Vixen SG 2.1x42 binoculars review

These wide-angle Vixen SG 2.1x42 binoculars are a niche purchase but give you a unique perspective on the night sky

Vixen SG 2.1x42
(Image: © Jamie Carter)

Digital Camera World Verdict

They are a specialist purchase, but these low magnification constellation binoculars can give you a uniquely involving a view of the night sky using an optical design invented by Galileo Galilei in the 17th century.


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    Unique field of view

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    Incredible depth of field

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    Portable size

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    Still image


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    Lack magnification

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    Edges are very blurry

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    Lose-able lens caps

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    Niche product

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When you were a kid did you ever wish you had x-ray vision? Well, you're not going to get that from the Vixen SG 2.1x42 binoculars, but what this pocket-sized product does is instantly extend the power and reach of your own eyesight. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.