Top positive review
Good binoculars for the price
15 July 2018
I bought these (25x70) to give that little extra oomph when stargazing, having bought a pair of 15x70s last year..
The first thing I would point out is that the 25 x magnification magnifies the slightest movement, so if you intend using them for astronomy for more than a couple of minutes you'll really need to mount them to a tripod. I've been using my camera tripod, and it's more than adequate
A tripod adaptor is included, it's plastic and reasonably sturdy, but for a more stable image it's worth buying a metal one, I bought a good solid one on here for £6 and it's much better.
I've been using the binoculars most evenings this week, Jupiter and its four main moons and Saturn and its rings are clearly visible through them. OK, they're binoculars, not the Hubble, and the aforementioned planets are only very small in the field of vision, but you can see them nonetheless. I think I was able to make out the stripes across Jupiter on a really clear night last week, but that may just have been wishful thinking on my part.
Naturally they can't match the image I obtain from my 4 "refractor telescope either, but they're much easier to set up and use and ideal for short viewing sessions when lugging out the telescope would be just too much hassle.
They're pretty good for terrestrial viewing too, but bear in mind the closest focusing distance is 75ft, ideal for planes overhead and ships at sea, but not for birds at the bottom of your garden unless your garden is 75ft long or more.
I like the look and feel of these binoculars, and I'm very pleased I bought them.