+ ￥4,000 配送料
+ ￥750 配送料
Celestron Skymaster 15x70 ポロプリズム望遠鏡 71009 並行輸入品
|価格:||+ ￥4,000 配送料|
似た仕様のニコン 18x70 SPの１／１０の価格だからといって１０倍ひどいわけではありません。
方法は金属以外の木槌などで、プリズムの周辺をコンコンと叩いて修正するのみです。 それにより中のプリズムを移動するのです。 強く叩きすぎると、プリズムと鏡筒の隙間が大きくなる可能性がおき、双眼鏡を置くなど軽い衝撃で光軸が狂う恐れがありますので、初めはごく軽く叩くのが肝心です。 修正できる確率は偶然とも高いとも言えません。ただ狭い鏡筒の中にあるので何れ合致する位置にへ遭遇すると思います。 何しろ超格安70mm対物ですからこれで光軸が合えばもうけものです。 Nikon 15/70と10/70をもってましたが15/70にひけはとらないです。 10/70に比べると明るさ鮮明さは全く比較にはなりませんが。（盗難にあった）Nikon 10/70 は最高の双眼鏡です。
When I choose bins I rarely go for anything where the focus doesn't divide into the object lens size by at least five times (just my estimate). These are 15 x 70, so just under that BUT the exit pupil is large, so you get lots of light through. They are never going to be as bright as my 7x42 bushnell of course, but nor will my bushnell get the distant these give! All the same, at 15 x 70 the image is still nice and clear. I can't really see why you would go for 20x or more because of the loss of light, unless you get an object lens of 100 or more, which would be really big!
Anyway, I bought mine mostly for watching the killer whales and harbour porpoise that swim along the coast near my house, and maybe to see what more distant neighbours are up to, sorry, I mean stars and stuff. Trying them today, they have been perfect. I have actually NOT tried these for astronomy as yet, but I'm sure I will.
Weight wise, they are heavy and they are big in length, the main body is pretty much in keeping with a 10x50 pair of traditional bins. Though, using them mostly for watching sea life and birds means that I scan the ocean with my eyes and then use these to focus in on detail. If I was to keep them at eye level all the time, it would be a real test of strength! So I've no doubt I will look at a tripod.
So Tripod? Yes, if you are going to use these for extensive periods of time, and something good, not your standard £9.99 aldi type. The adapter that comes with it, as already been said by others, is pointless. Get another one, they are pretty cheap anyway. I really wish they would just drop that in the package and improve the case, or use the saving on some other area of the bins.
Technically, I guess I'm lucky, I have had NO collimation issues from the box, they were perfectly aligned. Overland viewing gives no fringe, not sure with astronomy stuff as that is not really my field.
Focusing is a little stiff at the moment, though I'm used to that with new bins, so I expect they will loosen up.
The carrying case is pretty basic, no, the carrying case is very basic and will offer no protection from bumps whatsoever. I guess when you make a decent pair of bins, you have to cut costs elsewhere; celestron have done the cost cutting with a naff neck strap, near to useless carry case and a very useless tripod adapter. BUT don't let that put you off. The binoculars themselves are excellent.
So in short, large, but bright, and a great price for a decent set of binoculars. Very pleased with the purchase.
The new binoculars arrived in perfect working order. They're heavy (and I'm someone who does weight-training at least three days a week), but the vision they give - at least during the daytime - is excellent. Quite fabulous for observing birds, wildlife etc - and I'm not even a birdwatcher (although I might turn into one now!). In fact I took them with me up a hill in the Pennines earlier in the week and I could see for miles at the top.
However, I originally got these for observing the night sky, which was a bit risky as most astronomy buffs don't recommend anything above 10 x 50 for handheld devices. However, having previously owned a pair of very good 10 x 50 binoculars, these are a tad better. I've been pleasantly surprised with the results. They're more than decent for tracking stars (on a clear night you'll see more than 10 x the number of stars you'd normally see with the naked eye alone), and the moon is very crisp and clear (I've just spent the last two nights observing this month's full harvest moon).
Overall, a good product with equally decent vision and build quality. A tripod might be a good accessory, especially for nature lovers on a day out in the countryside. For star-watchers, I would use these as an ancillary to a more powerful telescope (which is exactly what I plan on doing next).
1. View and zoom is good if you are accepting it as a realistic person.
2. Price was ok, though lower prices are possible!
3. Better than the equipment I have mentioned above. No science in figuring that out!
4. Came we well packed though I am sure I got a used piece. Multiple tape marks confirmed this. The binos were clean though!
1. Heavy blurring of stars and planets gives a frustrating experience!
2. Heavy equipment, which may benefit your muscles though! Long time use may surely do neck and back damage. Tripod is a must!
3. Lighting around in a metro city messes the overall experience
Setting expectations in a polluted metro:
1. Jupiter will be seen a bright white dot with 4 moons seen as fine and faint dots next to it it. Just like a thermocol ball.
