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Just ordered Celestron 9x63's

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#1 Oriondk

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:27 PM

I hope this was a good choice. I've been wanting some decent binoculars for a while and decided on some with a larger aperture. I want to get a mount to put them on my camera tripod, but am not sure what to get. The Celestron mount got some bad reviews and to tell the truth I haven't really researched any others. Any suggestions?



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:28 AM

Something made of metal. Preferably heavy metal... breakdancing.gif



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:10 AM

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#4 Steve Cox

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:59 AM

I have the Orion 9x63 Mini-Giants and use this Orion tripod adapter.  It holds them very well and being heavy duty build of steel, I'm not worried about it breaking and dropping the bino.



#5 Oriondk

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:26 AM

Thanks, all. I found the Orion mount last night on Amazon last night and ordered that.



#6 starbase25

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

I've looked through these. Only thing I did not like was the smallish apparent field of view.



#7 carolinaskies

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:09 PM

The 9x63s are a great set, I've had mine for 20 years and still enjoy the views through them.  The weight/balance is good overall.  Just about any decent p-mount is capable of handling them well for the longer observing sessions.  


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 05:10 AM

I have this Celestron binocular adapter and it works fine for my Nikon 10-22 by 50s

 

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:44 AM

Avoid the plastic brackets like the one supplied with the cheaper Skymaster 15x70, lots of good metal ones out there.
Vortex, Oberwerk are two that come to mind, the bino you have (9x63) is a good performer,D.
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#10 sneeds

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 12:58 PM

Avoid the plastic brackets like the one supplied with the cheaper Skymaster 15x70, lots of good metal ones out there.
Vortex, Oberwerk are two that come to mind, the bino you have (9x63) is a good performer,D.

I have the Vortex adapter and it is definitely solid - but of course, like anything, it will cost you quite a bit more comparatively than the plastic version.  The plastic one is ok, it's just that the way you attach the binos to the adapter with the metal one is far more secure and mechanically sound than the plastic.  If the plastic is all you have, it will work and you may not ever care to 'upgrade'.  I would be very surprised if the plastic mount would ever break, but the connection points would be the first to go.




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