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. For the price, not bad. The ITAR designation is a little ridiculous, since this was made in China.
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.
Summary: The field of view is very relaxing to the eye and the optics are bright and precise. I am able to indentify electronic devices by type, on my towers, with this monocular due to its clarity. The compass allows me to check the positioning of antennas on towers.
Summary: Wanted a cheapish pair of binoculars to leave in the kitchen for watching birds in the garden, I have used these for several weeks and been pleased with them. We have more expensive pairs for bird watching trips but these are good for the garden as they have a 17ft near focus. They have twist rather than rubber eye relief cups which are much better with glasses.
Summary: The Celestron Oceana Monocular is excellent. The small size makes it easy to carry on the trail and the magnification is enough to bring wildlife close enough to identify. A great little product.