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Levine
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 03/24/06

Loc: 40° 47' 52" N / 85° 49' 14" ...
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5075588 - 02/16/12 02:03 PM

Quote:

here is fine, when prices knowns, I will post it here , then we move on with info for pre order




Markus, I am in for a 34 mm Ortho / Konig III!


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APM M.Ludes
Vendor (APM Telescopes)
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Reged: 05/01/03

Loc: Germany
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: Levine]
      #5075852 - 02/16/12 05:04 PM

ok, but lets wait till we have a price

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russell23
Post Laureate
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Reged: 05/31/09

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5078353 - 02/18/12 11:03 AM

Are there still 25mm Orthos available in this run or has it sold out already?

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houser23
sage


Reged: 10/26/09

Loc: Rocklin, CA
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: russell23]
      #5078453 - 02/18/12 12:23 PM

I would jump all over the 34mm since it's virtually impossible to find a used 34mm ZAO anywhere.

So yea put me on the list.


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Jim Rosenstock
Postmaster
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Reged: 07/14/05

Loc: MD, south of the DC Nebula
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: houser23]
      #5080098 - 02/19/12 12:17 PM

If I might summarize what I've gathered from both of Markus's current threads:

* The factory will gear up for runs of 25 or more. There's a firm order for 25s of the Supermono 4, 5, and 6mm, and people can "pile on" to those orders NOW. They are 295 Euros; expect to pay upfront; Markus is not financially "fronting" these runs.

* A firm order for 25 will revive any other Supermono focal length. Again, plan to front the start-up money yourself.

* Markus currently has his designers working on an Uber-Konig line, instead of the earlier planned Ortho line. 34, 22, and 8mm are proposed. Still waiting on a price; these would also require a deposit or prepayment.

MARKUS--do I have this right??

Personally, as a longtime fan of the old-school UO Konigs (as well as their Orthos, of course) I would be tickled to have an Uber-premium Konig or two.....

Jim


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buddyjesus
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/07/10

Loc: Davison, Michigan
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: Jim Rosenstock]
      #5081828 - 02/20/12 11:35 AM

They all sound like exciting offerings. I wish you the best of luck with the manufacture.

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APM M.Ludes
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Reged: 05/01/03

Loc: Germany
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: Jim Rosenstock]
      #5085780 - 02/22/12 03:03 PM

Hi 8' , perfect summarize....we also working on a coma correcting zoom barlow by the same german company :-)..... Will be hot product if possible and we ask for no focus shift if possible

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AZStarGuy
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Reged: 05/05/08

Loc: Scottsdale AZ
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5089142 - 02/24/12 03:56 PM

Markus -

Thanks for the additional info. This is very exciting!


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houser23
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Reged: 10/26/09

Loc: Rocklin, CA
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: ThomasM]
      #5093014 - 02/26/12 09:56 PM

Sorry Markus, a 34mm ZAO just landed in my lap so I will respectfully bow out of your list.
Keep up the good work though I'm sure everyone appreciates your tenacious approach to bring back quality eyepiece lines.


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Traveler
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Reged: 08/19/07

Loc: The Netherlands
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: houser23]
      #5096988 - 02/29/12 06:29 AM

Hi Markus,

Are we able to see these new orthos, or the prototypes, the coming ATT?


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APM M.Ludes
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Reged: 05/01/03

Loc: Germany
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: Traveler]
      #5098007 - 02/29/12 04:55 PM

no, got yesterday the info, that quote needs about 2 weeks longer, production will need monthes, so I believe not in ATT, sorry

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Sgt
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Reged: 12/17/05

Loc: Under the southern horn of the...
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5126605 - 03/17/12 07:09 AM

Perhaps edge blacken them if they are going ahead? This suggests it my improve performance

http://www.edmundoptics.com/technical-support/optics/edge-blackening/


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suburbanskies
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Reged: 12/18/04

Loc: New Jersey, USA
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5137245 - 03/23/12 02:10 PM

Quote:

no, got yesterday the info, that quote needs about 2 weeks longer




Hi Markus, any news?

Thank you,
Mark


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APM M.Ludes
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Reged: 05/01/03

Loc: Germany
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: suburbanskies]
      #5139313 - 03/24/12 05:54 PM

I have had a little email exchange this week and its going soooo slow , but now they promissed me to work on the offer fast, hope to have news in 1,2 weeks

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Moonglum
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Reged: 06/01/08

Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5139379 - 03/24/12 06:50 PM

I think a focal length in 16mm to 12mm for these uber konigs should be considered. This is for purely selfish reasons obviously. A pair of 15mm's would become 5mm's with a 3X glaspath in my apos, and 1.25X glaspath in for my f15 mac would be perfect too. The multiple use of the Focal length would cement my purchase.

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saemark30
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Reged: 02/21/12

Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: Moonglum]
      #5145935 - 03/28/12 06:45 PM

Put me down for the 25mm and 34mm Orthos from Germany.
Make them look like the ZOA IIs!

Might want to add a 12mm and 8mm in there rather than 10mm.


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jrbarnett
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5154815 - 04/03/12 02:31 PM

How many air-to-glass surfaces in the Konig II?

I applaud your efforts to breathe some new life into a very stagnant simple high end eyepiece market.

Regards,

Jim


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APM M.Ludes
Vendor (APM Telescopes)
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Reged: 05/01/03

Loc: Germany
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5154961 - 04/03/12 04:10 PM

the company in germany makes it really difficult. Actual status is , that they will offe rme a design study of what we can expect .

Hard to understand, while all we want is a excisting eyepiece design making in high quality.

if it continues this way, its maybe better to step back and go with the already excisting ortho design..I want to move on and get something done


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HCR32
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Reged: 08/27/10

Loc: Australia
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5155677 - 04/04/12 05:13 AM

Quote:

the company in germany makes it really difficult. Actual status is , that they will offe rme a design study of what we can expect .

Hard to understand, while all we want is a excisting eyepiece design making in high quality.

if it continues this way, its maybe better to step back and go with the already excisting ortho design..I want to move on and get something done




Go for the excisting ortho design Marcus. If their going to be anywhere as good as the tmbs where they will sell out regardless of the wide-field large ER everyone want. I'm in for what ever FL you make above 18mm!!!


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suburbanskies
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Reged: 12/18/04

Loc: New Jersey, USA
Re: New Orthos from Germany new [Re: APM M.Ludes]
      #5155886 - 04/04/12 09:49 AM

At this point Markus, you should wait for the Konig design study. It may surprise us. The ortho option will always be available...

Mark


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