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Zhumell 20x80mm SuperGiant Astronomical Binoculars

Item# ZHUG003
 
4.5

(76 Ratings)

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What's Included?

Binoculars with Built-in tripod adapter, Case, Objective Lens Covers, Eyepiece Cover

Description

High power, low weight and great for astronomy!

 

Other high-power binoculars may have excellent optics, but they can also be, quite literally, a pain in the neck. The Zhumell 20x80 SuperGiants, though, weigh in at just 4.4 pounds, light enough to use comfortably in the field. Still, they are equipped with an integrated tripod mount for use with any standard photographic tripod. That's just in case you don't feel like holding onto your binoculars all the time.

 

High-Performance Features

  • Extra-large field of view with crystal clarity from edge to edge
  • BaK4 prisms for excellent light transmission
  • Fully multi-coated optics
  • Ultra-smooth center focus that's easy to operate, allowing you to pinpoint your subject
  • Right diopter adjustment so you can fine-tune your viewing

 

Most impressive, though, is the sheer size of the 20x80 SuperGiants. The 80mm objective lens diameter is huge. In fact, you won't find many larger, and definitely not in the Zhumell's price range. Interpupillary distance adjusts from 2.25 inches to 2.75 inches.

 

Once you try these big binoculars for astronomical or terrestrial viewing, you won't want to go back to anything smaller. And, given all the Zhumell's advantages, there's simply no reason you'd have to.
For more information on binoculars for astronomy check out our article on Astronomy Binoculars.

 

Built-in Tripod Adapter for ultra-steady viewing

 

These binoculars features a built-in tripod adapter for quick and easy connection to your favorite tripod.  It uses a standard 1/4-20 thread that is common on all tripods.  The tripod adapter can be adjusted to help balance the weight of the binocular.  We recommend using a tripod when viewing single objects like Saturn or Jupiter.  The need for a steady image is very important when viewing objects like planets.  But for simply panning the nights stars, these binoculars can also be hand-held.

 

Not just for astronomy...

 

These binoculars are not simply for astronomical use.  Point these at a far off ship in the ocean or at the buildings off in the distance and you will immediately find yourself 20 times closer!  Great for viewing long-distance landscapes and other terrestrial objects.  These binoculars find themselves just as comfortable on Earth as they do viewing away from it.

 

Focusing these binoculars is easy.  There is a large center-focus wheel that adjusts smoothly and easily.  When viewing an object like Jupiter, you will also see Jupiters moons surrounding the enormous planet.  A helpful hint is to focus the binocular to get Jupiters moons as tight as possible, and that will bring Jupiter into its best focus.  When viewing the craters on the moon it can be helpful to focus the binoculars while looking at the darker areas of the moon for getting that sharp focus.

 

Case and Protective covers are included

 

The Zhumell 20x80 binoculars include everything you need to keep them performing at their best and protecting them in the field.  A hard-sided case that is lightweight and fit the binoculars perfectly is included.  They also include an eyepiece cover and 2 objective lens covers.    

Supplier Sku:
2080A

Dimensions & Specifications

Weight

70.4 oz.

Size

Giant Binoculars

Eye Relief

17 mm

Waterproof

No

Magnification

20x

Brand

Zhumell

Dimensions (in)

9H x 13L x 5W Inches

Objective Lens Diameter

80 mm

Field of View at 1000 Yards

168 ft.

Angular Field of View

3.2 Degrees

Exit Pupil

4 mm

Focus Type

Center Focus

Close Focusing Distance

70 ft.

Tripod Adaptable

Yes

Binoculars Series

Zhumell Astronomical Binoculars

Lens Coating

Fully Multi-Coated

Prism Type

Porro Prism Binoculars

Prism Glass

BaK-4

Eyecups

Roll Down

Interpupillary Distance

57mm-70mm

Twilight Factor

40

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Zhumell 20x80mm SuperGiant Astronomical Binoculars
 
4.4

(based on 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (51)
  • Quality lenses (50)
  • Close focus (31)
  • Works well with glasses (13)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

  • Heavy (22)
  • Heavy / bulky (9)
  • Not waterproof (4)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Difficult to focus (3)

Best Uses

  • Wildlife viewing (38)
  • Bird watching (23)
  • Astronomy (18)
  • Sporting events/concerts (12)
  • Hunting (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (58), Avid adventurer (11), Professional guide (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (63), Yes (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

TERRIFIC OPTICS, GREAT VERSATILITY

When I received this binocular, it had been overcast day and night here in western Oregon for about 3 weeks, so (obviously) I had done no observing. Then, the day after the...Read complete review

When I received this binocular, it had been overcast day and night here in western Oregon for about 3 weeks, so (obviously) I had done no observing. Then, the day after the Zhumell 20x80s arrived, I walked out into the back patio about an hour after dark and looked up at a clear, and actually BLACK (vs our normal faded navy blue) sky; since I had no telescope ready to go, and didn't want to do a lot of hauling out and setting up, I took out the Zhumells, at this time only test-driven-in-daylight. These are big suckers. Also, fully multicoated optics which is why I opted for them over the same size Celestrons.

So I bundled up, gloves and all (about 35 degrees out), and took them out for their first real test as an astronomy binoc. I lay back in the chaise, and pointed them up to the high mid-sky area to the south and southwest. So how were these first views?

In a word: Incredible.

The optics in the Zs are brilliant, just like you would expect from what is, in essence, a double-barreled refractor: bright and sharp, superb contrast, and showing me a LOT of stars, all these elements noticeably better than my trusty Celestron 15x70 SkyMasters (which have been, and are, a superior instrument in their own right).

