I have a pair of Bushnell Falcon 10×50 Binoculars that I use for general outdoor purposes, mainly hiking and camping. I got them for Christmas a year or two ago, and though I was a bit dissapointed that they were sort of a base-model, but I’ve actually gotten a lot more use out of them than any previous pair of binoculars I’ve had in my whole life.
Mind you, I’ve only ever had smaller, cheap binoculars before, so I would definitely recommend these for people who are looking for a cheap upgrade to wide-angle lenses.
I live in a town outside of Seattle near Mt. Rainier and I’ve used these binoculars for the last two summer on hikes out in the Cascades and Olympics and really enjoyed taking them along with me.
The best is at night when it’s clear or when there is a full moon, I was surprised at how well they work for looking at the stars and moon, especially considering how inexpensive they were compared to some of the high-end binoculars that seem to be more ideal for that type of use.
Who doesn’t like looking at the stars through a good pair of binoculars? Especially out in the hills where the light pollution is considerably less, the entertainment value of these binoculars is quite impressive.
Not only were they fun to use at night, during the day I thought the Bushnell Falcon binoculars performed well in a variety of situations out on the trail. For anyone looking for a pair of entry-level wide-angle binoculars by a well-known and trusted brand, I’d recommend considering Bushnell’s line-up for their overall value.
I’m probably getting ready to upgrade, but I can recommend these binoculars because they truly introduced me to the joy of owning and using nice binoculars while outdoors.