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Bushnell Engage EDX 10×50 Binoculars

The Engage EDX is backed with the all-weather assurance of Bushnell's exclusive EXO Barrier lens coating - it repels water, debris, oil and fog.

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  • Full lifetime warranty
  • Fully multi-coated optics offer maximum brightness and clarity
  • It has a lightweight and rugged magnesium chassis
  • Combines 10x magnification with 50mm objective lenses
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    The Engage EDX – A best-in-class optic, with industry-leading features. The entire line is backed with the all-weather assurance of Bushnell’s exclusive EXO Barrier lens coating – it repels water, debris, oil and fog. The fully multi-coated optics offer maximum brightness and clarity, and they’re housed in a lightweight and rugged magnesium chassis. ED Prime Glass and a locking eyepiece diopter ensure razor sharp images every time.

    Combines 10x magnification with 50mm objective lenses for when you demand the highest level of light gathering for the brightest imaging possible.

    ED Prime Glass

    Bushnell's highest quality glass delivers amazing color, resolution and contrast, even in low-light conditions.

    Exclusive EXO Barrier Protection

    Bushnell's newest and best protective lens coating molecularly bonds to the glass, repelling water, oil, dust, debris and preventing scratches.

    Dielectric Prism Coating

    Applied to the prisms, it ensures vivid color reproduction and allows 92% light transmission for bright images.

    PC-3 Phase Coating

    Applied to the prisms, it enhances resolution and contrast.

    Video review

    We love the Engage EDX 10x50 Binocular. It has performed well in the field and the engineering standard applied to this product is high. Watch the video to learn more about the details.

    00:00 -​ Intro

    00:30​ - Detailed review

    01:45​ - Bushnell warranty

    01:50 - Final thoughts

    01:59​ - Bushnell stats

    Specification
    Item ID (SKU) BEN1050
    Product Name Engage Binoculars, 10x50mm
    Adapts to Tripod Yes
    Close Focus (m) 10ft / 3m
    Color Black
    Display Type 0
    Exit Pupil 5mm / 0.197in
    Eye Relief 15mm / 0.591in
    Eyecups Twist-up
    Lead Free Glass Yes
    Length 6.5in / 165mm
    Lens Coating Fully Multi-Coated
    Magnification x Objective Lens 10x42mm
    PC-3 Phase Coating Yes, PC3 Phase Coating
    Prism Glass BaK-4
    Prism Type Roof
    Water Resistant Yes, IPX7
    Waterproof/Fogproof Yes, IPX7
    Weight 29.2oz
    FOV (ft @1000yd / m @1000 m 340 / 113
    Protective Lens Coating EXO Barrier
    Dielectric Prism Coating Yes
    Ultrawide Band Coating Yes
    Lead Free Glass Yes
    Locking Diopter Yes
    Permafocus No
    ED Prime Glass Yes
    Reviews (7)
    5 stars 5 71 %
    4 stars 2 28 %
    3 stars 0 0 %
    2 stars 0 0 %
    1 star 0 0 %
    1. K. Siebert

      I am an optical designer with 20+ years in this field. I have $1000+ pair like the Alpen Rainier and others from the $100-$400 so I have a good basis for comparing.

      These are the Engage DX model and are stated on the Bushnell site(Also here on Amazon further down in the description) to have ED glass. So lets get started.

      Here is the good.
      They are Sharp both on and off axis. They are un-vignetted. They have reasonable eye relief. They feel like good quality.
      Here is the bad.
      They are supposed to be ED glass and should have better than average color correction. This is not the case. The color correction is less than average even for a pair of binoculars that does not have ED glass. This is very sad in a pair this nice in most other ways. On the moon the blue fringing really jumps out at you. I have a pair of Nikons and at 16x they have little to no color both on and off axis. So these binoculars at 12x should have less if they are really ED glass as stated on the Bushnell site. They are also supposed to have a locking right side focus(stated on the Bushnell website) and do NOT. This does not sound like the same pair that is described on their site. So in conclusion the “obvious” color on many bright objects really brings these binoculars down.

      The Engage (non-DX) model has the ED glass and locking diopter. I verified this for myself. It is also $60 more here on Nature Optix. IMO it is worth the money.

