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Man in a Tub
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Re: Celestron 15x70 Cavalry new [Re: hallelujah]
      #5698555 - 02/24/13 04:37 PM

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The Cavalry has indeed suddenly completely disappeared,presumably over the horizon !

It was right there about 2 hours ago.




The Calvary is still listed on the USA website.





Yup! Preorder with shipping in March. And a cute 360° viewer.


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m00nless
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Re: Celestron 15x70 Cavalry new [Re: Man in a Tub]
      #5708243 - 03/02/13 06:49 AM

Now http://www.celestron.com/sports_outdoors/celestron-cavalry-15x70-binocular.html does not work for me either and it redirects to http://www.celestron.com/sports_outdoors where I can't find the Celestron 15x70 Cavalry.

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Rich V.
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Re: Celestron 15x70 Cavalry new [Re: m00nless]
      #5708651 - 03/02/13 11:55 AM

Both those links work fine for me; with the second one, clicking on the binoculars heading brings me right to the page the Cavalrys are listed on.

I'd check your browser settings; there doesn't appear to be a problem with the URLs.

Rich


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m00nless
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Re: Celestron 15x70 Cavalry new [Re: Rich V.]
      #5708726 - 03/02/13 12:30 PM

I am quite sure that it was not working a few hours ago. Anyway, it is now and an ADD TO CART button has been added to the page and the price is listed as $159.95.

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m00nless
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Re: Celestron 15x70 Cavalry new [Re: m00nless]
      #6045174 - 08/25/13 01:17 PM

Has anyone tried these binoculars now that they are available? I am curious to know if they are any better than the 15x70 SkyMaster.

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planetmalc
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Re: Celestron 15x70 Cavalry new [Re: m00nless]
      #6048643 - 08/27/13 11:35 AM

Yes I have, a demo model, a few hours into the first day of an astronomy show. By the time I got hold of it, Joe Public had already knocked it a bit out of collimation, but I could tell that the images were nice. It's amazingly light for a largish rubber-armoured binocular. I wouldn't risk buying one I hadn't inspected, but if I ever found a good one in a shop, I'd buy it.

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Re: Celestron 15x70 Cavalry new [Re: planetmalc]
      #6049089 - 08/27/13 03:26 PM

I tried the 15x70 Cavalry at the Celestron booth at a local star party, the rep told me this, against the Skymaster 15x70 they have the following upgrades, water and fog proof, better quality prisms and lenses, the coatings are fully multi coatings as against fully coated. Compared with my standard Skymasters they did throw up a brighter image as best as I could tell, DA.

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Re: Celestron 15x70 Cavalry new [Re: Binojunky]
      #6087270 - 09/18/13 02:24 AM

I bought the 15x70 cavalry as a cheap pair of beaters for winter because i won't dare use my canon 12x36IS in winter.
Comparing between the two models, the canon are much nicer.
They have a larger field of view, better space between the eyes, better eyecups, a better experience.

Of course they are 5 times more expensive too but their objectives lenses are almost half the size and still you don't see twice as much with the celestron. Going back and forth I failed to see any difference in the number of stars seen.
The only good thing about the celestron in my limited 2 days experience is the better color of the red stars. Betelgeuse and Aldabaran and blood red which I liked.
The Canon show just a slight red twinkle.

So beaters they will be!


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Re: Celestron 15x70 Cavalry new [Re: deadspace]
      #6092820 - 09/21/13 03:00 AM

More experience with them.
They are very good. I like them a lot!
They balance so well that I won't need to buy a tripod for them even though I have rather shaky hands. I can keep them steady by holding them near the objectives and by resting my elbows on my knees. I just saw 3 moons from Jupiter. Stars are very colorful, much more so than with my Canon.
Much less flaring on bright objects too. A bit of purple around Jupiter but no big deal. Stars remain sharp until about 3/4 from the edge or so but again no big deal.
if they can keep their collimation, then they are really a great buy.


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planetmalc
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Re: Celestron 15x70 Cavalry new [Re: deadspace]
      #6093210 - 09/21/13 11:14 AM

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I bought the 15x70 cavalry as a cheap pair of beaters for winter because i won't dare use my canon 12x36IS in winter.
Comparing between the two models...........Going back and forth I failed to see any difference in the number of stars seen.





Did you do a comparison using DSO's as targets?


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deadspace
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Re: Celestron 15x70 Cavalry new [Re: planetmalc]
      #6093364 - 09/21/13 12:40 PM

My experience with them is still very limited and and last night was a poor session with the bright moon at zenith and some cloud. Plus there's a lot of light pollution where I live. With my Canon the only DSO I can see is Andromeda as a small faint puff of light.

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Re: Celestron 15x70 Cavalry new [Re: m00nless]
      #6093491 - 09/21/13 01:55 PM

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Has anyone tried these binoculars now that they are available? I am curious to know if they are any better than the 15x70 SkyMaster.




There are two reviews on the Amazon site.

Cavalry reviews

They are in a dead heat one pro and one con. Like the Skymaster I believe they are a krap shoot. Collimation issues again. Apparently they have not remedied the Skymaster Achilles heel and not beefed up the prism mounting system.


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deadspace
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Re: Celestron 15x70 Cavalry new [Re: ScumotheUniverse]
      #6105165 - 09/28/13 12:41 AM

Lol the strap on the carrying case just broke.
Even my $50 bushnell has a better case than this.


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Re: Celestron 15x70 Cavalry new [Re: deadspace]
      #6108406 - 09/29/13 11:08 PM

The 15x70 cavalry are now my #1 bins. I was wrong earlier: they do show twice as much as my 12x36 Canon. Even when the IS is engaged they are clearly inferior at astronomy.
I wish I could delete my first post on these.

Edited by deadspace (09/29/13 11:11 PM)


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