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Zhumell 20X80 vs Celestron 20X80

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Zhumell 20X80 vs Celestron 20X80

Postby NewGuy21 on Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:29 pm

I am new to astronomy ( have never owned astronomy binoculars....yet) and have been looking around and would like to know, what one is better the Zhumell or Celestron 20X80, Both seem to have great reviews but I can't decide what one I should get..... Keep in mind if it turns out that they are the same or that Zhumell is better I would probably get the Zhumell package http://www.binoculars.com/binoculars/as ... culars.cfm which is about $30 more then what the Celestron alone cost and includes a pretty good tripod( I think).... I do own a tripod but its probably 10yrs old and only costs about $15-$20 so the Zhumell package sounds pretty good to me but just wanted to know if the Celestron have some advantage over the Zhumell.
Any info is appreciated.
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Re: Zhumell 20X80 vs Celestron 20X80

Postby Jne_K on Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:09 pm

Hi

Optically, they are fairly equivalent, but the Celestron has a better warranty - lifetime - compared to the one year warranty on the Zhumell. Something to keep in mind as giant binoculars in this pre ice range are notorious for going out of alignment.
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