The Bushnell Legacy shone in quite a few different categories during testing; it had the largest field of view of any binocular tested (430 feet/1000 yards), presented one of the clearest images, and is a great value at $129.95. So then, you may ask, why did the Legacy not gain the coveted prize of Editors' Choice? The size and width of the barrels and the binoculars in general were the downfall to the Legacy during testing.
Due to the width of the binoculars (3"–5" depending on adjustment), and their weight (26.5 ounces), it is difficult to hold the binoculars while trying to adjust the focus knob. What is also an issue, and a common theme amongst the Bushnell models tested, that the focus knob is very sticky. So, a sticky focus knob on top of wide and heavy binoculars sometimes results in frustration while trying to focus in on an object. Another issue is that the width of the binoculars does not fit various faces well. However, once you are able to set the focus knob to the desired result, the Bushnell Legacy 8x42 provides a spectacular clear and crisp image!