Excerpt: I purchased these binoculars last January to more closely watch the birds in my backyard at the feeders. Here in Vermont the winters are hard on everyone, especially on the birds. I love these binoculars. They are lightweight, easy to hold and the lens provide a crystal clear view.
Excerpt: We lecture on cruise ships -my subject is astronomy. For night sky sessions I wanted a smaller lightweight inexpensive pair with reasonable lightgrasp to check the sky. The price was a little less than a X Cel LX eyepiece!
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use this monocular for telephoto camera picture acquisition shots. It works great and the compass allows me to share observations with friends nearby while I grab the camera . It also has a ranging reticle to allow distance estimations. I haven't noticed any eye fatigue from extended use either.
Pros: Accurate Ranging, Don't Need Batteries, Easy To Use, Nice Nylon Carry Case, Very Clear Lense
Excerpt: Best mid-range binocular for a great price! I have been using the Celestron TrailSeeker 8x42 for a few months now. I use them primarily for birding and bird watching, but watch other wildlife with them as well.
Excerpt: I wanted an economical pair of binoculars to leave in my car as I already own a pair of Celestron 8X42 binoculars that I use for birding. I am pleased with this pair and also plan to purchase another pair for my grandson. I also have a Celestron scope, so I knew I was getting a great product.
Summary: This little monocular is quite big in size. Have a 42mm objective with 8X magnification. Contrast is quite good for this magnification and great FOV as well. Chromatic aberation minimal. Image is sharp & crisp. But it carries quite a heavy price for this small wonder.