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Bushnell Legend Ultra HD or?

Postby fireroad on Tue May 25, 2010 8:09 pm

My father's 60th birthday is coming up and I want to pick him up a good pair of binoculars. Right now he has a cheap pair of some off brand (6x30mm) and would like to get him a good mod-ranged pair. I would love to get him a pair of Bushnell Elites as i love mine, but it's just not in the budget right now. The budget is only around $200 but I could spend up to $400 if I go with Bushnell as I have a credit with them. His use will be back yard bird watching, but they occasionally go to the coastal areas and do a little bird watching will they are there. Would the Legend Ultra HDs be a good choice in 8x42, or is there a better option out there in the price range?
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Re: Bushnell Legend Ultra HD or?

Postby Jne_K on Wed May 26, 2010 8:07 am

Hi

The Legend Ultra would be an excellent choice, especially if you have a credit going with Bushnell. It's a very compettive binocular at its price point. The Bushnell E2, would, of course, be even better, but go with the Legend if it is not in your price range.
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Re: Bushnell Legend Ultra HD or?

Postby Guest on Wed May 26, 2010 4:46 pm

There is no better optics for that price. But depends on who uses it for what. I use the 8x42 a lot, and know how to adjust it for me. It is not the ideal bino for a beginner who does not wear glasses, for example. It takes some adjusting as I said. With glasses on, works as good as any pair.

Bushnell Legend old style 8x42 is just as god for most uses, and a good deal at the prices offered, but hard to find. I do not recommend the Excursions, though they too are useable
http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-ex ... 44208.html

so go for the Ultras, but make sure he is happy and send back if it does not suit him.
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Re: Bushnell Legend Ultra HD or?

Postby Jne_K on Thu May 27, 2010 7:28 am

Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated.
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