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Quote: By the way , I like your new avator , and simply MUST ask the question : " Is that YOUR wedding photo ? "
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Quote: Quote: By the way , I like your new avator , and simply MUST ask the question : " Is that YOUR wedding photo ? "Edz, Kenny...Yes it is! i am wedding the last 5 August with Jenny.BestPier And also, inquiring minds want to know, is it recent?edz
Quote: By the way , I like your new avator , and simply MUST ask the question : " Is that YOUR wedding photo ? "Edz, Kenny...Yes it is! i am wedding the last 5 August with Jenny.BestPier
I've started thinking along similar lines. Since the 22x85 are so big and heavy, if I need a large P-mount for it and can forget about grab-and-go, I might as well put even larger binoculars on it.
Quote:Congratulations Pier!Thanks Edz!Pier
Quote:I beleive the 22X85 Siginture is about 10 lbs. You can mount a 10 lb bino on a $150 Bogen 501 head and it will be a grab-&-go set up:You'll need a Bogen 516 head to mount a 16 lb 28X110. It can still be a grab & go with the use of the Quick Releas Plate. But the cost is more than 3X the price of a 501 head:Another consideration is the Bogen 516 head has a fixed 16.5 lb counter balance spring. It's designed to return a heavy video camera to Horizontal. Works best with OTA wt of 13 lb or heavier. Doesn't work very well if you mount a light weight bino(10 lb or less) and try to observe near zenith. You'll be fighting the sping tension to keep the bino elevated. It's a lot of $$$ for limited application. You can also consdier a Helix Fork mount for the 110mm. It will hold a 26 lb BT100 and cost less than a Bogen 516 head. I don't know how well it will work with a 21 in long, straight thru bino. I don't have first hand experience using one. Using a P mount with a 16 lb vs 10 lb bino will add at least 12 lbs to your set up....6 more for the bino and 6 for the counter wt. It'll likly be more because you'll need longer and heavier stock for your P mount arm to hold up the heavier 21 in long OTA....
Quote:A 28X110 bino is specialized equipment. It's a pair of 110mm ~F6 telescopes with narrow 2.3 deg FOV joined. Consider getting one if you alreadly have a 20X80 or 25X100 and really want the extra light grasp.
Quote:a 110mm binocular is equivalent to a 130mm telescope for light.
Quote:Ed,What would the equivalent telescope be if the scope in question was a reflector rather than a refractor?Phil
Quote:Are these General Hi-T's similar to the latest generation of heavy duty binoculars with better than usual optics? Meaning the Oberwerk Ultras/ Garrett Optical Grizzlys, etc. I'b guessing they are of similar lineage.
Quote:Pier, congratulations on the recent wedding, and good fortune in finding such an excellent example of a bride. Meanwhile, condolences to Jenny... such a beautiful girl should have been able to find a groom with more hair. you're right! but Jenny loves the man with less hair..like Bruce Willis :-)))Are these General Hi-T's similar to the latest generation of heavy duty binoculars with better than usual optics? Meaning the Oberwerk Ultras/ Garrett Optical Grizzlys, etc. I'b guessing they are of similar lineage. yes they are.