What orthos are currently available?
Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:23 PM
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:39 AM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:47 AM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:08 PM
I suspect in the next couple months the only orthos you can buy will be used ones in the classifieds.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:21 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:26 PM
Mannish from Agena sometimes posts here, maybe he can give us an idea what is going on.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:32 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:38 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:43 PM
Some vendors list the volcano tops. Are these sttill in production?
Based on what I am reading at KK's and UO's website, there are problems with production and no guarantee that they will be available after current supplies are sold. Lets just say, if you want one, you better order one now.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:32 AM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:43 AM
Japan has become an expensive production country and the high Yen does not help either...
There are still the chinese orthos on the market and maybe they will be the only ones left?
Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:06 AM
I'm sorry to say that the 6mm-7mm-9mm KK Circle-T's are now out of production. It truly is the end of an era.
We will have to see what the future holds for us.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:42 PM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:37 AM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:40 PM
You can tell which size is not available by clicking on the drop down menu. Went there yesterday, no 25mm. Last week the 25mm was there, but no 6mm. Etc.
I had a couple emails back and forth with them last month.
Reasons i was told for the ortho "shortage"
There previous flat top HD line was dropped due to the owner of its manufacturer dying. It was a very small operation. I think this may be also the explanation for the long wait of the "new Baaders", and other flat tops of Japanese origin.
Also, the "turbulence" from the storm/reactor problems is still being felt i guess in some quarter.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:43 PM
I daresay the BGOs will appear 2nd hand occasionally - one just did on Astro Buy and Sell (UK)
Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:33 PM
I have the BGO 6, 7, two 9, 12.5 and two 18. I also have a UO VT 4mm and 25mm, two LOMO 20mm from Belarus, the entire series of Faworski orthos (as far as I know), and a Vixen 2" 40mm.
All my other UO VTs and clones have been sold except for an Edscorp volcano top 18mm (equivalent to UO VT). Anyone PM me if interested.
I think I'll keep the rest!
Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:38 PM