Reviews and Problems with Celestron Skymaster 20x80
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nick, B&H Photo
26 October 2015
Excerpt: Not bad for the money. The collimination was off. Not a big deal and easily fixed. Daytime viewing showed alot of distortion around the edges. Image seemed like it should have been brighter. Night time sky viewing seemed to be ok. I will keep these. Definitely need to use a tripod.
Summary: was looking forward to taking delivery of these binoculars but was told after paying for them that they were out of stock .had to wait one month or more for del;.also i expected them to have a zoom lens facility which they have not .overall not a happy customer.have used them very little since.not...
Summary: These binoculars were packed properly, but they still arrived badly out of collimation. Luckily the screws were easy to locate, so I did the collimation myself. Even tough the other screw was barely movable, the end result was good.
HUGE bins let down by average performance considering the impractical size
11 August 2012
Summary: upon opening I was overwhelmed by the sheer weight and size of these beasts! expecting a justifiably rewarding eyegasm i was quite disappointed by their very narrow POV which is to be expected, and fine if the image was brilliant which tbh I wasn't having a wow factor with these considering the size...
The binoculars were not collimated when they arrived
S. Smith, Amazon
11 August 2012
Summary: Ever heard the word collimation, well I had not until these binoculars arrived. After a bit of on-line research I found out the term for miss-allingment (collimation) of the lenses and how to fix them. So I will give it a go to fix them.