Celestron's LandScout binoculars in this birder kit are great, all-purpose binoculars at an affordable price that can bring a new level of enjoyment to almost any activity: sporting events, sightseeing, birding and wildlife observation, hiking, and more.
Inside the LandScout are two pairs of Porro prisms, reflective optical prisms that take the form of a right-angle triangle with two sides of equal length. Porro prisms make binoculars more compact without compromising focal length or the transit of the light rays as they pass through it, giving the classic "broad-shoulder" shape of a traditional binocular. Our Porro prisms are constructed of K9 optical glass, which provide high reflectivity so that more light passes through the optical path to your eye.
LandScout also contains other optical surfaces treated with special coatings to boost light transmission even more. The result is a brighter view than uncoated binoculars.
Whether you are out on the trail or inside a crowded stadium, you want a binocular that is comfortable to hold and use over long periods, without fear of bumps or drops. LandScout features a lightweight and durable armour-protected chassis. Its tough, rigid frame is coated with rubber to stand up to hard use in the field. The LandScout is also water-resistant and can repeatedly stand up to unexpected conditions.
Viewing through LandScout is comfortable for eyeglass wearers and non-eyeglass wearers alike, thanks to its rubber eyecups. Keep the eyecups up for proper positioning of the eyes without glasses. If you are wearing glasses, simply fold them down and out of the way.
LandScout features 8x magnification, the perfect boost in power for sporting events, sightseeing, birding, wildlife watching, and more! You’ll get great views of distant subjects, plus a wide field of view so you can easily follow them as they move. But this 8x40 binocular also offers a close focus of just 32.8 feet so you can also get detailed views of both nearby and distant subjects. No matter how you choose to observe, this versatile binocular is an excellent all-around performer.
LandScout is tripod-adaptable, so you can mount it on any standard photographic tripod for extended viewing or digiscoping (photography through the eyepiece). The tripod adapter is sold separately.
LandScout includes an adjustable neck strap that you can customise to be most comfortable for you. The binocular also includes a protective soft case for storage and transport so you can take it anywhere with confidence.
- K9 Prisms and Coated Optics. Image enhancing optical coatings for bright, colour-rich views.
- Porro prism optical design provides an enhanced 3D view of objects thanks to its widely spaced objective lenses.
- Adjustable Rubber Eyecups. Whether you wear eyeglasses or not, enjoy the full field of view by folding the rubber eyecups down or leaving them up.
- Wide field of view allows you to take in the whole scene
- Ergonomic body. Rubber armour grip surface for extra non-slip comfort and ease of use
Objective Lens Diameter: 40mm
Angular Field of View: 8.2°
Linear Field of View (@1000yds / @1000m): 429ft (143m)
Exit Pupil: 5mm (.19")
Eye Relief: 12mm (.47")
Close Focus: 19ft (6m)
Interpupillary Distance (max): 72mm (2.83")
Interpupillary Distance (min): 56mm (2.20")
Diopter Adjustment Range: -4 to +8
Twilight Factor: 17.89
Relative Brightness: 25
Lens Coatings: Coated
Prism Glass (Type): K9
Prism Coating: N/A
Weight: 24 oz (680g)
Environmental Protection: Water Resistant
Nitrogen Filled: No
Tripod Adaptable: Yes
Carrying Case: Soft Sided Cloth
Dimensions: 173mm x 74mm x 137mm
Included Accessories: Carrying case| Objective covers| Eyepiece covers| Lens cloth| Instruction manual| Guide to Birds