Telescopes: Meade ETX-125 w/ Autostar II, Meade LX-50 8" w/ Magellan II, Orion ShortTube 90, Celestron Firstscope 114 Binocs: Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Meade 10x50 WA Travel View JC Penny 10x50 Marine Cameras: SBIG ST237A, Canon 10D DSLR
Quote:Thank you for sharing your report with us. Did you receive a good sample of the Celestron 15x70? Yes, seems that you did. Congratulations.
"The heavens declare the glory of God"...
Quote:Bud,Is a taller tripod next on your list?Stan
12" Dob, 4" Mak, 3" APO, PST, bunch of green eyepieces & an understanding wife.
Quote:...I only pipe up to be a stabilizing voice to take the edge off many of the grand hurrahs from those who lead others to think all binoculars are created equal, and the cheapest MUST be the best buy — notice CuriousOne’s post #5640491. Truly, a sow’s ear does not become a silk purse simply because one doesn’t want to spend the money for a silk purse.
ErikaAutomatic doors make me feel like a Jedi. PCW Memorial Observatory
Quote: Not all, but most of the folks who testify of the good to great binocular they just bought have very low post counts
Meade ETX125PE Maksutov Meade series 5000 80mm triplet on AT Voyager alt-az
Quote:Wow, all this commotion when all I did was post how happy I was with my new binocs after an extremely short, cold trip outside. I didn't even make this a review or comparison.Guess I'll just enjoy my new toy.
Quote: Quote: Not all, but most of the folks who testify of the good to great binocular they just bought have very low post counts Last year I purchased a pair of Brunton compact binoculars via Craigslist at a very good price. I gave them a cursory evaluation, they seemed to work fine. It was only when I got them home that I realized that the right side did not focus, only the left. I gave them to a my friend Rick who just loves them, best binoculars he has ever owned. Rick is blind in his right eye.. Jon
Quote:One doesn't see that in the eyepiece forum.If someone says that they like a cheap plossl, most responses tend be complimentary.Not so here.I have often noticed that the focus of many replies, rather than being on the *enjoyment* of the original poster,become a scathing criticism of the instrument of enjoyment.It would certainly be nice if, for a change, there is a warm sense of camaraderie by the respondersrather than using the thread as an opportunity for a personal vendetta...... Just that sometimes the focus of some posts is the joy of reaching a destination, and it does nothing at allto vehemently change the focus to the imperfection of the instrument used to make the journey.
Quote:Awww Bill, we love you. Just go easy on the rookies, OK?