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Deciding which binoculars will offer you the best results for birdwatching can be a difficult decision. With so many options available, it can often be hard to identify which is best for you. Both the Viking binoculars and Celestron binoculars will certainly guarantee great results. However, the binoculars within these ranges offer a wide variety of different features and overall quality. Choosing the right binoculars for your needs will provide the best results. Whether these binoculars are for birdwatching or any outdoor activity, there is something here for everyone.

This guide delves into each brand of binoculars to help determine which is the best choice for you. Understanding what each binoculars offers and how they perform is vital for making your decision. Whilst these preferences will vary per person, this guide aims to help pick out the best options for all occasions.

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Binocular Brand Overview


As previously mentioned, there are two main brands of binoculars that we stock; Viking and Celestron. The binoculars available within both of these ranges offer a similar level of quality output. However, there are some key differences that help to separate the binoculars. For example, binoculars within the Viking range excel at the level of image quality that they deliver. This makes them an optimal choice for anyone that is looking to get the most out of their binoculars.

In comparison, binoculars from the Celestron range offer a cost-effective approach to receiving high quality results. These binoculars are largely able to match the quality output available with Viking binoculars. In addition to this, the Celestron binoculars offer many useful features such as the close focus zoom. Features like this make them a great choice for those that want to get a closer look. These binoculars are a perfect choice for those participating in activities like wildlife observation.

Both sets of binoculars offer a unique approach with their design. Whilst Viking aims to deliver the highest visual quality possible, Celestron offers cost-effective binoculars with additional features. Quality is a certainty regardless of your choice. However, it is important to make the right choice depending on your needs and preference.


Choosing Viking Binoculars


With the vast range of Viking binoculars available, you can certainly guarantee high-quality results. Producing binoculars that provide high-quality images with an overall high performance level is the key to Viking's design. Opting for Viking binoculars is key if you wish to achieve the best possible results.  Whether you are looking for entry-level binoculars or for something more advanced, you will find it within this range. There is certainly something for everyone.

The inclusion of features such as ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass really helps the binoculars within this range to stand out. This allows for the Viking binoculars to take it to the next step in terms of quality output. The use of ED glass ensures that no colour fringing will take place when viewing the image through the lenses. This creates a flawless image and ensures that the overall quality is at the maximum.

For example, the Viking Kestrel ED and Viking Peregrine ED are the two most popular models from the Viking range. The overall quality output from these binoculars is unrivalled - especially in comparison to Celestron binoculars. However, these binoculars are in the higher price bracket as a reflection of their level of quality. Whilst they are the most expensive binoculars within the range, they certainly back this up with their performance. This makes them the perfect addition to your next birdwatching adventure.


Viking Kestrel ED 8x42 Binoculars


However, it is not just the inclusion of the ED glass that makes these binoculars so popular. The blend of multi-coated optics with phase-coated prisms only further increases the overall quality. These features allow for an image which is bright and well defined. Binoculars within this range will even guarantee high-quality results in low-light conditions. This makes the Viking binoculars a fantastic choice all year round.

Whilst this ED glass is only available on high-end models, the rest of the Viking range maintains high-quality results. This is mainly due to the multi-coated lenses and phase-coated prism design being available with the other binoculars. This allows for binoculars which offer high-quality results to be available at cost-effect prices. Binoculars such as the Viking Badger are a prime example of this.

The Viking Badger binoculars are entry-level binoculars but still manage to guarantee high-quality results. These binoculars provide an excellent cost-effective approach to achieving crystal-clear images. In addition to this, the build design ensures that these binoculars maintain a high level of durability. The use of a rubber-armour build design protects these binoculars from the elements. This build design is available on all of the binoculars within the Viking range. Perfect for facing off against the Great British weather.


Viking Badger 8x42 Binoculars


The binoculars within the Viking range are the perfect all-round option for birdwatching. With such a vast range available, there is certainly something for everyone regardless of your budget. Whilst the high-end binoculars guarantee the best results, you can still find excellent quality in the entry and mid-level options. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate user, the binoculars available within this range will perform to the highest level.

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Choosing Celestron Binoculars


The next option available within our range are the Celestron binoculars. These binoculars provide a cost-effective approach to obtaining high-quality results. In addition to this, binoculars within this range offer certain features which are not possible  with binoculars from Viking.

For example, models such as the Celestron Trailseeker and Celestron Nature DX offer a close focus zoom. This 6'5 feet close focus zoom is a dream for activities such as wildlife observation. Being able to switch to this close focus provides a more in-depth look at objects which are nearby. This helps these Celestron binoculars to become very versatile and they can operate in any environment.

Celestron Nature DX 8x32 Binoculars


In addition to offering some unique features, the Celestron binoculars also provide an excellent image quality and overall performance. Providing both multi-coated lenses and phase-coated prisms, these binoculars offer an image which is crystal-clear. This allows for the Celestron range to be suitable for any outdoor activity.

The binoculars from Celestron and Viking share many similar design features and specs. Both ranges offer a lightweight and compact build design which is perfect for carrying around. Despite the compact build, these binoculars are especially good at offering protection from the elements. The use of a rubber-armour design makes the models resistant to water. Furthermore, the inclusion of twist-down eyecups ensures that user comfort is a priority. These eyecups allow for the user to find the optimal position for their eyes. These features all combine well to create an excellent user experience with the binoculars - especially during long-term use.


Celestron Trailseeker 8x32 Binoculars


However, the one advantage that the Viking binocular range holds over Celestron is the use of ED glass. This design feature is currently only available with certain binoculars within the Viking range. Despite this, the Celestron binoculars will still provide excellent results and can match the overall quality from Viking.

The Celestron Trailseeker is the most recent release between the two from Celestron. This one certainly stands out with the level of performance that it offers. The superb optical quality combined with a close focus zoom makes this a fantastic choice for wildlife observation. The versatility on offer here makes these binoculars feel incredibly accessible for all occasions and environments.

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Which Option Is Best For Me?


Deciding which brand is the best option for you really comes down to personal preference. Both brands will provide high-quality results and performance which makes them a great addition for your adventures. However, there are some key differences which help to separate the two brands.

Viking binoculars are famous for offering the highest possible quality. This is especially true with the high-end binoculars such as the Viking Kestrel ED and Peregrine ED range. Whilst these models certainly stretch the budget, the quality that they offer is unrivalled. These binoculars excel thanks to the inclusion of the ED glass. If you wish to achieve the best results, then these are the two best options for this.

Furthermore, Viking offers such a large range that it is easy to opt for a cost-effective approach. This guarantees quality results regardless of the budget that you have available. Models such as the Viking Badger are an excellent example of this. These binoculars provide everything that you need for birdwatching and wildlife observation.

In comparison, the Celestron binoculars offer high-quality results at an affordable price. These binoculars provide similar levels of quality as those within the Viking range. In addition to this, the inclusion of features such as the close focus zoom help these binoculars to stand out. This feature helps add a new level of depth to the binoculars. Perfect for those that need to get as close to nature as possible.

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