Bushnell Falcon 7×35 Binoculars Review

By kawai | Binocular Reviews

Bushnell is known for their line of high-performance optics beloved by individuals in sports and recreational pursuits ranging from golfers, hunters to bird-watchers. The company’s Falcon binoculars are built to allow users to enjoy activities like bird-watching, wildlife and outdoor activities with a pair of binoculars at a very affordable price.  They are also a good choice when buying kids binoculars to get children interested in wildlife and nature.

Features

  • Up to 7X magnification, comes with 35-mm objective lens to provide users a clear, crisp and thorough view of subjects from up to a hundred yards.
  • High-quality BK-7 porro prisms has one coating that allows sufficient light for transmission, making the device recommended for daytime use and even the cloudiest of days.
  • Has InstaFocus feature to allow users to zero in quickly on their subjects minus the magnification hassles
  • Features 12-mm eye relief and 5-mm exit pupil
  • Includes foldable eyecups to safeguard lenses from abrasions and it can also be employed by eyeglass-wearing users
  • Has external rubber coating to help safeguard the exteriors of the device and better handling
  • Includes protective housing for safer storage plus neck strap for hands-free carrying
  • Features wider field of view of 420-ft. at a thousand yards to allow users to observe a broad range of scenery from a distance

Advantages

The Falcon, as the name suggests, is actually a great binocular that is perfectly made for bird-watching. It is capable of producing images with greater clarity and crispness. Its automatic focus alone works effectively; in fact you might not use its InstaFocus lever to adjust the magnification since the auto focus is always precise.

The Falcon is recommended for folks who like observing a great deal of detailed scenery but as mentioned before, it will highly-benefit those who are into the bird-watching pursuit. They can be used by both adults and kids, once they get the hang out of using the device.

The model will also suit avid campers and hikers who often venture into the wild and take pleasure in the nature that surrounds them. By way of its wide field of view, the user can scrutinize in precision a wide variety of scenery at a great distance.

Other than that, the model feels light and rates high when it comes to ergonomics. The rubber coating prevents slipping while its neck strap allows users to just hang the device on their necks if they are not using it. It is a strong and durable pair as well and it can certainly accommodate a broad range of outdoor activities that call for optics.

Several users online also agree that the image quality that the device provides and its excellent design and built works well with its array of features. It operates nicely for its price level and value so users can make use of the binoculars for an extended period of time.

Disadvantages

While the binoculars have had a number of advantages, some customers said that the Bushnell Falcon was not small enough to fit in their pockets. Several users also complained that the item did not include a tripod adapter, which means additional expenses would have to be doled out. As for me, it would have been better if the lenses of the binoculars have had more layers of coating as opposed to a single one.

Furthermore, I noticed that the pair was not fog-proof and waterproof. Though the device was made from quality, durable materials, it lacked those important aspects. The binoculars are not filled with nitrogen thus the device is vulnerable to fogging during humid or cold weather. Making them waterproof and fog-proof will really expand their lifespan. Users need to take particular care of using the device during bad weather conditions.

Verdict

If you are a beginner in the bird-watching hobby and need a pair of binoculars that work, the Falcon 7×35 from Bushnell is an effective, competent pair that will suit beginners well. It will zero in on your subject fast and easy without the blur and other kinds of hassles.

However, if you are the type who likes traveling to known areas with unpredictable weather, you might have to settle with fog-proof and waterproof model. Bushnell actually has other binoculars in their line with waterproof and fog-proof features so you should check them out instead of this one.

If the price of a product is a concern, you will be glad to know that the Falcon comes with a reasonable price. It is an affordable pair of binoculars that work well and will make any budget-conscious bird-watching enthusiast or hiker happy.

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