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Bausch & Lomb Legacy 10x50 WA

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3.0 (Based on 2 Reviews) 100% of reviewers recommended this product.
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    1. aarons

      aarons New Member

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      Oct 14, 2007

      3.0 Decent entry-level binocs

      Pros:

      Value, balance between aperture and weight, decent image, easy grip

      Cons:

      Tight eye relief

      Comments:

      We got these binoculars used but in very good condition. They seem very rugged, and are easy to hold and grip, even in the cold. These binoculars strike a good balance between being light enough to use without a tripod, but large enough to see some night sky fuzzies. The image quality is good on-axis, a little soft at the edges. They don't have enough focus to allow me to use them without my glasses, and have tightish eye relief - something to consider if you have to wear glasses. You may also want to consider getting a tripod for longer viewing sessions.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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    2. viperbob

      viperbob New Member

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      Oct 2, 2007

      3.0 Bausch & Lomb 10x50 Legacy WA

      Pros:

      Light weight, decent FOV, multi-coated lenses, good starter binoculars

      Cons:

      Poor eye relief, expensive, some edge distortion

      Comments:

      The night skies here in New Jersey have been so clear lately that I had the chance to compare my 10x50 Orion World View binoculars with my friend's 10x50 B&L binos. I was slightly disappointed. I've always thought that B&L made some great optics, but these were less than great. They have the less expensive BK7 Porro prisms and cost $109 plus shipping. Eye relief is kind of short at 12mm and if you are an eye glass wearer, it's going to be a little hard placing your eye in the right spot.

      Now these binos do have a decent FOV at 7.5 degrees, and are armored so they feel great in your hands. When I tripod-mounted this pair I found some edge distortion and the views on-axis were ok to about 70%. Not bad, but not good for me at over $100.

      However, for a newbie to the astronomy family, these would be a nice pair of starter binos before moving on to something more expensive.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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