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    Smile celestron skymaster 25x70 binoculars



    I am out to shop for good binocs. I saw celestron skymaster 25x70 binoculars is very cheap !!!

    What is the reason is the quality bad !! On cloudynights I saw person selling for $75 OBO.

    Which other brand I can but for 25X mag for $100 or less.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I would buy those binoculars for 75$ in a heartbeat if I was in the market for that size of bino. The most common problem with the Celestron Skymaster series is bad collimation (according to amazon, it happens about 15 percent of the time), which is a pretty big problem, but can be dealt with. I own the 15x70's, and aside from the collimation problem, they're absolutely awesome. They're truly a big bang for the buck.
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    I just got the 25x100 skymasters in the mail yesterday. Only got to briefly look at some very cloudy skies last night, but what I did see was pretty impressive. Just need to make a mount now. They are heavy. Got em on ebay for under a hundred bucks. I would pop the extra $$ for these over the 25x70's.

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    The 15x70mm Celestrons are very good. and cheap! $60 on Amazon.com
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