Celestron Skymaster 20x80
Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:27 PM
Mechanically estan constructed like them of 25x100.
Already they are not make more like this.
I buy them used and without box. I do not find any indication of the country of manufacture
Posted 12 July 2011 - 12:06 AM
Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:28 PM
This OpticsPlanet webpage has a picture of an older version of the Skymaster 20x80 right here. That page has three selectable pictures and the one that I am referring is the "Celestron 20x80 Skymater Giant".
Posted 12 July 2011 - 04:38 PM
Obviously, Celestron started shipping its newer 20x80 Skymasters in an older model box. Of course this doesn't tell you the country of manufacture. However, every Celestron 20x80 that looks like Marcelof's images has been reported in this forum as manufactured in Japan.
I admit this is guess work. It's possible that for a while some Celestron Skymaster 20x80s coming out of China looked like the earlier Japanese-made models. I don't think Celestron catalogues would be reliable.
Does anyone really know?
Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:02 PM
Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:24 PM
I reviewed the Celestron Skymaster 25x100 in 2004. It's identical to these with the center bar. It's Chinese.
I'm pretty sure the Celestron Skymaster and the Barska Cosmos are identical, except that the Barska has a mirror finish back plate.
Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:31 PM
Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:34 PM
Might it be said that if they were made in japan, it would emphasize it proudly?
Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:07 PM
That said , just because binoculars were made in Japan does not necessarily guarantee them being " of particularly great value " nor even practically useful at all .
For example , more Japanese - made binoculars than not , manufactured over the past 50 years and more ( including some of the otherwise TRULY outstanding ones ) tend to have woefully inadequate eye - relief for anyone who wears glasses .
Several oft - plauded models also transmit what I consider to be intolerable levels of " false colour " during daytime applications .
Notwithstanding the relatively third rate levels of MECHANICAL quality , and although usually sharing the apparent disregard for special requirements of eyeglass wearers , I've found that SOME Russian made binoculars from the same period are at least equal OPTICALLY to VERY many models made in Japan .
Posted 14 July 2011 - 07:32 PM
Anyway, Celestron was heavy into Synta stuff BEFORE the buyout.
Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:48 PM
(I read it a few days ago. This thread prompted me to look at Company7's website.)
Posted 15 July 2011 - 10:39 PM
That's because Tom Johnson and Alan Hale actually MADE something . . . the affordable 8-inch SCT. Designed in the mid-60s, production cranked up in 1970.
Binoculars were ALWAYS an import item.
Posted 15 July 2011 - 10:49 PM
Kenny just does this crapp because he knows I keep the dictionary in the other room!