Reviews and Problems with Celestron SkyMaster 25-125x80
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Value for money 2
Ease of use 2
Ease of setup 6
Don't waste your money on these
26 June 2011
Summary: Bought a pair of these hoping I would get lucky and get a good pair. Turns out I didn't and went through the manufacturer for warranty. 2 months old and have to pay $25 warranty fee plus shipping fee and then had to return them 4 times at their cost and 5 months later have the replacements that are worse then what I had started with. Problems with them is double images when you zoom and the replacements had the same issue and now included rainbow colors.
Summary: These's are quality binocular's Huge magnification plus zoom. you will need a good tripod to view at higher magnification, they weigh over 5lbs. the only con i have is the small eye relife at the highter power settings,but if you understand how high power affect's this which is common to all optics,then your good to go.
Summary: Celestron did it again with the 25-125X80 astronomy binoculars !! So nice and portable and when attached to a tripod the only other thing you need is a comfortable chair and a clear night. The Zoom feature is really cool. Not like with a telescope where you have to change eyepieces to zoom in on an object, all you do is move the leaver for close up viewing.
Summary: They are large in size, but are a high quality item. Iwas amazed at the power and quality they were at an affordable price. They are a great pair of high magnification binoculars. Excellent item for hunters, bird watchers, outdoorsmen, etc. Great for parents to use with their children. I would recommend getting the tripod to steady your view at the long distances they can reach.
Summary: Binoculars not collimated from factory. I sent them in for warranty repair and don't have them back yet. I would recommnend another style of binos. They seem to have sacrificed quality in order to acheive the magnification.
Summary: Binoculars broke as soon as I attached them to a tripod,the mounting screw was poorly glued into the post,looked like the threads were stripped and they just glued the screw back in... There was a big speck inside the prism right in the center of view,I don't know how they could have missed it in quality control,I'm sure it was a mistake,Celestron has been a great product for me before this...
Summary: Granted, I am new to the world of binoculars, but with a little adjustment (which I assume must be done for any pair of binoculars) my pair show crystal clear images, never "cross-eyed". The only issue I have encountered is when the looking at full zoom, where the image tends to double up. For such price tag, it is unbeatable!!!!!!
Excerpt: If you're looking for a great all round pair of binocs, these are a safe choice and they look great too.
Pros: Its not entirely a bad product.
Cons: I found that once you begin to magnify, the view goes blurry at about 25% to 125 power. It eventually becomes useless. You have to have a solid tripod to use these properly, or else it shakes whilst using freehand.