Celestron UpClose G2 10×50 Porro Binocular 71256

The Celestron UpClose G2 10/50 Porro Binoculars is an affordable pair of binoculars with excellent clarity and power. It has a depth of field of about 10 feet and a field of view of 30 feet based on 150 feet which means you will need to refocus quite a bit while using it. Thus, if you enjoy tinkering around with the focus, you will enjoy the UpClose.

Main Review of the Celestron UpClose G2 10×50 Porro Binocular

The Celestron UpClose G2 10/50 Porro Binoculars is one of the lower-priced binoculars with good optics. It can be compared to higher end binoculars and still provide satisfactory long range viewing pleasure because of its multi-coated optics.

Its exterior design is functional with a rubberized cover for its aluminum body and ergonomic thumb indents and ridges for better grip. It is supposed to be water resistant but cannot keep moisture off very well. It comes with a soft case and straps.

Sadly, the case and neck strap are not very durable and the cleaning cloth is tiny. It also does not have a tripod adapter and a bump could lead to poor collimation. It also cannot handle rough use because the plastic is somewhat on the brittle side.

On the brighter side, it has great clarity although it is a bit on the heavy side. If you have a tight budget but need a pair of binoculars that offer excellent power, you might want to consider the UpClose. It is not a professional model by any means because it lacks stabilization features but it will do more than a sufficient job if you need to use it for bird watching, game viewing from a distance, or traveling.

3 Main Good Points

  • Excellent clarity
  • Water resistant
  • Multi colored optics

3 Main Bad Points

  • No tripod adapter
  • Collimation can shift with a little rough handling
  • Heavy

Physical Features

  • Weight: 2.25 pounds
  • Optic Measure: 10/50
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 50mm
  • Tripod Adapter/Mount: None
  • Amazon User Review Rating: 3.9/5.0 Stars

Summary of Celestron UpClose G2 10×50 Porro Binocular 71256

For less than $50, the Celestron UpClose is a good buy unless you get one that needs to be adjusted because of rough handling and shipping. One of the bigger issues with this model is the tendency to have poor collimation with a little rough handling. It also tends to get moisture even as it claims to be water resistant. Nonetheless, the best feature of this model is the clarity which is almost impeccable once you get the settings right.

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