Moreover, I was surprised, based on all I have read about how heavy these 'nocs are and how a tripod is an absolute, at how easy it was to move themn around and see things clearly and with reasonable stability by just going handheld. I'm 5-9, 152 so no Herculean guns here. But when I lay back in the folding chaise we have out back, set my elbows/triceps on the two chaise arms (and, in a later session, on a pillow I placed on my chest) and, as per binocular observing guru Phil Harrington's suggestion, lightly grasped the barrels AT THE ENDS (where the big objective lenses are) rather than at the eyepieces end, I had no trouble at all keeping them semi-rock steady, images not jumping around at all. I was able to scan around stopping where I wanted to for up to several minutes at a time before I got arm fatigue, at which point I would just bring the binoc down and rest my arms and look around figuring where to go next. I was out for an hour-fifteen. Then I surrendered to the cold and came in.

The Pleiades (Messier 45) were awesome, just spectacularly diamonds-on-black velvet gorgeous. And whereas most of the time I can see, oh, 40 or so stars, last night I viewed well over 100 in M45, probably closer to 150, every manner of size and brightness with the Big Seven showing like something under the glass at Tiffany. It was so majestic that I almost went in to get my wife out of bed to see it. Almost. I also caught IC353 right above M45, this little distended parallelogram and a bunch of field stars I'd never seen previously. Big, bright, red Aldebaran and the Hyades were similarly sparkling, they absolutely popped, and Algol, the Demon Star, looked like a big, bright, fat blood orange. The Alpha Persei Association was so star-filled that I had trouble figuring out where it began and ended, just freaking jaw-dropping. And the Double Cluster in Perseus. W.O.W. Best view ever; NGCs 869 and 884 popped right out and, along with the adjacent backdrop, the entire FOV was just flat out saturated with stars.

My best looks ever at all of the above. And Orion. The entire belt (just barely) in the FOV, ditto the sword, wonderful nebulosity in M42, the Orion Nebula, though I didn't quite have enough magnifications to isolate the Trapezium.

I never get tired of gorging on that Orion/Hyades/Pleiades trio; ditto the Double and AP Association. For me, the ultimate in ethereal eye candy.

These 20x80s are going to get a lot of time, I can see this already. Even more so because they work, and work well, as a handheld instrument. I do want to try them out on a tripod, but still will probably prefer the freedom of going handheld. I am just surprised at how easy and effective they were to use that way.

For those nights when you want to go out for just 20 or 30 minutes, or nights when you have to snag those 10-minute windows between cloud cover or for whatever reason don't want to set up a telescope, these are what you want.

They also come with a fitted, folding hard case that fits inside the larger soft case for easy and secure transport.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

"Out of this World" Collimation Issues

Title says it, using these as a monocular is great, but using them for intended purpose is impossible. I am doomed with the collimation problem of "double image". $60 shipping,...Read complete review

Title says it, using these as a monocular is great, but using them for intended purpose is impossible. I am doomed with the collimation problem of "double image". $60 shipping, $35 duties, need to return them. It's too bad because this is the first pair of powerful binoculars I have ever purchased. If this product did not have the issue that mine unfortunately shipped with, this would be a 5/5. First impressions are important.

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5.0

Great product by Zhumell!

By Andrew

from Ottawa,ZZ

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Close Focus
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Zhumell 20x80mm SuperGiant Astronomical Binoculars:

    I use these binoculars on a tripod as a companion to my 4" reflector...optics are great and the images are cystal clear!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Power on a budget

    By James

    from South East Arizona

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Zhumell 20x80mm SuperGiant Astronomical Binoculars:

    I've purchased 3 of these. The first one broke neatly at the prism when dropped and Zhumell honored their guarantee with a $25 shipping replacement fee. Second one was a gift. The optics are very adequate and fully coated, and for the price ($119, free ship), there is no competition. The tripod mount is great and I've used mine, while walking, with a monopod. The case is two layers and very protective. Straps for case and binoculars are included (case can be mounted on a backpack) and front/rear lens caps are included as well. Very light considering the size.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Very Satisfied:

    By Danny

    from LOGANVILLE,GA

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Sporting Events/Concerts
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Zhumell 20x80mm SuperGiant Astronomical Binoculars:

      Order was received/processed/shipped promptly. Arrived via FED-X on date promised.Binoculars were protectively packaged. Case and lens covers are good match for Binoculars. This pair really pulls things in close and gobbles up enough light for good observations.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      great big binoculars

      By Brian

      from LEXINGTON,SC

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Zhumell 20x80mm SuperGiant Astronomical Binoculars:

        great price for these impressive binoculars.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Zhumell 20x80 binoculars

        By Martin

        from Manning, IA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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              Comments about Zhumell 20x80mm SuperGiant Astronomical Binoculars:

              These looked OK externally, but the collimation was way off... The left side aimed quite a bit left and low compared to the right side. I couldn't get the images to fuse even in the daytime.
              On the other hand, I was very satisfied with Hayneedle's refund policy!

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              Q1: Is it only celestial or both a terrestrial and celestial binocular?

              A: This binocular is sold as a astronomy binocular because it's magnification is very powerful at 20x, but it can be used for terrestrial applications as well.

              Q2: What is the maximum width at the eyepieces between the center of the lenses?

              A: The maximum distance between the eyepieces is 2 7/8 inches.

              Q3: Are the craters on the moon visible with these binoculars?

              A: Yes, and quite a bit more.

              Q4: Are these binoculars multi-coated? What kind of case comes with them? Are the lenses glass or plastic?

              A: The lenses are glass, it comes with a hard case and yes, they are multi-coated.

              Q5: Are these binoculars hand held or must they be used with a tripod, or both?

              A: You can use them as hand held but it will not be the easiest we recommend that you use them with a tripod.

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