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Celestron-skymaster-25x70.34139143
8.2 out of 10

Celestron Skymaster 25x70

Optical Design : Porro Diameter : 70 mm (2.76 in) Magnification Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Celestron Skymaster 25x70

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Overall 10
10

WELL MADE

Adorama
17 April 2014
  • Excerpt: These binoculars are well made, the barrels seem the be aluminum with s rubber coating,the frame is also metal. The collimation was good on the set I received and the lenses seem to be clear and made from glass no visiable marks or bad spots in the lenses. The focus bridge between the eye pieces is also made from aluminum and not plastic like on some.
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Overall 10
10

Magníficos

Marco, B&H Photo
19 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Muy buena imagen y tamaño, son algo pesados pero si sin maniobrables, excelente óptica
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Great Zoom
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Overall 6
6.0

Not great but not bad

Connor J, B&H Photo
30 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Basically, what I can say is that my Canon Powershot SX50 HS "bridge DSLR" camera at its full telephoto end (1200 mm) provides better magnification and clarity than this binocular. I'm giving this 3 stars because the price is quite reasonable and the product is pretty easy to carry. I've had a tough time focusing this thing though.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 10
10
Ease of setup 10
10

Mostly good

Ron, opticsplanet.com
12 February 2013
  • Summary: I use it mostly for astronomy and occasional views of high flying jets with their contrails. When I used the binoculars with the binocular mount, there was so much lateral vibrations that it was just about useless. I epoxyed both sides of the binocular mount (with some spare screws laid in with the epoxy) and let it set for 24 hours and now it is "rock steady". I can now enjoy the views without any vibrations at all.
  • Pros: Nice views of the heavens; feels like a "space walk"
  • Cons: Flimsy binocular mount
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Product

Buddha, Adorama
17 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I am an amatuer astronomer and these Binoculars on a tripod are a perfect set up
  • Pros: Celestron Quality, Tripod Mount Included, Wide Field Of View
  • Cons: Very Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Binocular If You Are Using Tripod

Steven G, Adorama
13 December 2012
  • Excerpt: These binoculars are great if you plan on using a tripod to look at very distant objects or celestrial viewing. The image was clear and sharp. They also did well in low light. They are not great for bird watching or hand holding. Due to the magnification 25x and the weight of the binoculars, any slight movement of the hand causes the image to jump around.
  • Pros: Good in Low Light, Priced Right, Sharp Image
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor Image Stabilization
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Build quality 4
4.0

Too front heavy & awkward to use.

critique9consumer, Bestbuy
13 January 2012
  • Summary: These were purchased as an extra "at home" pair. Low-light capability and motion stabilizers were substituted for a lower price, but they were too...
  • Pros: price
  • Cons: Large, heavy, awkward
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Overall 10
10

Large Nebulae very distinct

Adorama
11 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Shapes of Lagoon, Trifid, Swan nebulae visible - also Globular, open clusters, large planetarys - also larger planets & some moons
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, These are great, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Ease of setup 10
10

SkyMaster

pelonconsuerte, opticsplanet.com
12 August 2011
  • Summary: Excellent for Astronomy .
  • Pros: Excellent for Astronomy
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Ease of setup 10
10

Powerful Binos

Syed, opticsplanet.com
27 March 2011
  • Summary: I was looking for high magnification budget binoculars and these are just the right choice. Since i knew the drawbacks in zoom binoculars i decided to buy these 25x70 Celestron binoculars. The order was delivered nicely and well packed. I am using these binoculars mostly for terrestrial viewing and occasionally for star gazing. The views are clear and well magnified, the only draw back which i encounter is somewhat narrow FOV but that is also negligible.
  • Pros: Powerful Magnification, Good optics
  • Cons: FOV is somewhat narrow
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