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    Default Re: Celestron 15x70 or 20x80



    Quote Originally Posted by CamelHat View Post
    I have the Celestron 20x80 and think they are superb - great value for the money. Keep in mind though that they are heavy and magnify a lot so be prepared to consider a pipe mount or anything to help you use them. I can use them lying on the ground with two pillows holding the binos all the way at the end. You need support everywhere you can get it. Otherwise images are flying through your view erratically and you will be disappointed. Just so you know. Aside from that, they are great.
    Can i use with tripod?
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    Default Re: Celestron 15x70 or 20x80

    Quote Originally Posted by Giray Gencaslan View Post
    Hello Giray,

    check out the load capacity, it should be at least slightly higher than the weight of your binoculars,
    Vanguard Tripod Review & Comparison MAK S, MAK 201, MAK 263, MAK 234
    Otherwise, keep your eyes on the second hand-tripods from Cullmann, Slik, and Velbon, they are all the profi line. My tripods are all second-hand Cullmann and Velbon, and they are perfectly stable and still light weight.

    Some time ago, I have been using (1 season) the Dörr Danubia 20x80 binoculars, which are basically a rebranded Japaneese clone of the old German artillery binoculars. They have been light weight to be operated comfortably hand held, but unfortunately their optics has been that old fashioned technology at the level around 1980.

    On your place, I'd buy the best 20x80 your budget will allow, use them hand-held, and save some money for a good tripod later.

    I have no idea what import duty and VAT will be charged in Turkey, but you can't go wrong with the good-to-premium second hand binoculars and tripods. The best buy&sell markets are in the U.K., and here is a link I am oft watching,
    http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?typechoice[]=Binoculars&titlechoice[]=For+Sale&statuschoice[]=Active&minprice=&maxprice=

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    Default Re: Celestron 15x70 or 20x80

    Quote Originally Posted by Giray Gencaslan View Post
    I have not tried a regular tripod myself because I have no idea how I would use one with the binos mounted directly on the head looking straight up. How would you position yourself underneath the binos? This is why I got the parts for a pipe mount like the one at Pipe Mount Kit . That added a significant amount of cost to the whole thing but maybe there are simpler and cheaper ways of doing it. I have not built it yet to be honest and just used it without a mount the way I described earlier. I am looking forward to completing the mount and hope it will be much easier to use.
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