• Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events
  • Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events
  • Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events
  • Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events
  • Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events
  • Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events
  • Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events
  • Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events
Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events
Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events
Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events
Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events
Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events
Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events
Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events
Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events

Celestron ?? UpClose G2 8x40 Porro Binoculars with Multi-Coated BK-7 Prism Glass ?? Water-Resistant Binoculars with Rubber Armored and Non-Slip Ergonomic Body for Sporting Events

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  • TOP QUALITY AND BUDGET-FRIENDLY BINOCULARS: A great pair of binoculars that combines top engineering features with an economical price. Perfect for backyard birdwatching, sports events, nature and wildlife viewing, hunting, travel, boating, concerts, and live events.
  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS INCLUDED: Start your adventures today with this durable pair of water-resistant full-size binoculars. Accessories include: carrying case, objective covers, eyepiece covers, lens cloth, and instruction manual.
  • TOP AMERICAN OPTICS ENGINEERING: These 8x40 powerful binoculars provide you with multi-coated BK-7 prism glass that increases light transmission, resulting in brighter and sharper images with high contrast levels and 8x magnification to get you even closer to the action.
  • A DURABLE AND COMFORTABLE BODY: The Celestron UpClose G2 8x40 water-resistant binocular will be your event, birding, or hunting buddy for many years to come. The stylish waterproof exterior features a rubber-covered aluminum body, ergonomic thumb indents, and finger ridges for extra non-slip comfort and ease of use.
  • UNBEATABLE WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Buy with confidence from the world??s #1 telescope brand and a leading sport optics manufacturer, based in California since 1960. You??ll also receive a Limited Lifetime warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US-based experts.

Customer Reviews

Very good binoculars for such a low price First of all, people need to understand: When ordering binoculars online, especially ones in this range, you are taking the chance you will get a bad pair. Between the factory and the shipping to your door, there's a chance the pair you get WILL BE OUT OF COLLIMATION. This means you will see double and never get a merged focused image. In other words, they'll be useless. If you read through reviews that's the main complaint people have and they conclude the binoculars "just suck". However, it seems the number of bad are outweighed by the number of good ones people received. And Amazon is really good at returns and exchanges, so you really just stand to lose time and convenience having to make the return if they are out of collimation. Having said that...Since my main use is for stargazing I already had gotten the 15x70 SkyMaster, which is also an excellent pair for the price. But because of their size, for hand-held use they can be difficult to use. I can manage pretty well, but my wife definitely had a harder time, so I took a chance with these. Having taken the collimation gamble with the SkyMasters and being a pessimist, I wasn't expecting my luck to be good twice in a row. But these also arrived in collimation and focused just fine. After the relief of that, the second thing I noticed was how much easier they were to hold, and therefore, how much better and stable the image was. Using them at night was just as easy. Between their size and lower magnification I was able to focus in on objects a lot easier than with the SkyMasters. My wife also found them MUCH easier to use. The image is not as close or as bright, but for hand held use the stability of the smaller one wins. However, even though I could see Jupiter and it's moons 'good' with these 10x50's for a longer time, I still switched to the 15x70's for a 'better' but shorter view. That wouldn't be an issue with a good sturdy tripod though and the bigger one would win ~hands down~ (see what I did there?).Like the Skymasters, these came with a thin flimsy soft case, a cheap neckstrap, lens caps, and a tiny microfiber cloth. Unlike the Skymasters, it didn't come with a tripod adapter, which isn't a big deal since most will use them hand-held and the tripod adapter the Skymaster did come with really sucks anyway. It appears to be a well-built pair of binoculars, but that's not saying anything if a good enough bump knocks them out of collimation. Taking that into account, I ditched the flimsy carrying bags for both pairs of binoculars and put them in "Plano Protector Four Pistol" cases. Overkill maybe, but made me feel better.Overall, for $20-30 binoculars, these are really good. 5Great for astronomy club without breaking the bank. For the price, these are almost unbeatable. I have a 16" Dobsonian and my little sister wanted to create an astronomy club at her school. Her first few meetings went alright but it seems that there are always a few kids getting bored while waiting to use the telescope so I got the idea that I'll buy some cheap binoculars, and some star charts so they can be finding stuff with the binoculars and then point the telescope to what they find. Long story short, I ordered 3 pairs of these and I am impressed. Are they perfect? No. However, for the price, they are magnificent. I did pay $5 more for some Tasco that I like better. No matter, these work very well. They aren't too heavy, the optics seemed great. All of that praise being said, I would recommend being careful with them, they aren't made of the best material but are made well enough that if you cautious than they should last (don't throw them on the ground but set). If you're looking for the most bang for your buck, I suggest these. 