Legend HD review???
Compared to other Chinese HD glass, they certainly are comparable, but individual preferences may favor one of the others. Still, a good buy for 300.
My Pentax SP 10x is a bit more solid in the hand, but definitely a touch less sharp. I do not have the Pentax ED version.
For 8x, I think I will stick to my old porros.
I actually preferred the handling and construction on the old model Legend, but, yes, the HD Legend is a good value when it comes to optics. To be sure, the new Legend HD is a completely different bino than the old Legend.
Hard to say what Bushnell model these new HD are modeled after, the body. May be a completely new supplier, or perhaps the plant that makes Bushnell EX, getting into the premium glass game.
The Bushnell HD 8x42 may be the best buy for optics beginners, but I only have the 10x to look at now. Focusing from near to far is nearly one revolution on the knob. Not the slowest.
A new supplier for the new HD was my conclusion, too, or, at least, a supplier that makes one of the other Bushnell models. Either way, the Legend HD does have better glass, I agree.