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    Default Re: Advice on which 20x80 binoculars to buy



    Yes, I have these Opticrom ones on my shortlist
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    Default Re: Advice on which 20x80 binoculars to buy

    The binos Oz mention are identical to my Celestrons. However, the trailseeker tripod is better suited for binos than the one Oz mentioned as the legs can open up to three different angles! Take a look

    https://www.celestron.com/products/trailseeker-tripod

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Celestron-8...gateway&sr=8-2

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    According to what I've heard, when looking at the mass produced big binoculars, these tend to be the best for the price and are one of the few brands guaranteed to be collimated before leaving the distributor. Not so much with Celestron, Orion, Barska etc. They're more or less the same thing, but with better quality control. https://oberwerk.com/product/20x80mm...ht-binoculars/

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    Default Re: Advice on which 20x80 binoculars to buy

    I have very strong glasses but my 20x80 Celestron Skymaster binos work very well with or without glasses. Like Abb said, don't worry about collimation, easy to fix. Focus on a good tripod. I recommend the Tiltall, rocks solid 40 lbs. And very affordable. They are wonderful for daytime use as well.
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    Default Re: Advice on which 20x80 binoculars to buy

    I tried my Zhumell 20x80 binoculars on a tripod with max height of 68 inches. They are to long for 68 inch max tripod. A tripod for 20x80 binoculars should be at least max height 74 inches. From a bortle green zone I could see Sombrero/M104 galaxy with my Oberwerk 15x70 binoculars. The lenses on my Zhumell 20x80 are excellent. Try the Zhumell 12x70 binoculars sold by Amazon. they Have a 19mm eye relief. That would leave you enough in the budget for the Orion Tritech tripod. The Tritech works good with my 15x70 binoculars.

    https://www.amazon.com/Zhumell-ZHUV0...gateway&sr=8-2

    https://www.amazon.com/Orion-Tritech...gateway&sr=8-6

    If there is a problem, Amazon pays for return shipping.

 

 
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