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    Question What is a good beginner pair of binoviewers? Also wondering about these 2 pair



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    William Optics - 1.25" Binoviewer with 20mm Wide Angle Eyepieces - OPT Telescopes

    The Celestron doesn't give me too much information. Do all binoviewers usually just take 1.25" or are there some that take 2" lenses? I'd imagine 2" in a binoviewer would be awesome The Celestron states the aperture for those is 18mm. They're referring to the bak4 prisms right? Well the Williams states theirs has 20mm bak4. But then I've always learned you get what you pay for. The Williams includes a barlow, 2 lens, and the binoviewer. So, any input is welcome.

    I am willing to pay maybe up to the $350 mark. So if you have any other suggestions, by all means suggest

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    Also came across this pair, but they don't say anything about the prisms they use: Orion Telescopes: Orion Binocular Viewer for Telescopes

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    Folowing closely.

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    Most all of the $200 binoviewers are imported products made by the same manufacturer(s) and re-branded. I have a pair of Stellarvue binoviewers and they look almost exactly like the two you posted.

    I would go with the Orion brand simply because their service is excellent. Either will be just fine for your first pair. My second choice would be the Celestrons you posted.

    BUT -- the Williams Optics might be better for you since you are living in China.
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