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Zeiss,yes, With old school GPC or built in barlow? new
      #6105118 - 09/27/13 11:40 PM Attachment (33 downloads)

These are a pair of Zeiss binos purchased a while back. They work in 2 receivers. most of the time only with a barlow in refractors. which has me scratchin" ma noggin a bit. In the 2" nose is a pair of doublets, that I would think would be a GPC or a barlow. but either one of those would make a pair of binos useable in a refractor. but these do not. I still need a barlow or GPC to come to focus in a refractor. except for my 120 "MUTT" that has a removable spacer in the focuser that will bring ANY bino to focus. I finally got this thing apart today (3rd try!) and found that pulling both doublets out and exposing the prisms, that putting it in a big barlow makes it work very nicely. I also tried it with and without a barlow, using only the first doublet. The image was focused? somewhat but terrible. some parts focused and others not. lastly. with both doublets in and using the big barlow, I could come to good focus again, but it makes a huge magnification.

Is anyone familiar with this model? I am leaning towards a built in barlow, and not a GPC, but I still do not understand why it will not come to focus in a refractor without a barlow in place.


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Re: Zeiss,yes, With old school GPC or built in barlow? new [Re: cavefrog]
      #6105120 - 09/27/13 11:41 PM Attachment (26 downloads)

The other end.

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Re: Zeiss,yes, With old school GPC or built in barlow? new [Re: cavefrog]
      #6105124 - 09/27/13 11:43 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

first doublet next to prism

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Re: Zeiss,yes, With old school GPC or built in barlow? new [Re: cavefrog]
      #6105130 - 09/27/13 11:46 PM Attachment (20 downloads)

order of lenses

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Re: Zeiss,yes, With old school GPC or built in barlow? new [Re: cavefrog]
      #6105132 - 09/27/13 11:49 PM

If it matters, both doublets have the convex side facing forward (out towards objective).

Theo


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Re: Zeiss,yes, With old school GPC or built in barlow? [Re: cavefrog]
      #6108421 - 09/29/13 11:22 PM

nobody has ever seen this?

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Re: Zeiss,yes, With old school GPC or built in barlow? new [Re: cavefrog]
      #6109709 - 09/30/13 05:47 PM

Well, I tried these in a bino friendly scope that has a removable section for bino use. In two different manners. With the doublets in place, and without. The only difference I can determine is a distance of 1/2" of the focuser.

So why are these mounted in this bino?


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Re: Zeiss,yes, With old school GPC or built in barlow? new [Re: cavefrog]
      #6156614 - 10/25/13 12:04 AM

Anybody have any answers to this yet?

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