as they are dry nitrogen charged. In the old Trophy, you had to fight against the internal nitrogen pressure at 12,000 feet, and that made focusing inward fairly hard.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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