The 10x magnification enables greater image detail at longer distances, but at the same time, the higher power does slightly reduce their effectiveness in suboptimal light conditions. Therefore the perfect type of scenarios of where to use the binoculars includes out in the open and during the day, perhaps in the hills or along the coast where the space between you and your intended target is a little greater.
Whilst the porro prism shape offers a slightly improved stereoscopic image, the minimum close focusing distance is extended. Thus if you regularly like to observe objects at close range, the 8x42 roof prism option may be a better option for you.
A mid-level offering from Bushnell and as their name suggests the NatureView series is intended for general outdoor uses, but in particular, they have a number of models that will appeal to birders and larger wildlife observers. NatureView binoculars are available in both roof and Porro prism options, with each supplied in a range of popular size and magnification configurations. Thus you should be able to find the ideal model to suit your personal tastes and requirements.
All NatureView binoculars feature a tough rubber armour, that protects the optics inside the chassis through shock absorption and at the same time provide you with a high grip surface to hold onto even in wet conditions.
These binoculars use large centrally positioned focus wheels that are easy to reach and allow for more precise focal adjustments. A diopter adjuster is integrated into an eyepiece so they can be tuned to compliment your particular eyesight. The central hinge adjusts to match the ocular lenses to the distance between your eyes and they also include twist-up eyecups, which permit you to alter the distance of your eyes to the ocular lens ensuring you get the full field of view.
Most models are O-ring sealed and filled with dry Nitrogen gas and thus are both fog and waterproof. However there are a few that are not, so if this is important to you, be sure to check the specifications of the specific model you are interested in. Roof prism versions are tripod adaptable.
All NatureView binoculars incorporate lead-free glass into their optical pathway that is far more environmentally friendly than many alternatives from other brands.
Using a special chemical that has anti-reflection properties, the optics on most models are fully multi-coated. This improves the amount of light that is collected and then passed through the system for brighter, better quality views.
Be they "roof" or "porro" in design, most models within the NatureView series are fitted with prisms made from high-quality BaK-4 optical glass.
The usual selection of accessories is included with your new NatureView binoculars. This includes a protective carry bag, objective and eyepiece lens caps, an adjustable neck strap and cleaning cloth.
Bushnell NatureView series binoculars come with a 10 year warranty for added peace of mind.
|Binoculars series||Bushnell Natureview|
|Lens diameter||42 mm|
|Exit pupil||4.2 mm|
|Eye relief||15.0 mm|
|Field of view||115 m / 1000 m|
|Field of view (deg.)|
|Apparent field of view (deg.)|
|Close focus||3.5 m|
|Lens coating||Fully Multicoated|
|In production since||2014|