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Denkmeier S1

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#1 NorskeBob


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:17 PM

Nice clear night out tonight - tried out the Denkmeier S1 - works great. Takes quite a bit of refocus when going from the focal reducer or the X2 magnification. Wished I had purchased it sooner - well worth the cost. Used a 35mm Panoptic and a 20 mm nagler. The optics are very clear. Will be heading out again with the grandson and try the 28mm ES 68.

#2 Bob Griffiths

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:32 AM

Bob...You will love that thing more every night you use the darn thing...
BUT I sure do not go from a reduced mode directly to a barlowed view (or viceeee versee) ....

I used a Motofocus long before I purchased my Denk S1 (its the original one with levers not the buttons on the bottom)... Over time I learned when I am switching between modes I just "relax" count to 10 or 11 THEN put my eyeball down on the eyepiece and I'm usually very close to being in focus..

Otherwise I'd have a sore wrist ... LOL

Bob G.

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