    2. Kerry Nietz

      I won’t claim to be an expert on binoculars, but as someone who’s loved Astronomy his whole life, I am a big fan of “seeing”. I also know that good seeing is as much about the light-gathering capabilities of the telescope/binoculars as it is about the quality of the lens inside.

      These Bushnell Engages seem to have both qualities in spades. They are astoundingly clear over distance. I live in the country, so I just walked them out to the road to have a look around. I first looked at a house about a half mile away–it looked like it was next door. I could even tell what propane company they used by looking at their outside tank. I then looked at an intersection that was almost a mile away. I was not only able to see the stop sign, but keep the image steady enough to read it. Very impressive.

      Plus, you can tell with only a little use just how solid and well-made this binocular is. I can easily believe they’ll provide a lifetime (and more) of use.

      If you’re in the market for a pair of binoculars the Bushnell Engage DX is an excellent choice. I highly recommend them.

    3. keith caldwell

      These are a fantastic pair of binoculars and I am very pleased. The construction, feel, and quality are excellent. They really excel when observing at longer distances. The only criticism would be the following, and it is minor. When the lens covers are installed on the front of the binoculars, the bands that hold them in place wrap around the body of each barrel. When you fold the binoculars together to get a closer pupillary distance, the bands touch and prevent the full range of travel. I have to remove the bands in order to fold the binoculars far enough together to achieve my pupillary distance. I also purchased the Bushnell tripod adapter and have the same issue when it is installed. The tripod adapter is a great addition because at higher magnification, the shake is amplified when viewing at longer distances. The Bushnell adapter was expensive, but there are plenty of cheaper adapters available that will work just fine. I would just recommend choosing one that is as narrow as possible so it does not interfere with the full range of motion. Again, these are minor issues and I will still rate five stars.

    4. Rockwell

      I’m very impressed with these binoculars. I’ve been a nature lover, birder, and soccer fan for many years. Had several binoculars over the years, this pair works well, had a great feel and grip, and with12 power brings subject up close without too much image shake. Can’t really have just one binocular for all uses! This pair is perfect for in car or stadium use, also short walks…have a light weight pair for long hikes and carries. The cost of these Bushnell Engage units is remarkably low and they compete with much higher priced glasses!

    5. Tiger

      WOW! This is a serious binocular if you really want the best. First of all, you’ll notice from the delivery of the package that it is surprisingly heavy. But it has a nice neck strap that helps distribute the weight. This isn’t for a casual tourist walking through San Francisco’s piers, but when you want a great view of something, whether watching nature, or you just want the best and isn’t a big deal to carry it around. You just get such more of a magnified view close up that you get to see a lot of the details easily. If you are going to go sight-seeing in nature, this makes it feel so much more close up!

      The build quality of these seems amazing. It comes with nice (attached) rubber covers for the ends, and a flexible removable cover for the eye pieces, a nice dust cover bag to cover it, and a pouch to put the whole thing in.

      Beware, at this amount of distance and magnification, and weight, it is going to appear more shaky held just by your arms. With a reasonably steady hand it is still good for checking things out. But for longer looking, it is good to rest your arms on something to support it. I kind of wish it had a mono-pod or tripod attachment on the bottom, but is probably too heavy for camcorder mono-pod/tripod stands.

      To make the picture whole between my eyes, I find myself pushing my eye in closer, but if your eye lashes hit the lens, it will cause the picture to blot out. So you extend the eye pieces out by rotating each of them. It is nice to have the option to shorten that can help with glasses, but just isn’t the same as without glasses. If I press it enough on my face, my eyelashes still reach the lens even when extended, so I just can press it in too hard. If you want this level of magnification to appear close up, there is only so much room you can do with lenses to get the picture close to your eye. Again, with the weight, supporting your arms instead of leaning on your face can help.

    6. Bruce O’Gorman

      These Binoculars are top notch optics quality you would expect from Bushnell. They come with attached lens covers a comfortable neck strap and a carrying pouch and case to protect your investment. The range and focus on the optics is fantastic and would be a great asset to any outdoor activity like hiking or bird watching. I highly recommend them.

    7. Chris

      Bought for using in long range shooting matches. These have a great set of glass and clarity is nice!!

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    FAQ
    Q:How do I know what to charge for shipping?
    A:

    Our shipping rates are based off of the billable weight of an order. Please visit our Shipping Rates page for detailed info.

