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This vs Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70
on October 23, 2012
I'm not much of optical savvy, but here are my uneducated impressions with the two binoculars.
The Celetron: it's very big. Image is VERY shaky without a tripod. I originally bought it as an alternative to a spotting scope for shooting, but the magnification level is too low for that. On the other hand, the magnification level is too high for most other purposes.
This one: the size is just right. I like that it's waterproof so that I could use it in the rain. Not that I would actually take this sophisticated piece of modern engineering in the rain, but it's nice to know I could.
It feels great in my hands and the magnification level is great for most purposes. It's got a much better eye relief. In fact the eye relief is the best of all the binoculars I've used. I've got very long eyelashes for a guy. Many females find them attractive (yay), but they are bothersome on binoculars. But not this one. I lengthened the lens covers to the max. My eyelashes have not touched the lenses. NOT ONCE.
BOTTOM LINE: I'd recommend this to anyone looking for an all-around pair of binoculars, especially the cuties with long eyelashes.