Reviews and Problems with Celestron Oceana 7X50 WP-IF/RC
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Nice binoculars, shame about the compass
Mike F, B&H Photo
27 July 2015
Excerpt: I bought these because I figured (after some internet research) that they'd likely give me the best optical performance for the price in a 7x50 binocular. They were bought for bird watching and general use, not boating or other navigational purposes, so I didn't really need the compass, distance...
Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Cons: Compass Rotation Blocked, Compass View Intrusive, No close focus
Excerpt: I decided to get this model because of the Celestron brand name hoping that the optics would be good quality. Fortunately I was right. These are great binoculars. The image is crisp and the housing is sturdy and strong. The compass is accurate and smooth.
Pros: Close Focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: I am entirely satisfied with my new binoculars. The compass and rangefinding reticle are well-designed and easy to use. The price was certainly good as well - I could have paid 4 times as much for Steiner's, but, given that they have the same guarantee, what would be the point?
Pros: Close Focus, Easy To Use Compass And R, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: These were all around not bad. Good optics, nicely dampened compass and a storage bag included. Except for one major flaw that made me return them: The compass was too far out of view and it wasn't possible to look at it without ramming them deep into my eyesockets - and even then it was often a...