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Quote:You're finally catching on aren't you! Other than bells and whistles and a "better" build you'll not notice much difference optically if at all. The better binos have larger prisms and more clear aperture for certain eyepiece applications but little else to show for the price. Mike
Quote:Quote:You're finally catching on aren't you! Other than bells and whistles and a "better" build you'll not notice much difference optically if at all. The better binos have larger prisms and more clear aperture for certain eyepiece applications but little else to show for the price. Mike Except for:Significantly wider views/lower powers.Being able to switch through powers without changing eyepieces or correctors.SIGNIFICANTLY more clear aperture.Smoother IPD adjustment.WAY better diopter adjustment.WAY better build quality.Able to be collimated without "cracking" them.In my Z10 I notice a better image at higher and lower powers. (It's not a huge difference, but I do see a difference.)I have the Earthwin's, which are similar to, but some would say of lesser quality than the Denks, and I notice a difference optically between the WO's and the Earthwin's. I also own WO's and an adapter to use them with my Power Slide. The WO's are lighter than the Earthwin's, and if there wasn't a difference, I would simply use the WO's instead of the Earthwin's. I RARELY use my WO's now, and almost exclusively use the Earthwin's, even though they are heavier.Don't get me wrong, the WO's are good binoviewers at an attractive price point, however, there are advantages to the higher end units, especially in faster scopes. One could argue whether or not it is worth the premium price for premium binoviewers (as could be said for premium eyepieces), but, in my opinion, it is. In addition, add the cost of a power/filter slide AND a corrector that actually allows your WO's to reach focus on your fast dob or refractor without HUGE magnification increases and you are getting real close to the cost of the Denks. I very much disagree with "little else to show for the price".Peter T.
Quote: I owned WO and Denk II's and in my case, the Denks were obviously sharper at higher powers.
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Quote: The lower arm may be good on some clusters, but not sure if the 2x barlow is useful in my scope...too much magnification. The 20 and 26mm pair for most objects and the 16mm for highest power 160x. I will give it another go on the Moon this week and take some notes. After the full moon is over with I'll try it out on some globs and see how that does.
Quote:In addition, add the cost of a power/filter slide AND a corrector that actually allows your WO's to reach focus on your fast dob or refractor without HUGE magnification increases and you are getting real close to the cost of the Denks. I very much disagree with "little else to show for the price".Peter T.
Quote:You still need to use the corrector, it's just that the Denk newtonian corrector will work on your dob, and their refractor corrector will work on your refractor. (You may need to get two correctors, one for the dob and one for the refractor, I'm not 100% sure how Denk works it.)
Indiana for two more weeks...
14.5" Teeter w/ Richard Fagin mirror, TT #66
EON 120ED on CG-5 ASGT
Lunt LS60THa/B1200 Sky Guy Porta II
Denk Super System with A45 OCS