Celestron Nature DX ED 8x42 Binoculars

Celestron Nature DX ED 8x42 Binoculars
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 Celestron Nature DX ED 8x42 BinocularsCelestron Nature DX ED 8x42 Binoculars 
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Celestron’s award-winning Nature DX binocular gets a major upgrade with the addition of ED objective lenses. Nature DX ED’s optical performance rivals that of more expensive binoculars, at a price to fit your budget.

This versatile, all-around binocular is a great choice for the trail, the stadium, the arena, or just about anywhere you want a close-up view of the action without sacrificing brightness or detail. It’s an especially great companion for nature observation and bird watching, with ED glass that helps you spot the subtlest field markings and a close focus of just 6.5 feet.

ED Objective Lenses

Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass virtually eliminates chromatic aberration, also known as colour fringing, a visual defect common in binoculars. Nature DX ED delivers razor sharp images, even at the edges of the field of view. ED glass is also known for producing images with outstanding, true-to-life colour.

Not all ED glass is created equal. Celestron’s high quality ED glass delivers visibly brighter, sharper images compared to non-ED binoculars. The difference is especially apparent in low light conditions, such as at dawn or dusk.

Coatings and Prisms

Nature DX ED features fully multi-coated optics. A binocular can be considered “fully multi-coated” when all air-to-glass surfaces are coated with multiple layers of anti-reflectivity coatings so that the maximum amount of light passes through the glass to the eye.

The prisms inside Nature DX ED are made of high quality BaK-4 glass with phase coatings applied so that more light is reflected off their internal faces and passes through to the eye.

Taken together, the fully multi-coated lenses and BaK-4 prisms maximise light transmission for the remarkably bright, highly detailed images. The ED objective lenses further enhance these features, especially in low light conditions.

The Body

A durable rubber armoured, polycarbonate housing protects your Nature DX ED binoculars from damage without weighing you down. Viewing through Nature DX ED is comfortable for both eyeglass wearers and non-eyeglass wearers, thanks to the durable twist-up eyecups. Twist through multiple click stops to find the position that works best for you. What’s more, the binocular is fully waterproof and filled with dry nitrogen gas to prevent internal fogging of lenses. Nature DX ED can stand up to even the toughest outdoor conditions.

Perfect for a Variety of Uses

Nature DX ED 8x42 features a close focus of just 6.5 feet, making it perfect for viewing birds, butterflies, plants, or other nearby subjects. For distance viewing, the 8x42 model offers a wide field of view so you can easily follow subjects as they move with less need to move the binoculars.

Ways to Observe

Carry your Nature ED on the comfortable included strap. It’s also tripod-adaptable, so you can mount it on any standard photographic tripod for extended viewing or digiscoping (photography through the eyepiece). The tripod adapter is sold separately. The binocular also includes a protective padded nylon case for storage and transport.

Specification:

Magnification: 8x

Objective Lens Diameter: 42mm

Angular Field of View: 7.5°

Linear Field of View: (@1000 yds) / @1000 m) 393 ft (129 m)

Exit Pupil: 5.25mm

Eye Relief: 17.8mm

Close Focus: 2m (6.5 ft)

Interpupillary Distance (max): 74mm

Interpupillary Distance (min): 56mm

Diopter Adjustment Range: ± 3

Twilight Factor: 18.33

Relative Brightness: 27.56

Lens Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated

Prism Glass (Type): Bak-4

Prism Coatings: Phase Coated

Weight: 705g

Environmental Protection: Waterproof

Nitrogen Filled: Yes

Tripod Adaptable: Yes

Carrying Case: Padded nylon canvas

Dimensions: 142mm x 128mm x 56mm (5.6" x 5" x 2.2")

Included Accessories: Neck strap| Objective lens caps| Rainguard| Carrying case| Lens cloth| Instruction manual

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Excellent optics for the price!!
Monday, 9 August 2021  | 

I had the DX basic model in 8x42 but then a rattling noise manifested inside one of the barrels so I decided to upgrade to the new ED mode. Just to be clear I was really happy with my first DX non Ed and I was enjoying the picture quality and ergonomic. Non Ed model had an immersive image and warm colours however it was a little dull lacking brightness. Now here comes the ED and the difference is quite noticeable, perhaps 30% brighter and 20% more colour accurate. Celestron tend to produce a warm colour spectrum rather than a blue flat picture. I will take warm and punchy colours over a blue/flat image everyday. I looked very hard for any CA and it was almost impossible to notice any!! The sharpness in the centre of the image is bang on however it doesnít fall from about 60% which isnít a problem really. The focusing ring is an absolute delight to use, smooth, very precise and quick to focus from 2mtr to infinity.

Direct sunlight test passed with flying colours including scattered light & ghosting! Up to this point I am very impressed. Few niggles which are expected at this price point, itís a little front heavy at 705g and the supplied strap and bag arenít of good quality. I will centrality get the bag padded and replace the strap. Normally binoculars of this price range will have poor front lens cover and ep cover but not this time. I do like the bold fresh design and the little orange ring, makes them look modem and excellent contenders amongst other binoculars costing twice the price. Overall, this is a really well put together binocular with fantastic picture quality.

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