    Q:Can I have a package shipped through UPS with a required signature on delivery?
    A:

    Yes, you can have a package with a signature confirmation for delivery; there will be an extra fee added. You may request by adding signature confirmation in the comment box when placing your order.

    Q:Do you ship internationally or to APO and FPO addresses?
    A:

    No, we only ship to the contiguous 48 states and to Alaska and Hawaii. We do not ship any International Orders (Including Puerto Rico, Guam, APOs and FPOs), including orders that have any connection to International shipments (freight-forwarders, etc.). This applies to both the shipping and billing addresses. Orders found to have an international connection will be cancelled. There are no exceptions.

    Q:Do you charge sales taxes?
    A:

    Since we are located in CA, we charge sales taxes only to CA residents.

    Q:How can I return an item?
    A:

    If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) request within 10 business days of the receipt of the product. If the item is returned unopened in the original box, we will exchange it, offer you store credit, or offer you a refund, less 25% restocking fee, based on your original method of payment. The product must be returned within 10 business days of the issuance of the RMA. All products must be packed in the original packaging, including any accessories, manuals, documentation and registration that shipped with the product. A 15% open box fee in addition to the 25% restocking fee (totaling 40%) will be assessed on any sealed product that is opened or removed from its original packaging.

    Please note that we do not permit the return of the following products:
    1. Special orders and products that are custom configured to your specifications.
    2. Products sold "as is" or "used" or that have been installed or used after receipt.
    3. Illumination devices, electronic sights, optics and night vision equipment.

    NOTE: We recommend that you use a carrier that offers shipment tracking for all returns, and either insure your package for safe return or declare the full value of the shipment so that you are protected if the shipment is lost or damaged in transit. If you chose not to use a carrier that offers tracking and insure or declare the full value of the product, you will be responsible for any loss or damage to the product during shipping.

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) offers limited tracking capabilities and that there is a 30-calendar-day waiting period before USPS will initiate a trace. The customer is responsible for shipping charges both ways on returns, as well as for shipping charges on shipments that are refused.

    The Engage EDX – A best-in-class optic, with industry-leading features. The entire line is backed with the all-weather assurance of Bushnell’s exclusive EXO Barrier lens coating – it repels water, debris, oil and fog. The fully multi-coated optics offer maximum brightness and clarity, and they’re housed in a lightweight and rugged magnesium chassis. ED Prime Glass and a locking eyepiece diopter ensure razor sharp images every time.

    Combines 10x magnification with 50mm objective lenses for when you demand the highest level of light gathering for the brightest imaging possible.

    ED Prime Glass

    Bushnell's highest quality glass delivers amazing color, resolution and contrast, even in low-light conditions.

    Exclusive EXO Barrier Protection

    Bushnell's newest and best protective lens coating molecularly bonds to the glass, repelling water, oil, dust, debris and preventing scratches.

    Dielectric Prism Coating

    Applied to the prisms, it ensures vivid color reproduction and allows 92% light transmission for bright images.

    PC-3 Phase Coating

    Applied to the prisms, it enhances resolution and contrast.

    Video review

    We love the Engage EDX 10x50 Binocular. It has performed well in the field and the engineering standard applied to this product is high. Watch the video to learn more about the details.

    00:00 -​ Intro

    00:30​ - Detailed review

    01:45​ - Bushnell warranty

    01:50 - Final thoughts

    01:59​ - Bushnell stats

    Item ID (SKU) BEN1050
    Product Name Engage Binoculars, 10x50mm
    Adapts to Tripod Yes
    Close Focus (m) 10ft / 3m
    Color Black
    Display Type 0
    Exit Pupil 5mm / 0.197in
    Eye Relief 15mm / 0.591in
    Eyecups Twist-up
    Lead Free Glass Yes
    Length 6.5in / 165mm
    Lens Coating Fully Multi-Coated
    Magnification x Objective Lens 10x42mm
    PC-3 Phase Coating Yes, PC3 Phase Coating
    Prism Glass BaK-4
    Prism Type Roof
    Water Resistant Yes, IPX7
    Waterproof/Fogproof Yes, IPX7
    Weight 29.2oz
    FOV (ft @1000yd / m @1000 m 340 / 113
    Protective Lens Coating EXO Barrier
    Dielectric Prism Coating Yes
    Ultrawide Band Coating Yes
    Lead Free Glass Yes
    Locking Diopter Yes
    Permafocus No
    ED Prime Glass Yes
    5 stars 5 71 %
    4 stars 2 28 %
    3 stars 0 0 %
    2 stars 0 0 %
    1 star 0 0 %
    1. K. Siebert

      I am an optical designer with 20+ years in this field. I have $1000+ pair like the Alpen Rainier and others from the $100-$400 so I have a good basis for comparing.

