Binos and nagler 12mm type 4
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:12 AM
I use Hyperions and they are physically quite large. I had to remove the rubber ring on the shoulder to get clearance for my nose, and I have a very narrow nose where it comes between my eyes.
I measured the Hyperions and at the shoulder, they are 55mm.
I measured the 12mm T4 and it was 62mm at the shoulder.
The body of the 12mm T4 is also about 6mm wider.
My interocular seperation is perhaps a bit on the narrow side, but only a bit.
The 12mm does have kind of a sloping ridge that means that the taper to the edge of the body sits a bit further from the top of the eyepiece, but the 12mm T4 has a bit less eye relief than the Hyperions, so this may be a wash.
Bottom line? If the bridge of your nose is narrow enough and your interpupil distance is about average, it might work.
But a pair of 13mm T6s would be a better way to get there I think.
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:12 AM
I did this for a while- in my Dob they were a little on the high side for power, but at the lower two PxS settings on my Denks they gave wonderful & quite usable images! Was about THE best 82* set-up i could find having adequate ER for eyeglasses.
The thing that eventually torpedo'd my enthusiasm for such a set-up was the 2" collar on the 12T4's... it slid OVER the knurled collars of the Denks which are used for tightening the 1-1/4" EPs in the collets. This created issues.
If they got too tight, it was practically impossible to get the collars to loosen, as they were entirely covered by the 2" EP skirt! And if one were not careful, turning the EP actually unscrewed the Nagler's 1-1/4" barrel... pushing that too far can lead to the tinkling sound of glass on pavement, if you get my drift.
In the photo below, you can see my "solution" was to tighten the EPs in VERY gently, then insure the 12T4's stayed *IN* & snug by utilizing "bungies". Don't laugh- it worked!
I often think back on how nice the views were, and wonder if i should, once again, pick up another 12T4... i see them pop up for ~$200 and i'm so tempted. But then i recall again the nagging frustrations and...
Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:59 PM
Thanks for letting me know this, as my IPD is 68 these should work. And yeah, as stated in my OP, I knew they were gonna be a little on the strong side.