Power Variability: Fixed
Objective Diameter: 50 mm
Close Focus Distance: Unknown
Dimensions: 7.5 x 3 x 6.8 in
Weight: 28 oz
Field of View: 286 ft/1094 yards
Eye Relief/Exit Pupil: Unknown/5 mm
Optics Coatings: Multi-coated
Prism System: Porro
Focus System: Center
Eye cups: Unknown
Tripod adaptable: Yes
Best Uses: Wildlife Observation, Sight Seeing, All-round Recreational Use
Bfull 12X50 Binocular Review
Most people haven’t heard of the new to 2017 online brand that’s partnered with an online retail vendor. However, for the one binocular they have in the market, it sure is causing a craze among newbs and first-time buyers. For a bino that’s new to 2017/18, it legitimately caught our attention as it has the buying crowds.
The optic is a large Porro prism bino that’s held multiple positions in the best seller’s ranks. In fact, that’s largely why it caught our eye. For a cheap brand and a budget binocular, we were curious to see why it was so popular among glassing rookies.
It turns out the extremely low price holds very little risk for buyers who want something affordable for recreational use. The very high-powered 12x magnification and large apertures of 50 mm are also attractants for potential buyers. You don’t often see this power range and objective lens platform priced so low. So, where did the compromises come in?
The prisms are made with BK7 glass instead of BaK-4 – not a big deal for general use especially with large 5 mm exit pupils. It’s also big and heavy weighing in at 28 oz for users who probably won’t be glassing and hiking all day. When weight and size isn’t an issue, the bino is generally for use in short spurts for recreational purposes.
It has multi-coated optics, is tripod ready, and rubber armored for non-slip grip that makes it an excellent choice for use for many first-time buyers and beginner glassers. However, defective binos do make their way into circulation although it seems to be a very small percentage. Most of the complaints reported were related to focusing issues, but many first-time binocular users may have experienced problems due to user error.
- Large 20 mm eyepieces
- 12×50 platform
- Multi-coated optics
- Porro prism
- Defective binoculars
- Focusing issues
Bfull 12X50 Binocular Q&A:
While there is no industry standard for the regulation of lens coatings, multi-coated optics are considered second best in coating quality. You don’t always see a binocular with multi-coated optics and offered at less than $50 in the market. Hence, it’s a benefit in this case. For more explanations on types of glass coatings, see our “Bino Glass Coatings” subsection for more details.
When looking to buy a binocular for such a cheap price, you should almost always opt for the Porro prism bino. They’re optically superior to cheap roof prism binos since the Porros don’t need additional prism coatings that roof prism binos require. For the price, the Porro prism bino is going to be the most functional optic in its budget category. Not sure what the differences are between the two prism designs? We’ll help you catch up on the Roof VS Porro Prism designs in a jiffy!
BK7 glass is a highly reflective crown glass used to make prism assemblies in binoculars. You can identify BK7 glass with its squarish exit pupil when looking through the oculars towards a blank drop or a light. While the exit pupil may cut out some of your field of view, this bino has a 5 mm exit pupil where the square shape shouldn’t interfere too much with your glassing. For more on BaK-4 and BK7 glass, check out our explanations on it here.
As far as glass quality, you shouldn’t expect too much. However, it’s got all the right factors in its specs that would make this a decent low-light bino. You have large 50 mm objective lenses for ultimate light gathering capabilities, multi-coated optics to transmit and make use of more light, and you have wide exit pupils of 5 mm that will allow all that light to come through to your eyes when the sun starts to go down.
These are entry-level and basic binoculars that are best put to use for recreational and general purposes. Going on a cruise, watching wildlife on your back patio, or sight seeing while touring. They’re also a decent pair of optics, even if you’re a pro glasser, but you’d like a cheap pair for general use.
The online retail vendor that Bfull partners with covers the return and refund warranties on the binocular. However, the Bfull bino does come with a 1-year warranty that can cater to claims regarding defective products, repairs, and replacements.
- High power 12x and large objective lenses 50 mm
- Large 20 mm eyepieces for extra comfort
- IPD range of 56-74 for use between kids to adults
- Includes additional accessories
- Ideal for recreational and multi-purpose use
Our Verdict on the Bfull Binoculars
To glass it up, the Bfull 12×50 binoculars are a decent buy. For a brand that doesn’t necessarily specialize in optics, they’ve done well to cover the basics. Even better, the price literally can’t be beat. However, functionality and quality place it as an entry-level bino that would be perfect for first-time buyers and beginner glassers.
Another comparable binocular that has several hundreds of buyers going nuts about is the Sky Genius 10×50 binos. They look eerily similar to the Bfull ones, and they even go for the same, low price online. It might be worth checking out if you’d rather go with a brand that’s been around a little longer than Bfull.
However, if you prefer to stick with a company where optics is their expertise, you’re going to have to fork out a little more cash. Don’t fret, it won’t be that much more, and it will still be under $100. The Bushnell Powerview 10×50 binoculars retain the high power and large objective lenses, BK7 glass, and multi-coated optics. But, you will gain in a few areas too for the extra cash you’re dishing out.
We don’t feature binoculars or brands like Bfull everyday, but when we do, it’s something to take note of. Its popularity status as a Choice product and best seller item was earned by the teeming crowds of happy buyers. If you’re a first-time buyer that doesn’t want to fork out more than 50 bucks, the Bfull bino fits the bill!