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Zhumell 10x42mm Short Barrel Waterproof Binoculars

Item# ZHUA002
 
4.5

(391 Ratings)

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What's Included?

Binoculars, Objectives lens covers, Eyepiece covers, Neck strap, Carrying case with shoulder strap, Cleaning cloth

Description

Premium Performance in a New, Smaller Package!

Performance counts. And when you need premium optical performance without extra bulk, you'll want to choose Zhumell 10x42 Short-Barrel Waterproof Binoculars. Their small size and great optical clarity make them one of the best binocular values available.

 

Birders, butterfly watchers, and hunters will especially appreciate these small wonders. They can quickly shift from long focus to short and give clear views of objects as near as 6.5 feet. You'll get wildlife views so detailed, you'd almost think you're viewing with a microscope. Truly, the new 10x42 Short-Barrel Waterproof is one powerful, versatile instrument!

 

High-performance features

  • Rubber pads and a textured rubber-coated focus knob for secure grip and sure handling
  • Sealed, nitrogen-purged and nitrogen-filled chambers to prevent fogging
  • Diopter adjustment to fine-tune your view
  • Fully multi-coated optics for sharp, clear images
  • Twist-up eyecups to accommodate eyeglass wearers
  • Durable, shock-resistant design to withstand the rigors of frequent outdoor use

 

Zhumell 10x42 Short-Barrel Waterproof Binoculars are covered by a 25-year, "no-fault" warranty. That means you'll get a quarter-century of high performance from each and every pair. Guaranteed!

Supplier Sku:
303408

Dimensions & Specifications

Weight

24 oz.

Size

Full Size Binoculars

Eye Relief

15.1 mm

Waterproof

Yes

Features

Waterproof

Magnification

10 X

Brand

Zhumell

Dimensions (in)

5 x 5.25

Objective Lens Diameter

42 mm

Field of View at 1000 Yards

293 ft.

Angular Field of View

5.6 Degrees

Exit Pupil

4.2 mm

Focus Type

Center Focus

Close Focusing Distance

6.5 ft

Tripod Adaptable

Yes

Binoculars Series

Zhumell Short Barrel Binoculars

Lens Coating

Fully Multi-Coated

Prism Type

Roof Prism Binoculars

Prism Glass

BaK-4

Eyecups

Twist-Up

Interpupillary Distance

56mm-72mm

Twilight Factor

20.5

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Zhumell 10x42 Short Barrel Waterproof Binoculars
 
4.4

(based on 391 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (223)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (135)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (310)
  • Quality lenses (292)
  • Strong construction (285)
  • Close focus (246)
  • Lightweight (196)

Cons

  • Difficult to focus (45)
  • Heavy (42)
  • Poor quality (10)
  • Unstable (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (6)

Best Uses

  • Bird watching (242)
  • Wildlife viewing (225)
  • Sporting events/concerts (160)
  • Hunting (117)
  • Yachting (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (293), Avid adventurer (76), Professional guide (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (222), Yes (68)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great binocular, great value

I live at the edge of a conservation area and have always loved observing wildlife. I have been frustrated finding a good pair of binoculars for a decent price. These are the...Read complete review

I live at the edge of a conservation area and have always loved observing wildlife. I have been frustrated finding a good pair of binoculars for a decent price. These are the exception.

After reading all the reviews I could find, I decided to order a pair of Zhumell 10x42 Short Barrel binoculars. I was not disappointed. The clarity is very good, they have excellent three dimensional depth of field, and being short barreled, are easy to keep steady, something of a concern with a 10X lens.

I am very fussy when it comes to chromatic aberration and have returned some binoculars because of it. I am pleased to say that CA is almost undetectable in high contrast situations. The only other optical flaw is minor glare when observing at a right angle to the sun. The glare is blue and green, and easy to ignore. Fortunately, it is limited to only a few degrees and not really a big problem.

Mechanically, they feel very solid, the eye cups adjust easily, and the focus is easy to control.

All in all, I am very happy with these binoculars and feel that they are a very good value.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great lenses but difficult to focus

I have arthritis in my hands, and found that because the focusing rings are very stiff to turn, and the rounded texture "bumps" give little traction, I am having a difficult...Read complete review

I have arthritis in my hands, and found that because the focusing rings are very stiff to turn, and the rounded texture "bumps" give little traction, I am having a difficult and painful time focusing. Maybe, with use, they will loosen up? Perhaps they have to be stiff because of the waterproof feature? I think I will keep them, the price was good. But I won't enjoy using them as much as I have enjoyed binoculars that I have had in the past. The lenses and focus are very good.

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5.0

Best bang per buck

By John

from DENVER,CO

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Close Focus
  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Strong Construction
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching
    • Sporting Events/Concerts
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Zhumell 10x42 Short Barrel Waterproof Binoculars:

    I compared to $350 Swift Ultra's and these Zhumell binoculars win hands down. Their small, rugged and the optics are great. I definitely recommend these for their light weight and portability as well.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great binoculars

    By Carl

    from SALEM,OR

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Zhumell 10x42 Short Barrel Waterproof Binoculars:

      For the price. Just what we were looking for to watch our birds in the backyard. Plan to use them for whale watching on the coast too.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good Binoculars

      By Kelly

      from INDIANAPOLIS,IN

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses

      Cons

      • Difficult To Focus

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Zhumell 10x42 Short Barrel Waterproof Binoculars:

      These small binocs still pack a punch. Their short barrel design makes them lightweight while still having 10X42 zoom. They are easy to carry around without weighing me down. My only complaint is the focus knob gets a little stuck sometimes, making it difficult to focus quickly. Overall, worth the price.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Product Comment

      By Claudette

      from LARGO,FL

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight Waterproof
      • Waterproof

      Cons

      • Difficult To Focus
      • Just Ok

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching

      Comments about Zhumell 10x42 Short Barrel Waterproof Binoculars:

      I have not had them only a couple of days so check back with me in a couple of months. After I have used it for many birding outings, then I can comment.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Safari binoculars

      By Ronald L

      from LAKE MILLS,WI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Sporting Events/Concerts
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Zhumell 10x42 Short Barrel Waterproof Binoculars:

        In the spring of 2014 we went on a "Best of Africa" tour which included both Chobe and Kruger game parks. These binoculars worked extramely well for observing the "Big Five" at each park. They were easy to use and have great optics.

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        • No

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        Customer Q & A

        Q1: How can these weigh the same or less than the 8X42 of the same brand?

        A: The body of the 10x42 is the exact same build as the 8x42 binoculars. The only thing that changes between the two is 2x magnification. The increase in magnification is just a small difference in the thickness of the glass inserted as the objective lenses. The small difference in glass does not increase the weight.

        Q2: Are the BaK-4 Prisms phase coated or not?

        A: These prisms are fully multi-coated and not phase coated.

        Q3: Are these binoculars tripod adaptable?

        A: Yes, you can mount these to a tripod with the added accessory of a tripod adapter (Item#ZHUI002).

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