Using Telrad and Mirror/Dew Shield
Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:18 AM
Recently, some of you kindly advised me on possible alternatives to the stock viewfinder for my CPC 925. To surmise, the Telrad was mentioned most.
However, looking [straight] through a Telrad does not overcome issues surrounding a dodgy back! But...I have since discovered that a flip mirror can be added to the Telrad allowing a more comfortable viewing experience when the scope points at all angles.
Have any of you used a Telrad with this device attached, and can offer any feedback to its usefulness?
Cheers, Matt S
Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:07 AM
Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:43 AM
I never mastered the "art" its always been a ROYAL PIA for me to use it that way...
I gave up...
what can I say!
Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:26 PM
On the CPC 1100 I mounted the much further forward, just barely behind where the dew heater goes. Having the Telrad mounted forward drastically reduces the need to use the mirror or squat down under the scope to use the Telrad.
In summary I'd pass on the mirror option but I love the swing away cover/dew shield.
Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:25 PM
Big thanks for the advice thus far...anyone else care to comment?
Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:29 AM
Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:55 AM
Posted 10 November 2013 - 12:13 PM
I've been using my Telrad with dew-shield/flip-mirror for years - works great. Depending on what you are viewing or shooting, the addition of the flip mirror, IMHO, makes the Telrad easier to use - when targets are directly overhead especially!
Hope this helps,