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Meade-ng70-sm.33425613
7.9 out of 10

Meade NG70-SM

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Reviews and Problems with Meade NG70-SM

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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Ease of setup 2
2.0

Horrible manual

Davespop, opticsplanet.com
3 August 2012
  • Summary: More power to you if you can put this together following the directions. Customer support acknowledges there are errors but treats you like their target market. A child.
  • Pros: Attractive packaging
  • Cons: Instruction manual
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Ease of setup 8
8.0

Engineer

Jose Roman, opticsplanet.com
26 March 2012
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Ease of setup 8
8.0

Good value for money scope

Pramesh, opticsplanet.com
4 September 2011
  • Summary: I brought this telescope a month ago its a good quality telescope for its price.The telscope give clear and crisp images of the planets and moon but one problem i ve with this telescope i recently found was when i use the ep directly without th diagonal it doesnt focus the image.does any ve the problem
  • Pros: good objective,clear and crisp images
  • Cons: cheap eyepieces and tripod
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Ease of setup 10
10

Great for a start

DeCamp Rider, opticsplanet.com
7 July 2011
  • Summary: I got this for myself (33) and my kids (3&4) to get them interested in science/ astronomy. Setup was really easy and quick; it's barely a setup process at all. Then I threw it outside, pointed at the city during the day to see some buildings to get accustomed to the eyepieces and knobs and all, then the next clear night, pointed at the moon. The red dot viewfinder is pretty pointless. It may be because it's not snug enough to the tube (it's already attached out the box).
  • Pros: Easy setup, stable, affordable
  • Cons: red dot finder not helpful
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 10
10
Ease of setup 10
10

Best $80 scope on the market!

jimbrant, opticsplanet.com
22 June 2011
  • Summary: Amazing optics for so little money. Has a few cons, but overall an incredible first telescope for an adult or child. Better eyepieces will improve performance but they can cost more than the scope!
  • Pros: Excellent optics, no "false color", incredible bargain
  • Cons: red dot finder too bright and hard to align
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 10
10
Ease of setup 10
10

Great telescope!

johoyouall, opticsplanet.com
30 May 2011
Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 10
10
Ease of setup 10
10

Outstanding product and service.

jcollineal, opticsplanet.com
10 January 2011
  • Summary: Excellent product for the money. Very easy to use and set up. Excellent service from this company.
  • Pros: easy to use and easy to setup
  • Cons: nothing wrong with this product.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 10
10
Ease of setup 10
10

Best (Big) Bang for the Buck!

dahens1, opticsplanet.com
8 January 2011
  • Summary: This in an excellent "entry-level" telescope, especially for kids 6-16. It allows great viewing at minimal cost; it's a great learning tool, and inexpensive enough that if the user isn't 100% sold on star-gazing you're not out a lot of cash.
  • Pros: Easy to set up, easy to use. Great instruction sheet.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Ease of setup 10
10

Equipo Facil de usar

andres rodriguez, opticsplanet.com
7 November 2010
  • Summary: El equipo por el precio es aceptable, pero bibra mucho al hacer los enfoques, lo que da mucha inestabilidad y el ajuste de altura se muve con el peso del tubo optico
  • Pros: tiene buena optica
  • Cons: Es muy inestable y bibra mucho al enfocar
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Overall 10
10

Very nice for the price

PeterR, B&H Photo
23 August 2010
  • Excerpt: I have had several scopes of near this size (70mm) and this by far is the best one I've owned. Although slightly wobbly (warn children when they are using it) the optics in particular are spot on. I've seen refractors at 3 or 4 times this price with similar optics. This scope is best for moon, and brighter planet activities. For the price, you can't beat it. The only issue I had was in setting up the OTA on the mount.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Quality Lenses
  • Cons: Unstable
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