Reviews and Problems with Celestron SkyMaster 15x70
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May be out of collimation
Andrew, B&H Photo
19 October 2015
Excerpt: I bought these binoculars about a year ago and the first pair I received were so far out of collimation they were unusable. Not wanting to try to repair them myself because of the possibility of damaging them, I contacted Celeston customer support who gave me a shipping label to return them and told...
Excerpt: Binoculars were bought for astronomical use. Arrived in good collimation, nice coatings on lenses, good optics. Not high end binoculars but a bargain for the price.Included tripod adapter is plastic, bends and shakes; I threw it away and bought an all metal adapter for $ that is much more stable.
Pros: Arrived In Collimation, Good Lens Coating, Good optics, Quality Lenses, Relatively Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Only used a few times so far. Overall agree with the other comments. Optics are good (probably not outstanding, but nice enough for astronomy). Milky Way in Cygnus was really nice. Saw multiple Messier objects with the open clusters making the best views.
Excerpt: The tripod stand holder is not centered. center of weight is far front than the tripod stand so that it tends to lean to front. This results shaking left and right when using normal camera tripod. It made me feel motion sick even though I just observed Jupiter stand still.
Pros: Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: Sturdy while fairly light weight. Easily customized to your unique vision. Brings birds, animals, etc. close-up and three dimensional. Keeps iin focus while tracking fast moving objects, birds, boats, racers, etc. Holds focus sp you spend your time observing rather than adjusting.