Quote:I have a reputation for being so finicky about my optics that I rarely keep ANY of them for long.The APM 100 ED's may prove to be the exception. At this price I've never seen better binoculars!
"The heavens declare the glory of God"...
Milton Wilcox R.I.P
Quote:Are these made in China , Mike ?Kenny
Quote:I'm SO impressed that I'm planning to write a full review in the next few
Quote:Not to mention, you can carry the APM's onboard a plane in a backpack!
Quote:Brief impression: no noticeable CA except the slightest hint on the lunar limb.
Quote:Stars are beautiful pinpoints out to the last 10% (or less) of the field. In fact, unless there was a bright star right at the edge, I had to deliberately LOOK to even notice any aberrations.I was pleasantly surprised that the sharpness and excellent contrast were exhibited in BOTH the 23X and the 46X eyepieces.
Quote:The APM 100 ED's may prove to be the exception. At this price I've never seen better binoculars!
Quote:are those 45 deg or RA?
Quote:I may have gotten an exceptional set of eyepieces with my binos. Mike
The night sky is the canvas....
My optics are the brush....
The Milky Way is the masterpiece
reductio ad absurdum of epistomology is solipsism....
Quote:Mike what are you using to mount these 16lbs fellows?
Quote:Quote:I may have gotten an exceptional set of eyepieces with my binos. Mike How does one get an exceptional set of eyepieces?
Quote:Mike,Hve yuo given them the Flash Light test where you shine the light down throught the Objective lenses to see how the inner tubes look like. Are they nice and clean?BB
Whatever the reason...I'm not having the issues Michael Mc has desribed.
Quote:I do know there is a difference in my bino using TeleVue and Pentax oculars vs. those supplied with the binos. Otherwise those would be magic eyepieces and we would all want them in our f/5 dobs too!
Quote:If an eyepiece is optimized for the stronger field curvature of such a short-focus instrument as a bino, it will not necessarily enjoy the same degree of correction in a longer focal length scope, even if the f/ratio is the same. This seems to be even more true for simpler eyepiece designs (generally having fewer elements.)
Quote:Have you tried looking at Jupiter and what did you think of the view. Were you able to see any bands, etc.ThanksBB
Quote: Apochromatic objective would be nice for cleaner view. I think asking too much for 100mm f/5 doublet. I didn't do side by side but I think 80mm APO would have given better view at the same magnification.
Binoculars: Miyauchi Saturn III - 33/39/50/71/150x100, WO 22x70ED, Fujinon 16x70 FMT-SX Pentax 10x50 PCF-V, 10x43 DCF-SP, 6.5x21 Papilio
Nikon 10x35 EII, 7x35 E, 8x30 EII, 8x23CF AS Diplomat
B&L 7x26 Custom
Scopes: C9.25, TMB130SS/FT, SV80S-LOMO 80/480
Quote:Tammy,What is 71x in ep power and what do you think of the ep's that you are using.
What is 71x in ep power
Quote:Agreed....Why wring your hands over using binoculars for viewing best done with a high quality refractor?
Quote:I'd love to have true APO performance out of the APMs in the same form factor as they exist now if the additional price wasn't too large. It would probably be one of the most convenient observing instruments around with plenty of performance to satisfy a well-rounded observer.---Michael Mc