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#26 David Pavlich

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

I really like the Epsilon 180. Pretty good aperture and excellent optics. And with the mirror arrangement, I'm pretty sure that you don't need a flattener.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

For some reason that Tak never made it onto my radar. Seems like a very nice astrograph. I also read that it rarely needs collimation and doens't need a field flattener. That just may make it worth the extra $3k.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:30 AM

I have seen stunning images taken with the Epsilon. It seems to be an amazing astrograph. I suspect that shooting at f2.8 will make a huge difference. The closest lens is the Canon 400mm f2.8 and it costs twice the price of the Epsilon.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:05 PM

I love my Epsilon 160. So much that I got the AG Optical 12.5" F/3.8 newt. More is better right???

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

I think I would be happy with either the 160 or the 180 :)

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

Somebody must be reading this thread. A wanted ad just went up in A-mart for the Epsilon 160.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

LOL I thought the same thing!

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