Bushnell 18-1035 User Manual

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Model: 18-1035

LIT. #: 98-0495/10-04

CONTENTS

 

ENGLISH....................................................................................

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FRANÇAIS..................................................................................

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ESPAÑOL...................................................................................

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DEUTSCH...................................................................................

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ITALIANO ..................................................................................

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PORTUGUÊS..............................................................................

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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

1)Load two AA alkaline batteries into the compartment on the handstrap.

2)Press the Power button (a) to turn on. The electronic system will start up, and the binoculars will go to Standby mode after about five seconds. (LED indicator stops blinking

3)Adjust the eyepiece spacing (b) to match the distance between your two eyes.

4)Use your left eye as you adjust the focus control knob (c). When the image becomes sharp, use your right eye and turn the diopter adjustment ring (d) to focus for the right eye. Once you have performed the diopter correction, use only the control knob (c) to check focus again.

5)Turn the stabilization lever (e) to the ACTIVE position to activate the stabilization feature.

6)Press the power button briefly to change to fine mode, which is more effective at countering hand shake. Tap the power button again to return to normal mode.

7)When finished, turn the stabilization lever (e) to the HOLD position and press the Power button (a) to turn off.

LED

Status

 

 

Lit in orange

Standby (stabilization off)

Lit in green

Stabilization active (normal)

 

 

Flashing in orange/green

Fine mode

Lit in red

Batteries should be replaced

Flashing in red

System problem

Off

Power Off

QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

(b) Eyepieces adjust for interpupillary distance

 

Large light-gathering

 

35mm objective lenses

 

Handstrap

 

LED Indicator

(e) Stabilization lever

(a) Power button/Mode

 

switch

Interpupillary scale

Battery compartment

Battery compartment release knob

(c)Focus control knob

(d)Diopter adjustment ring

Eyecup

Eyepiece lenses

Stabilizer lever

CONGRATULATIONS

Thank you for purchasing Bushnell StableView binoculars. Be sure to read this manual thoroughly for proper use.

Bushnell StableView binoculars use advanced technology in optics, electronics, and ergonomics.

The stabilization feature built into these binoculars cancels out vibration from the outside and the shake that occurs with hand-helduse, offering stabilized viewing without a tripod, even at high magnifications.

Your Bushnell StableView has an exclusive feature, providing two different stabilization modes in one binocular for the first time. “Normal” mode is designed to counteract the long, slow motion encountered in a boat, plane or car, and is also ideal for tracking moving subjects such as a bird in flight. “Fine” mode compensates for short, rapid external vibration, designed to be very effective against the visible effect of hand held shake (tremor) that many experience with high power binoculars. The modes are easily set, and you can quickly switch between them.

The newly designed lenses are multi-coated,provide a wide field of view and reduced eye fatigue. The prisms arephase-coatedto offer sharp contrast and bright images.

Bushnell StableView binoculars are waterproof and airtight, allowing worry-freeusage in a boat or rainy weather.

CONTENTS

Bushnell StableView

Soft case

Cleaning cloth

Neckstrap

Eyepiece cap

Instruction manual (this handbook)

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DIGITAL STABILIZING

HOW IT WORKS

AZ (azimuth) and EL (elevation) piezo gyro vibration sensors and direct-drivemotors work together to move a gimbaled assembly with erecting prism to counteract vibration and keep the image steady, which offers shakefree viewing even from a moving vehicle.

The position sensor activates the stabilization feature as it detects vertical and horizontal motion.

The newly designed lenses are multi-coatedfor bright images.

The prisms have a special coating that gives sharper images than ever before.

The eyepieces incorporate advanced optical technology that offers a wide field of view and reduces eye fatigue. The eyecups can be twisted up and down for use with glasses.

Bushnell StableView binoculars are waterproof and filled with dry nitrogen to prevent internal fogging of the optical components.

Position Sensor

Prism Assembly

Position

Sensor

Objective Lens

Position Gyro Sensor

AZ Direct Motor

Eyepiece Lenses

Gimbal Assembly

EL Direct Motor

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HOW TO ADJUST AND FOCUS

Eyepiece

Rotate the rubber eyecups up or down to adjust the height. If you wear glasses or sunglasses when using the binoculars, set the eyepcups at their lowest positions.

Interpupillary adjustment

Use both eyes to look into the eyepieces and adjust the interpupillary distance to match the distance between your two eyes until you see just one perfectly circular image.

Diopter adjustment

You should perform the diopter correction before first usage, as the vision of your two eyes might be different.

Close your right eye and use only your left eye as you adjust the focus control knob.

Once you get a sharp image, close your left eye and open your right eye. Turn the right diopter adjustment ring to focus for the right eye. (Do NOT use the focus control knob.)

Now look through the binoculars with both eyes and make sure the diopter adjustment is perfect. Only the focus control knob should be needed for later focusing.

Focus Control Knob

Diopter Adjustment

Ring

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BATTERY INSTALLATION

1)Slide the battery compartment release switch on the handstrap to the Open position to release the battery holder.

2)Insert two new size AA alkaline batteries.

3)Attach the battery holder to the handstrap and slide the release switch to the locked position to secure the compartment.

WARNING

NEVER slide the stabilization lever to the ACTIVE position if you do not have two batteries installed. Damage could result.

Use the same type of batteries. Do NOT mix old and new batteries. Doing so can cause leakage or rupture.

When changing the batteries

outdoors, be

sure not

to let

any water get into the

battery

compartment.

 

 

If you plan to leave the binoculars stored for a prolonged period, remove the batteries in order to prevent natural discharge and/or leakage.

When the batteries are removed, keep the battery holder attached to the handstrap to protect the internal contact points.

Keep the contact points away from any metal. Damage could result.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Magnification

10x

Objective Lens Diameter

35mm

Compensation Angle (stabilization correction)

3

Eye Relief

12mm

Field of View

260ft. at 1000yds/86.6m at 1000m

Minimum Focusing Distance

12ft.

Exit Pupil

3..5mm

Interpupillary Adjustment Distance

53 to 74 mm

Dimensions: LxWxH

7.25 x 6 x 3.5 inches (without strap)

Weight

43.9oz/1244g

Battery

(2) Size AA alkaline batteries (not included)

Safe Ambient Temperature Range

-10C to 50 C (14 F to 122 F)

Specifications and designs are subject to change without notice.

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