Bushnell 10x42mm Elite Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 6.0 Degree Angle of View

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About Bushnell 10x42 Roof Prism

The Bushnell Elite 10x42mm Binocular boasts fluoride ED lenses with XTR lens coating technology - this remarkable optical refinement delivers an outstanding level of light transmission - up to 97% for each lens and up to 90% for the entire optical system.

To ensure crystal clear viewing at all times - the Elite's ED lenses also benefit from Bushnell's water-repellent RainGuard HD coating - this proprietary technology minimizes external lens fogging and it also causes moisture build-up from rain and condensation to bead up into fine droplets for enhanced viewing capability in rain, snow, sleet and dynamic climates.

The Elite 10x42 features a rugged housing that is constructed from a lightweight yet durable magnesium alloy - magnesium offers a significant reduction in weight along with enhanced rigidity. The internal chamber is filled with bone-dry nitrogen and o-ring sealed for lasting all-weather performance. The housing's exterior sports a rubber armoring along with a resilient powder-coat finish for a no-slip grip and added protection against abrasions, bumps and rough handling.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Quality lenses (4),Close focus (3),Lightweight (3),Waterproof (3),Works well with glasses (3)
Best Uses:
Bird watching (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual/ recreational (4)

Bushnell 10x42 Roof Prism Features

  • Advanced Hybrid Lens System: delivers 90% light transmission
  • Fully multi-coated fluoride ED lenses for enhanced color, resolution, contrast. ED lenses nearly eliminate chromatic aberrations and color-fringing
  • XTR lens coating technology: 60 layers of anti-reflective coatings for maximum light transmission
  • RainGuard HD water-repellent lens coating causes moisture from rain, snow, sleet and condensation to bead up and scatter less light
  • BAK4 roof prisms with PC-3 phase correction coatings provide maximum clarity, resolution, color-rendition and viewing precision
  • Substantial eye relief and twist-up eyecups provide a comfortable customized fit with or without eye/sunglasses
  • Rugged magnesium housing is nitrogen filled and o-ring sealed for waterproof all-weather reliability and performance
  • Durable and tactile rubber armoring and a scratch-resistant powder-coat finish offers secure handling and enhanced wear-protection
  • Center focusing system with a locking diopter adjustment provides fast and accurate adjustments for instant clear viewing

Bushnell 10x42 Roof Prism Specifications

Prism Type
Prism Glass
Objective Lens Diameter
42 mm
314' @ 1000 yd / 104.25 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance
8' / 2.44 m
Exit Pupil Diameter
4.2 mm
Eye Relief
15.5 mm
Lens Coating
Fully Multi & XTR
Focus Type
Tripod Mount
Yes (Adapter Optional)
28.1 oz / 797 g

Bushnell 10x42 Roof Prism Reviews

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(based on 5 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Reviewed by 5 customers


Expensive looking junk


from Kennewick, WA  -  Casual/ Recreational

Looks expensive. Feels expensive. Look through it and you might as well be looking through two coke bottle bottoms.


Nice & clear with or without glasses


from Baton Rouge, LA  -  Avid Adventurer

Wish it came with with a tripod adapter, but didn't. Accessories were nice - an enjoyable purchase

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Bushnell 10x42


from Wilmington, NC  -  Casual/ Recreational

* Easy to focus and adjust. The glass is very sharp. I would recommend to anybody that need great binoculars at a price that won't break the bank


I Can See Clearly Now


from Baltimore, MD  -  Casual/ Recreational

Needed to have something that was lightweight and compact to use when birding. Since we are near the water a lot, also wanted something that was water proof and fog proof. The Bushnell 10x42 H2O fit the job. Can't wait to get a second pair.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Nice Binocs


from Arkansas  -  Casual/ Recreational

Binoculars are used for hunting and watching sports.


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Questions about this item:

Walter P  Are these the newest version of the Bushnell Elite 10x42 Elite Binoculars or are they the Bushnell Elite E2 10x42 binoculars? Please reply a.s.a.p.
Shopper  the model is the 620142ED?
DAVID H  Yes, the model is No. 620142ED. I recommend the 8 power binoculars for general bird watching and woodland birding. The 10X42 binoculars are nice for viewing waterfowl and migrating hawks, but have a very shallow depth of focus that makes the 10X42 less useful for locating birds in dense foliage. The wider field of view on the 8 power binoculars is also an advantage for general birding. The 10 power binoculars are ideal as a second pair of binoculars for advanced birders. If possible try the binoculars before buying a pair: the eye cups screw out for use when not wearing glasses, but the eye cups don't have any "clicks" or stops to hold them in place. The slightest pressure against the eye cups causes them to screw back in. Oddly, even lower end binoculars have eye cups with stops. The price is a bargain for the optical quality, but the eye cups that don't stay in place are very annoying. The straps are also oddly long. I appreciate that the binoculars are waterproof and do not fog up in damp conditions. Overall, a strong value for serious binoculars; a little less than Swarovski specs for 1/4 to 1/5 the price. If your life revolves around birding you might find the Swaro's to be worth the additional cost.
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