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Edmond 28mm RKE's in WO binoviewer?

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#26 DaveJ

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:59 AM

I have an old 22mm Panoptic. Would it work as well, assuming I can find a mate? Alot cheaper since I only need one, and it would be used.


I much prefer the 24mm Panoptic to the 22mm Panoptic and here's why:
Check this comparison photo
24mm - weight: 08.2oz field stop: 27mm
22mm - weight: 16.0oz field stop: 25mm

For binoviewing, I really don't think they can be compared. The dual barrel is a real turn-off with the clicklock eyepiece holders in the MarkV, not to mention the diopter adjustments.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

Wow, quite the difference. I guess now I know why the 22mm Panny went the way of the Dodo bird.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:35 AM

the 28's are just plain awesome in a bino. Yes they take a little patience to get the eye placement right but the reward is tremendous.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

the 28's are just plain awesome in a bino....


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

Really, that good in the 8" SCT? Can't afford the 24 Pans, but have a Meade 24 SWA that I could double up with? Maybe too fat to merge them though?

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

actually if you like a similar but less fussy view, try the edmund 28 plossls. Not the floaty feel of the rke's but a really nice comfortable view.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

Anyone have the old TV 26mm plossols they use in a binoviewer? I have one of those and wouldn't mind pairing it up if I can find one on the used market.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:51 AM

Ira, I have a complete Bino set of the TV Pls. and they are excellent in a Binoviewer. In my TV BinoVue's they pose no Issue, but in the cheaper (smaller CA) WO, Orion, Etc, the 26mm+ F/L cause some Vignetting.

I find the 21mm to be outstanding (not sure why).


Also, No need to worry about Vintage. My TV Pl. are all "NJ's", but I have used/mixed NJ's, Circle R, and "unmarked" with no Issues.

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