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alan potts

A Christmas bit of Fun

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An 8mm CZJ ortho to help round out the set for our Telementor would be nice.   :smiley:

... Well perhaps one thing!!!

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Estwing,

I have never heard of that one I gather it must be rare and of course expensive, very expensive.

Alan.

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You could drop on one and get it at a reasonable price Alan but it's finding one and the 12.5 is a whole new ball game!

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The one thing I do not understand is why Zeiss stopped making eyepieces, small though it may be there will alway be a market for top quality. Seems as if Pentax took much the same route and Nikon look as if they don't care outside of Japan. Televue seem as if they do well enough judging by amount that have at least one of them.

Alan

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The one thing I do not understand is why Zeiss stopped making eyepieces, small though it may be there will alway be a market for top quality. Seems as if Pentax took much the same route and Nikon look as if they don't care outside of Japan. Televue seem as if they do well enough judging by amount that have at least one of them.

Alan

I don't really like TV eyepieces and even I have 4 of them. You can't deny they make very good kit.

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I think for me it would have to be a meade 7mm research grade ortho, would love to try one in the TAL

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Yes, thats the one  :smiley:

However, if either Zeiss, Leica or even Tele Vue release a 25mm - 4mm zoom which a constant 70 degree FoV and > 15mm eye relief plus ortho sharpness, contrast and light transmission across the range and out to the field stop at F/4 between now and Christmas morning then I'll settle for that instead :grin:

Thats a shame I have a home made one with just those characteristics but unfortunately it's a 24-6mm with 20mm eye relief oh well back to the drawing board

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I'd go along with a 5mm XO too Alan, or a Docter UWA would be more practical for me  :cool: sadly Santa didn't bring either, but left a note saying there were "no eyed deers" or something  :eek:

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I think this is the first time in ages that I didn't ask Santa for something Astro. Weird.

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I'd have a Zeiss 10mm if I could find one! People who have them won't let them go...

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I think I would have one as well, John told me I could expect to pay at least 400 quid for it too, still it's nice to dream. Why didn't they make more of them.

Alan

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Rik,

It is a good job you don't like them then.

Out of interest what don't you like about them?

Alan

Nothing I can readily put my finger on Alan, just a general feeling. If you take all of the following statements in the most minor, pernickety way possible: I find eye-placement a bit tricky, I don't much like the metal housing in the cold, I don't like the slippy-clicky eye guard adjustment, I don't like the distortion in some models, I don't like the faint colour cast in others, I don't like the eyerelief of most of them, I don't like the focal lengths because the numbers are wrong and don't make a nice pattern. Most of all they are popular, and I've never been one to follow fashion  :happy8:

I'm not in any way suggesting they are bad or there is anything wrong with them. They are without question superb eyepeices, the quality and craftsmanship is first rate. I find it amazing that TV have produced such a variety of designs and features in models that are all good.

They just don't seem to suit my eyes.

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" I don't like the focal lengths because the numbers are wrong and don't make a nice pattern."

Now that is my kind of OCD!

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