Summary: Since my passion is photography, I wanted an inexpensive pair of binoculars, saving my dollars for high end optics for camera lenses. I've learned from photography to do diligent research and find the most important features to get good value. I saw that the Celestron binocs had all the features I wanted: a very wide field of view--388 feet at 1000 yards; a close focus distance of 6.1'; waterproof casing and fog proof lenses; and a compact (4.8x2.2x5.6 inches) and...
Summary: I have had these for the past several days. After reading a lot of glowing reviews, particularly out of the astronomical websites (like Cloudynights), I bought one of these bins. These binoculars are Great for the money. Obviously you do not get a Swarovski or Leica for $200, but what you get is a pair of binoculars with many great features for a very reasonable price. For the casual user, birdwatcher or hunter, I can highly recommend these.
Summary: After visiting two local stores to apply "hands on" to different binoculars, and after returning one pair, I took the better part of a day researching binoculars. My sister gave me the specs for her $300+ pair so I used that as a base. Her binoculars carry another brand name but were made by Celestron. Bottom line, I got them home, took them from the box and could see the birds in my yard with a minimum of adjustment.
Summary: Really a good set of binoculars! I got the pair for my wife who had trouble using a pair of more expensive binoculars, she immediately was more satisfied with these than the ones costing two and a half times what these did. Great wide strap makes you feel like there is nothing on your neck!! I am looking at Celestron's spotting scopes since these are so good.
Summary: I work at a bird viewing preserve and many of the "serious" birders have some very expensive binoculars. Several have checked out the Celestron bins and are amazed at the clarity and would recommend them to people who don't have a lot of money to spend on a good pair of bins. And the no fault, lifetime warranty doesn't hurt either.
Summary: These binoculars are great buy! Our family has two pairs of the 8x42 (and one pair of the 10x42.) I use them for watching birds. They produce a very crisp, clear image with bright colors. They are fairly heavy, and are made with solid construction. They also come with a comfy neck strap and case. I would highly recommend these binoculars for anyone interested in quality optics at a good price.
Summary: As I have become a more avid birder I was feeling the need to upgrade my old entry-level Pentax binoculars to something nicer. I was prepared to pay between $500 and $700, but then I found the Celestron Regal LX's. These have all the qualities of a good mid-range binocular at an entry-level price. The original retail price was in the $700 range, but my purchase price through Amazon was closer to $160.