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About JonF

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  1. I've just looked into Jessops/Camera Jungle, and it seems the property arm of the company is in administration. Jessops Europe, the main camera supply company is still trading, at least for the time being. Personally I'd still shop at MPB. Having used both MPB and Camera Jungle I find the prices and quality to be better at MPB, and they certainly have a lot more stock.
  2. Again..... Have a look at MPB.com, they have a vastly wider range of stock than Camera Jungle and are still an ongoing trading entity.
  3. I also use Olympus DPS1 10x50s. They're good, and they don't cost much - £65. The are easily tripod mountable with a low cost adapter (all but very large binoculars require an adapter, but a decent metal one only costs seven quid).
  4. Hi, yes, found one, a 9x50, has bracket and mount. Message me if you want it. Jon
  5. I tdhink I have a spare one somewhere. Will have a look and let you know.
  6. That really is a bargain. Manual focus is no chore on such a wide angle lens. I'd have had it myself but for the fact that I already have a very similar lens.
  7. Projection eyepiece, digiscoper sold, x-cel on hold. Others still available
  8. Loads of eyepieces for sale - I really need to have a clear out. All prices are for posted in mainland UK. All are either in bolt cases or original boxes. Celestron X-Cel LX 7mm £45 Celestron Omni plossl 6mm £20 Celestron Omni plossl 12mm £20 Meade 4000 26mm £25 Revelation 40mm camera projection eyepiece £30 The following eyepieces are, I am pretty sure, all GSO. They are all the same design. An opportunity to put together a good range at low cost. 6mm £20 9mm £20 15mm £20 20mm £20 Finally, a digiscoping afdapter. Can be used to hold any camera with a standar tripod thread for digiscoping. Like this: https://www.telescopehouse.com/universal-digiscoping-adapter.html £20 Payments to be made by PayPal or bank transfer. Jon
  9. Similar question. Do you know if it fits an Evostar 120 frac?
  10. Excellent review Rob, and I'm delighted you like it. Jon
  11. I've got one in mint condition. Boxed and in an outer carton. Could be collected from central London or posted at your cost/risk. What would you offer me for it?
  12. Excellent Eclipse Maksutov Cassegrain scope. Makes a perfect grab and go scope. Spec below. I tend to use it on a big camera tripod, but I'll also chuck in a dovetail bar to allow mounting to an astro mount. Also includes the 25mm plossl shown in the pics. Bright, contrasty views, and has the massive advantage of a flip dual mount, with the upper giving corrected upright views, so can be used as a terrestial spotter as well as an astro scope. Collection from central London, or I'll post for £16 to buyers who accept that they meet the risk of damage in transit - couriers don't generally honour insurance claims for optical gear. That said, I will pack with great care. Price is £100 plus postage as above. Spec: Maksutov-Cassegrain (Mak) telescopes are versatile optical instruments. They provide very sharp, high contrast images from a compact tube. In addition to astronomical uses, Maks are also popular for terrestrial/wildlife viewing. Eclipse's MAKVIEW4 is a splendid little 105mm f/13 telescope. It uses high quality BK7 glass and features a wavefront of 1/5 wave (corresponding to a surface accuracy of 1/10 wave) or better. This Mak is capable of high magnification views as well. Planets and Lunar targets are commonly viewed above 200x. Physical finish and construction are among the best you will find at this price. The integrated flip mirror system is also perfect for attaching a digital camera and viewing through an eyepiece at the same time. The telescope comes complete with 2 high quality plossl eyepieces (6.5mm and 20mm), a 6 x 30 finderscope, and an internal flip diagonal system. The Eclipse MAKVIEW4 telescope can also be used as a spotting scope. This telescope is offered in an OTA package with the listed accessories only. However, it can be easily mounted on photo-tripods capable of carrying its weight or on many of the popularly available telescope mounts such as those from Celestron, Synta, Vixen, etc. (not included). Primary mirror diameter 105mm Focal length, f ratio 1365mm, f/13 Near focusing distance 11'-6" (3.5m) Theoretical resolution 1.29" Limiting visual stellar magnitude 12.1 Image scale 1.07 degree/inch Coatings Transmitting mirror - MgF2; Correcting Lens - aluminum anti-reflection coating Visual back 1.25" Finderscope 6x30mm Diagonal 1.25" w/Flip Mirror System Eyepiece(s) 20mm (68x) and 6.5mm (210x) Plossl eyepieces Physical secondary mirror obstruction 33mm (31.4% by diameter) Optical tube dimensions (diameter x length) 5" x 13"
  13. I think all around the world, societies need to teach something pretty important in addition to science. We need to teach everyone about tolerance, of others' views, their faith or lack of faith. Monocultural intolerance is all too prevalent in a range of cultures around the world. That is what has stoked up this sort of atrocity.
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