After I picked up these Celestron waterproof 7x40's on CL I started researching when they were made and if there were other models but had a hard time finding any info. I eventually came across a photo of a pair of Celestron 7x50 Nova. They looked similar so I tried a google search and found the attached brochure. Sure enough the Nova & Waterproof binoculars are both in there. So it seems these were sold in the mid 80's. I have really been impressed with the performance of the Waterproofs. The optics on the the pair I have are wonderful, sharp across the field with nice contrast. I'm also enjoying the wider field compared to my Nikon 10x50's, especially under dark skies.
After reading the brochure and seeing the specs on the Nova - 7x50 - 10º fov and 10x50 - 8º fov I thought I'd try to find a pair but It seems these are nowhere to be found. Were they made in limited numbers? Judging by the quality of construction there should still be some around. I'd really love to get the 7x50's if the performance is similar to my 7x40's but with a 10º FOV. It seems strange I haven't come across one pair in all of my searching. Are they that rare?
Edited by NYJohn S, 23 February 2021 - 06:25 PM.