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Bushnell Elite 10x42 ED

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Bushnell Elite 10x42 ED

Postby amarant on Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:35 pm

I have been using this excellent binocular for only a couple of days and compared with Bushnell Elite e2 10x42, it is a clear winner. The only thing in common with Bushnell e2 is the shape. In reality, Elite ED is a new binocular with a higher quality body and optics than e2. You can see its Japanese engineering at first sight. It has bright, sharp image with excellent contrast. The resolution reveals even the finest detail without color aberration. CA is only noticeable at the edges of the image. Astigmatism is negligible. There is very little distortion, and there is a large “sweet spot”, about 80% of the image, maybe little more.

The body is engineered with Japanese precision, which can not be overlooked. It is strong and elegant. The center focus knob turns smoothly, but is not loose. Also, eyecups hold firm in position after twisting up. If you wear glasses, eye relief is sufficiently large for comfortable viewing.

If I can summarize, then Bushnell Elite ED 10x42 is a binocular, which is not going to disappoint and has high value. It is priced at the top of middle class, but in reality, Bushnell Elite ED belongs at the bottom of the top class both with its optics and body engineering. Reliability is what you feel immediately when holding it for the first time and when birding. There are no obstacles for hunting use.
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Re: Bushnell Elite 10x42 ED

Postby Jne_K on Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:37 am

Thank-you for contributing this review.
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