This is a terrific value for clear, WP optics in a compact size.
29 April 2011
Summary: The Celestron is perfect for a compact, WP pair with better quality optics than similar ones under $40. Bak4 prisms seem to make a big difference. The no fault warranty won't be a factor since it requires a $25 return fee. I'd rather buy another pair if somehow I manage to manhandle mine.
Summary: For a 10x compact roof prism binocular these cannot be faulted. They fit in the hand very well and the fingers of the left or right hand are well placed to focus. They are usable with glasses and the twist up eye cups for eye relief adjustment is ok but as these are compact it is not a brilliant...
Summary: I bought these mainly for birdwatching in the garden and according to the technical spec the near focus distance is 12 feet. However, it is more like 25 feet which makes them impractical for my purposes.