5Good enough for astronomical use I got these UpClose G2, the 7x35 for my wife and the 10x50 for me. Mainly for astronomical use.These may not be astronomically optimized, fully multi coated, pixy dusted binoculars, but these humble $25 binos are good enough for star gazing.They survived international shipping in perfect collimation. Focus works well, images are sharp, views of the stars are amazing.A note on sizes:7x35 is a great size for more prolonged handheld use. The magnification is also "just right" for navigating the sky, because more constellations and star clusters fit in the field of view.The 10x50 size is heavier, my hands/arms get tired sooner of holding it. The higher magnification means better views of many things (from the moon to Orion's Nebula) but also means a narrower field of view.A note on focusing: learn how to do it! After adjusting the width to your interpupillary distance, put one of the lens caps on the right lense (so that it's blocked and only your left eye sees through). Then aim at a star, and focus the knob until it's looks like a perfect spot. The switch the cap to the left lense, look with your right eye, and rotate the eyepiece (not the center knob!) until the star is again a perfect spot. Then it's done, remove the lens cap and enjoy!The carry bags an lens caps / dust covers they came with are serviceable. All in all, these are good quality an excellent value. 5Dont waste your money Terrible.I bought the 20x50 based on reviews on the lower 7x50 and 10x50 model. I cant believe its an amazon choice and even cant believe it has such a high rating.If I lived in the USA I would have returned it 2 minutes after buying it.I would hope celestron offers to pay for the return.This is the first review I have ever done, and I am only doing it as I feel so upset. This binoculars is a total rip off.1.It says multi coated lens, I dont even see single coated lens. the lenses are clear (in color)2.It feels so cheap, the rubber isnt even very neat, I cant believe a big brand like Celestron can sell something that feels so cheap.3. It suffers from every single flaw a binoculars can have * It has Collimation error (double vision) *Under 100ft everything seems fine, over 100ft you begin to notice how cloudy the lens is. I have other Chinese binoculars and they are much more clear. * The center of the lens seen clear(this is a joke) but towards the edges of the lens, it is very very blurred. *More than 100Ft the details are dull and flat, and colors are dull.The youtube video, (paid by them )makes this binoculars seem like the real deal and presents this binoculars as great value etcbut this is all lies.Please dont waste your money 1Great binoculars for the price! Cheap in price, but good in quality! These are very good binoculars that are low in cost, but not low in quality. I've bought many celestron products in the past and celestron provided high quality views in telescopes and binoculars. They are of course manufacturered in china but most mass produced products are. They have great quality! There is only 1 issue I can think of and it's that the alignment knobb tends to get unaligned so it needs to be adjusted often. It's a little con but not much to deter my rating.As long as you don't move that knobb it should be ok. The glass on these binoculars are good they have bak 7 glass. Which means you will see some purple fringes but not much to make it super cheap. I also used the celestron Calvary series and those have bak 4 prisms. Those have higher quality than these, but at a more expense price of 80$ and up! So these are just as good! There great for putting in your car and taking it on the road for trips and sightseeing of birds, or whale watching at the sea, or even in high mountain areas!Overall they provide great celestron quality! 5Love the optics, but understand its limitations. I've been eyeing binoculars lately to replace my 20 year old Japanese 10x25s, and was considering 8x40s from Nikon and Olympus. I live in Australia however, and everything is double the price here. Anyhow, I needed to first define what I would use it for: and my first priority is for starspotting. After that, it will likely be used on holidays and vacations, or general planespotting from my backyard. As a result, I need a general pair of binoculars, without it necessarily being rugged, or having waterproofing, but with decent optics. This pair caught my eye solely on its pricepoint. The 10x magnification would let me enjoy close up views with manageable shakiness, and the 50mm aperture would let in many more stops of light. So upon receiving it and playing with it for 2 days these are my observations:- the optics are amazing for the price you pay: VERY bright image and amazing clarity! The focus ring is wide enough and gets a good fix for subjects at infinity (stars) and 3 km away. The objective lenses are well collimated and the depth of field that the two scopes provide is really enjoyable. The right eye diopter also holds its setting and makes the image very bright and clear- Speaking about stars, I am travelling in Bangkok now, and through the light polluted sky downtown, I can see many more stars in the sky next to the bright lights on top of buildings. Even saw a bird flying in the night sky high above the buildings, the aperture is *that* good in letting in the light. Having said that, the artificial light sources do tend to cause some flaring within the barrels/prisms. But it doesn't obscure the stars in the centre of focus anyway.