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Sometimes you don’t need to say much about a thing, and it’s still enough. That’s going to be the case with this Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 monocular review, because it’s (sadly) difficult to find more than the basics about this unit.
The Bushnell Legend Ultra monocular looks solid and has plenty of good features. Users seem to like it quite well.
That’s almost all there is to say about it, so if you just want to zip on over to Amazon to check the availability and pricing of the Legend 10×42 monocular, click the link below.
- 1 What Has Bushnell Done with the Glass in the Legend Ultra HD Monocular?
- 2 How Well Can You See with the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Monocular?
- 3 What’s the Verdict on the Bushnell Legend Ultra Monocular?
What Has Bushnell Done with the Glass in the Legend Ultra HD Monocular?
A better question might be: What haven’t they done with the glass in this monocular?
The glass in the prisms is ED (Extra Low Dispersion) Prime and BaK-4. That’s about as good as it gets.
The lenses, including the 42 millimeter objective lens, are fully multi-coated, have PC3 phase correction coating, Ultra Wide Band coating, and RainGuard HD. That’s also about as good as it gets.
Bushnell explains Ultra Wide Band Coating like this.
“An anti-reflection coating process that is customized for every lens element in the optical path, in order to allow the best possible light from the front glass all the way back to the eyepiece.”
On top of all that, Bushnell uses O-rings to seal the unit and purges the innards with nitrogen to make them both waterproof and fogproof.
So far, these are sounding like a top of the line monocular, but honestly they’re really not. I don’t mean that they are defective in any way. It’s just that there are others that cost a lot more and have similar features.
How Well Can You See with the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Monocular?
Let’s start this part of the description by seeing what one owner has to say about the Bushnell compared to the Vortex Optics brand.
“The image on this monocular is DEFINITELY better than from a Vortex DiamondBack 10×42 binoculars.”
Much of that is due to the high quality glass mentioned above.
The field of view (FOV) of the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD monocular is 340 feet at 1000 yards. That’s pretty good. You’ll be able to pick out your target rather quickly and easily.
The Legend has a zoom feature for bringing the target object closer, up to 10 times (10x) the original size.
The close focus distance is 6.5 feet, so you aren’t going to be using this for any insect or butterfly viewing.
Eye relief is a decent 15.2 millimeters. You might be able to get away with wearing glasses when using this monocular. There is a twist eyecup that may help in this regard.
You can use the built-in Picatinny rail mount to attach the monocular to your rifle or any other gadget that will accept it.
If you don’t have it so attached, you can use the clip on the side to slide it onto your belt or backpack or any other item that will accept it.
You can also slip it onto your wrist using the strap that is included. It weighs 13.2 ounces which isn’t much, but over time might feel a little weighty.
Videos about the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD monocular are few and far between too. This one isn’t the greatest, but it’s the best currently available.
You also get a carrying case and lens covers to protect your monocular when not in use.
What’s the Verdict on the Bushnell Legend Ultra Monocular?
This really is an awesome piece of optical equipment for the price. The Legend Ultra glass is great and therefore so are the images you see.
If I didn’t know how much this monocular cost, I would have expected to pay at least twice as much.
So why wait?
If this monocular really isn’t what you were looking for, see if there’s one more suited to your needs in this article.