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Celestron-c70-mini-mak.2102353
8.7 out of 10

Celestron C70 Mini Mak

Aperture : 70 mm (2.76 in) Focal Length : 750 mm (29.53 in) Magn Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Great for the price

SpecialK, B&H Photo
11 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This does well for birdwatching and gazing at nature.The tripod is okay, but is very touchy when you are zoomed in. I will be trying to mount for a professional tripod and see results.This was bought for my two kids who love nature and they keep it nearby to gaze at the bird feeders hung around the yard when occupied.
  • Pros: Light Tripod, Solid Body
  • Cons: Shaky Tripod
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Overall 10
10

Solid performer in a compact package

Joe stargazer, B&H Photo
10 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I plan to use this scope for animal watching and occasional quick astronomical viewing. Very pleased with the magnification and the image quality. Resolution is good. Jupiter and Saturn was clearly identifiable even at 25x. Valleys and craters of the Moon are very sharp. Only weakness was the tripod that came with the scope.Excellent for travel with the soft carrying case and strap. Good scope for my kids to use. Great value for the money.
  • Pros: Compact size, Ease of Use, Strong Magnification
  • Cons: Flimsy Tripod
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice scope for the money

Caspian Canuck, B&H Photo
22 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I was looking for a reasonably priced spotting scope to use at the gun range, so I bought a Tasco 20-60x60 along with a Celestron C70 Mini-Mak Spotting Scope to compare them side by side, intending to keep one of them. (I bought both at @.ca because it offered unbeatable by Canadian standards prices: $ for the Tasco and $ for the Celestron, with free shipping!
  • Pros: Bright Eyepiece, Decent Sharpness At Max, Good eye relief, Price-to-value Ratio, Strong Magnification
  • Cons: Shaky Focusing
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Overall 6
6.0

Good choice for the price

Inceptor, B&H Photo
15 February 2014
  • Excerpt: This scope is a good choice for the price. Clear optics (with some obvious aberrations, of course) and enough sharpness.
  • Pros: Strong Magnification
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad for the price.

Viewer, B&H Photo
2 September 2013
  • Excerpt: C70 Mini Mak, compact scope. I am using it as a spotting scope. Field of view is not great, but it is super compact.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Scope

Brain, B&H Photo
12 August 2013
Overall 10
10

C70 Mini Mak spotting scope

tc, B&H Photo
22 May 2013
  • Excerpt: nice little spotting scope, compact and simple to use.
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Overall 10
10

nice stuff

eldepra, Ebay
4 May 2013
  • Summary: nice stuff, the spoting is nice am testin sofar! an gime a nice clear imagen, about 103 km...
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy to Use

Paul, B&H Photo
31 January 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a small and lightweight unit with good optics. I use it for terrestrial viewing. The zoom eyepiece is good and It can accept standard 1.25 inch eyepieces with the included adapter. I am using a 40 mm Plossl. This gives me a magnification of about 18 with a very clear scene and good eye relief (I wear glasses). Az and El fine adjustments on the tripod are also nice.
  • Pros: Accepts 125 In Eyepieces, Bright Eyepiece, Easy To Pack And Setup, Fine Az El Adjustments
  • Cons: No Case For Tripod
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Overall 6
6.0

Mini Mak C70

Ted, B&H Photo
24 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought the MiniMak as a spotting scope but found it too dim. I have upgraded to the C90 and am much happier.
  • Pros: Light weight, Value for cost
  • Cons: Poorly Illuminated
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