Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home pageAstronomics discounts for Cloudy Nights members
Get a Cloudy Nights T-Shirt Submit a Review / Article

Click here if you are having trouble logging into the forums

Privacy Policy | Please read our Terms of Service | Signup and Troubleshooting FAQ | Problems? PM a Red or a Green Gu uh, User

Equipment Discussions >> Binoviewers

Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | (show all)
killdabuddha
Pooh-Bah
*****

Reged: 08/26/11

Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: tomcody]
      #6127665 - 10/09/13 06:59 PM

Gotta agree with those mentioning the 28mm RKEs...for lunar at outreach events, these are an absolute must. Bought them on a lark cuz of all the hype, but man do they surprise, and not just for their "special effects" factor--they actually show better contrast on the moon than our ES 24mm 68s (which are comparable to the Pans). According to a recent mailing we received, they can still be had for $68 despite the recent price increase.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Messyone
sage


Reged: 05/02/12

Loc: Down Under
Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: killdabuddha]
      #6128365 - 10/10/13 04:33 AM

Now we are on the RKE bandwagon I'll have to add my vote for these too.
Amazing with a towel or something to block out everything else, and much better than a single RKE 28. I don't have but have been told that the RKE 21's are just as good...in fact a bit better as there is not the huge eye relief that the 28's + binos have.
Matt


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
R Botero
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 01/02/09

Loc: Kent, England
Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Messyone]
      #6128700 - 10/10/13 10:04 AM

+1 for the 28mm RKEs. I do a lot of double star and open cluster observing with them and on wide pairs they are amazing!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Hothersale
sage


Reged: 10/13/09

Loc: Victoria, BC
Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: killdabuddha]
      #6129016 - 10/10/13 12:40 PM

Quote:

According to a recent mailing we received, they can still be had for $68 despite the recent price increase.




Could you please explain how? I'm considering picking up a pair. You can PM me if you feel it necessary, thanks.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Sarkikos
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 12/18/07

Loc: Suburban Maryland, USA
Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: R Botero]
      #6140835 - 10/16/13 12:42 PM

Quote:

Two good zooms are an excellent option. I use a pair of Mark III Baaders. I also have a couple of 28mm RKEs. With a couple of GPCs, one has all magnifications needed for DSO, solar, planetary and double star observing!




How is the Mark III bino pair working out for you? I recently bought a second Mark III but haven't had a chance to first light them in my binoviewer. It seems, though, that my 65mm IPD seems adequate for the job.

Mike


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Levine
Pooh-Bah
*****

Reged: 03/24/06

Loc: 40° 47' 52" N / 85° 49' 14" ...
Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! [Re: Sarkikos]
      #6141064 - 10/16/13 02:44 PM

Well, waiting for my Pan 24 pair and my second Leica.
I do have my RKE 28 pair ready to go.
All that aside, just waiting for some free time and a clear sky to match up!



Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | (show all)


Extra information
2 registered and 4 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  TG, Geo557 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled


Thread views: 1894

Jump to

CN Forums Home


Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics