Celestron Optics Review for 2018: We Check Out Their Top Binoculars & Best Rated Spotting Scopes

celestron_logoCelestron has roots all the way back to the late 1950s, and from its humble beginnings, it’s now a world-class optics brand that has a team of expert product developers and big-league engineers on hand.

It is also one of the industry-leading optics manufacturers in the low budget price range. The quality they provide for the affordable price tag is truly unmatched. With a warranty on all of their products, you really have nothing to lose and everything to gain. When you spend any amount of money on Celestron, rest assured it’s money well spent.

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Celestron Spotting Scope Reviews: LandScout, Ultima, Regal M2 & C90-MAK

Sometimes, the delight of hunting is all in the up-close and personal shots that you can get while you’re out in the field. And, a top quality spotting scope is the ideal magnifying tool that will forever change the way you hunt. With that in mind, get ready to advance your hunting style with a Celestron spotting scope.

This brand is a long-time optics authority and although they’re most well-recognized for their telescope technology, they also know how to play it right in the sports field. They offer seven spotting scope series for the serious birder and the fanatic hunter. And, with just the right kind of prices for the avid outdoorsman, you shouldn’t have a problem finding one that will perfectly match your hunting style.

But, being limited in time and your attention span, I’ve covered four of the most popular spotting scopes from the brands range. From super magnification and large objective bells to extra, fancy trappings, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting for your buck with the beow reviews.


How do These Spotting Scopes Compare? (click to open)

For the hunter who’s out to fill his tag or that wants to treasure the one moment before that bull became his once-in-a-lifetime trophy, Celestron can get it done. And, the best part about it is the low cost.

For only about $50, you can have the compact LandScout spotting scope with a free tripod and adapter thrown in. As an entry level optic, it’s pretty much everything you need. But, for long ranging, you’re far from it – just remember that if you’re going to need attention to detail beyond 200 yards.

Again, in the low budget range of just over $120, you have the extreme distance ranging, high-powered, and fully weatherproof Ultima 65 scope. This has my highest recommendation for hunters out of all the options reviewed here. But, if you did want something a little pricier in the brands mid-range, the bigger and more powerful Ultima 80 mm and 100 mm spotting scopes are equally as worthy. Just remember you’d be compromising on weight and portability.

The Regal M2 is the flagship scope for the brands spotting scope series, and that’s because it has everything there is to have… ED glass, XLT coatings, and more are thrown in to make the $450 scope a hit in the field. While the very impressive 22-67X100 isn’t very practical for a hunter, the 16-48X65 provides a nice balance between portability and extra fine detail at long distances. If you want the best that the brand has to offer, this is it. Except…

I still think the Ultima has more bang for your buck. But, if you think you’re going to dabble in the astronomy area too, you definitely want to check out the catadioptric C90 Mak spotting scope. Put any eyepiece on there that you want and you’ll be ready to raid the fields or pore over the heavens.

This brand does variety and options very nicely. Without overwhelming you, they provide exactly the right combination of features and prices to get you in and get you out with your hands full.

For a low budget price for higher quality than you expect, Celestron will impress.


Celestron Binocular Reviews: LandScout, Outland, TrailSeeker, Cavalry & Granite

If you want the best of what low budget has to offer, then you want a Celestron binocular for your next hunt. And the best part about it is, you shouldn’t have to spend more than $350 for any of the models we have featured here.

If you’re looking for a binocular that will get you into the spirit of your hunt, then this brand has it. We’ll get into the specs of a very affordable bino to one of the most technologically jam-packed electronic binoculars they have to offer.

For a full rundown on fully multi-coated lenses, BAK-4 prism glass, and full weatherproof-ability to ED glass and maybe a GPS feature as well, it’s all covered in the below reviews.


How do These Binoculars Compare? (click to open)

All of the binos featured here are around $350 or less – most of them much less – and the neat thing about Celestron is they don’t compromise on quality even though they’re giving you a steal. The best example of this is the LandScout bino. If weight and size isn’t a big deal to you, then the LandScout 10X50 is an excellent binocular to have in your tool belt. For under $100, this could be your starter pair or your lifetime purchase – it’s certainly very capable of that.

But, if you are here to get even more of a deal, the Outland X 10X42 and the 8X42 are excellent optics for an entry level binocular. If you’re new to hunting or if you just want something easy to use without any fuss, these Outland binos will get it done with style.

For a real techie kind of experience, the Calvary is a no-brainer bino if you want it all. You have the GPS, compass, built-in digital level, and a rangefinding reticle all in one device. Although it’s very intuitive and easy to use, a hunter with experience using reticles and the like would find a lot more use out of it than your traditional, need-it-straight kinda guy.

Now, the Granite binocular is an exceptional device. It’s got everything you want to see on a premium device. The Trailseeker is also a high-end binocular, just without the ED glass – but don’t hold it against it. You’re still getting a steal for under $200 with this bino. But, if you want the whole package and the ED glass to boot, the $330 Granite is going to be your pick today.


Buy Celestron and Be Proud

This brand has a proud reputation that’s known for their state-of-the-art telescope technology. But, that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to do hunters right either.

For an unmatched glassing experience at a low budget price and with telescope ingenuity made useful for hunting environments, who would be better than the telescope giant, Celestron, to do it?

The products, the ratings, and the hunters say, “Celestron”.

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