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4.0 out of 5 stars Collimation (Thanks Gary!), February 25, 2012
This review is from: Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 Binoculars (Electronics)
Thank you, Gary, for your tip about collimating. These binoculars were terrible when I first looked through them, and nothing I could do would solve the problem. (My eyes could not focus together and I saw double images.) The barrels appeared to be misaligned, and I was going to send them back. Then I read Gary's review (Collimation Easily Done) and thought, "What the heck? I can at least try." I followed Gary's instructions and easily fixed the problem within minutes. They work really well now, but I'm giving them a four-star rating since Celestron really should tell the consumers how to fix this problem by themselves without having to pay someone else to do it. To add to Gary's tip: You'll need a tiny flat-head screwdriver (like what you use to repair eyeglasses) in order to adjust them. The hand grip (that portion on the top of each barrel of the binoculars) only needs to be pulled back a little ways until the screw is exposed, and you only need to adjust the side that's off. (It should be obvious which side is off or if both sides are off. Close your left eye and then your right while looking through the binoculars.) Check the binoculars (by looking through them) each time you make an adjustment until you have it perfect. It can be done, and it's well worth it!
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Initial post: Apr 11, 2012 2:58:38 AM PDT
Patty says:
And so where do we find Gary's review, Collimation Easily Done?

Posted on Nov 30, 2013 6:01:45 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014 2:04:23 AM PDT
Briar says:
Ditto!
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