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Celestron 71328 Nature DX 8x25 Binocular (Green)
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- BaK-4 Prisms w/ Phase Coating: Increases contrast and resolution for sharper more detailed images.
- Fully Multi-Coated Optics: Allows maximum light transmission through the optical path for brighter images.
- 6.5' Close Focus: Detailed, up close observation of subjects in close proximity. Ideal for watching birds, insects, plants, etc.
- Wide Field of View: Allows user to quickly acquire the subject being viewed. More viewing area and less need to move the binocular to follow subjects. Easier to follow subjects when they move.
- Compact and Lightweight: Fits in a pocket or glove box. Easy to carry on long excursions.
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|Field Of View||378 feet|
|Item Dimensions||4.5 x 1.6 x 4.3 inches|
|Item Display Weight||343 grams|
|Item Weight||1 pound|
|Shipping Weight||1.15 pounds|
From the Manufacturer
What's in the Box?
- Nature DX Binocular
- Lens Covers
- Neck Strap
- Lens Cloth
- Carrying Case
Nature DX Binoculars
Celestron’s Nature DX binoculars are the perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. These easy-to-use binoculars are great for beginners while still offering views rivaling those of more expensive binoculars, at a price to fit your budget.
The Nature DX Binocular hosts a durable rubber armored, polycarbonate housing to keep them protected from damage, without adding more weight to the design. The twist-up eyecups create a comfortable viewing experience for all, including those wearing glasses. The Nature DX binocular is also waterproof, fogprrof, and nitrogen purged allowing it to withstand the elements.
- Objective Lens Diameter (mm): 25 mm
- Magnification (x): 8x
- Angular Field of View: 7.2°
- Linear Field of View: 378ft / 126m @ 1,000 yds
- Close Focus: 6.5ft / 2m
- Exit Pupil (mm): 3.1 mm
- Eye Relief (mm): 14 mm
- IPD Max: 72 mm
- IPD Min: 56 mm
- Optical Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated
- Weight (oz): 12.1 oz (343 g)
- Dimensions LxWxH (in/mm): 4.3" x 4.5" x 1.6" / 111 mm x 115 mm x 42 mm
- Included Accessories: Neck strap, objective lens caps, rainguard, carrying case, lens cloth, instruction manual
- Prism Glass (Type): BaK-4
- Twilight Factor: 14.14
- Relative Brightness: 9.61
- Waterproof: Yes
- Nitrogen Filled (Fogproof): Yes
- Tripod Adaptable: Yes
Top Customer Reviews
I was on the search for the best 8x42 I could find in my price range for bird watching and nature viewing, and in the process I've tried quite a few different brands/models. I did tons of research, reading every review, test, and recommendation I could find. My budget was up to $400, but I still tried more expensive binoculars just to have a good basis for comparison. The above-budget binoculars I tried were Vortex Viper, Vortex Razor, and Zeiss Conquest HD. Again, those were just for comparison and "benchmarking". These were tried in a store only, but it was a large store with many bright and also shadowed areas... plus lots of "stuffed" wildlife mounted high on the walls (deer, etc.).
The following binoculars were compared outdoors, I had each pair of these for one to two weeks, so I had time to do very thorough comparisons in many different lighting situations. Included were: Vanguard Spirit ED, Olympus Magellan EXWP I, Carson HD, Celestron TrailSeeker, and Atlas Intrepid ED. I also had/have some other sizes for comparison... Sightron Blue Sky II, 8x32 Alpen Apex 8x32, Alpen Shasta Ridge 10x42, Atlas Intrepid ED 7x36, and Kenko UltraView 10x42.
I have used many other pairs of binoculars for my other hobby, stargazing. Many of you already know that stargazing is very demanding on binoculars in terms of brightness, edge distortion, and resolution. I only mention this to show a bit more of my background, as some binoculars that are great for astronomy aren't the best for daytime... and vice-versa.Read more ›
My first criteria was picking out the size. Binoculars have two main specs you will want to use for this. The first is the magnification and the second is the objective lens size. These are 8X42 so you have 42mm objective lens and the binoculars magnify the image 8X. You should also realize that not only the image is magnified but also any motion, bumps, waves, bounces etc. You can always mount binoculars to a tripod for astronomy but this would not be very practical on the water. Normally people might want a large magnification for astronomy but smaller magnifications will reveal a larger swath of the sky in your view and the image will also appear brighter. 8X seemed like the best compromise for both hobbies and 42mm seemed adequate for astronomy as well as kayaking. Another very important option from my experience in astronomy is the dew and moisture that you will encounter. These binoculars are nitrogen purged and water resistant. This will be sufficient for the occasional splash of water (possibly even a dunking but I don't want to test that out) and the dew that forms as the nights get cold.
I finally got a chance to take them out on the water at Lake Wickaboag in West Warren Massachusetts. The day was unfortunately windy and the water choppy. These binoculars luckily come with attached lens rubber lens covers. They got a work out as I paddled out and where covered with splash marks but the eyepieces where nice and dry whenever I opened them up.Read more ›
Depth of field is great, even though these are roof prisms (had that backwards earlier!) is great. Clarity is wonderful: these bins actually enhance images. I have a cheaper pair of 12X60s (Porros) I bought a month ago and I can see things 1/3-1/2 mile away more clear with these Celestron 8X.
Explanation of terms above: In case you don't know, roof-prisms are straight bins where the eye pieces are directly in line with the big lenses; they are shaped like an "H" These Celestrons are roof-prism bins. Porro prisms are the kinds that bow out past the actual eye pieces, like the old WWII German Bins, where the big lenses are out to the side. Roof-prisms give better depth of field and thereby make the image appear 3D compared to porros.
They feel solid, almost slightly heavy when holding them, but when I lift them they counterbalance so well as to seem almost weightless. I am no expert, though I have own at least 1/2 dozen pair of bins and have owned dozens in my life, ranging from 4X to 20X, most of them cheap, some WWII Military grade; still, I can easily say these are hands-down the best bins I've ever owned.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My husband is thrilled with his Father's Day gift. He is so impressed by the clarity of these binoculars.Published 10 days ago by Jeanne Carroll
I am new to birding and needed a pair of Binoculars. After researching, i decided to purchase this one. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Dennis de la Rosa
I read reviews of the Celestron 71332 8x42 binocular on two birding sites. They said it was the best buy in this price range. I am very satisfied with the quality of the optics. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Clark
I am really happy that I purchased these binoculars. I wanted the $400 Nikons recommended for bird watchers. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lucky to be alive!
These are great to have around the house. The build quality is on par with the cost, the glass is clear and bright, the images come to very crisp and sharp views. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steve H.
I love these binoculars! They replaced a very old pair that was much heavier and harder to deal with. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Linda Manley