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#1 Star Geezer

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 09:22 AM

A few day ago my Sears Discoverer 10-25x50mm Wide Angle Zoom Binoculars fell off my trigger release ball joint mount and hit the concrete garage floor. While not the best, I really enjoyed the view through them. I am not looking for an upgrade, I just need a suitable replacement.

 

What are your thoughts on the Celestron CloseUp G2 10-30x50mm Zoom Porro Binoculars.



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 09:59 AM

I suspect the Celestron Upclose will not be nearly as good, but I'm no expert on zooms. The good news is that if you look on ebay or shopgoodwill, you might be able to find an exact replacement, I've seen those regularly. If you're patient, you might find them for less than the Celestrons.

 

What's the damage to your current ones? Can it be fixed maybe?


Edited by harbinjer, 06 November 2019 - 09:59 AM.


#3 Binojunky

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 10:57 AM

Celestron are a funny company, some stuff is pure junk, other products can be very good, one big problem in their binoculars is the ability to hold alignment,I have had brand new higher end ones delivered to my door unusable, it helps if they are a packed well but even that cannot guarantee a usable product. Must it be a zoom binocular? a good 10 or 12x50 may be a better solution, say a Nikon or Pentax, if money is tight then the Opticron  Adventure 10x50 can be picked up for well under $100 Canadian, in the US you may do a lot better?, D.D


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#4 hallelujah

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 11:34 AM

Geezer,

 

https://oberwerk.com...oom-binoculars/

 

I would stay away from the one in your link.

 

If you have your heart set on a replacement zoom, the only thing that I would consider recommending, in today's budget market, would be a Nikon.

Don't expect a lot.  frown.gif

 

https://www.nikonspo...1-10-22x50.html

 

http://www.birdwatch...binoculars.html

 

https://www.bhphotov...ASABEgJ_EPD_BwE

 

Stan


Edited by hallelujah, 06 November 2019 - 11:57 AM.



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