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.
Looks expensive. Feels expensive. Look through it and you might as well be looking through two coke bottle bottoms.
Wish it came with with a tripod adapter, but didn't. Accessories were nice - an enjoyable purchase
* 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
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.
Binoculars are used for hunting and watching sports.