Ron NS11GPS Pronto
16" dob Vixen NA140SS
127mm F9 Surplus Shed/Crawmach kit scope
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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!~
Quote:the old Leica Zoom has the best optics of any Zoom, my personal Opinion, the old Leica has a nice big Zoom range, but not the new modern large FOV.The old Leica Zoom is not any longer in production and the last available samples are on sale now, they are gone very soon
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)
Quote:Markus,Did you test, side by side, this Leica zoom with great eyepieces (Pentax XW ou TV Delos for exemple)?
Time spent looking at the stars is added to your life
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A-P 105 Traveler ~ TEC 140 ED ~ TEC 6 MCT
A-P Mach1 GTO ~ Losmandy GM-8 ~ TV Gibraltar
Quote:The Leica is just as good as my Pentax XW.
Quote:Quote:Markus,Did you test, side by side, this Leica zoom with great eyepieces (Pentax XW ou TV Delos for exemple)? There are quite a few reports in the Eyepieces Forum. Several of us have used the new Leica ASPH side by side with other quality eyepieces. I have compared my Leica with the Pentax XW (I don't have any Delos). Aside from some FOV differences at various focal lengths, there are no other differences worth noting. The Leica is just as good as my Pentax XW.Cheers,Ron
15" f/5 Tectron
Mallincam Junior Pro
TMB 40mm Paragon,Leica ASPH zoom,
WO binoviewer w/assorted pairs
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