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15X70 Binos Collimation issues

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Posted 06 January 2004 - 06:44 PM

I was considering a pair of Celestron SkyMasters 15X70s but someone commented to me that many 15X70s go out of collimation fairly easily because of the lack of support between the two objectives. Is this true? If so can they be recollimated easily? or will they need to be sent back under warranty?


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Posted 07 January 2004 - 06:44 AM

It is not likely the reason that binoculars go out of collimation. The body of the binoculars, unless you are dealing with very heavy barrels such as in 8# binoculars is not likely to move due to lack of support between the objectives.

The binoculars are out of collimation either because the objective lenses are not secured and centered properly or more likely because the prisms inside have shifted.

All of the similar 15x70s can be collimated easily.

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