The large 50mm lenses combined with a reasonably high 10x magnification makes this the ideal binocular if you want a good low light capability, greater image detail, a further reach and are willing to carry a slightly larger than standard instrument. These characteristics will certainly benefit those who operate in wide open areas like the mountains or near a lake and who require a bright image even whilst out glassing when the sun is below the horizon and ambient light levels are not optimal.
For a 10x binocular, these have a wide view and the twist-up eyecups with 18mm of eye-relief ensure that almost all users are catered for, including those who wear eyeglasses.
The budget-friendly series of Legacy WP binoculars from Bushnell is made up of three full-sized porro prism models. Each is quite different from the other and so as a series, they cater for a wide variety of outdoor pursuits. There are two fixed magnification models, an 8x42 and a 10x50, as well as a 50mm version that has an adjustable 10-22x zoom.
The 8x42 and 10x50 models are fully sealed and thus 100% waterproof. They have also had the internal air replaced with a dry gas that puts an end to the problem of internal lens fogging. Note: the 10-22x50 version is weatherproof, meaning that it inhibits moisture and dust from entering, but is not fully waterproof or fogproof.
The fixed magnification Legacy WP binoculars feature twist-up eyecups, whilst the zoom version has fold-down eyecups and also a small lever near the right eyepiece for adjusting the magnification.
All models have a diopter adjustment ring and a large, easy to reach central focus wheel for precise focal adjustments. They are also all easily fixed to a tripod using a standard adapter. This is especially important for the zoom binocular as you can then achieve a completely shake free image even at maximum power.
These binoculars also all have a hard wearing rubber armor on the outer surface that offers protection to the optics as well as improves grip, is less reflective and is sound buffering helping you remain undetected should you need to.
These binoculars are fully multi-coated, meaning that every exterior glass surface throughout the entire optical pathway has been treated with an anti-reflection chemical, which results in an improved light transmission.
Internally they use a more traditional porro prism, which offers a high level of performance, but without the need of expensive coatings that roof prisms require. These prisms are also created from BaK-4 glass, which produces a better and brighter image than lesser quality optical glass.
The Legacy WP package includes a protective carry bag, comfortable neck strap, lens covers, rain guard for the protection of the eyepieces and a lens cleaning cloth.
Legacy WP series binoculars are backed up by Bushnell’s dependable 30-year warranty.
|Binoculars series||Bushnell Legacy WP|
|Lens diameter||50 mm|
|Exit pupil||5.0 mm|
|Eye relief||18.0 mm|
|Field of view||114 m / 1000 m|
|Field of view (deg.)|
|Apparent field of view (deg.)|
|Close focus||5.5 m|
|Lens coating||Fully Multicoated|
|In production since|