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Celestron Nature DX ED 12 x 50 Binoculars - Premium Extra Low Dispersion ED Glass Lenses

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However, it has been mentioned that Opticron T WP 10x50 and Celestron Ultima 10x50 (same binoculars) have better coatings and perform better.

The 50mm objective lenses are large enough to gather lots of light, while still being lightweight enough to use without a tripod. It’s an especially great companion for nature observation and bird watching, with ED glass that helps you spot the subtlest field markings and a close focus of just 6.

The prisms inside Nature DX consist of high-quality BaK-4 glass with phase coatings applied so that more light reflects off their internal faces and passes through to the eye. I'm new to amateur astronomy and decided to go for some binoculars after bouncing back and forth between telescope options. A binocular can be considered “fully multi-coated” when all air-to-glass surfaces are coated with multiple layers of anti-reflectivity coatings so that the maximum amount of light passes through the glass to the eye.

As your choice leads you to bigger and bigger sizes, you might consider saving half the cost and weight, close one eye and choose a spotting scope, or an astro-telescope instead. What the Celestron Nature DX ED 12x50 can also do – which some of its equally powerful rivals cannot – is to focus on close objects. They don't — which is why the phase-coated BaK-4 glass roof prisms and the ED make a big difference. Ditto the use of BaK-4 glass prisms, which allows more light through than the more basic BaK-7 glass prisms. U nleash the full pointing accuracy of your Celestron computerized telescope with a specialized telescope control software suite.That makes them a serious candidate for viewing wildlife from a safari vehicle, and for bird-watching. The angle of view is generous and despite the powerful magnification, these binoculars can focus as close as 8. Taken together, the fully multi-coated lenses and BaK-4 prisms maximize light transmission for the remarkably bright, highly detailed images. What is more, the binocular is fully waterproof and filled with dry nitrogen gas to prevent internal fogging of lenses.

They come with a tripod adaptor in the box, as well as a carry case, so you can comfortably take them to the seaside next time you go.However, in practice the Celestron Nature DX ED 12x50 performs really well at night, with the Andromeda galaxy looking sharp and well defined. I use them for astronomy and they give lovely views of the night sky, star clusters and nebula especially. Essentially two tubes attached by a hinge (as opposed to the L-shaped optical engine between the tubes on a pair of porro prism binoculars), the Celestron Nature DX ED 12x50's tubes are nitrogen-purged to help reduce the threat of internal fogging. In an all-round impressive package, what the Celestron Nature DX ED 12x50 lacks is eye relief; at just 14.

Bought Celestron 9x63, lots of chromatic aberration and the outer 50% of the field was blurry, plus heavy misalignment. If you want to spend some time studying things, like the moons of Jupiter (as an example), you need to support the binoculars.The considerable extra outlay gets you much better optics than you will find at the entry-level, that's always the case with binoculars. The ability to get a close focus on nearby objects as well as a reasonably wide field of view makes the Celestron Nature DX ED 12x50 useful for a range of outdoor uses, as does the tough build quality and the ED glass, which gives excellent images that are bright, colorful and sharp. If you're after a mid-range pair of large binoculars ideal for wildlife viewing, the Celestron Nature DX ED 12x50 fit the bill.

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