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 Falcon 10X50: Outlooks
Specifications | Magnification: 10x; Objective Lens: 50 mm; Eye Relief: 9 mm; Exit Pupil: 5 mm; Linear FOV @1000 yds: 300 ft; Length: 9.3 Inches; Weight: 27 Oz.
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$.
The image quality really impressed me. The blue hue to the lenses gives the scope a premium feel and looks really good from far away.
Like the name suggest the optics are wide-angle.
The lenses are not fully multi-coated but they are multi-coated. The objective lens is big enough to gather plenty of light to give you clear images.
Like we said the image quality for the price is more than praiseworthy.
While the binocular is not meant to be used in low light but the light gathering potential makes the binocular usable in low light. Emphasize on the word usable. We are not saying this is the best binocular for low light by any means.
The binocular as a whole exceeded all my expectations. Like for real, I was hoping that I would get a toy for 40$. 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.
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.
Can I Use 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.
- Great matte black design.
- Really cheap.
- Durable body with rubber coating.
- Compact and easy to carry.
- Excellent field of view.
- Can’t use it with a tripod.
- No water-resistant rating.
Bushnell Falcon 10X50 Review Summary
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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