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Returned to vendor as the glass was cracked, manufacturing defect, no quality control. I had bought these as they were fairly compact and waterproof plus very good quality at that price. I have returned them, (Hermes printout shop) and ordered bins at half the price which will do the job, ie not birdwatching, but viewing objects within 500m from my boat. I've ordered Eyeskey 8 x 42
I was looking to buy my first set of decent binoculars with a budget of between £100-£150, after doing some research I decided to purchase these. I have to say that I am delighted with these binoculars, the image is bright and sharp. I found them easy to focus wearing glasses, and not too heavy. The build quality feels good too. As an entry level, first pair of serious binoculars, I would highly recommend them.
I have 12 pairs of astronomical or vintage binoculars and wanted an every day waterproof binoculars that can be used in bad weather. The view through these is very very good, Id put them on a par with my vintage zeiss, fully multi coated and phase coated, waterproof, these are good.
If like me you have come here thinking I will read what others think then continue to scroll through the 70+ reviews .. STOP.. .. I ll save you the time.. These bins are superb and clarity beyond belief .Celestron 8x42 Nature DX thier use is in the title .. from back garden bird watching to the great out doors these fit the bill and tick all the boxes at a price that's comfortable for average nature lover .. Don't sit thinking should I ? shouldn't I ?? . Press the pay now option, you ll be amazed at thier quality .. At 8x42 magnification they are perfect and are good down to 6ft .. 2mtrs , plus the odd glimpse at the moon what more cud you want ?? Enjoy your purchase .. I certainly am .
This item has excellent value for money. Decided to buy the 8x42 specifically for the long eye relief which suits people wearing glasses, and I am not disappointed. The images are clear and the binoculars gather enough light till late afternoon/sunset. It's a great item that will help any keen birdwatchers to start their journey. Frankly, you could stick to it forever if you want to keep birdwatching as a hobby. There is sometimes some purple fringing to the edges in certain high contrast situations, but it doesn't significantly alter the image quality. I am a very happy birder now.
The quality of the product is excellent. I like the pouch that comes with it and with the protective caps. It took a bit of getting used to with wearing spectacles. The image quality is lovely and very clear focus. Ideal for what I wanted it for.
Great binoculars, superb for me, a long sighted glasses wearer. I I have found them to be fine with one pair of glasses but not another. Small bifocals weren’t so good. Great without glasses though, even with my slightly poor eyesight. The actual weight of mine, with strap and lens covers, but without bag is 698g. Still slightly heavy on the arm muscles for continuous use over the period of a day though. Strap around the neck needs better padding or a new strap. I would definitely recommend these, but everyone is different so I’m sure will not sort all. Be sure you have a good returns option.
I bought these mainly for bird watching and I can honestly say that I'm amazed at how good they are, everything works smoothly, the focus is easy, the eye cups pop up and stay up well and the clarity is amazing. I researched lots of different makes etc and I'm glad I chose these.
For the price this binocular 'fits the bill' for me. Rugged and nice to use, perfectly suited to occasional bird watching. I'm afraid I can't compare it with a high end pair but it does the job perfectly OK.
im not really a birdwatcher, but i do like to take these out whilst cycling in Spain where i live. the image is really good. crisp and clear. thats all i needed really to look out at boats on the sea, nature, etc etc. i bought these to replace a pair that was recommended to me years ago by a professional, and these are far better.