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Bushnell 8x40mm Bird Watching Binoculars

Item# BUP306
 
4.5

(28 Ratings)

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What's Included?

Binoculars, strap, carrying case

Description

Explore nature without limits with the Bushnell NatureView Plus Birder 8x40mm binoculars. Designed specifically for serious birders and naturalists, the 8x40 Birders are lightweight, easy to use, and durable. These qualities also make them excellent for catching every moment of a favorite sporting event or concert, even from a great distance.


The 8x40 Birder features a 40mm objective lens diameter, which allows for ample lighting during peak bird-watching hours. 8x magnification and a field of view of 340 feet at 1,000 yards give you a close-up look at a wide range of space, with no distortion. Close-focus capabilities, BK-7 porro prisms, and fully coated optics allow for intimate, bright, and crisply detailed views of wildlife, without fear of disturbing or startling timid animals.


The center focus's textured knob makes easy work of honing in on the action. Durable rubber armor repels water, prevents slipping, and absorbs shock, and tripod adaptability allows you to keep the binoculars stable and steady, even through long periods of use. Eyeglass-wearers will appreciate the non-scratch, fold-down rubber eyecups, 12mm of eye relief, and diopter ring, which allows them to view things glasses-free by dialing in their specific correction.


Highly portable, easy to use, and tough, these binoculars are ideal for novice and experienced bird watchers and nature-lovers alike.


Supplier Sku:
118401

Dimensions & Specifications

Weight

18.3 oz.

Size

Full Size Binoculars

Warranty

2 Year

Eye Relief

12mm

Waterproof

No

Magnification

8x

Brand

Bushnell

Objective Lens Diameter

40mm

Field of View at 1000 Yards

330 ft.

Exit Pupil

5mm

Focus Type

Center Focus

Close Focusing Distance

14 ft.

Tripod Adaptable

Yes

Binoculars Series

Bushnell Natureview Binoculars

Prism Type

Porro Prism Binoculars

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Bushnell 8x40mm Bird Watching Binoculars
 
4.5

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

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    (14)

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    (0)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (16)
  • Close focus (15)
  • Quality lenses (13)
  • Compact (7)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Bird watching (18)
  • Wildlife viewing (11)
  • Sporting events/concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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4.0

Good quality for the price

By Kim

from SYRACUSE,UT

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching

    Comments about Bushnell 8x40mm Bird Watching Binoculars:

    I would recommend them.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Don't depend on the illustration

    By Bob the Okie birder

    from Oklahoma Citiy OK

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Easily focused
    • Lenses good but no tint
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Heavy
    • Not good for low light

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Bushnell 8x40mm Bird Watching Binoculars:

    I thought, from the picture on the website, that the lenses would be ruby coated, which helps reduce glare and aids in low light on the subject. The lenses are clear, and not really good for evening usage for birding. The value is good, based on what I've paid in the past.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    exceeds my expectations

    By Outdoor type

    from Brownsville, Texas

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Hunting
      • Sporting Events/Concerts
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Bushnell 8x40mm Bird Watching Binoculars:

      Great binoculars for birdwatching, sporting events and hiking trips. A good way to add enjoyment to any outdoor adventure. A very good buy.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      a great product with great price

      By lily

      from illinois

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Bushnell 8x40mm Bird Watching Binoculars:

        [...] great product; I love it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great value

        By Steve

        from Kings Mountain, NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Close Focus
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction
        • Works Well With Glasses

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Bushnell 8x40mm Bird Watching Binoculars:

          Bright colors. Very sharp images.

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          Customer Q & A

          Q1: I want to send these binoculars to a friend in Ireland. How do I do this?

          A: You have two options 1. We can ship it to your friend if you put your friend as the shipping address. 2. You can have it shipped to you and then ship it to him yourself. Whichever option is easiest for you.

          Q2: What are the strongest compact, durable, and not-too-heavy binoculars currently available on the market? Brand and specifications would oblige. They are to be used mainly for tourist travel in Switzerland & other European locations. Thank you.

          A: My suggestion would be the Nikon Mopuntaineer II ATB 10X25. 10 times magnification 25mm objective lenses 25yr no fault warranty and very compact.

          Q3: What is the difference between porro and roof prisms in binoculars

          A: A porro prism binocular is where the prism inside the chambers are at 45 degree angles. In the roof prisms they are at 90 degrees. So in a porro the objective lenses are offset form where the eyepieces are while in a roof you are looking straight through them.

          Q4: what is the best binocular focus technique to achieve a crisp image

          A: Before even trying to focus on anything you want to see, you'll want to make sure your diopter adjustment is properly set and that your eyecups are set to your particular visual needs. Then turn the focus knob slightly past the focus point and back-turn it so it's precisely on. That method seems to work best.

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