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Celestron 8x42 Granite Binocular

Celestron 8x42 Granite Binocular

Best Birding Binocular 2012

Celestron 8x42 Granite Binoculars

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Best Birding Binocular 2012


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Celestron 8x42 Granite Binoculars

Image Quality
To be a really good all round bird watching binocular, you need a binocular that produces a very high quality image to enable you to enjoy all the beauty of the bird that you are observing and you also need a nice wide field of view to make locating and following your birds as easy as possible.

These Celestron binoculars deliver in both areas. Featuring a whole host of quality optical components and coatings that include BaK-4 Prisms, with high reflectivity and phase correction coatings as well as fully multi-coated optics and extra low dispersion glass (ED) - that scored a very impressive 9/10 on the Best Binocular Reviews Scale for Optical Components.

Image Brightness
Their quality coatings as well as the full sized 42mm objective lenses help to "capture" as much light as possible, which translates to a nice and bright image that really impressed me when I reviewed them. This is another very important aspect to look out for in a great birding binocular as a binocular that produces a bright image that will perform better in poor light conditions like in thickly forested areas, at daybreak or late afternoon/evening when most birds are at their most active.

Very Wide Field of View
For general birding, another really important feature to look out for is a wide field of view. This will make it easier to find and track birds, especially small fast moving ones. With a field of view of 426 feet@1000 yards (142m @ 1000m) or 8.1°, these Celestron binoculars have one of the widest fields of view that I have ever tested.

The Granite 8x42 Binocular from Celestron features fully multicoated lenses and BAK4 roof prisms for maximum contrast and color rendition. ED glass delivers edge-to-edge sharpness with excellent color correction and razor sharp images while virtually eliminating chromatic aberration. It has a wide 65° Apparent Angle of View. This Granite's open-frame construction provides a lightweight yet rugged form-factor, comfortable handling, and a contemporary look. The magnesium body is rugged and tough for handling in any environment. With or without eye or sunglasses, a comfortable fit is made possible by substantial eye relief.

  • The Apparent Angle of View is a wide 65°
  • Twist-up eyecups provide added comfort for eyeglass and sunglass wearers
  • Centered focusing wheel is fast and accurate
  • Precision BAK4 roof prisms for enhanced clarity
  • Multicoated optics for maximum light transmission
  • Eco-Friendly; lead and arsenic free
  • Rugged magnesium housing is nitrogen filled for all-weather performance

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