Celestron’s new Nature DX Series is the perfect companion for the outdoors lover. These affordable yet feature-packed binoculars are designed specifically for beginning to intermediate users. With the Nature DX series, you’ll get the important features you’re looking for, like fully multi-coated optics and BaK-4 prisms, while staying within your budget. You can feel confident taking Nature DX binoculars on any of your outdoor adventures. Even the full size models in the series are extremely portable and lightweight. Nature DX can withstand harsh weather; its fully waterproof housing is purged of air and filled with dry nitrogen gas.
These have turned out to be my favorite pair of binoculars. The view is really nice, they fit very well into my hands, the focus is buttery smooth, and they seem really well made.
After evaluating a lot of 8X42s this turns out the best value for money. Spending a lot of time with really great birders, I always have the feeling, that many of them want to have a Leica or Zeiss for the prestige. When I ask them their opinion on these Celestrons, they look at me with some hidden comtempt......... After all, I am not a real birder, but just a professional ecologist......... in spite of my PhD and 5 decades in the field: NOT A BIRDER!. And they are right. However, my vision is still 20-20. And you know what? I just don't see all that much difference between those $2000+ binoculars and these $125! I once had a real Leica 8X42 and I lost it...... I felt so bad. Now, if something happens to these Celestrons, I just smile and think, glad they were not Leicas. Folks, I tested more than 20 different under $200 brands, and these represent the best value for money. Don't hesitate to buy these. And if you travel to a developing country, donate them to a park ranger! those guys rarely have decent equipment and the protect nature under very difficult conditions.
This is my first pair of binoculars for birding, and I chose them based on a list published by the National Audubon Society; these were the highest rated bins in the “get in the game” category.
Haven't used them much yet, but they appear to be a quality build with great optics and eye relief. The close focus is awesome with good FOV. They are great all around nocs with emphasis on nature. But also do pretty good for stargazing with the fully multi-coated lenses. They also serve well for general purpose use because they are fairly light, and manageable in size. Plus they are water/fogproof, so they'll be fine if you slip up and leave them out overnight, drop them in water...or spill your drink on them! You will not find a better pair of binoculars in this class. They also came very well packed for shipping which is also a plus.
The 5 stars is based on quality/price ratio. At £90 these are never going to be the best binoculars out there, they are very much budget end bins. I bought these for use by my wife mainly for use on safari. We went for the 8x42 as I felt anything with more magnification would require more stamina to hold steady. Also the 8x42 had a longer eye relief which is important as she wears glasses. I had also read that they fold close together so would be ideal for her small head - they do indeed fold close enough for her - and would also be suitable for many children. She thought they looked big but I think they are quite compact and light for an 8x42.
Celestron - Nature DX - 8x42:
Excellent optical quality for the money, with a crisp wide field of view. They also seem pretty portable for a full sized nitrogen filled binocular. On the negative side, I find the focus wheel squeaks slightly on occasion, but is precise and it's certainly easy to find focus even at just over 6ft. There is a feeling corners have been cut slightly with the build, with the white branding rubbing off very easily after a few uses. The bag and straps are also pretty basic too, but they do the job. The binoculars do feel solid to hold and use though and every time you look though them you are reminded where Celestron spent the majority of their money and time; the optics. They have excellent image clarity and brightness which makes birdwatching a pleasure. I highly recommend these for anyone who is not fussed about all the bells and whistles of the more premium binoculars out there, but still want excellent image quality. I bet you would have to pay a heck of a lot more to get anything better than this.
I got these on the advice of a keen - and well known birder. Bright viewing and crisp focus make these Celestron 10-42 binos a joy to use. I do wonder if the 8X42 model might have been better for me (as I was advised) where the slightly lesser magnification has the effect of giving a wider field of view. Not exactly lightweight but good glass lenses are worth a little extra weight over more compact or conventional glasses. Excellent value for money when you can pay many hundreds of pounds for good glasses.
I wanted a pair of bins for general wildlife use, something new to me so did a bit of research and decided that Opticron Bins were the best option, but these are a bit more expensive than I could justify and second hand values are too close to new. So I looked at other options and went for Celesteon. The bins feel well made and sit in the hand nicely. Controls turn well and the vision is bright and clear. I had a look at several more expensive RSPB branded bins yesterday which review well and could not tell any difference so I'm happy with these as a good intro pair of bins at a modest price.
This is my first pair of binoculars since 2001.
Well made easy to use binoculars. Suitable for use with glasses. Quality of view is excellent , contrasty and sharp . Accessories are good enough if not amazing. Focusing is easy with well geared large central knob. They're comfortable to hold and balance well. All in all much better than you might expect for the money.
Top quality bins, the image is excellent. Only knocked a star off because they were somewhat heavier than expected (I, of course, should have looked more closely at the specification) but it reflects the quality of the product.
Bought to watch the birds feeding in the garden and I’m not disappointed.
These binoculars are absolutely fantastic.
My first pair of binoculars. Did a lot of research and reading reviews before I opted for these. Very sturdy and feel good quality. Very clear viewing and easy to set up for correct vision of each of my eyes. On my first use, in the woods, I watched a little woodpecker tapping away on a tree for a couple of minutes. The colours were amazing and I felt as though I could have reached out and touched it. Looking forward to camping up the North of Scotland and watching a Golden Eagle in the wild.
The item arrved very swiftly given the current situation. I have used these binoculars every day since while out walking the dog through woodland and open country. I have yet to use them in the rain so I cannot comnent on waterproofing or lens fogging etc.
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 .
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.
Don't delay, buy them now.