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Bushnell 10x42 Fusion 1600 ARC Laser Rangefinder Binocular
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Without taking a 2nd mortgage on my house, this is by far the best unit I have come across. Simple to use, affordable,excellent focus features and not...
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Bushnell Fusion Binos - value for money

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on February 11, 2013
Great value for money with very good quality optics. I bought these to get the combined binos & RF to save carrying separate items "on the hill". (we have some serious "hills" where I hunt). I was expecting that optics might suffer a little with compromise of dual features but to my pleasant surprise the optics are superb. Have been able to range farm sheds and animals out to 1600 yrds. Only downside as noted is the difficulty in reading the RF display when operating in bright sunlight and brightly lit objects. Even when illumination is cranked to max. You have to move the binos to a darker object in the same vicinity to clearly see the display. No issues if you're hunting first light and dusk when lighting is not bright but could be tad frustrating if you spot a trophy head out in the tussock in middle of day or into a setting sun.
Pros: Really impressed with the glass, clarity, fov and depth. Very crisp. I would struggle to justify spending another $1k for euro high end binos.
Cons: ARC read out is difficult to read in bright sunlight, even when you crank up the illumination to max (4)....
Would recommend: Yes
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Bushnell Fusion ARC 1600 Rangefinder binoculars

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on April 2, 2012
Very good value for money - so much more affordable than other brands available
Pros: Very good value for money. Easy to set up and use. Instructions easy to understand
Cons: Display is somewhat difficult to read in bright light...
Would recommend: Yes
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Bushnell fusion 1600 10x42

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on March 18, 2012
The range finding is great on these. The only complaint is the hard to see display when used in bright lighting conditions. The glass is very usable; better than I expected. Really good glass for the price, even if the rangefinder was not included.
Pros: great rangefinder, good glass
Cons: display is hard to see in bright light...
Would recommend: Yes
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Nice integration but inferior to standalone products.

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on April 13, 2011
The LED-driven display is too dim and difficult to read on even moderately bright days. The LCD display used in the Bushnell 1500 rangefinders, which is easy to read under all conditions (except perhaps the dark of night) is superior. Even though the LCD thin film would likely compromise the optical clarity of the binocular vs. the LED projected image, Bushnell should have used the high contrast LCD display in the Fusion too. The Fusion optics aren't going to rival top bin euro optics or even a pair of Gold Rings, regardless.

Unlike the 1500, the Fusion is incapable of ranging at close range. I don't know where it signs off, but it's somewhere under 20 yards or so. My 1500 can range distances down to 5 yards, which may not be important to some users.

I'm looking forward to not having two optical devices around my neck banging against each other during hunts, but the rangefinder performance is disappointing. Most people seem to be critical of the optical performance of the Fusion, but I think discerning the optical differences between most mid-tier and up binoculars is splitting hairs. However, when it comes to a difficult ranging situation, you either get a reading or you don't (or you get one and can't read the dim display).
Pros: Only a single weight around your neck when hunting!
Cons: Rangefinder difficult to read in sunlight. Overall performance inferior to 1500....
Would recommend: Yes
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Very Impressive

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on April 7, 2011
I am a semi-professional photographer. Over the years I have had an opportunity to look through some of Nikon's best glass available. Bushnell has raised the bar with the Fusion 1600 ARC for range finding binoculars. The first thing I noticed is what appears to be a polarizing tint on the glass. This is a great feature because it helps temper convections (heat waves) when looking long distances over fields. We hunt ground hogs in a 4 square mile area where there is a total of 3 farms. So there are few buildings to worry about. My first trip out with these was yesterday and I was amazed at the clarity of objects at approximately 2 miles. I lased a barn with white paint and it came back to me at 1802 yards. If you want to ditch the range finder you have an go with a combo this is the one to buy.
Pros: Very good glass, compact and good for field work
Cons: Display may be a little dim...
Would recommend: Yes
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best buy ever

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on October 5, 2010
This is until now the best item that I have bougt for hyunting, easy to use, good vision in twilight
Pros: outstanding performance
Cons: none...
Would recommend: Yes
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bushnell 10/42 fusion 1600 arc laser rf

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, NY Written on April 5, 2010
Without taking a 2nd mortgage on my house, this is by far the best unit I have come across. Simple to use, affordable,excellent focus features and not over bulky. Other units led light features tend to blind eyesight temporarily due to brightness. This unit is by far more forgiving.
Pros: 1 unit does work of 2 units.
Cons: none...
Would recommend: Yes
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