I was looking for high magnification budget binoculars and these are just the right choice. Since i knew the drawbacks in zoom binoculars i decided to buy these 25x70 Celestron binoculars. The order was delivered nicely and well packed. I am using these binoculars mostly for terrestrial viewing and occasionally for star gazing. The views are clear and well magnified, the only draw back which i encounter is somewhat narrow FOV but that is also negligible. I am able to see far away ships in sea and also able to see the far away mountains from my home. These are quite good quality wise and you can use it without tripod but to get the most of the fun and clear imagery tripod is recommended.
Pros: Powerful Magnification, Good optics
Cons: FOV is somewhat narrow
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