Bushnell Permafocus 7x35 Review



The wide angle view with the Bushnell Permafocus 7x35 greatly expands the area you can see, which makes this model good for sporting events or viewing the city from on high. The focus-free feature ensures you won't miss any of the action. These binoculars can be used with a tripod and have a BK-7 Porro prism.

When the action is changing all around you, having binoculars that you don't need to focus is a blessing. In Bushnell Permafocus 7x35 reviews, this model wins accolades for the constant sharp and clear view of a football on the move, a bird winging through the air, or, as a review at the company's site reports, the numbers on racing boats as they start and finish a competition. And, with a field of view that extends 578 feet wide, you get to see all the action all the time, not to mention the scene around the action. According to binoculars reviews at Binoculars.com, these binoculars are a must-have for bird-watching, hunting, whale and dolphin watching, as well as for sporting events and relaxing by the lake. One review at Amazon also points out that focus-free binoculars are a good choice for kids who might not be able to manage the manual focus on other models. A review at B&H comments that the Permafocus 7x35 enabled a traveler with poor vision to take in all the sights during a vacation.

As with most cheap binoculars, however, a Bushnell Permafocus 7x35 review notes that you lose some clarity around the edges. Additionally, the permanent focus is designed for distance viewing -- at least 50 feet away -- so plans for close-in observation will be thwarted.

Where to buy

At 22.5 ounces, the Bushnell Permafocus 7x35 (starting at $44, Amazon) is heavier than most of our top picks. If you're using it to watch a game, you might feel compelled to put it down after a while, although it does come with a tripod mount. As the full name of this model indicates, it features 7x magnification and objective lens width of 35mm. The eye relief is 12mm, which is just about the minimum for eyeglass wearers, and some sites say it's an OK fit with spectacles. The Permafocus 7x35 features a BK-7 Porro prism.

Most people who posted Bushnell Permafocus 7x35 reviews agree with a user at Optics Planet who comments that these binoculars are a solid value and well worth their price.

Elizabeth Sheer

Elizabeth Sheer is a Brooklyn-based writer and researcher. In addition to researching and writing about household appliances and other consumer items, Elizabeth draws on her history of preparing cooking-related articles to conduct taste tests on all things delicious.

See full bio