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21 reviews | 3 out of 5
Telescope and tripod were easy to set up and use. I really love using the telescope on clear nights to stare at the sky. I am planning on introducing it to my niece who always has a question about the stars. As a beginner myself, I really appreciate the features and the price.
I purchased this telescope for my 7-year old, thinking that it would be simple enough to be a great beginner's telescope. First of all, when I got the telescope home and began to assemble it, INSTANTLY something broke. It is light as a feather and very cheaply made which I am very disappointed in Vivitar about. Secondly, most of the holes on the telescope that require a screw are too big and just appears to be a hole 'punched' through cheap plastic. Third, the telescope never fit properly on the tripod; you are required to screw the telescope onto the tripod but it became stripped after a few adjustments. Fourth, there are three connecters at the bottom of the tripod; one of the connecters broke (after observing the connecters on the tripod they appeared to be metal but were very cheap plastic as well). Fifth, we attempted to use the telescope to view very simple items in our backyard and could never really get it to focus well no matter how much we tried. It was very disappointing because we ordered it online, waited for it to arrive and my son really wanted to use it and couldn't. It's a very handsome telescope but we were truly deceived; the quality of this thing is sub-par.
JUNK - Hard to focus.Don't waste your money.
I bought 1 to give as a gift. This telescope looks nice in the photo but does not work good. It could barely show the moon. Put more money on a high quality telescope cause this is not worth buying.
It is a great gift for our grandson.
Perfect for beginners, user friendly, easy to mount, easy to change optical, perfect color. Perfect for an 8 year old. My son's reaction was surprised and elated.
The product itself was great. However, we ordered this as a Christmas gift for our children and it arrived in a box with a picture of the telescope. Not at all concealing its contents. If you're ordering for a gift you probably should have it shipped to another address. :-( Unhappy parents.
It wrk pretty good for my 4yr old who love stars and the moon....i had a,lil trouvle focusing it but I think it was the,operator...however I was very upset abt the condition of tge box I ordered it online and the box was demolished from the shipping I was very very disapointed luckily it was for my child and not a,present for sum1
Not too great of a product but perfect for my 5 year old. The bolts usually always come lose and need to be tightened often. The lens cap does get stuck when trying to take it off. It's perfectly her size. I really with it had a storage container for the extra little lenses on it somewhere so it's all in one spot.
My grandson is going to love this telescope. He is really into the stars and moon. Can't wait to see him open this up for Christmas.
To begin with this package was left in front of my door in its original box and the box was destroyed. This was a christmas gift for my son and of course he was the one to find it. I was upset about that. When we first put it together everything seemed okay until we tried to look through thentelescope. It is pitch black and you can not see a thing. If I had saved the box this thing would be going back to the store. Horrible first time experience with this product.
The product is great it did not get to my destination on time. It was a birthday present and it got to my niece the day after her birthday.
I gave this telescope as a gift and so far my aunt really likes it. No complaints so far...
Used in-store shipping but box was badly broken as was one of the tripod legs. The telescope itself seems ok, but useless without the tripod. Others commented on bad packaging which is why I had it shipped to the store...didn't work.
The levers on the legs break easily.
You could see the stars better with your naked eye. Haven't tried it during the day yet.
Walmart shipped a product that I think was returned. It had parts that were broken. Granddaughter got the present anyway because I had to get another and then return for store credit.
Had to return the telescope because it was broken. Granddaughter was very disappointed.
Bought the item for christmas and oicked up from the store. The packaging was horrible. When we opened it the telescope was already broken. It looks fragile. We are exchanging it or returning it tom. Dont want to trust them with delivery anymore. Feel bad for not being able to try the product.