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Binocular Mount/ Adaptor for Tripod,
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I bought this to replace the plastic mount supplied with Celestron's 15x70 Skymaster Binoculars. The Celestron mount supplied is not particular robust (it is made from plastic, probably polycarbonate.) When using it, the binoculars oscillate from side to side and take quite a time to settle down, making it not particularly good for viewing the sky (the binoculars themselves are excellent quality for the price.)
This metal mount is more robust, the degree of oscillation is less, and the oscillation dampens down much more quickly. In my opinion, it makes the binoculars far more usable for sky viewing with a tripod.
It would be good if Celestron supplied a better quality mount with their binoculars.
Until they do, I'd recommend this as a good replacement.
Note added three months later;
Before you buy; Check the screw thread size of the mounting bush on your binoculars. This mount fits my Celestron 15x70 (bought in March 2013), but it doesn't appear to fit all binoculars (one example; a Celestron 15x70, bought in 2005). Also, see two examples of negative feedback in reviews below over thread size being incorrect for other binoculars. However, most customers are very happy, as am I.
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Initial post: 7 May 2013 17:53:17 BDT
G Williams says:
Hi...my mount arrived today and it fits my Nikon 10x50 fine but the thread size is too small to fit my Celestron 15x70s yet you say that it's fine for your Celestrons...can i ask when you purchased yours as i believe that i bought mine in 2005.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2013 10:15:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jun 2013 12:25:13 BDT
DR J M BAGSHAW says:
Hi Mr Williams,
I bought mine at Astrofest (in London) earlier this year. The Opticron mount makes a very big difference to the usability. Is it the thread size of the mounting bush on the binocular which is the wrong size? (Apologies for the late reply... I've only just seen your post.)
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2013 11:09:49 BDT
Hi can you state what size you ordered for the Celestrons please? Mine were bought at Christmas last year so the screw thread should be the same.
Was it 60mm?
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