Summary: I met Celestron through photography and know they make good glass. When I decided to upgrade my standard 7 X 35 binoculars I looked at several manufacturers including Celestron. Their reputation may have given them an edge, but the reviews supported that well. For the price they are a solid feeling, good quality, easy to use instrument. Contrary to what some reviewers have said, these binoculars are neither too heavy or too powerful to be hand-held.
Summary: Excellent binoculars for the money. Lightweight, powerful and easy to use, exactly what I wanted. First pair were delivered damaged but incredibly swift replacement from Amazon. 5 Stars all round.
Amazon Customer "Robert Agar Hutton author of..., Amazon
30 August 2014
Summary: Sad but I don't like them - they DO NOT have a fitting to take the tripod adapter that Amazon were showing on the same page and they are OK but not great as binoculars - will use them from time to time no doubt but not regularly for the purpose I bought them which was to watch the birds and rabbits in my back garden.