The Binocular Site
Bushnell was founded after the Second World War in an occupied Japan by David P. Bushnell. Now headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, Bushnell boasts the largest market share in all sports optics categories. Along with it's high quality optical equipment they also sell eyewear under the brands Bollé, H2O Optix, and Serengeti. Bushnell also owns the rights to the Tasco brand and has made binoculars for Bausch & Lomb. Although Bushnell took over the Bausch & Lomb binocular line, they no longer make this brand -- but they do honor any outstanding warranty on Bausch & Lomb binoculars.
With over 50 years experience, Bushnell is the most recognized name in sports optics in the world. Their products have won numerous awards for their quality and innovation in the field and their extensive line of products dwarfs many of their competitors. Bushnell continues to create cutting edge products for all outdoor activities and this is true across all their products from their value priced ranges up to their highest end models.
The line of binoculars from Bushnell is immense, covering nearly every use you can think of for binoculars. With over 100 different models in 21 different ranges, Bushnell binoculars provides one of the widest variety of field glasses available on the market today. All models are backed with Bushnell's expertise and the very latest in optical technology. Bushnell's legendary quality, precision, and durability makes them a popular choice among first timers and serious adventurers.
Bushnell's massive selection of binoculars fall into many ranges. At the high end are the Elite, Elite E2, and Infinity ranges which offer superior performance and durability. For rugged outdoor adventure, the Legend range of roof and porro prism binoculars feature all weather protection. The Image View and Instant Replay lines offer built-in cameras for digital imaging. Nature and outdoor sport lovers have a wealth of choice across the Excursion, Excursion EX, Trophy, and Legacy ranges. Bushnell also has a range of marine binoculars, compact travel binoculars, wide angle binoculars, value-priced binoculars, and many more to suit you needs.
The magnification available on Bushnell binoculars ranges from 7X to 16X across all their product lines. Along with these fixed magnifications they offer a couple of different low magnification models at 4X that offer an extremely wide field of view. Bushnell also has a number of zoom binoculars with the following magnification ranges 7-15X, 7-21X, 8-16X, 10-22X, 8-20X and 10-30X.
Bushnell has a great variety of objective lens sizes across the whole of their product line-up starting at 21mm and going up to 50mm.
Field Of View (F.O.V.):
The narrowest field of view you will find on Bushnell binoculars is 100 ft. at 1000 yd. This is at 30X on the 10-30X25 Powerview Porro Prism zoom binocular. The widest field of view available is on the 4X21 Xtra-Wide binocular designed for sports watching. This has a field of view of 900 ft. at 1000 yd.
Product Offering:Bushnell offers a wide range of choices in their binocular line-up. From full size field glasses to compact travel binoculars, Bushnell offers something for everyone. They have all weather models with special rain proof coatings on the lenses, Marine models that will float if dropped in water, and lots of other models designed for outdoor pursuits. All Bushnell binoculars have high quality optics that deliver sharp clear images.
In addition to Bushnell's stellar line-up of binoculars they also manufacture lines of rifle scopes, spotting scopes, laser range finders for sporting and golf, GPS units, trail cameras, and a host of other products and accessories.
The listed prices for Bushnell binoculars start at $22.95 on the value end and ranges up to $1,259.95 at the high performance end.
The majority of Bushnell binoculars carry a limited lifetime warranty. Bushnell will guarantee the product to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The few exceptions to this warranty are the NextView binoculars, with a one year warranty, and the Falcon binoculars, which carry a two year warranty. For warranties outside the U.S. and Canada, you must contact your local dealer for information.
Although Bushnell no longer manufactures Bausch & Lomb binoculars, they do honor any warranty outstanding on that line of products.
Popular Bushnell Binoculars:
One of the top selling Bushnell binoculars is 12X50 PermaFocus Focus-Free Wide-Angle Binocular. This model features a great field of view at 12X magnification and does not require focusing making it perfect for sporting events. This great value model has a non-slip rubber armored body and great coated optics which allow for a clear, sharp image. Also perfect for nature and birdwatching, this model is a great entry level binocular with a list price of $88.95.