Baader T2-01c diagonal replacement
Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:42 AM
Just wondering if there is a suitable replacement for this diagonal since Alpine has it backordered for quite some time. I am wondering if the more expensive Zeiss prism t2-01b which I guess has an additional 3mm backfocus will be usable? Also, how would something like the Zeiss prism diagonal compare to the Televue everbright 1.25" diagonal when using for just monocular viewing?
BTW, I have the Baader maxbrights binos since this January.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:18 PM
Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:13 PM
One trick you can play with these diagonals is to use the 2"/T2 reducing ring and fit a 2" eyepiece holder. With the 34mm clear aperture, you get 25% more FOV possible without the mass and focus length of a 2" diagonal - covers the 17mm Ethos and 22mm Nagler, just misses on the 21mm Ethos and 26mm Nagler.
Maybe not a big deal nor worth the $150 investment, until you have a scope like the FS60C with limited focus range or are trying to keep an already very back-weight scope like a Mewlon 180 balanced on a Quarterhitch mount
You don't really lose much on many cats, either, since they tend to have 32-39mm baffle tubes.
Anyway, I digress...
Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:17 AM
Again thanks for your insights.