Son of Sam

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (596 of 627)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,438 - Total Helpful Votes: 596 of 627
Helios Apollo 85mm High Resolution 15x85 Observati&hellip by Helios
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Quality Views, 12 April 2014
I had previously used the Celestron 15x70 Skymaster binos which had impressed me tremendously and still do. For the money they are excellent. However I did want something a bit better and decided to bite the bullet and go for these. I went for the larger 85mm size rather than the 70s to provide a bit more light grab.

At just shy of 400, these are not cheap and are probably only for people who are really keen on astronomy or wildlife watching. The views provided are truly breath taking and are (as you would expect) in a different league from the Celestrons. I've got a couple of telescopes including a 6 inch reflector and even it can't hold a candle to the quality of the… Read more
Celestron 5 piece Lens Upgrade kit - Includes Free&hellip by Celestron
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
From a distance this kit looks the business. Nice case and snug fitting eyepiece slots with cased eyepieces too as well as a half decent moon filter. That's the end of the good news though. The eyepieces are all Huygens type with the expection of the 4mm high power one which is a Ramsden type. Huygens are the oldest design that you can buy these days and give pretty much inferior viewing to more modern eyepiece set ups. The Ramsden is a better design but again, not great. The EPs that come with your scope are probably at least as good as these. In fairness you are getting 5 EPs for your money and in a very long focal length telescope these would probably be okay but you would be much… Read more
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Lens for Pen&hellip by Sigma
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
So there I was, thinking that I already had the best all in one lens for my Pentax Kr. This was the predecessor to this lens which was the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM and very good it was too. It did just about everything that you could ask of a zoom...just about. It's only failings were that it could just about cope with macro shots but not very well. The IQ (Image Quality) was also a little soft but very good I thought for a lens of this range of focal lengths.

This new version answers these shortcomings...and how. It's a good bit smaller than the old model and takes 62mm threads rather than the 72mm and it is a good deal lighter too. The real bonus though is the… Read more

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