Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:02 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:11 PM
Incidentally, I make binos, too... Check out some pics in my Gallery, linked to in my sig below.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:51 PM
I was wondering if anyone has tried to make Schmidt Cassagrain binoculars. Ive been contemplating building some out of two C11's or two C8's using maybe 3 diagonals for each scope.to get the inner pupil distance adjustable. Myself and some friends are gonna experiment with this idea in the coming weeks because we have all the scopes and parts to give it a try. Anyone ever try this before?
People have tried this with varying success. Aligning the images properly is tough. IN addition to rigging up something to allow alignment of eyepices and interpupillary spacking, just a little mirror flop will ruin the show. My advice? Invest in a good binoviewer instead.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:24 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:35 PM
I think he is a member at Cloudy Nights,
and he was featured in Sky & Telescome and the old Telescope making magazine some years ago.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:56 AM
Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:00 AM
I have full access to a machine shop and all the parts I need to try this out, once the weather clears up, I'll be trying it with two C8 XLT's first. It could be fun!!
Be sure to keep us in the loop, I am quite interested in how you will tackle the project.
If possible, a build log/thread would be great.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:38 PM
I'm wondering why some people are really against this?
Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:00 PM