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Too many stars!

Advantages: Good field of view, but with reasonable magnification.
Disadvantages: Weight, and eyecups letting light in from the side.

I would say that these are a pretty good entry level pair of binoculars for someone just starting to explore the night skies. The field of view is wide enough so that with a bit of practice you can know what constellations you are looking at, but the m ...

lordbolt 06.10.2007 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Celestron Skymaster 15X70 *71009*

CELESTRON SKYMASTER 15X70 BINOCULARS PERFECT FOR ASTRONOMY

Advantages: bright clear image, great value for money, perfect for astronomy
Disadvantages: a bit heavy,

I brought these Binoculars last year purposely for astronomy, The sky at night magazines "best buy" initially caught my attention, so I drove down to my local binocular & telescope store and tested them in daylight, I got a bright clear view focusing was ...

nikon-boy 11.01.2010 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Celestron Skymaster 15X70 *71009*

Binoculars are not just for seeing things far away

Advantages: Focus down to .5 metres, Rugged, beautiful, excellent optics, light
Disadvantages: The case doesn't attach to the strap

Simply the best Xmas present we have ever had. The Papilio is very well built and cleverly designed. The image quality is superb. The USP is the ability to focus down to .5 metres. Never understood why it would be important until we went on a guided F ...

mike.speer 05.02.2006 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Pentax 8,5 X 21 Papilio

I can see clearly now!

Advantages: Crisp, clear image and wonderful image stabiliser.
Disadvantages: Expensive and could be waterproofed.

Canon are famed for the quality of their optical equipment and rightly so. I bought these smart binoculars for my Mum over 15 years ago for her 70th birthday. An avid birdwatcher, 10 X 30 are ideal for this purpose and the image stabiliser function which ...

splishsplash 11.10.2011 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Canon 10X30 IS

Canon 12x36 IS II Image Stabilising Binoculars: Awesome

Advantages: Greatly improves the quality of observation
Disadvantages: A touch heavy, and a bit unattractive, (only matters if you are a poseur).

Canon Image Stabilising Binos: 12x30 Image Stabilising binoculars. For general hand-held use 10 x magnification is about right, because the natural movement of the observer is emphasised by the instrument, and things can get shaky, especially on a windy ...

JDavidJ 18.08.2010 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Canon 12X36 IS II