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mclewis1
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: Deinonych]
      #4342064 - 01/26/11 04:40 PM

So, if the dealers have been taking orders what is the pricing?

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gdd
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: mclewis1]
      #4342086 - 01/26/11 04:46 PM

Is there usually any difference in shipping costs when going through a dealer vs direct with Losmandy? No shipping costs if dealer is local?

Thanks,

Gale


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dawziecat
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: mclewis1]
      #4342188 - 01/26/11 05:29 PM

Quote:

So, if the dealers have been taking orders what is the pricing?



I have no secrets to divulge. Pricing was unknown when I placed my order this morning.

Maybe the same as Gemini 1?

Hey, it COULD be, right?

As far as shipping is concerned, hope the CN discount will more than make up for any cost differential between dealers.


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Danno2006
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: dawziecat]
      #4342562 - 01/26/11 08:18 PM

No G2 pricing as of yet except for an estimate of $1,000 - $1,100 from my dealer.

I keep telling the CFO the price is approx. the same as a laptop ...



.. a really nice laptop.


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Dave MModerator
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: Danno2006]
      #4342630 - 01/26/11 08:53 PM

OPT shows the Gemini 2 servo system for $1595 " the picture doesnt look like the new system though ".
http://www.optcorp.com/productList.aspx
Looks like $1795 for the system with the Maxon motors.
The mounts with the systems factory installed say they have the Gemini 2 and those prices look the same as they were with the older system.
Everything is marked preorder so that leads me to believe the prices are accurate.


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Deinonych
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: Dave M]
      #4342694 - 01/26/11 09:22 PM

Quote:

OPT shows the Gemini 2 servo system for $1595 " the picture doesnt look like the new system though ".
http://www.optcorp.com/productList.aspx
Looks like $1795 for the system with the Maxon motors.
The mounts with the systems factory installed say they have the Gemini 2 and those prices look the same as they were with the older system.
Everything is marked preorder so that leads me to believe the prices are accurate.




Yep, I ordered mine from OPT for $1595.


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David PavlichAdministrator
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: Deinonych]
      #4342889 - 01/26/11 10:31 PM

I was just at the Gemini Yahoo group. It's $1595/1795 for sure. I asked the question if I can purchase just the hand controller and the box. My mount has Maxons on it, so I wouldn't need the motors.

David


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vdb
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #4343164 - 01/27/11 12:57 AM

I hope the encoder inputs will be usable with a high resolution encoder kit so guiding becomes unnecessary ...
I have the LFE photo, but I'm wrestling on how to place high resolution encoder on the RA shaft ... we speak 800 000 to a 1 000 000 ticks per revolution ...


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bardo
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: vdb]
      #4343189 - 01/27/11 01:27 AM

anyone know what the price of a new G11 w/G2 is going to be?

EDIT: nevermind its on OPT

Edited by bardo (01/27/11 01:30 AM)


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Bowmoreman
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: bardo]
      #4343259 - 01/27/11 03:16 AM

Looks interesting. My questions would be:

1) how does the display look in really COLD weather. One of the things I really LIKE about the first Gemini was that it was totally unaffected as low as -15F (coldest I've ever imaged)

2) how well does the touch screen accept input, wearing gloves? (see comment on cold above). first Gemini is tactile enough that you can use with gloves ON.

Otherwise, it appears VERY similar to current Gemini in it's "use flow" (which is good IMHO).

Anyone know the "cold" behavior?


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SteveProcter
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #4343317 - 01/27/11 05:23 AM

Quote:

I was just at the Gemini Yahoo group. It's $1595/1795 for sure. I asked the question if I can purchase just the hand controller and the box. My mount has Maxons on it, so I wouldn't need the motors.

David




David

Did you get an answer to your question about buying Gemini 2 without motors? My Gemini 1 is OK at the moment but I'm just looking ahead to that inevitable day!

Steve


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Danno2006
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: Bowmoreman]
      #4343381 - 01/27/11 06:42 AM

According to Yahoo Groups - Gemini II Group will be opened Feb.1. I assume beta users will be allowed to post at that time and I am sure cold performance will be a key topic along with screen input. According to the Losmandy site, there are tactile keys on the back of the unit - classic four button pattern.

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David PavlichAdministrator
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: SteveProcter]
      #4343484 - 01/27/11 08:43 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I was just at the Gemini Yahoo group. It's $1595/1795 for sure. I asked the question if I can purchase just the hand controller and the box. My mount has Maxons on it, so I wouldn't need the motors.

David




David

Did you get an answer to your question about buying Gemini 2 without motors? My Gemini 1 is OK at the moment but I'm just looking ahead to that inevitable day!

Steve




Hey Steve...I just checked. No answer yet. When I get one, I'll post it. I hope it's a good one!

David


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bradisback
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #4345678 - 01/28/11 07:40 AM

Mine (yes, I have one ... ) works fine at -10 ° C.
And works well with gloves ... I was afraid of that too and I was soon reassured ...

Stef

Photos of the setup are on my site ...


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David PavlichAdministrator
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: bradisback]
      #4346229 - 01/28/11 12:07 PM

I got a reply, but no price. What the poster did say was he bought a Gemini IV minus the motors and it was less than with....I would hope so! All he did was order it minus the motors.

David


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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: bradisback]
      #4346245 - 01/28/11 12:14 PM

Hello Stef,

Quote:

Mine (yes, I have one ... ) works fine at -10 ° C.
And works well with gloves ... I was afraid of that too and I was soon reassured ...




I'm not sure whether or not the beta period gag order has expired - what's the situation as far as public reviews are concerned at this time?

Are you able to do a review of Gemini-II for the benefit of CN members as yet?

Regards,

skybsd


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bradisback
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: skybsd]
      #4347840 - 01/29/11 04:43 AM

Hi Skybsd,
The program finally comes to the "full" version.
It also announces some surprises for later ... But I do not know more ...
The screen, when calibrated, is very reactive ... And the program is very intuitive ...
The big plus (for me) is that the program is constantly evolving ...
Stef


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Dave MModerator
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: bradisback]
      #4355390 - 02/01/11 11:07 AM

Looks like the Yahoo Gemini 2 Group is now open.
We should now get some good info on the new system.


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Jeff B
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 new [Re: bradisback]
      #4355929 - 02/01/11 03:24 PM

Quote:


"...the program is constantly evolving ...
Stef




It's not called Sky Net is it?

Jeff


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t.r.
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Re: Losmandy Gemini 2 [Re: Jeff B]
      #4355987 - 02/01/11 03:50 PM



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