Reviews and Problems with Celestron SkyMaster 15x70
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They could be a great value if...
Buck, B&H Photo
3 April 2012
Excerpt: They were not adjusted properly out of the box!!! If you are not able or willing to do this do not buy these glasses. When I first tried them I'm seeing two stars near each other and thought cool. Then I look at others and notice they are all paired up : (! I closed each eye and saw one of the stars go away. Searching the 'net I found a procedure to adjust them (I don't have them quite right) but was really disappointed.
Pros: Great Value, Perfect size for stars, Strong Construction
Unsuitable for use without support of a tripod, lens aberration.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
25 September 2014
Summary: Despite positive reviews on various websites these binoculars suffer from chromatic aberration and are difficult to hold steady for more than a few seconds. They do allow a lot of light to enter the lens so you can see plenty of the night sky but again the movement renders them useless for stargazing (their selling point) in my opinion without a tripod. And if you need a tripod why not just get a telescope?
Summary: Great specs for the price. It seemed too good to be true. And it is. Good lenses and it may do the job, but unfortunately very poor construction, with equally poor materials. Reading the online reviews you understand that it is a risky buy, as many of them come with collimation problems or other kind of problems. I took the risk and unfortunately lost the bet, as one of the lenses came completely loose.
Summary: I had to return the first pair they sent me as they were mis aligned . With a bit of research I found out that these are made in China and are sold by various companies that have the cover modified with their logo . They are heavy and need a tripod, broomstick or shoulders to hold for any length of time. For a starter or a second pair for friends they are fine .
Olympus 10 x 50 DPS-I vs. BRESSER 11x56 vs. Celestron Skymaster 15x70
Hanny K., Amazon
8 September 2011
Summary: Hallo, ich möchte heute folgende 3 Ferngläser miteinander vergleichen: - Olympus 10 x 50 DPS-I - BRESSER 11x56 - Celestron Skymaster 15x70 Die Idee war ein gutes und praktisches Fernglas für den Privat/Hobby-Natur Bereich auszusuchen. Um das herauszufinden, habe ich einen Test/Versuch aufgebaut: In der Ferne von ca. 1,2 km gibt es ein Ortsschild, das ich mit dem blosen Auge von meinem Balkon aus eranhnen kann.
Buen producto, pero muy difícil de usar correctamente
Josep Toledo, amazon.es
3 July 2011
Summary: Compre este producto para observar estrellas. Es bastante más barato que un telescopio y creí que podía ser un buen comienzo. Sin embargo, al recibirlo, me di cuenta que es francamente difícil de usar. Los 15x hacen que cualquier minima vibración se amplifique hasta hacer casi imposible ver nada, ni aun usando un trípode. Finalmente los he devuelto, y por supuesto Amazon ha cumplido perfectamente con el abono del producto.