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johnnyha
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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: Radim]
      #5610581 - 01/07/13 05:00 PM

More initial impressions on Stargazer's Lounge ... looks promising!

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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5617757 - 01/11/13 06:39 PM

After ten days of rains, clouds and snow the first clear sky.

My first impression, the 10 mm BGO is gives very plaesing views. Great contrast, black sky background and razar sharp in the center. With an aparent field of view of 50 degree it can also be used for deep sky viewing. It differs substantially from the tunnel view of many other orthos. Sure, at the edged the image is slightly soft.

All in all, the image quality is very similar to that of the 9 mm Baader Genuine Ortho.

Thomas


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Ain Soph Aur
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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: ThomasM]
      #5617873 - 01/11/13 07:45 PM

I am looking forward to reports on (and availability of) the Baader Q-Turret!

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DaveJ
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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: Ain Soph Aur]
      #5618752 - 01/12/13 10:29 AM

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I am looking forward to reports on (and availability of) the Baader Q-Turret!




Got an email from Agena this morning. They should have them in stock shortly.

Edited by DaveJ (01/12/13 03:40 PM)


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SteveTheSwede
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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5618916 - 01/12/13 11:52 AM

Here's something mysterious though...

The whole kit (Baader Classic Q-eyepiece set) with eyepieces, barlow and Q-turret costs 349 Euro direct from Baaders site.
If, however, I add up the cost for the separate pieces (55 + 55 + 55 + 55 + 49 + 75) that comes to 344.

The kit also contains a fairly pointless tin box which can be bought for 10 Euro. In other words, unless you want the box it's cheaper to buy the items separately...



Steve


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Dave Ittner
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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: SteveTheSwede]
      #5618923 - 01/12/13 11:55 AM

but haven't you been following the "drama" ?
boxes are the new gold.


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SteveTheSwede
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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: Dave Ittner]
      #5618925 - 01/12/13 11:57 AM

I did see something about that yes, but in that case, how about just getting the box for 10 Euro and save the other 339

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Dave Ittner
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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: SteveTheSwede]
      #5618967 - 01/12/13 12:19 PM

hmmm, that is a cool looking box.

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SteveTheSwede
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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: Dave Ittner]
      #5618973 - 01/12/13 12:21 PM

I'm gonna wait for someone here to review the box myself.

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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: SteveTheSwede]
      #5619355 - 01/12/13 04:08 PM

Well, that box has already lost half it's value; it's been opened and all the clouds have been allowed to escape!!

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ibase
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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: SteveTheSwede]
      #5620091 - 01/13/13 01:12 AM

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The kit also contains a fairly pointless tin box which can be bought for 10 Euro.




Questtion - Does the tin box available for 10 Euro's have "Baader" marked on it? If not, there's not much value for it from the point of view of the EP box "collector" and would rather pay a bit more to have the "official" box.


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Mariner@sg
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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: ibase]
      #5620097 - 01/13/13 01:21 AM

Quote:

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The kit also contains a fairly pointless tin box which can be bought for 10 Euro.




Questtion - Does the tin box available for 10 Euro's have "Baader" marked on it? If not, there's not much value for it from the point of view of the EP box "collector" and would rather pay a bit more to have the "official" box.




You can make out the Baader logos on the lid (just above the clear window) and also the side of the box.


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ibase
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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: Mariner@sg]
      #5620135 - 01/13/13 02:21 AM

Quote:

Quote:

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The kit also contains a fairly pointless tin box which can be bought for 10 Euro.




Questtion - Does the tin box available for 10 Euro's have "Baader" marked on it? If not, there's not much value for it from the point of view of the EP box "collector" and would rather pay a bit more to have the "official" box.




You can make out the Baader logos on the lid (just above the clear window) and also the side of the box.




You're right, and it's plain to see. The question is whether or not the Euro 10 replacement box (which is supposed to be identical to the Baader box) has the same "Baader" prints, which I suppose is not on the generic box and thus of no value to the "EP box collector."

Best,


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Peter Natscher
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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: ThomasM]
      #5624118 - 01/15/13 10:18 AM

Bob Luffel is holding two sets of 6mm, 10mm, 18mm BCO's for me if I want them. I already use two sets of nearly matching focal length Tak LE's (5,7.5,10,12.5,18mm). Would the BCO's be a worthy upgrade over the LE's on my A-P F/8 175EDF, singularly and bino-viewing?

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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: Peter Natscher]
      #5624476 - 01/15/13 02:04 PM

I can't answer your comparative question Peter. I can say I have used Tak LEs for years and compared them to other designs and I really appreciate the views, contrast, good selection of focal lengths and comfortable eye relief they offer.

Best,
Randy


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Peter Natscher
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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: payner]
      #5624510 - 01/15/13 02:21 PM

I agree with you. I don't understand why LE's don't get more discussion and comparison in the Eyepieces forum. During one extended observing session with Jupiter with my new A-P 175EDF, I enjoyed using my 7.5, 10, and 12.5 LE's with Mark V bino. I also was using my TV Plossl's and Brandon's but the 10mm and 7.5mm LE's were providing the right power on the bino that night and showing better detail and tones. LE's are very sharp and the eye relief is welcome for tired eyes after a few hours with shorter-eye relief Plossl's and Brandon's, although their warmer color on planets might offend some.

Quote:

I can't answer your comparative question Peter. I can say I have used Tak LEs for years and compared them to other designs and I really appreciate the views, contrast, good selection of focal lengths and comfortable eye relief they offer.

Best,
Randy




Edited by Peter Natscher (01/15/13 03:01 PM)


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keroppilee
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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: Peter Natscher]
      #5624529 - 01/15/13 02:29 PM

anyone actually get a BCO yet? looking forward to more impressions!

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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression new [Re: keroppilee]
      #5625335 - 01/15/13 10:24 PM

I received a BCO 10mm yesterday. I wanted a pair for binoviewing, but I was lucky to get the last 10mm in stock at EyepiecesEtc.com. (Thanks, Don!)

So far I haven't been able to find another vendor that actually has any, though you would not know it from reading their websites. Come on. If you don't have an item, admit it, vendors! I don't want to learn about your lack of stock in a follow-up email. Some vendors do keep an up-to-date and honest stock status on their websites. Many do not.

Of course, after getting the new eyepiece, we have had nothing but rain and fog here.


Mike


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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5625353 - 01/15/13 10:32 PM

Mike, congrats, it's so good to know that you've received your BCO 10mm; for a minute there, I thought you've given up on trying to acquire one. Looking forward to your 1st light report!

Best,


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Re: Baader Classic Ortho - Initial impression [Re: ibase]
      #5625555 - 01/16/13 01:29 AM

Well just put in my order through Agenda tonight for the set so curious to see how long it'll take.

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