Rodger EON 80 Tak TSA-102 EON 120 Orion Apex 127mm Meade AR6 Tak FS-152 Celestron Nexstar 6SE and 8SE Celestron 9.25" SCT Meade 10" LX50 Celestron 11" SCT Celestron 14" SCT 16" Teeter/Zambuto 20" f/5 Obsession Classic Zeiss Conquest HD 10X42 Astro Physics Premium 15X70 Oberwork 20X80 Deluxe III Oberwork BT 100-45 Complete set of Baader Genuine Orthos Zeiss Diascope eyepiece 12mm, 68AFOV, Great eye relief (sharpest, highest contrast eyepiece I own, just awesome) etc., etc.
Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
Johnny FS152 15" Obsession Classic w/ 14.5" f/4.65 Zambuto
Quote:I am the one who sent the Leica ASPH Zoom back to Markus for inspection. The zoom worked perfectly fine until the adapter came loose and I tightened it back up, that is why I assumed it was the adapter. I did tighten the screws a little extra this time but I did not consider it to be excessive - we're talking about a $900 eyepiece so I was very careful! I felt it was "snug tight" and not "cranked down". I noticed though that the allen screws in the adapter were very pointy on the end and had made visible indentations into the metal of the barrel. Obviously there could be another cause, perhaps something internal. Markus has been extremely patient and open with this issue and I'd first of all like to thank him for that, and hope we can figure it out soon because it is an excellent eyepiece and it's sorely missed!
TEC140 (#216) Leica 17.8...8.9mm ASPH Zoom also barlowed 1.5x/2.0x/2.5x with Baader VIP Modular Barlow WO UWAN 28mm Baader 2" Herschel Wedge with SolarContinuum filter AYO AltAz mount on a Berlebach UNI19 tripod (sold: Zeiss AOII set with Zeiss Abbe 2x Barlow, see Leica zoom vs. ZAOII)