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Celestron 20x80 binoculars
Hi,all. I wrote on this site a while ago for some advice on Binoculars, thanks to all who replied. I have read on here somewhere that some of you have got Celestron 20x80 or sizes that are close to it( If I remember I think Karl has some) Anyway for those that have got them or similar can you give me some kind of idea as to what I would be able to see and in how much detail. Thanks again guys
You can get some very good clear views with the 20x80's but you will need a very very good tripod to get the best out of them.
But for about £100 for 20x80's i'm very happy with mine but i must say i use 10x50's most of the time.
Thanks Karl. I will keep a look out for a decent tripod
Good day Paul, not sure if this would help? but I have just purchased a pair of Helios Quantum 4 20x90's, had a nightmare getting a tripod for them and after weeks of searching online I ended up with a (Horizon 8115 Tripod with 2-way head), It cost about £80, it seems very sturdy and smooth and holds the 20x90's nicely. It unfortunately doesnt come with a carrying case, but I purchased a (kalahari tripod bag 85cm) for about £23 and it fits the tripod like a glove. Very happy indeed with them.
Take it easy
Hi Paul Yes I have a pair of these and they are excellent. as others have said already you will need a tripod preferably a sturdy one. I personally use them in conjunction with an old pair of 7x50 Cannon field binos which are hand held and give a nice wide angle stable view. I use these first to get a good sighting of the area I'm going to look at ....match up location objects stars etc to make sure I have what I want to look at then I use the 20x80's to get a good close view.
The Bay of E is a good place to look for tripods both second hand and new as mentioned above make sure they are a heavy duty type as the Celestrons or similar high res binos benefit from being kept as stable as possible.
Hope that is of some help .....whatever you get good luck and have fun.
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