8X40mm Natureview Birder porro prism


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This Bushnell Natureview Birder is the most economical full-sized 8x binocular we carry. Despite its low price, it is optically good enough to keep a beginning birder happy for years . . .
Our Product #: BU840
Bushnell Product #: 118401
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Product Description

This 8-power Bushnell Natureview Birder is the most economical full-sized binocular we carry. Despite its low price, it is optically good enough to keep a beginning birder happy for years. The Natureview Birder is a super gift to start a new birder on a lifelong hobby.

The 14' close focus of this Bushnell Birding Series binocular is reasonably good for such a modestly priced binocular. Combine that with the bright images of its 40mm objectives, and the Natureview Birder is very useful for close-in woodland birding as well as more long distance observing across open fields.

The Bushnell Birder also makes a great second binocular for friends or family members to use when they come visiting, as well as a very affordable second binocular to toss in the car for traveling or vacations. It's an excellent value when cost is important, as its quality is quite surprisingly good when you consider its very modest price.

Features of this binocular . . .

  • Classic Z-body BK7 porro prism design.
  • A large ribbed center focus wheel lets you focus both eyepieces of the binocular simultaneously.
  • Black rubber armor protects the Birder from accidental bumps and provides a secure and comfortable grip in all temperatures and climates.
  • Fully magnesium fluoride anti-reflection coated on all air-to-glass optical surfaces for high light transmission, with strategically-applied multicoatings on some surfaces.
  • The Natureview Birder has 14mm of eye relief, so there will be very little image vignetting for those who must wear eyeglasses when observing.
  • Rubber eyecups roll up and down for quick changes between eyeglass wearer and non-eyeglass wearer use.
  • A diopter adjustment on the right eyepiece lets you individually match the binocular eyepieces precisely to your eyesight for the best views.
  • A tripod adapter socket in the center hinge allows you to mount the Bushnell Birder on a photo tripod for hands-free observing by using an optional tripod adapter.
  • The Bushnell Natureview Birder comes with snap-in eyepiece and objective lens covers, a padded soft case with shoulder strap, and a binocular neck strap. The neck strap is a little on the narrow side, so despite the binocular's light weight (only 24.8 ounces), a wide padded neck strap like one of those recommended below might make a useful optional addition for more comfortable all-day carrying.
  • Tech Details

    Armored Yes
    Close Focus 14'
    Exit Pupil 5mm
    Eye Relief 14mm
    Field of view 6.95
    Field of view 1000 yards 365'
    Height 6.5"
    Interpupillary Distance 57-75mm
    Optical Type Porro Prism
    Relative Brightness 25
    Twilight Factor 17.89
    Weight 24.8 oz
    Warranty Limited Lifetime


    Review by:
    I bought these for the 2017 solar eclipse and attached a solar filter to each objective. Sunspots were clearly visible and it made the eclipse even more enjoyable, all without having to setup a mount and telescope. I have enjoyed using them regularly for daytime nature observing and nighttime star and moon observing ever since! (Posted on 10/24/2018)
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