      These are the Engage DX model and are stated on the Bushnell site(Also here on Amazon further down in the description) to have ED glass. So lets get started.

      Here is the good.
      They are Sharp both on and off axis. They are un-vignetted. They have reasonable eye relief. They feel like good quality.
      Here is the bad.
      They are supposed to be ED glass and should have better than average color correction. This is not the case. The color correction is less than average even for a pair of binoculars that does not have ED glass. This is very sad in a pair this nice in most other ways. On the moon the blue fringing really jumps out at you. I have a pair of Nikons and at 16x they have little to no color both on and off axis. So these binoculars at 12x should have less if they are really ED glass as stated on the Bushnell site. They are also supposed to have a locking right side focus(stated on the Bushnell website) and do NOT. This does not sound like the same pair that is described on their site. So in conclusion the “obvious” color on many bright objects really brings these binoculars down.

      The Engage (non-DX) model has the ED glass and locking diopter. I verified this for myself. It is also $60 more here on Nature Optix. IMO it is worth the money.

    2. Kerry Nietz

      I won’t claim to be an expert on binoculars, but as someone who’s loved Astronomy his whole life, I am a big fan of “seeing”. I also know that good seeing is as much about the light-gathering capabilities of the telescope/binoculars as it is about the quality of the lens inside.

      These Bushnell Engages seem to have both qualities in spades. They are astoundingly clear over distance. I live in the country, so I just walked them out to the road to have a look around. I first looked at a house about a half mile away–it looked like it was next door. I could even tell what propane company they used by looking at their outside tank. I then looked at an intersection that was almost a mile away. I was not only able to see the stop sign, but keep the image steady enough to read it. Very impressive.

      Plus, you can tell with only a little use just how solid and well-made this binocular is. I can easily believe they’ll provide a lifetime (and more) of use.

      If you’re in the market for a pair of binoculars the Bushnell Engage DX is an excellent choice. I highly recommend them.

    3. keith caldwell

      These are a fantastic pair of binoculars and I am very pleased. The construction, feel, and quality are excellent. They really excel when observing at longer distances. The only criticism would be the following, and it is minor. When the lens covers are installed on the front of the binoculars, the bands that hold them in place wrap around the body of each barrel. When you fold the binoculars together to get a closer pupillary distance, the bands touch and prevent the full range of travel. I have to remove the bands in order to fold the binoculars far enough together to achieve my pupillary distance. I also purchased the Bushnell tripod adapter and have the same issue when it is installed. The tripod adapter is a great addition because at higher magnification, the shake is amplified when viewing at longer distances. The Bushnell adapter was expensive, but there are plenty of cheaper adapters available that will work just fine. I would just recommend choosing one that is as narrow as possible so it does not interfere with the full range of motion. Again, these are minor issues and I will still rate five stars.

    4. Rockwell

      I’m very impressed with these binoculars. I’ve been a nature lover, birder, and soccer fan for many years. Had several binoculars over the years, this pair works well, had a great feel and grip, and with12 power brings subject up close without too much image shake. Can’t really have just one binocular for all uses! This pair is perfect for in car or stadium use, also short walks…have a light weight pair for long hikes and carries. The cost of these Bushnell Engage units is remarkably low and they compete with much higher priced glasses!

    5. Tiger

      WOW! This is a serious binocular if you really want the best. First of all, you’ll notice from the delivery of the package that it is surprisingly heavy. But it has a nice neck strap that helps distribute the weight. This isn’t for a casual tourist walking through San Francisco’s piers, but when you want a great view of something, whether watching nature, or you just want the best and isn’t a big deal to carry it around. You just get such more of a magnified view close up that you get to see a lot of the details easily. If you are going to go sight-seeing in nature, this makes it feel so much more close up!

