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Quote:$9500, and it's still available.
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Quote:Hmmm... just thought about that, 175mm AP, Mark Vs and ZAO IIs, me oh me oh my!!!
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Quote:Thanks Gus, that's quite a testament to the quality of the Mark Vs. I may have to revise my prejudice against sub-9mm binoviewing. Truthfully though I like a little more eye relief.
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Quote:Why don't you try it on yer FS102? With the 4mm ZAO-II you'd have 200X and .5 exit pupil.
Quote:Quote:Hmmm... just thought about that, 175mm AP, Mark Vs and ZAO IIs, me oh me oh my!!! You shouldn't be disappointed. I've been using that combination on Jupiter since the scope arrived and have been happy with it. I've used the MkV with the 4 and 6 ZAO's and had no problems (assuming the seeing and scope support the magnification), the MkV prisms are accurate enough that there are no obvious aberrations I have noticed. I only use the 1.25 GPC, I'd much rather change eyepieces or add the Barcon than change the GPC to obtain higher magnification. Use the 4's with an inexpensive binoviewer and it is easy to see the aberrations introduced by their prisms.
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Quote:I agree. The MkVs, barlow, and box are worth around $1500 used. That leaves $8K, or $1K for each eyepiece - about $300 over current market value. So the full kit is $2K+ over what they would fetch separately - but there is definitely some added value of finding these all together in one kit. I'm sure the seller could get $8K+.Again though I don't see using 4mm or even 6mm orthos for binoviewing (Sergio maybe you can share your experiences in this). A more sensible idea is to get one pair of 16mm ZAO-IIs and Glasspath your way to higher power.
Quote:I'm thoroughly convinced the Leica zooms (either version) are the way to go for binoviewing over these ZAO's for the same top-notch performance
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Quote:And what exactly is the point of a 16mm ZAOII or any other ortho?
Quote:IF your using the 16 mm in binos, I think that makes sense.
Quote:I understand that they are being sold as bino pairs Johnny, but if you use the 6 mm and 4 mm with a 1.7 GPC you get 3.5 mm and 2.4 mm. I wonder how often you could use the 6 mm at 3.5 mm and the 4 mm at 2.4 mm with the GPC. You would need really good seeing for sure.
Quote: There's a New Dream Set Up on AM (Auction).The opening bid of $7500 seems...
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