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#1 BillP

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:41 PM

I am compiling a work on eyepieces. I already have a lot of photos contributed by various folks. Below is a list of photos I am still looking for. If anyone has photos of any eyepieces from the following lines (and you are the copyright holder of the photo - i.e., you took the picture), and you would be willing to let me use it in a work I will be publishing, please PM me and will give you the details.

The photos need to be high resolution, usually means around 1MB or larger JPEG or TIFF file. So not a website quality photo which is usually less than 200k.

Antares W70s
Astro-Tech High Grade Plossls
Astro-Tech Paradigms
Astro-Tech Series 6 Economy Wide Fields
Astro-Tech Value Line Plossls
Astro-Tech Wide Fields
Baader Eudiascopic
Celestron Axiom (discontinued)
Celestron Axiom LX (discontinued)
Celestron E-Lux (discontinued)
ES 120
Garrett Optical Plossls
Garrett Optical Super Wide Angle
GSO Plossls
GSO Superviews
KK ABBE Orthos
KK Erfles
KK Kellners
Leitz 30mm 88 Degree
Meade 4000 QX
Orion Lanthanum Superwide (discontinued)
Orion Optilux (discontinued)
Owl Astronomy Black Night Super Plossls
Parks Gold Series
Parks Silver Series
Siebert Observatory
Siebert Ultra
Siebert Planesphere
Sky-Watcher Eyepieces (any line)
Smart Astronomy SA Solar System LER (discontinued)
Stellarvue Planetary
TMB Aspheric ortho
University 70 Degree
University 80 Degree
University Super ABBE Orthos
University Super Erfles (discontinued)
Willam Optics SLP
William Optics SWAN
Zhumell Z100
Zhumell Z-Series Planetary

Thanks!!

#2 rguasto

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

I have; 25mm e-lux, 20mm GSO superview, 5mm paradigm
I can take and send them tonight during MNF.
OK?

#3 Dave Ittner

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

Bill,

I can take photos of these series of eyepieces I have:
Astro-Tech Paradigms
Garrett Optical Super Wide Angle
GSO Plossls
Willam Optics SLP (SPL?) I have the 3mm
William Optics SWAN (2")
Zhumell Z-Series Planetary

I don't have complete sets. Are you looking for individual shots or group pictures?

Dave

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

I have the complete set of Paradigms, the 9, 12.5, 18 and 25 of the KK volcano top orthos.

What kind of photos do you need?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

I need a single photo with as many focal lengths of each eyepiece line. So in your case would be 2 photos, one of all the Paradigms together, the other of all the KK Orthos together.

Photos should be as high resolution as your camera is capable of. Eyepieces should be on a light surface with a light background, otherwise when they are printed the eyepiece might blend into a dark background or not look so good. Also of course well lit as possible.

Send me a PM and I will give you my personal email address and more information on my project. Will need these by end of next week at latest. Earlier better since I will need to format them and credit them properly. Crediting is as follows so will need this info from you when you email them:

First Name, Last Name or Last Initial, City (optional), State, Country.

Thx!

Dave & Rguasto - Sent you PMs.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:37 PM

Bill, Are the UO 70° and 80° Series the MK's? If so, I can send you high res Images similar to this.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:23 PM

No...their new 70 and 80 series are other things. The pics you showed are discontinued. However. I will take this pic if you have in high res format (1MB or larger file). Sent you a PM :)

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:35 PM

I need a single photo with as many focal lengths of each eyepiece line. So in your case would be 2 photos, one of all the Paradigms together, the other of all the KK Orthos together.

Photos should be as high resolution as your camera is capable of. Eyepieces should be on a light surface with a light background, otherwise when they are printed the eyepiece might blend into a dark background or not look so good. Also of course well lit as possible.

Send me a PM and I will give you my personal email address and more information on my project. Will need these by end of next week at latest. Earlier better since I will need to format them and credit them properly. Crediting is as follows so will need this info from you when you email them:

First Name, Last Name or Last Initial, City (optional), State, Country.

Thx!

Dave & Rguasto - Sent you PMs.


OK, I have a 10 mega pixel Olympus DSLR and one of those "portable studio" boxes that evens out the light and has different backgrounds. I will take the photographs of the Paradigms and KK orthos.

-Bob

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:28 PM

Bill, I can get you 8mm and 17mm Orion Lanthanum Superwides.

Also, Bill, do you need one of the 50mm Parks (2") Plossl (sometimes advertised as Gold Series, but not - it's from the same maker as the maker for the Optiluxes)?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:18 AM

ES 120

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#11 BillP

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

Bob & Jim - Thanks!

Mitch - Thanks also but just got a pic of the 120. How do you like the views through it so far?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

I can provide a shot of my 36mm Siebert Observatory eyepiece tomorrow.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:52 PM

Bill, I have the five GSO Superviews. Will get you the picture this weekend.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:33 PM

Thank you Charlie and John.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

I've got these:
KK 16mm erfle
KK 20mm erfles
UO 16mm super erfle

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:18 AM

Here are a couple of binoviewing pairs I collected and never use. One day I will compare these, they appear very similar in size. I remember UO sold these at the same time.

I have a couple of Parks Golds somewhere, and a friend has a near complete set of KK Kellners, and another has the KK Widescans.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:22 AM

Emailed pictures of the following:
Meade 4000 QX 30mm
Celestron E-Lux 40mm

I even sent a bonus picture, 2 different brands of 40mm Plossi.
The Celestron E-Lux is identical to the Orion Sirius except for the step in the barrel.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:41 AM

Some photos of Meade QX you can find here http://astro-talks.r...c.php?f=7&t=992

#19 BillP

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

Mariner@sg - sent you PM to send the KK pics

Ray - sent you PM to send the Super Erfle pic

Paul - Thanks you!

Ernest - This are some good pics. Unfortunately I would need the person who took them to send them to me in higher resolution and send the release terms as well, otherwise the publisher will not include them in the book due to copyright issues. So I can't take pics directly from the web due to that :(

BTW, does anyone have a pic of the Dioptrix? Would love a picture of that alone, then of same eyepiece with and without it mounted.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

Can send pic of the Celestron Axiom LX 23mm.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:28 PM

Emailed pictures of the following:
Meade 4000 QX 30mm
Celestron E-Lux 40mm

I even sent a bonus picture, 2 different brands of 40mm Plossi.
The Celestron E-Lux is identical to the Orion Sirius except for the step in the barrel.

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The current/newer Sirius plossl has the safety groove step as well now. i got mine in the Orion set only a bit over a month ago and it has it.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

Bill, i will have a look, i might have some good quality Skywatcher pics a d Il ow I have some good quality Circle T ortho from UO pics. If thats any use.

#23 BillP

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:52 PM

Pls check on the Sky-Watcher EPs. Thx.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

Photos sent of the Zhumell Z Series, Willam Optics 2" SWAN series, Astro-Tech Paradigms, Garrett Optical 1.25" SWA Series.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

Hi.

If you need a closeup picture of one of them, let me know.

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