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...
Summary: I recently became involved in astronomy, starting on 10X50 binoculars. I have since acquired 3 telescopes, 76mm, 80mm and 203mm. I use binoculars for quick observing sessions where setting up a telescope would be inconvenient.
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: I was hoping that I had found a one in a million bargain. It did not fulfill my hopes, but is still a very good buy. Field of view was a bit smaller than I was hoping for, but I knew it was limited by the description. Have no problem with collimation. 15x is great, I am use to 9x with my other pair.
Pros: Close Focus, Lightweight, Magnification, Nice Magnification
Excerpt: Just got these. Overall I am very satisfied. I am shaky enough that these are practically unusable w/o a tripod adapter. But I picked up one of those, and they work just fine. I also replaced the nearly useless skinny strap that came with it for a much wider aftermarket strap.
Excerpt: Lots of fun in an affordable package. We are having a grand time seeing even more stars than we usually can in our very starry skies. These are big heavy binocs, using a tripod helps for sure.