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3.0 out of 5 stars Celestron 15x70 binoculars, February 22, 2006
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The optics are truly amazing for the price. The field is wide, the image is bright, razor sharp and with fine contrast and color rendition. My complaint is with the center focusing mechanism which tends to drift and requires constant attention. This problem could have been easily fixed at the factory with a properly sized washer to take out the play in the center focusing knob. I hope Celestron gets the message and takes the last small step to make these binoculars just right.
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Initial post: Jan 31, 2012 4:01:33 PM PST
I don't know if we have the same issue but I find the way the eyepieces are moved for focusing to be very inaccurate. The two plastic struts coming from the center knob seem to just nudge the loosely fitted eyepieces meaning I constantly have to check to see if they are far enough back. Still the view is nice once it is focused.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 8:32:30 PM PST
AnnUSA says:
I just ordered this and I have the exact same problem. It is very annoying. More adjusting than viewing.

Posted on Jun 3, 2015 2:27:49 PM PDT
Mark Twain9 says:
I have this problem with the 15x70, 10x50, and 25x70. I do not recommend them for day time use since that means needing to adjust more often. However, after a painful few minutes of adjusting, if you just leave them at infinity, they give fantastic views of the sky for a very low price.

I also heard if you drop them 1 foot into your car seat, the prisms fall out of alignment and you see double. Many used skymasters have their collimation off because of that. But if you are gentle with them, they weigh a lot less than the more expensive binoculars. I would rather just be careful and not have to hold so much weight.
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