Orion Megaview 20x80


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Orion Megaview 20x80
I recently got these big binocs to use with my Celestron SCT. Compared them with Fujinons and the Celestrons and I'm happy with my choice. Very well made and work great with a Bogan heavy duty tripod. Very deep coatings on the objectives and eyepieces. Slight lost of sharpness at the very edge of the field with some false coloring, but its nothing that degrades the image. Overall very stunning views. On many things I actually reach for these then my 8 inch SCT.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:10
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.199.153)
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Orion Megaview 20x80
I have been using these for a few months now, and they have their good points and bad. First of all the deep sky performance is very good. They really collect the light and objects like M13 and M51 and the brighter objects are very nice and vivid. The star fields are very contrasty. But the edge performance is pretty crummy and if a star is halfway bright, it will have spikes. They are sharp, but they could be sharper. The false color can sometimes get intrusive. But the overall deep sky performance is good, and it cannot be overstated; two eyes are better than one

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:8 Value:8
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.180.86)
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Orion Megaview 20x80
I placed the last review on 5/31 and after using these for a year I thought that I might have alittle more to add. Since I bought these I've also purchased the Pentax 20x60 PCF V and the Oberwerk 15x70. The Orion's get the most use. I have found that just like a telescope, you have to let these cool off to the outside temperture for the best performance. After cooling off the Orion's edge performance improves to the point that it's not an issue.And just like a scope aperture win's. The 80mm objectives tease out alittle more light gasp, that really makes a difference. The pentax are alittle more sharp with less flairing on bright star's, but the Orion's overall performance give's a more pleasing deep sky view. The Oberwerk's are real nice for the cost, but in the end aperture win's. The Orion's are pricey, but the added features of the tripod brace and the sliding dew sheilds are sweet. I have mine mounted on a Bogen 3058 and a 3066 bogen video head, which is a stunning setup; I also use that same mount for a Celestron 8 inch SCT. I also have a Takahashi FS-78, but two eyed binocular viewing is something that seem's to be getting most of my attention. And remember the Megaview's are made by Vixen.

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