Key Features: Bushnell elite ED 8x42 Binoculars
- 8x magnification
- 42mm diameter lenses
- Advanced Fusion Hybrid Lens system
- RainGuard HD water-repellent lens coating
- XTR technology
- PC-3 phase coating
- Twist-up eyecups
- Fully multi-coated
- ED Prime glass
- BaK-4 prisms
- O-ring sealed 100% waterproof/fogproof/dustproof construction
- Long eye relief
- Rugged, yet light rubber-armored magnesium chassis with scratch-resistant powder coat
- Locking center diopter adjustment dial
- Comfort neck strap and custom-molded case included
ED Prime Glass
ED Prime Extra-Low Dispersion fluorite glass delivers amazing color resolution and contrast, and virtually eliminates chromatic aberration and color-fringing to bring out the most distinct details possible in low-light conditions. Why Extra-Low Dispersion? Unlike ordinary lens surfaces, the ED Prime Extra-Low Dispersion flourite glass used in our new Legend Ultra HD binoculars allows the visible colors of the spectrum to focus at virtually the same point. This helps provide improved color resolution and contrast, practically eliminates chromatic aberration and color-fringing, and brings out detail even under low-light conditions.
Magnesium Alloy Chassis
Magnesium alloys are among the lightest available in modern engineering. They’re also super-tough, and used to form the skeletal structure of Elite, Elite E2 and Infinity binoculars.
The next generation of the world’s most effective anti-fog technology, it breaks up moisture even faster and more effectively than our original formula, plus a more slick surface to help clear the elements on the lens easier and faster. With Rainguard, Bushnell’s permanent, patented, hydrophobic and oleophobic lens coating, a foggy view is no longer an issue. This unique coating acts on water drops from rain, snow, sleet and even your own breath, reducing them into much smaller droplets. These tiny drops scatter less light, ensuring a clearer, brighter view.
Some binoculars are O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged for total waterproof and fogproof protection. These models can withstand complete immersion in water and stay dry inside. The interior optical surfaces won’t fog due to rapid temperature change or humidity.
As light passes through the many prisms and lenses of a roof-prism binocular, some light is usually lost along the way. Our exclusive new XTR technology - utilizing 60 layers of coatings on each prism - conserves, harnesses and optimizes the available light. XTR delivers an amazing 99.73% light transmission per lens for a combined light transmission of 90%, making the Bushnell Elite series the brightest binocular in its class.