JMI EV1 or Feathertouch
Posted 18 April 2009 - 08:41 PM
Posted 19 April 2009 - 01:54 AM
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:55 AM
Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:56 AM
I replaced my stock focuser with a feathertouch and am extremely happy with it. Very well made and a vast improvement over the stock focuser. For me, it was definitely an excellent investment! There are many on CN that have similar views on the feathertouch (in fact, this is where I got the idea to make the change). I believe there are also many who will talk up the JMI unit and some who may have both (the JMI unit really does look like a very well-made focuser). I don't think you could go wrong with either choice.
Posted 19 April 2009 - 09:51 AM
I have a JMI EV-1n and I'm very happy with his performance, is a great focuser, solid, well built and with very good precision.
Posted 19 April 2009 - 10:30 AM
Frankly, with all the beautiful machining available in the 3 choices mentioned, how can you lose?
Choose by features and color.
1 or 2 speed?
compression ring or not?
PC control of focuser?
Posted 19 April 2009 - 01:30 PM
Need help! I am replacing my piece of junk stock focuser and am stuck. JMI ev1 or feathertouch? I can't decide. Anyone using either one or both? Build quality? Any performance degredation or wear over time? Has anyone reviewed either focuser. I could not find any reviews. :bangbangbang:
I have motor drive JMI EV1, FeatherTouch, and Moonlite focuser for Vixen VMC260L.
They are all good addition to VMC260L primary focuser. I like FT best among them for visual use.
All of them do not work with Vixen 0.67x reducer so I have Borg Helical focuser for it.
Posted 19 April 2009 - 03:27 PM
Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:13 PM
So, Tammy couldn't decide between Lamborghini, Ferrari and Aston Martin, so he bout one of each.....and got a McLaren F1 to complete the set.
Posted 19 April 2009 - 10:03 PM
So, Tammy couldn't decide between Lamborghini, Ferrari and Aston Martin, so he bought one of each.....and got a McLaren F1 to complete the set.
Yup. Something like that.
It is a sure way to know whether they work for me.
I keep all four focusers in case I buy VMC330L
By the way, I drive Subaru, not WRX STi though
Posted 19 April 2009 - 10:54 PM
Posted 20 April 2009 - 02:43 PM
Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:36 AM
You'll be fine with any of those three compared to the stock focuser..
Posted 21 April 2009 - 07:19 PM
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:42 PM
I like the looks of the moonlite. I don't like that the body does not encompass the drawtube completely. Seems like it would be a good spot for dust/dirt to collect and possibly enter the optical tube. The colors are really cool though!
Posted 24 April 2009 - 01:46 AM
Posted 24 April 2009 - 01:40 PM
Extra travel isn't really essential.
Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:20 PM
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 08:55 PM
I finally made my focuser purchase. I was waiting for Feathertouch to figure out which components I would need to make their focuser work with my scope. They came up with a system that would give me 2.5" of focus travel and get my eyepieces at the correct height to focus them. Unfortunately by the time we figured out what I would need the price was just too high.:money:
The Moonlite CR 2" was very tempting and I'm sure it's probably a great focuser but the fact that the body is open on the backside just bothers me. (I know, I need to seek help)
I went with a JMI EV-1n with the EV-75 upgrade
I think I will be happy with it.