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Posted 02 August 2004 - 05:27 AM

hello all,
im planning on buying a new binoculars and i found this Celestron 15x70 or 20X80 SkyMaster with a 4.4 degree FOV.
what do you say? any suggestions? does anyone has these binoculars?
thanks in advance
raz :crazy:

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 06:45 PM

the 20X80 is off the topic. instead, there is the Meade 9X63.
any suggestions?

#3 werewolf6977

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 08:50 PM

I don't know about the Meade 9X63's. I do own the Skymaster 15X70's. For the money they're decent binos. There are better in that size out there though. But since I do own the Skymasters myself, I will say that I love'em. One thing though, if you get a pair, buy a good tripod as 15X is a lot to hold down as they weigh 3lbs. Just my $.02, Pete :jump:

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 05:46 AM

what do you say about orion 15X70?
there is a difference of about 100$, is it worth it?
are orion's optics better than celestron's?
or should i just get the celestron and get this over with?

raz...

#5 Craig Simmons

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 06:03 AM

The Oberwerk 15x70s are a good buy at $150. Fully Multi-coated.

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 06:51 AM

I've just landed Helios 15x70s. See Steve Tonkins' article in the Reviews section. He is a man who clearly knows what he is talking about.

It's a bit early to be able to review them myself due to weather, but they seem handholdable with a little support which is exactly what I wanted; tripods can be faffy when you just want a quick 10 minute scan of the sky.

I would have gone for the Oberwerks if they were more readily available in the UK, but the Japanese product looks very well made, and I like the monocoque design of the binos - they look very sturdy

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 08:26 AM

>See Steve Tonkins' article in the Reviews section. He is a man who
>clearly knows what he is talking about.


Or so you hope! :)

#8 werewolf6977

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 09:25 PM

RAZ, if you want to get the Orions, go ahead! I believe they're Japanese, as opposed to chinese for Celestrons. Your money, your choice. In fact, to quote Kenny J, one the Binocular Gurus, get the best binoculars you afford. Pete :jump:

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 08:42 AM

i can afford a lot, but i don't want something heavy...
i'll go with the celestron 15X70.


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