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Quote:My left and right eyes focus diffferently too. I focus with
my left eye, release the right side and shift the eyepiece
up and down to focus, then lock it. A little cumbersome but
less frustrating than the fine adjustments.
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Quote:I bought a pair of Mark V's soon after AP started selling them several years ago. I found the diopter adjustment routine too confusing and cumbersome and replaced the Mark V's with a pair of Mark IV's having the Lapides eyepiece holders. I may have theoretically sacrificed some small optical advantage of the Mark V's that I'd probably never be able to discern in my less than perfect skies anyway. But the ease of adjustment of the Mark IV/Lapides combination made the switch a no brainer for me.
Quote:If you lock the collar and adjust the microfocusers inward, the eyepiece itself doesn't move, as it is being held tightly by the collar...
Quote:Maybe measuring the distance from the bottom of the housing and then adjusting the starting position for the micro-focusers to ensure that the little lock ridges completely overlap the safety cut????
I consider focus fine adjustments with those reverse threaded diopter rings a mess, it is a source of endless confusion...
Quote:Fully agreed. I ignored the diopters very quickly. I'm surprised that Baader has been so stubborn and has stuck with this design. Why do we even have this thread where the OP asks about "tricks" about using the Baader binoviewer?
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Quote:Quote:Fully agreed. I ignored the diopters very quickly. I'm surprised that Baader has been so stubborn and has stuck with this design. Why do we even have this thread where the OP asks about "tricks" about using the Baader binoviewer? I must really be odd - I like the diopter adjustments on the Mark Vs and find them extremely easy to use.
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Quote:Ah! Another point - eyepiece pairs are not always perfectly matched to the nth degree as far as length and focus position. And they don't always seat perfectly the same way. The Denks allow the user to quickly and cleanly adjust this discrepancy out while viewing.