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    Default Re: Celestron SkyMaster 12x60 Binoculars

    Quote Originally Posted by stargazer193857 View Post
    I read from other reviews that 7mm exit pupil binoculars only give a brighter image at a dark sky site (same size objective). The higher mag binocular of the same objective will show the stars brighter in a regular neighborhood. Even at a dark sky site, there is debate about what is better, with the majority of posts I read favoring the higher magnification given the same objective sizes.

    You did well by picking the one that seemed right in your hands and in front of your eyes. Interesting a 10x50 or 8x40 were not part of the selection list. My 10x50 have decent magnification, but I wish they were higher magnification, if the view was still wide enough to keep me from getting lost in the stars.
    My mistake, they did show me the 10x50 Ultra and 10x60 Mariner. The Mariner was about a 1/2 pound heavier and the Ultra almost a full pound more than the 12x60's I ended up getting. Plus the Ultra were $170.00 more and the Mariner $70.00 more.
    Binoculars: Oberwerk 8x56, Oberwerk 12x60, Garrett 10x50
    Telescope: Celestron 6SE
    Eyepieces: 8.8mm, 15mm, 25mm, 32mm
    Camera: Olympus OMD EM10

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    Default Re: Celestron SkyMaster 12x60 Binoculars

    Hello Tasdisr,

    congratulations to your new binoculars,
    and looking forward to your reports,

    Binoculars: Leica Ultravid 7x42, 8x42HD; Swarovski EL 8.5x42 Swarovision; Nikon 10x70 Astroluxe; Docter Nobilem 7x50 Porro; Jenoptem 7x50W, 10x50W; BA8: 10.5x70, 15x85; 25x100FB, AsahiPentax 8x40, Refractors: Sky-Watcher 150mm/750mm; Leica APO Televid 82mm (25x-50x WW ASPH); EPs:Baader Classic Orthos; Fujiyama ortho, Leica B WW, ultrawide zoom ASPH, Periplan GF, HC Plan S, L; DOCTER UWA; Wild UW mil; Tele Vue Delos, Nagler Zoom, Plössls; Swarovski SW; Pentax XW; ZEISS diascope B WW T*, Carl Zeiss E-Pl; Hensoldt mil; Filters: Astrodon, Astronomik, Baader (CCD), TS;
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