Why so little used TMB 92Ls?
Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:22 AM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:54 AM
I think people buying the 92SS where doing so for AP because of the focuser section that can be removed for that purpose. Then they find out they want to shoot deeper and need to go up to a bigger APO, so out goes the 92mm and in comes the 120mm. I can understand the 92SS being a temporary stopover on the way to AP nirvana.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:52 AM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:32 AM
There aren't many cemented Burgess 80mm triplets available either, but that doesn't mean much about the scope, one way or the other.
I don't think limited availability used is relevant in assessing anything but relative scarcity.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:38 AM
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:58 PM
However, I am surprised at how good the Crawford style focuser is on the L model. Aimed at Zenith I can focus it easily up or down with a Powermate and a 31 Nagler in the diagonal. The only crawford style focuser I have ever owned that could that. With my 80ED I have to lock the focuser to keep the 31mm all by itself from pulling the focus tube all the way down.
Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:15 AM
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:17 PM
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:33 PM
Does anyone know if the 92L will ever go back on sale anytime soon or why they went on sale the first time? I hate to spend anymore than $1000 on a used one just in case they go on sale again and I can get a new one for $1200.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:41 PM
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:28 AM
I already had a very nice AT106mm apo before I got the 92L. The 106mm has optics just as good at the 92L and no curvature issues at all. So the only reason I got the 92L was because I could not carry the 106mm and its mount plus my C11 and its mount in my car along with my camping gear and cloths. I wanted to have a wide field refractor with me to complement the C11 when I traveled to dark sites and traveled on vacation. The 92L was much smaller and could use a simple Stellarvue M2 mount on a small photo tripod. So it takes up very little space in the car. There is also the bonus that this little scope makes the ultimate daytime spotting scope.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:15 AM