Celestron Nature DX 42mm Binoculars

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Model:  cel_nature_dx_8x42_71332
Part Number:  71332-CGL

Celestron’s Nature DX 42mm binoculars are the perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. A great first step into the world of serious sport optics, the views through Nature DX rival those of more expensive binoculars, at a price to fit your budget.

With phase-coated BaK-4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics, Nature DX reveals image detail you won’t find with other entry-level binoculars. And when you’re off the trail, enjoy superb views of concerts, sporting events, and more.

Nature DX’s high quality BaK-4 prisms are phase coated to increase contrast and resolution. Phase coated prisms, combined with fully multi-coated lenses, provide maximum light transmission through the entire optical path, for brighter images, even in low light conditions.

With 8x or 10x magnification and 42 mm objective lenses, Nature DX 42mm strikes the perfect balance between performance and ease of use. Acquire and follow your subject quickly in the wide field of view. Or, observe nearby subjects like plants and insects with a close focus of just 6.5 feet.

A durable rubber armoured, polycarbonate housing protects your Nature DX binoculars from damage without weighing you down. Twist-up eyecups with multiple stops ensure proper positioning of the eyes, even for eyeglass wearers.

Waterproof, fogproof, and nitrogen purged, these binoculars can withstand the elements. They’re easy to pack, even for long excursions, and fit comfortably in a glove box or oversized pocket.

Birders will love Nature DX for its bright, sharp views of distinguishing features and markings. You’ll get more bird identifications and more enjoyment from each birding outing. The 8x42 model is a favorite among beginning and intermediate birders, since birds are easier to locate and follow in its wide field of view. Take your passion for birding to the next level with Nature DX!

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  • BaK-4 Prisms w/ Phase Coating: Increases contrast and resolution for sharper more detailed images.
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics: Allows maximum light transmission through the optical path for brighter images.
  • 6.5’ Close Focus: Detailed, up close observation of subjects in close proximity.  Ideal for watching birds, insects, plants, etc.
  • Compact and Lightweight: Fits in an oversized pocket or glove box. Easy to carry on long excursions.
  • Wide Field of View: Allows user to quickly acquire the subject being viewed.  More viewing area and less need to move the binocular to follow subjects. Easier to follow subjects when they move.
  • Twist-up Eyecups: Twist up and down with multiple stops for correct positioning of the users eyes for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
  • Polycarbonate frame: Strong and durable polycarbonate body.  Provides structural integrity while keeping the weight to a minimum.

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What's in the box

  • Nature DX Binoculars
  • Objective Lens Caps
  • Rainguard
  • Carrying Case
  • Neck Strap
  • Lens Cloth
  • Instruction Manual


Objective Lens Diameter (mm)42 mm42 mm
Magnification (x)8x10x
Angular Field of View7.4°5.8°
Linear Field of View388ft / 129m304ft / 101m @ 1,000 yds
Close Focus6.5ft / 2m6.5ft / 2m
Exit Pupil (mm)5.25 mm4.2 mm
Eye Relief (mm)17.5 mm14 mm
IPD Max74 mm74 mm
IPD Min56 mm56 mm
Optical CoatingsFully Multi-CoatedFully Multi-Coated
Weight (oz)22.2 oz (629 g)22.2 oz (629 g)
Dimensions LxWxH (in/mm)5.3" x 4.9" x 2" / 135 mm x 126 mm x 52 mm5.3" x 4.9" x 2" / 135 mm x 126 mm x 52 mm
Included AccessoriesNeck strap, objective lens caps, rainguard, carrying case, lens cloth, instruction manualNeck strap, objective lens caps, rainguard, carrying case, lens cloth, instruction manual
Prism Glass (Type)BaK-4BaK-4
Twilight Factor18.3320.49
Relative Brightness27.5617.64
Nitrogen Filled (Fogproof)YesYes
Tripod AdaptableYesYes

Downloads / Manuals

Celestron Nature DX Instruction Manual (PDF)

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Excellent all round birding binoculars
12 December 2018  | 

I bought these for my husband’s Christmas present. He’d researched reviews before choosing the Celestron DX42. He has other binoculars but wanted something specifically for using on walks in the fields and woods of Shropshire. He is absolutely delighted with the binoculars (he shouldn’t really have them before Christmas)
They are so easy to use and the clarity and field of vision is outstanding. We would definitely recommend them and also recommend buying from Firstlightoptics: the best price, great communication and a fast delivery.


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Q1. How much do these binoculars weigh?

The Celestron Nature DX 42mm binoculars weigh approximately 629g / 22.2oz.