- Looking up at the tall buildings and fancy hotels, I notice some significant pin cushion effect of the straight vertical lines. This doesn't bother me because the image clarity is amazing, and this is a pair of binoculars, not a camera!- I wear eyeglasses, and have astigmatism. The eyecups are a rigid sort of rubber so it stays inverted firmly when I turn them out. The lesser field of view caused by my glasses doesn't bother me. My focus is ultimately in the centre of frame when using the binoculars.- The construction is solid, but it won't win a beauty contest for finishing. The body and grip is all rubberized and feels good to grip and hold. But the finishing is a 7/10 - not fancy nikon or olympus level attention to detail in the lines along the bodies.Also when looking through the barrel from the objective lenses, you can tell that the Celestron is built more cheaply in how the light passes through. The mounting screw-hole and thread is also cheaply finished - this is probably my biggest concern, as I don't want to strip the thread when mounting it. Also, be careful where and how you use it as Celestron does not claim to make it (nor is it) condensation-proof and waterproof.- One lens cap keeps falling off from the objective lens.- Compared to my uncle's Bushnell 16x50, my Celestron is amazing. The magnification is just a little less on the Celestron, but image is so much clearer and brighter. Sure the Bushnell is more rugged and heavier, BUT - the Bushnell has an awful focusing mechanism with limited focus throw. Both the Bushnell's focuser and diopter tend to lose focus very easily. Also the hand-jitter on the Bushnell is not as manageable as on the Celestron.- Compared to my uncle's 10x40 monocular, the Celestron 50mm lets in more light and has better clarity. But the monocular is better built and more rugged.So all in all: For the pricepoint at $29, and for my needs - I love this pair of binoculars! The image quality and usability makes it excellent value for money. If you need better construction, Nitrogen sealed condensation resistance, and need undistorted perfect images, then raise your budget five fold (10 fold in Australia) and buy a nikon, olympus or pentax. 5Lenses were out of focus, its a common issue. STAY AWAY My pair had a colliminaiton issue, as in I saw two moons when I focused on it. Unfortunately to get it fixed you have to pay to send the unit to Celestron in Torrence, CA, and then you have to wait to see if they think its defective. This is absolute rubbish. If they would stand by their product and warranty it should not cost a single dime extra to get a pair of good binoculars. I will never buy another Celestron product again, and I suggest everyone else stay away. You might get a good unit, or you might not. Do you really want to gamble with that? The worst part, like I said, is that if you get a bad pair YOU HAVE TO PAY to ship it to Celestron and get it fixed. 12 out of 2 out of collimation. 2 out of 2 out of collimation. Unless you want to risk having to return them a few times, I would get something a little better. On the first pair I received, there was a wide scratch on the lens. On the second pair I received, it appeared as if someone had opened it, messed with it, and then put it back before amazon sent it to me. There were even a couple of hairs in it! It was probably out of collimation for the first person who received it as well.Based on what I see through each individual ocular, if it were in collimation I would rate it 4 stars. It's decent, but with the wide field of view it compromises too much clarity for my astronomical desires (pardon the stargazing pun). 2Up-Close model is Not Up-Clear These are an inexpensive binocular and unfortunately you take a gamble on getting a good pair. Regardless of price however, these should at least work properly. Even extremely cheap binocular brands usually at least focus do not have as many bad specimens as this manufacturer does. I really wanted to like these, they feel fairly good to hold and are attractive. But, do they work? That is the big reason to like a pair of binoculars. The Celestron binoculars we received, as others have found, arrived out of Collimation which means you will see double and they will never work correctly. These are simply a poorly built binocular with a high fail rate. Poor quality control by Calestron manufacturing and poor packaging made for a bad transaction. I must admit, we have never been a big fan of the Celestron brand and this made us even less so. Buy a better brand, for really not that much more, and get something nice you can use a while. 1Great binos for the price -- but take care of them to optimize performance... They may not be waterproof or nitrogen-sealed to prevent fogging, but the optics are certainly very nice: high quality image, good focus mechanism, adjustable right-eye focus. With a little care, and a tripod used with a binocular tripod adapter (a nice one is available from Celestron on Manazon), these glasses can provide excellent performance for very little money. Just don't take them out of very cold (or humid) house into a very warm/humid (or cold) outdoor area and they won't fog up. Not perfect for every application and they do take a little care to avoid dew/fog, but it's well worth it for their very low price. And, again, be sure to use a tripod for most applications -- with magnification above 8X, it's nearly impossible to hold binos stably enough to get high resolution and take advantage of the optical gain. 5
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  • TOP QUALITY AND BUDGET-FRIENDLY BINOCULARS: A great pair of binoculars that combines top engineering features with an economical price. Perfect for backyard birdwatching, sports events, nature and wildlife viewing, hunting, travel, boating, concerts, and live events.
