Product Comparison: Celestron Cavalry (71426) vs Celestron SkyMaster 15x70

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General Specifications
Cavalry (71426)
SkyMaster 15x70
About the Product
The rugged Cavalry Series is an outdoor binocular designed for hunters, boaters, law enforcement, and military personnel. Engineered to withstand the elements, Cavalry is fully waterproof and nitrogen purged to prevent internal fogging. The housing is protected by durable rubber armor, making the binoculars easy to grip while protecting them from hard use.
Celestron’s SkyMaster Series of large aperture binoculars are a phenomenal value for high performance binoculars ideal for astronomical viewing or for terrestrial (land) use - especially over long distances. Celestron has designed and engineered the larger SkyMaster models to meet the special demands of extended astronomical or terrestrial viewing sessions.
Key Specs
Magnification Power
15 x
15 x
Prism Type
Lens Diameter
70 mm
70 mm
Exit Pupil Diameter
4.6 mm
4.7 mm
Eye Relief
0.71 in.
0.71 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Celestron Cavalry (71426) 15x70 Binocular (Olive Green)
  • These binoculars are great they provide a clear sharp image.
  • I have used these out in the desert since I bought them and really like the performance.
  • I do highly recommend these binoculars, they exceeded our expectations.
  • The pink rectangular reflection within the gray shading cast a larger, noticeable shadow when viewing so not acceptable.
  • I expect many have received good samples of these binoculars, but sadly I didn’t after two attempts, so won’t try again.
Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Giant Binoculars with Tripod Adapter
  • The SkyMaster is my favorite among those who view in dim conditions near dawn and dusk, or for astronomy.
  • The optics are truly amazing at this price point!
  • Fantastic for anything where you won't have to change focal distance much.
  • The focus is slow and stiff.
  • Mechanically the focus is a little hard to adjust
Size & Weight
Olive Green
11 in.
11 in.
8.3 in.
8.7 in.
3.1 in.
4.3 in.
48.7 oz.
48 oz.
Field of View
246 ft/1000 yds
231 ft/1000 yds
Shortest Focusing Distance
72 ft.
43 ft.
Field of View (degrees)
4.7 °
4.4 °
Included Accesories
Objective lens caps, Rainguard, Carrying Case, Tripod adapter, Neck Strap, Lens cloth
Tripod adaptor, Neck Strap, Objective lens caps, Rainguard, Lens cloth, Instruction manual, Carrying Case
Dioptric Compensation
Interpupillary Distance
2.2 - 2.8 in.
2.2 - 2.83 in.
Waterproof, Fogproof, Long Eye Relief, BaK-4 Prisms
Long Eye Relief
What customers say about "Features"
Celestron Cavalry (71426) 15x70 Binocular (Olive Green)
  • The ranging reticle is useful and the instruction booklet gives you the formulas for the various ways to use it.
  • There is easy to focus and the softeye piece was comfortable even for my spouse who wears glasses.
  • I used them to watch birds and liked the nice rainguard cover to protect the eyepieces when not in use.
  • The plastic tripod mount is super flimsy.
  • The binos arrived effectively out of alignment/collimation and were almost unusable at first.
Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Giant Binoculars with Tripod Adapter
  • Finally i have find binoculars that easy to adjust collimation!
  • Vertical prism adjustment screw is under the right grip inside the center towards the front. Good idea, its comfortable.
  • These work better with a tripod, but I can still hold them in my hands without getting really frustrated by shaky images.
  • Light enough to support by hand.
  • The plastic tripod adapter is totally and completely useless. Even in light wind the tripod adapter just causes the binoculars to wiggle back and forth.
  • The tripod adapter is a weak link and i recommend a better one for serious viewing.
  • The provided neck strap is too narrow and I don't think it is adequate for very heavy binoculars.
Other Information
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)

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