From Frank in Maryland:
Great Image and Excellent Value
I recently bought the Celestron Nature DX 8x42 Binocular for my girlfriend for birding based on the reviews from Cornell's website.
Prepared by the outstanding reviews, I was still amazed at the clear, bright image produced by these small, light and reasonably priced binoculars. They are perfect for beginners and can be used with or without eye glasses equally well. They would be especially suitable for young birders or women (or anyone) with petite frames (the other pair she was using were too big and the image in the barrels would not fuse into one viewing circle for her but these do); or anyone who wishes to have a small light travel or backup pair of good quality.
If I hadn't already paid more for apparently equal quality bins a few years ago, I would seriously consider getting these myself. Some complained about the lens covers being difficult to remove but this is not the case for us (would rather have covers that do not pop off accidentally like some looser-fitting ones tend to do).
I strongly agree with the other reviews that these are great bins at a great price. They also shipped and arrived very quickly.