Bushnell Falcon 10×50 Review: Wide Angle Binoculars

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Bird watching is a common hobby. It’s beautiful, you get to see birds close and learn a lot about their lifestyle. And it can be an expensive hobby too. 

But if you are just getting into the scene and don’t want to spend a ton behind your first binocular. Then Bushnell Falcon 10×50 IS the right product you are looking for. 

BUSHNELL BINOCULARS COMPARISON TABLE

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Bushnell Falcon 10×50 Wide Angle Binoculars…
Bushnell Falcon 10×50 Wide Angle Binoculars…
Bushnell H2O Waterproof/Fogproof Roof Prism…
Bushnell Binocular Bundle: Trophy XLT 10×42…
Bushnell Legend L-Series Binocular, Black, 10x42mm
Bushnell PowerView 20×50 Super High-Powered…
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$71.12
$38.39
$109.00
$267.98
$188.14
$76.97
Reviewed Binoculars
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Bushnell Falcon 10x50 Wide Angle Binoculars...
Title
Bushnell Falcon 10×50 Wide Angle Binoculars…
Price
$71.12
Preview
Bushnell Falcon 10x50 Wide Angle Binoculars...
Title
Bushnell Falcon 10×50 Wide Angle Binoculars…
Price
$38.39
Preview
Bushnell H2O Waterproof/Fogproof Roof Prism...
Title
Bushnell H2O Waterproof/Fogproof Roof Prism…
Price
$109.00
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Bushnell Binocular Bundle: Trophy XLT 10x42...
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Bushnell Binocular Bundle: Trophy XLT 10×42…
Price
$267.98
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Bushnell Legend L-Series Binocular, Black, 10x42mm
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Bushnell Legend L-Series Binocular, Black, 10x42mm
Price
$188.14
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Bushnell PowerView 20x50 Super High-Powered...
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Bushnell PowerView 20×50 Super High-Powered…
Price
$76.97

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Pros

Cons

BUSHNELL FALCON 10x50 REVIEW: FEATURES AND BENEFITS

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BUSHNELL FALCON 10x50 SPECS

Topic Value
Autofocusing Porro prism
Magnification 10x
Lens Diameter 55mm
Close Focusing Distance 25 Feet
Eye Relief 9mm
Exit Pupil 5mm
Field of View 300ft at 1000 Yards
Weight 27 Oz

BODY QUALITY

First of all, let me clarify one thing. This is a cheap binocular, by cheap I mean really cheap. Coming under 40$ you can’t expect the binocular to have carbon fiber body. 

We believe the chassis is made out of plastic. But the whole chassis has a rubber armor coating all over the body.

While we don’t recommend you trying out the drop hammer test on it but, it’s a cheap scope you can always let your curiosity get the better of you. 

The binocular is really light. It’s less than 800 grams. It’s 27 oz.

The height of the binocular is 8 inches and the width is 3.5 inches. The length of the binocular is 9inches. It’s really compact. 

The matte black finish and the rubber coating gives the Bushnell 10×50 a premium look. At first glance, it’s impossible to determine the binocular costs less than 40$.

OPTICS QUALITY

The image quality really impressed me. The blue hue to the lenses gives the scope a premium feel and looks really good from far away. 

Like the name suggest the optics are wide-angle.

The lenses are not fully multi-coated but they are multi-coated. The objective lens is big enough to gather plenty of light to give you clear images. 

Like we said the image quality for the price is more than praiseworthy.

While the binocular is not meant to be used in low light but the light gathering potential makes the binocular usable in low light. Emphasize on the word usable. We are not saying this is the best binocular for low light by any means. 

PERFORMANCE

The binocular as a whole exceeded all my expectations. Like for real, I was hoping that I would get a toy for 40$. But in return, I actually got a working usable decent binocular. 

That performs fairly well. The image quality was good. Yes, good.

The wide-angle lens gives you a wide field of view. You get a huge 300 ft of field of view @1000yards. That my friend is a lot. Compared to 100ft or less than 100ft @1000 yards (in most other binoculars). 

The body is flexible and you can take it almost anywhere. The binocular is compact. And like we mentioned earlier the black matte build is just excellent and elegant. 

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CAN I USE THE BUSHNELL FALCON 10x50 FOR ASTRONOMY?

One thing people really misunderstand is that you need 1000X zoom to do astronomy. Where in reality it depends on the prism and the lens you are using. Bushnell is known for making good lenses. Here in the Falcon 10×50, it’s no different.

The lenses are made out of glass, not plastic, told you this is not a toy. To be honest you can try astronomy. But don’t expect an excellent result. 

The images you see may be worthwhile. But the pictures you may take through the lens won’t be worth it. It’s a 40$ binocular cut it some slack. 

You can see stars bright and clear even if you live in a polluted area. But don’t expect to see all the marks of the moon through the binocular. 

IS THAT A GAME WATCHING BINOCULARS?

The binocular is excellent for game watching. At base magnification, the binocular has no distortion whatsoever. 

The binocular is excellent for game watching. At base magnification, the binocular has no distortion whatsoever. 

TARGETTED AUDIENCE

People that are new to birding and don’t want to spend a ton are the main targetted audience of this binocular. 

You can even give it as a gift to your child. It won’t break the bank and your kid will be happy to get a real binocular instead of those toys. 

BUSHNELL FALCON 10x50 REVIEW: CONCLUSION

This is an excellent cheap binocular. We can recommend this without any kind of hesitation. We tried to highlight the key features of the binocular. 

Because of the price it has many things going for it. You won’t regret the purchase. I mean for less than 40$ you can’t get any better than this. 

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