  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS INCLUDED: Start your adventures today with this durable pair of water-resistant full-size binoculars. Accessories include: carrying case, objective covers, eyepiece covers, lens cloth, and instruction manual.
  • TOP AMERICAN OPTICS ENGINEERING: These 8x40 powerful binoculars provide you with multi-coated BK-7 prism glass that increases light transmission, resulting in brighter and sharper images with high contrast levels and 8x magnification to get you even closer to the action.
  • A DURABLE AND COMFORTABLE BODY: The Celestron UpClose G2 8x40 water-resistant binocular will be your event, birding, or hunting buddy for many years to come. The stylish waterproof exterior features a rubber-covered aluminum body, ergonomic thumb indents, and finger ridges for extra non-slip comfort and ease of use.
  • UNBEATABLE WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Buy with confidence from the world??s #1 telescope brand and a leading sport optics manufacturer, based in California since 1960. You??ll also receive a Limited Lifetime warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US-based experts.
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Very good binoculars for such a low price First of all, people need to understand: When ordering binoculars online, especially ones in this range, you are taking the chance you will get a bad pair. Between the factory and the shipping to your door, there's a chance the pair you get WILL BE OUT OF COLLIMATION. This means you will see double and never get a merged focused image. In other words, they'll be useless. If you read through reviews that's the main complaint people have and they conclude the binoculars "just suck". However, it seems the number of bad are outweighed by the number of good ones people received. And Amazon is really good at returns and exchanges, so you really just stand to lose time and convenience having to make the return if they are out of collimation. Having said that...Since my main use is for stargazing I already had gotten the 15x70 SkyMaster, which is also an excellent pair for the price. But because of their size, for hand-held use they can be difficult to use. I can manage pretty well, but my wife definitely had a harder time, so I took a chance with these. Having taken the collimation gamble with the SkyMasters and being a pessimist, I wasn't expecting my luck to be good twice in a row. But these also arrived in collimation and focused just fine. After the relief of that, the second thing I noticed was how much easier they were to hold, and therefore, how much better and stable the image was. Using them at night was just as easy. Between their size and lower magnification I was able to focus in on objects a lot easier than with the SkyMasters. My wife also found them MUCH easier to use. The image is not as close or as bright, but for hand held use the stability of the smaller one wins. However, even though I could see Jupiter and it's moons 'good' with these 10x50's for a longer time, I still switched to the 15x70's for a 'better' but shorter view. That wouldn't be an issue with a good sturdy tripod though and the bigger one would win ~hands down~ (see what I did there?).Like the Skymasters, these came with a thin flimsy soft case, a cheap neckstrap, lens caps, and a tiny microfiber cloth. Unlike the Skymasters, it didn't come with a tripod adapter, which isn't a big deal since most will use them hand-held and the tripod adapter the Skymaster did come with really sucks anyway. It appears to be a well-built pair of binoculars, but that's not saying anything if a good enough bump knocks them out of collimation. Taking that into account, I ditched the flimsy carrying bags for both pairs of binoculars and put them in "Plano Protector Four Pistol" cases. Overkill maybe, but made me feel better.Overall, for $20-30 binoculars, these are really good. 5Great for astronomy club without breaking the bank. For the price, these are almost unbeatable. I have a 16" Dobsonian and my little sister wanted to create an astronomy club at her school. Her first few meetings went alright but it seems that there are always a few kids getting bored while waiting to use the telescope so I got the idea that I'll buy some cheap binoculars, and some star charts so they can be finding stuff with the binoculars and then point the telescope to what they find. Long story short, I ordered 3 pairs of these and I am impressed. Are they perfect? No. However, for the price, they are magnificent. I did pay $5 more for some Tasco that I like better. No matter, these work very well. They aren't too heavy, the optics seemed great. All of that praise being said, I would recommend being careful with them, they aren't made of the best material but are made well enough that if you cautious than they should last (don't throw them on the ground but set). If you're looking for the most bang for your buck, I suggest these. 