15x70 Celestron and Barskas
Posted 04 July 2005 - 08:09 PM
What I would like to know is if any of you have used both and can tell the pros and cons against each other. I have read many reviews and binocular info (mostly here at CN, EdZ you have provided some great info and quick access to some great info). I would consider some 12x60s also. What I would like that seems to be missing from the equation is FMC as opposed to MC.
I only have about $100ish to spend ($150 is pretty much an absolute ceiling), so if you are going to trash these and say spend $200 on X brand, please save your and my time and do not post. I am fully aware I will not be getting the highest quality binoculars for this price range but those of us with new houses and new kids do what we can (keep telling the wife if we get a really really big scope we won't want to spend much time in the house anyway!)
Any relevant info would be greatly appreicated.
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Posted 05 July 2005 - 03:16 PM
I was in the same boat as you, and to spend more $ would have meant a doubling of cost, and was out of the question for me.
I even made use of the tripod adapter that came with them, I filled its sides with epoxy, and now its rock hard, and vibrations are non existent.
I use these binoculars much more than I use my scope, as tripod and all can be lifted with one hand, out the door.
If you want to compare these to binoculars twice the price, then I'm not the guy to talk to, but I've never regretted buying the Celestrons. I tried mine out in the store prior to purchase, just to make sure there was nothing hugely abnormal about them, and then bought em up!
As far as I'm concerned Charles Messier or Issac Newton would have killed for a pair!
Posted 06 July 2005 - 12:15 PM
I ordered mine from a local camera store, so that if a problem occured I could take them in, drop them off and they would have to deal with the shipping hassles.
Posted 06 July 2005 - 01:42 PM
Likely will in the next week or so, I will give a first light report after I get them.
THanks for all the good comments.