      The build quality of these seems amazing. It comes with nice (attached) rubber covers for the ends, and a flexible removable cover for the eye pieces, a nice dust cover bag to cover it, and a pouch to put the whole thing in.

      Beware, at this amount of distance and magnification, and weight, it is going to appear more shaky held just by your arms. With a reasonably steady hand it is still good for checking things out. But for longer looking, it is good to rest your arms on something to support it. I kind of wish it had a mono-pod or tripod attachment on the bottom, but is probably too heavy for camcorder mono-pod/tripod stands.

      To make the picture whole between my eyes, I find myself pushing my eye in closer, but if your eye lashes hit the lens, it will cause the picture to blot out. So you extend the eye pieces out by rotating each of them. It is nice to have the option to shorten that can help with glasses, but just isn’t the same as without glasses. If I press it enough on my face, my eyelashes still reach the lens even when extended, so I just can press it in too hard. If you want this level of magnification to appear close up, there is only so much room you can do with lenses to get the picture close to your eye. Again, with the weight, supporting your arms instead of leaning on your face can help.

    6. Bruce O’Gorman

      These Binoculars are top notch optics quality you would expect from Bushnell. They come with attached lens covers a comfortable neck strap and a carrying pouch and case to protect your investment. The range and focus on the optics is fantastic and would be a great asset to any outdoor activity like hiking or bird watching. I highly recommend them.

    7. Chris

      Bought for using in long range shooting matches. These have a great set of glass and clarity is nice!!

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    Most New and Unused

    You must return items in new or unused condition with all original materials included with the shipment.

    Partial Refunds

    We inspect all returned items and award a partial refund for opened or used products.

    45 Days to Receive Returned Items

    We must receive your returned items at our processing facility within 45 days of delivery

    Binoculars Returns

    You will only qualify for a full refund if you refuse the item(s) at the time of delivery or return the item before opening it and removing its wrapping.

    Q:How do I know what to charge for shipping?
    A:

    Our shipping rates are based off of the billable weight of an order. Please visit our Shipping Rates page for detailed info.

    Q:Can I have a package shipped through UPS with a required signature on delivery?
    A:

    Yes, you can have a package with a signature confirmation for delivery; there will be an extra fee added. You may request by adding signature confirmation in the comment box when placing your order.

    Q:Do you ship internationally or to APO and FPO addresses?
    A:

    No, we only ship to the contiguous 48 states and to Alaska and Hawaii. We do not ship any International Orders (Including Puerto Rico, Guam, APOs and FPOs), including orders that have any connection to International shipments (freight-forwarders, etc.). This applies to both the shipping and billing addresses. Orders found to have an international connection will be cancelled. There are no exceptions.

    Q:Do you charge sales taxes?
    A:

    Since we are located in CA, we charge sales taxes only to CA residents.

    Q:How can I return an item?
    A:

    If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) request within 10 business days of the receipt of the product. If the item is returned unopened in the original box, we will exchange it, offer you store credit, or offer you a refund, less 25% restocking fee, based on your original method of payment. The product must be returned within 10 business days of the issuance of the RMA. All products must be packed in the original packaging, including any accessories, manuals, documentation and registration that shipped with the product. A 15% open box fee in addition to the 25% restocking fee (totaling 40%) will be assessed on any sealed product that is opened or removed from its original packaging.

    Please note that we do not permit the return of the following products:
    1. Special orders and products that are custom configured to your specifications.
    2. Products sold "as is" or "used" or that have been installed or used after receipt.
    3. Illumination devices, electronic sights, optics and night vision equipment.

    NOTE: We recommend that you use a carrier that offers shipment tracking for all returns, and either insure your package for safe return or declare the full value of the shipment so that you are protected if the shipment is lost or damaged in transit. If you chose not to use a carrier that offers tracking and insure or declare the full value of the product, you will be responsible for any loss or damage to the product during shipping.

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) offers limited tracking capabilities and that there is a 30-calendar-day waiting period before USPS will initiate a trace. The customer is responsible for shipping charges both ways on returns, as well as for shipping charges on shipments that are refused.

    Combination

    This product: Bushnell Engage EDX 10×50 Binoculars $379

    Total:

    $428