5Good enough for astronomical use I got these UpClose G2, the 7x35 for my wife and the 10x50 for me. Mainly for astronomical use.These may not be astronomically optimized, fully multi coated, pixy dusted binoculars, but these humble $25 binos are good enough for star gazing.They survived international shipping in perfect collimation. Focus works well, images are sharp, views of the stars are amazing.A note on sizes:7x35 is a great size for more prolonged handheld use. The magnification is also "just right" for navigating the sky, because more constellations and star clusters fit in the field of view.The 10x50 size is heavier, my hands/arms get tired sooner of holding it. The higher magnification means better views of many things (from the moon to Orion's Nebula) but also means a narrower field of view.A note on focusing: learn how to do it! After adjusting the width to your interpupillary distance, put one of the lens caps on the right lense (so that it's blocked and only your left eye sees through). Then aim at a star, and focus the knob until it's looks like a perfect spot. The switch the cap to the left lense, look with your right eye, and rotate the eyepiece (not the center knob!) until the star is again a perfect spot. Then it's done, remove the lens cap and enjoy!The carry bags an lens caps / dust covers they came with are serviceable. All in all, these are good quality an excellent value. 5Dont waste your money Terrible.I bought the 20x50 based on reviews on the lower 7x50 and 10x50 model. I cant believe its an amazon choice and even cant believe it has such a high rating.If I lived in the USA I would have returned it 2 minutes after buying it.I would hope celestron offers to pay for the return.This is the first review I have ever done, and I am only doing it as I feel so upset. This binoculars is a total rip off.1.It says multi coated lens, I dont even see single coated lens. the lenses are clear (in color)2.It feels so cheap, the rubber isnt even very neat, I cant believe a big brand like Celestron can sell something that feels so cheap.3. It suffers from every single flaw a binoculars can have * It has Collimation error (double vision) *Under 100ft everything seems fine, over 100ft you begin to notice how cloudy the lens is. I have other Chinese binoculars and they are much more clear. * The center of the lens seen clear(this is a joke) but towards the edges of the lens, it is very very blurred. *More than 100Ft the details are dull and flat, and colors are dull.The youtube video, (paid by them )makes this binoculars seem like the real deal and presents this binoculars as great value etcbut this is all lies.Please dont waste your money 1Great binoculars for the price! Cheap in price, but good in quality! These are very good binoculars that are low in cost, but not low in quality. I've bought many celestron products in the past and celestron provided high quality views in telescopes and binoculars. They are of course manufacturered in china but most mass produced products are. They have great quality! There is only 1 issue I can think of and it's that the alignment knobb tends to get unaligned so it needs to be adjusted often. It's a little con but not much to deter my rating.As long as you don't move that knobb it should be ok. The glass on these binoculars are good they have bak 7 glass. Which means you will see some purple fringes but not much to make it super cheap. I also used the celestron Calvary series and those have bak 4 prisms. Those have higher quality than these, but at a more expense price of 80$ and up! So these are just as good! There great for putting in your car and taking it on the road for trips and sightseeing of birds, or whale watching at the sea, or even in high mountain areas!Overall they provide great celestron quality! 5Love the optics, but understand its limitations. I've been eyeing binoculars lately to replace my 20 year old Japanese 10x25s, and was considering 8x40s from Nikon and Olympus. I live in Australia however, and everything is double the price here. Anyhow, I needed to first define what I would use it for: and my first priority is for starspotting. After that, it will likely be used on holidays and vacations, or general planespotting from my backyard. As a result, I need a general pair of binoculars, without it necessarily being rugged, or having waterproofing, but with decent optics. This pair caught my eye solely on its pricepoint. The 10x magnification would let me enjoy close up views with manageable shakiness, and the 50mm aperture would let in many more stops of light. So upon receiving it and playing with it for 2 days these are my observations:- the optics are amazing for the price you pay: VERY bright image and amazing clarity! The focus ring is wide enough and gets a good fix for subjects at infinity (stars) and 3 km away. The objective lenses are well collimated and the depth of field that the two scopes provide is really enjoyable. The right eye diopter also holds its setting and makes the image very bright and clear- Speaking about stars, I am travelling in Bangkok now, and through the light polluted sky downtown, I can see many more stars in the sky next to the bright lights on top of buildings. Even saw a bird flying in the night sky high above the buildings, the aperture is *that* good in letting in the light. Having said that, the artificial light sources do tend to cause some flaring within the barrels/prisms. But it doesn't obscure the stars in the centre of focus anyway.- Looking up at the tall buildings and fancy hotels, I notice some significant pin cushion effect of the straight vertical lines. This doesn't bother me because the image clarity is amazing, and this is a pair of binoculars, not a camera!