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Red Carpet Telescopes Customer Reviews

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Based on 1118 reviews
Athlon Midas TAC HD 6-24x50 FFP MOA APLR4

My review of this optic will be two parts.

1. Customer service - I can’t say enough about how helpful and courteous Matt was. When I was trying to decide which Athlon scope to buy I called several times and he patiently answered all of my questions thoroughly. Shipping took about six business days, which was within the timeframe stated on their website.
The scope was supposed to come with lens caps, but they weren’t in the box, I called Matt, and within a half hour he contacted the company and had lens caps and a few other free articles shipped to me express, then called me back to let me know. Great customer service, would definitely do business with Red Carpet Telescopes again.

The scope - I am by no means and expert on scopes. This is my first high-quality scope for .22lr precision shooting out to 200 yards.
I have compared this scope to several Vortex scopes that cost hundreds of dollars more and the glass on this scope in my opinion is every bit as clear, bright and sharp through the full zoom range. The turrets have positive audible clicks and the focus and parallax adjustment is smooth.
One detail that Athlon could improve on is…the retical is very thin and hard to see a low power, once you zoom in a bit, it becomes easier to see, although I don’t find a problem because I’m usually at 12x or higher.
Overall, a very nice scope with great glass, some of my fellow shooters who have tried this scope also thought the glass was great.
I’m still new to Athlon optics, but at this point, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another one.

Ares G2 UHD 15-45

So far so good with the spotting scope. From the research I did before purchase everything seems to be as reviewed. I would tag this as a great value purchase and the quality exceeds the price. Only gave 4 stars since I haven’t had the spotter for very long and cannot comment on longevity but the build quality appears to be very good.

Great Service

I am pleased with my scope and especially pleased with the service that I received from Matt. Shipping was quick and I would definitely recommend your company to a friend. Thank you.

Advice from a Canadian buyer

I am a Canadian resident and I purchased an iExos-100 mount and some accessories.

The shipping and customs fees were less expensive than anywhere else. The process was very quick.

I also had to contact support after my purchase for a polar finder and I can confirm that the service is perfectly "sur la coche".

Great eyepieces

Great products. Prompt shipping. Thanks

Awesome Scope

I received this Telescope just in time for the Eclipse. Very simple to use, and nice & compact. Fast shipping too. Thanks Red Carpet!

Vaonis Vespera II and Red Carpet Telescopes

Great service from Red Carpet Telescopes. The Vespera II was easy to setup and use and on my first clear night I was able to capture four nice deep sky photos. This was my first time using a scope and doing astrophotography. But it couldn't have been a better experience. I am pleased with and recommend both Vaonis and Red Carpet.

Great Telescope

This telescope is great for begginers. The staff at Red Carpet Telescopes was very helpful and knowledgable.

Excellent quality. A pleasure to use. Delivery was fast. Happy we made the purchase.

Better than expected

Bought this zoom to accompany my Lunt Solar telescope. Very nice eye relief and is perfect for telescope.

Great delivery time.

Fast delivery, glad to have certified glasses for the upcoming eclipse

Great customer service!

Red Carpet. 👍👍👍

Red Carpet was a pleasure to deal with. Product knowledge, speedy call backs and solved the issue.
The issue I had was the shipper processed the order same day as I ordered. (Thursday) The following Tuesday the tracking # showed it as still not picked up by Purolater. Once I called Red Carpet they responded and the scope was on the move and I had it in 3 or 4 days.
I’m pleased with the new scope, Thankyou.

Fast arrival and excellent service!

The folks at red carpet are really super helpful and go the extra mile to answer all your questions, but the diagonal is frankly not much more impressive than an over the aperture filter. Imagine is crisp and you can see sun spots with a polarized filter, but frankly nothing very exciting beyond a cheaper solar Mylar filter. So idk. Maybe adding additional filters might show granulation? I’m still new at this so hence the disappointments but not with a low rating.

Efficient and Transparent Business

Matt and Dave where beyond helpful in the process. I am beyond pleased with the product and have already seen amazing results. They helped get this item our to me and provided plenty of transparency on the status of the telescope!

Great binos

I've purchased these binos based on a recommendation in a book - "A backyard astronomer's guide" by T Dickinson and A. Dyer. Although a bit pricey for me, I find them sharp and easy to work with the skies.

Athlon Cronus G2

Binos are great
Red Carpet was great

Lunt Dovetail Bar

Great experience. Red Carpet had the item in stock and shipped it out quickly.

Explore Scientific iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight mount

I recently purchased the Explore Scientific iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight mount. I’m completely new to this hobby of astrophotography and just simple viewing.

I got in touch with Matt from Red Carpet to discuss my queries and get some guidance for purchasing the right mount and telescope. He has been very helpful and patient with all my doubts and queries. The order shipment and delivery was spot on without any hassles. I’m very happy and satisfied with their overall service.

And coming on to the iexos-100 mount, I think it is a great mount for beginners with solid build quality. But I wish it came with an alt-az adapter and a power supply adapter just to get started. I’m still trying to get the hang of using it and setting up the necessary softwares on my laptop for it to function effectively. Setting it up is not super complex but can be a bit overwhelming for someone who is completely new to this hobby. As everyone says, it is a steep learning curve.

I haven’t been able to use the mount yet for any observations or photography as the weather here in Vancouver has not been very supportive. But I’m looking forward to use it soon.

Thank you again Matt and Red Carpet Telescopes!

Starizona Nexus 0.75x Newtonian Focal Reducer / Coma Corrector Lens

First light raw images look good. Stars are round out to the edges!

127mm refractor scope

I ordered a telescope and the next day I wanted to change to another scope. I called and they were so helpful, and change order with no problems. Prompt delivery and scope was in perfect condition. Will order from them again!

alpen 10 X 32Mm binoculars

amazing piece of technology. super light weight, very easy to focus: I bought them for two primary uses: we live on a lake - lots of open areas and boats and then to go Colorado mountain hiking with our children. Have used on the lake but not yet at the mountains - great visually and easy to focus and use:

Larry OBrien

Deep sky bliss

First night photographs included Crab Nebula, Andromeda galaxy and Orion Nebula. Second night included Triangulum Galaxy, Blue Oyster nebula, Dumbbell nebula and numerous globs. Banding on Jupiter with four moons, and then Uranus. I’m not getting much sleep, but the eQuinox2 is fabulous! So much fun!