2. No, you can't see the red spot on Jupiter!
3. Saturn is the most sought after planet. However, it looks white, blurred, elliptical and like an even smaller thermocol ball. Due to the blurring, you have to conclude that the elliptical shape is because of the rings. And no you can't make out the rings clearly!
4. The moon is bright as big as the new 10Rs coin. Craters are clear!
5. I'm yet to see the galaxies and nebulae so can't comment on it yet.
6. You can see other stars that you may not be able to see with the naked eye. In short you see more of the milky way!
7. Terrestrial views are fine and you can see good amount of details. My house is 9kms from the airport runway (as-the-crow-flies) and the detailing on the airplane tail is just fine. Easy to make out the airline. Don't expect to see waving passengers at this distance though!
What is a must:
1. Tripod!!!!! Buy the Photron Stedy Pro 560 and it works like a charm. I got it at a reduced price of 1100 instead of 2950 on Amazon which was even more fantastic. The bino to tripod docking station is plastic but I think it does the job. Reviewers on Amazon USA have suggested a metal dock, which would definitely be better than plastic. However you can stick to what you get.
2. Google Sky Map on Android is brilliant! Can't track planets and stars without it.
3. A good phone that you can focus on the eyepiece to click pictures. Makes silly pics, but then can surely show people what you saw! I use the Note 5.
4. Painkillers, if you go without the tripod for extended viewing.
5. Don't wear your cap the other way while viewing else you may be mistaken for a sniper!
Check the pictures to see how the planets look. Please excuse the blurred white circle (in between which should not be mistaken for some astro object) and also the quality! These pictures are very crude representations of what you see and the real view is slightly better. I still need to test these in a less polluted and lit area and I'm sure they will do their magic!
Verdict: You may buy if
1. Your expectations are not very high.
2. You can wait for reduced prices if not in a hurry. As I type my review, these binos are retailing for 10,048.
3. If you need to buy it, Amazon it is!
Finally, I hope the review helps you make your choice!
The quality of the glass and optics seem good. There's a green tint to the glass showing some sort of anti-reflective coating has been applied. I'm not an expert in binoculars, but I'm guessing Sky at Night are more so, and they gave the optical qualities of the lenses a very positive review. So it's good to know that where it really matters (optical quality) hasn't been budgeted too much.
The binos are covered in rubber, and the grip is good, they're selling for £60 right now which is a lot of glass and optics for the money. Especially when you consider you can easily pay this for a single eye piece!
Last night I got first light with my new Celestron Skymaster 15x70 Binoculars, I've never used binos for astronomy before, so I can only compare my view to my scope. However I can describe how a few common sky objects appeared last night from my light polluted home location.
Jupiter - The four Galilean moons were easily resolved as four dotted points around Jupiter. The planet itself appeared as a small very bright white ball. No colour or surface detail was viewable. Around the edges of Jupiter I could see red/green. I was surprised by just how bright Jupiter appeared, blowing out any hint of colour.
Andromeda - Easily located and looked like a little smudge, which to be fair is exactly how it looks through my scope from my location.
Orions Neb - The binos resolved a lot of stars around the Nebula area, but there was no 'nebulosity' apparent. This is mostly due to being in a light polluted location.
Stars/Clusters - Where you see one star with the naked eye you see 20 through the binos. They remain sharp and without noticeable CA. Stars also keep their colour well, red stars stay red, blue stars blue etc (unlike my finder scope where every star looks the same..) Star clusters looked great filling the view with stars.
Very Good 61 quids worth, especially as they can double up to make excellent long range terrestrial viewing as well.
These can see for miles. Every time I use them it is exciting. It blows my mind just how sharp an image you can see even though it is literally miles away. Farthest thing I saw so far was over 400 million miles away, which was Jupiter. It could easily be seen in the sky, but the coolest part is you can even see its moons. I never thought I would be able to see either with just binoculars.
Things at night are very bright. The large lens let in so much light. I saw a raccoon in a tree and could see he was looking at me. I couldn't even tell there was something there with my normal eyes, but could see it in detail with these. They are not actual night vision like it says, but they mean you can see much clearer at night than you can with your regular vision. I saw a city at night really far away that could not be seen with the human eye too. It was roughly 40miles away. It was not very clear at that distance, and it was night, but you could clearly see the lights and the buildings. Was pretty cool.
Overall, if you live in a place that allows you to see really far I would definitely get these. They are a lot of fun. Once you look out of them for a few minutes it is like another universe seeing so far once you put them down. You will be shocked every time that you could see so far. Really liking them and definitely recommend.
1. They are quite heavy, so a tripod is needed for a steady view
2. The provided tripod mount is rubbish, buy a metal one (for about a tenner)
3. The collimation was out when delivered (a common issue I believe), although this was fixed in a couple of minutes using the adjustment screws under the rubber grips (dead simple, adjusted with a small screwdriver while viewing a steady object until its the same height in both lenses)
Overall I'm happy, especially at this price, and would have given 5 stars if there was a decent mount (and strap maybe) and they were in alignment when delivered.