- I wear eyeglasses, and have astigmatism. The eyecups are a rigid sort of rubber so it stays inverted firmly when I turn them out. The lesser field of view caused by my glasses doesn't bother me. My focus is ultimately in the centre of frame when using the binoculars.- The construction is solid, but it won't win a beauty contest for finishing. The body and grip is all rubberized and feels good to grip and hold. But the finishing is a 7/10 - not fancy nikon or olympus level attention to detail in the lines along the bodies.Also when looking through the barrel from the objective lenses, you can tell that the Celestron is built more cheaply in how the light passes through. The mounting screw-hole and thread is also cheaply finished - this is probably my biggest concern, as I don't want to strip the thread when mounting it. Also, be careful where and how you use it as Celestron does not claim to make it (nor is it) condensation-proof and waterproof.- One lens cap keeps falling off from the objective lens.- Compared to my uncle's Bushnell 16x50, my Celestron is amazing. The magnification is just a little less on the Celestron, but image is so much clearer and brighter. Sure the Bushnell is more rugged and heavier, BUT - the Bushnell has an awful focusing mechanism with limited focus throw. Both the Bushnell's focuser and diopter tend to lose focus very easily. Also the hand-jitter on the Bushnell is not as manageable as on the Celestron.- Compared to my uncle's 10x40 monocular, the Celestron 50mm lets in more light and has better clarity. But the monocular is better built and more rugged.So all in all: For the pricepoint at $29, and for my needs - I love this pair of binoculars! The image quality and usability makes it excellent value for money. If you need better construction, Nitrogen sealed condensation resistance, and need undistorted perfect images, then raise your budget five fold (10 fold in Australia) and buy a nikon, olympus or pentax. 5Lenses were out of focus, its a common issue. STAY AWAY My pair had a colliminaiton issue, as in I saw two moons when I focused on it. Unfortunately to get it fixed you have to pay to send the unit to Celestron in Torrence, CA, and then you have to wait to see if they think its defective. This is absolute rubbish. If they would stand by their product and warranty it should not cost a single dime extra to get a pair of good binoculars. I will never buy another Celestron product again, and I suggest everyone else stay away. You might get a good unit, or you might not. Do you really want to gamble with that? The worst part, like I said, is that if you get a bad pair YOU HAVE TO PAY to ship it to Celestron and get it fixed. 12 out of 2 out of collimation. 2 out of 2 out of collimation. Unless you want to risk having to return them a few times, I would get something a little better. On the first pair I received, there was a wide scratch on the lens. On the second pair I received, it appeared as if someone had opened it, messed with it, and then put it back before amazon sent it to me. There were even a couple of hairs in it! It was probably out of collimation for the first person who received it as well.Based on what I see through each individual ocular, if it were in collimation I would rate it 4 stars. It's decent, but with the wide field of view it compromises too much clarity for my astronomical desires (pardon the stargazing pun). 2Up-Close model is Not Up-Clear These are an inexpensive binocular and unfortunately you take a gamble on getting a good pair. Regardless of price however, these should at least work properly. Even extremely cheap binocular brands usually at least focus do not have as many bad specimens as this manufacturer does. I really wanted to like these, they feel fairly good to hold and are attractive. But, do they work? That is the big reason to like a pair of binoculars. The Celestron binoculars we received, as others have found, arrived out of Collimation which means you will see double and they will never work correctly. These are simply a poorly built binocular with a high fail rate. Poor quality control by Calestron manufacturing and poor packaging made for a bad transaction. I must admit, we have never been a big fan of the Celestron brand and this made us even less so. Buy a better brand, for really not that much more, and get something nice you can use a while. 1Great binos for the price -- but take care of them to optimize performance... They may not be waterproof or nitrogen-sealed to prevent fogging, but the optics are certainly very nice: high quality image, good focus mechanism, adjustable right-eye focus. With a little care, and a tripod used with a binocular tripod adapter (a nice one is available from Celestron on Manazon), these glasses can provide excellent performance for very little money. Just don't take them out of very cold (or humid) house into a very warm/humid (or cold) outdoor area and they won't fog up. Not perfect for every application and they do take a little care to avoid dew/fog, but it's well worth it for their very low price. And, again, be sure to use a tripod for most applications -- with magnification above 8X, it's nearly impossible to hold binos stably enough to get high resolution and take advantage of the optical gain. 5
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