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pga7602
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Reged: 06/11/09

Loc: Los Angeles, CA
D&G Optical
      #5606616 - 01/05/13 01:20 PM

Does anyone know if D&G Optical is still in business? I tried emailing, but didn't get a reply. I tried calling the number listed on the website and Verizon is stating that the number has been disconnected.

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Norm Meyer
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Reged: 02/08/09

Loc: Warren, ME 04864
Re: D&G Optical new [Re: pga7602]
      #5606669 - 01/05/13 01:52 PM

As far as I know they are. I just received my 5"f12
lens from them around the end of Oct. They may close
around the holidays and haven't reopened yet.
If you're thinking of ordering a 5 or 6 inch lens expect
a wait. Mine took two years but it was worth it, a beautiful lens.

Norm


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Norm Meyer
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Reged: 02/08/09

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Re: D&G Optical new [Re: Norm Meyer]
      #5606686 - 01/05/13 01:59 PM

I just called them at 717-665-2076 and I got the voice
of Barry on the answering machine are you sure you dialed the correct number?

Norm


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bluestar
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Reged: 11/06/05

Loc: Maryland Eastern Shore
Re: D&G Optical new [Re: Norm Meyer]
      #5606694 - 01/05/13 02:05 PM

Same here...just called and got Barry on the answering machine. Wished him a Happy New Year. Check the # again; it IS the Holiday so he may be on vacation. I just started back to work late this week myself.

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pga7602
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Reged: 06/11/09

Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Re: D&G Optical new [Re: bluestar]
      #5607400 - 01/05/13 10:20 PM

Sorry for the false alarm... I just checked my caller ID.. been dailing 717-655-2076

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TG
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Reged: 11/02/06

Loc: Latitude 47
Re: D&G Optical new [Re: pga7602]
      #5607655 - 01/06/13 01:06 AM

Quote:

Sorry for the false alarm... I just checked my caller ID.. been dailing 717-655-2076




I bought a backplate from Barry a couple of months back so they're definitely in business. However, if you want to buy a refractor from them, it may be better to buy used on Astromart or CN classifieds. You'll save both time and money.

Tanveer


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bob midiri
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Reged: 06/17/04

Loc: pa 19320
Re: D&G Optical new [Re: pga7602]
      #5607948 - 01/06/13 09:30 AM

PGA if you are local you can always stop by and check out my D&G6"F12 so you can see and test out first hand, the quality of these scopes. Bob

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pga7602
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Reged: 06/11/09

Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Re: D&G Optical new [Re: bob midiri]
      #5608187 - 01/06/13 11:57 AM

Hi Bob, I'm actually in Los Angeles, but thanks for the offer. It's very kind of you. I've actually looked through a 5" F12 before and I was amazed that I was actually looking through an Achro. Yes.. I saw color, but the views were very crisp. It's very hard to describe, but I wanted to look into them more.

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bluestar
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Reged: 11/06/05

Loc: Maryland Eastern Shore
Re: D&G Optical new [Re: pga7602]
      #5608246 - 01/06/13 12:22 PM

It's always fascinating to note that whenever Barry Griener/D&G is out of contact for a short time a collective panic goes through the refractor and astronomy community.

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Wilsonman
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Reged: 01/30/07

Loc: S.E. PA
Re: D&G Optical new [Re: bluestar]
      #5609392 - 01/06/13 10:43 PM

I've always thought it would be great to have a 5 or 6 inch F12-15 D&G, but the mounts obviously have to be substantial. I can see why though, that there is a market and a fascination for these apparently fine scopes. A refractor lover can't help but be intrigued by such classic beauties!

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plyscope
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 11/23/06

Loc: Perth, West Australia
Re: D&G Optical new [Re: bluestar]
      #5609643 - 01/07/13 05:12 AM

Even though I know Barry has more work than he can handle right now I still can't help myself checking the limited run page for updates!

I think I would go for it whatever size or focal length he chose to do for a limited run and despite the inevitable long wait time...


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