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#101 KennyJ

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:03 PM

< IIRC, we first met on the astromart bino forum several years before. >

That's correct for all three of us , Erik .

This terrible news hasn't really sunk in yet .

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:24 PM

Glenn, you know those barrel extensions probably screw off easily. Putting them on one of your RA assemblies shouldn't be too hard. I'm sure those with the 60mm Tak scopes use WA eyepieces to good effect.


Good point, Peter! I should look into obtaining a pair of 60mm apo objectives. The current f/4.5 Russian achros, while good, just can't handle much more than 20X.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:26 PM

I did not know Milt but this news is very sad for me..just few days ago I was read his posts..

Hold on friend..we remember about you

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:59 AM

Milt was calm, helpful, never rude, always pleasant. I've known/conversed with him for about 8-9 years, since the heyday of Astromart.

Milt retired in 1999, so I'm guessing he was in his mid-70s.

He posted exclusively to the binocular forum. His last post was to this thread.

RIP Milt.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:29 AM

What a sad thing to lost a CN'er like Milt... didn't know him personally, but sharing our hobbies and interests trough here makes us all feel like friends, very good ones. Milt, goodbye, and enjoy in spirit the heavens we all look to everyday and every night.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 12:15 PM

Thats very Sad news indeed about Milt,so sorry to hear about that,i had only been aware of him for 6 months but found him both helpful and thoughtful.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 12:23 PM

Superb optical and build quality, coupled with very light weight. That describes my Adlerblick 7X50 binocular. At a cost of $289 when purchased in 1993, I expected the best, and the best (for me, anyway) is what I got.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 04:05 AM

I think the best binoculars could be :

Hand held :
-Nikon SE.
-Nikon EDG.
-Zeiss FL.
-Leica Ultravid.
-Swarovski Swarovision, SLC.

Tripod :
-Nikon SE 12x50.
-Leica Ultravid 12x50,Duovid 10-15x50,Geovid 15x56.
-Swarovski SLC 15x56.
-Zeiss 15x60 B/GAT* and Classic.
-Fujinon 16x70.
-Nikon Astroluxe 18x70.
-Takahashi Fluorite 22x60.
-Kowa Highlander Prominar Fluorite 82.
-Docter Aspectem ED 80/500.
-Miyauchi Fluorite 100 and 141.
-Nikon 20x120.
-Fujinon 25x150, 40x150.

But I've never looked through some of them.

For terrestrial use the best binoculars could be :
-Zeiss FL.
-Nikon EDG.
-Swarovision.
-Takahashi Fluorite 22x60.
-Kowa Highlander Prominar Fluorite 82.
-Docter Aspectem ED 80/500.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 01:48 PM

Hmm..As a fresh owner of WO 22x70 APO (ED) I must say that is one of best binocular I've ever have..

of coure I belive that some binoculars as Kowa,Miya,Taka,Fuji are better..


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#110 Gordon Rayner

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:12 PM

On March 13, in post #3677859, I asked if the Fujinon 25 x 150 EM-SX, with 45 deg inclination, has ED objectives? I encountered some of my Temmon Guide magazines from the 1990's yesterday. The advertisements specify ED glass for the objectives of 3 of the four 25 x 150 models from Fujinon. One can read this without any knowledge of written Japanese. The only version not ED equipped is the standard straight through version.

Are the EM-SX available individually(rather than a five piece order) in Japan? Has anyone yet compared any of the ED versions with the standard version?

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 06:37 AM

Although this is a good proposal, I suggest to divide at least 3-4 types of binoculars which to judge.

Indeed, to cite an example to explain better to you, if I say which is the best binoculars I've seen (I have at least 50, mostly vintage), I would say a small 8x20 Hensoldt of 1906 that even today, that has a higher sharpness, even Zeiss, Goerz, Filotecnica, St. Giorgio, Dollond, Kershaw , Barr & Stroud etc ... both new and old.

But if I use it after dark ... would obviously not the best.

While, if I had to think of a wide field and bright ... I could do other names.

However, if I speak my mind in reference to my binoculars, beyond the terms of use, I would say my SAN GIORGIO MEGA 8.5x30 SWA 170m/1000....ma while I say this ... I seem to offend My Trieder Goerz, Zeiss Silvamar, Filotecnica 6x30, 9x20 Voigtlander etc. ...

Excuse me if I came off the subject ...
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:38 AM

I've been trying to find a 40x150ED, but it seems that those are no longer available. I did put an order in December in one of the many places those are listed, but after a couple days they confirmed those were not available (but kept listing them). I've never seen a pair used for sale also, so for me, comparing the ED's to my MT's seems to be impossible even that I had the will to buy them.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 04:57 PM

What you were going to order another pair of 150s :shocked:
you have way too much money Andresin :watching:

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 06:13 PM

jajaja :) it's not like that...
It is simply that I think that I should spend money in the things I really like before I have to spend it in other "necessary" things....
Now that I have paid for my home, better spend it in my hobbies, because when my girlfriend and I decide (and we will) to have a son, then things are going to be different and money will have other direction.... no more fine cars, toys, binoculars...... but education and that sort of things.... :) when that moment arrives, it will be nice to have my toys and enjoy them with my family :)

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:33 PM

I've been trying to find a 40x150ED, but it seems that those are no longer available. I did put an order in December in one of the many places those are listed, but after a couple days they confirmed those were not available (but kept listing them).

I've never seen a pair used for sale also, so for me, comparing the ED's to my MT's seems to be impossible even that I had the will to buy them.


Andre,

I am sure a pair of Fuji 40X150 ED will be very fine instrument indeed. But I'd guess the price, if still available, would be at least double of the $6,200 USD price of the non ED version 25X150. ED or not, I must say the idea of spending that much on a pair of fixed power binos does not have much appeal for me because, in the end, I am still limited to:

1. Straight thru viewing
2. Fixed power 40X
3. Mount and tripod Extra
4. 40 lb+ OTA

If I were going to invest $15,000+ USD on a pair of giant binos, the Miyauchi 141 mm Galaxy FL model, complete with fork mount, tripod with geared center column, 7X50 optical finder and 45/90 deg viewing seem a much more attractive package:

http://www.bigbinocu....com/m25141.htm

But their availability is the same as the Fuji 40X150 mm ED.

As for spending money on optical toys, sports cars or children's education, my wife and I have the same priority. My daughter will be completing her freshman year at a private university in May. What we spend on her tuition and fees the first year can easily pay for 3X Miya 141 mm and have left over for a compact car. I have a house full of optical toys, precision arms, a European sports car in the garage I have not driven in over a year.

The greatest pleasure for me these days is to spend time with my family on on summer vacations. The cost for a one week trip overseas can pay for 40X150 ED, but the pleasure & memory of time spend with loved ones last for the rest of our lives. ;-))

On the other hand, When I am out with my optical toys I am usually observing alone......One thing money can Not buy is time.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:58 PM

Wise words my friend. :ubetcha:

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:41 PM

On the other hand, When I am out with my optical toys I am usually observing alone......One thing money can Not buy is time.

I find the same thing, as we get older time does wizen by.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 11:30 PM

These are the best I've looked through ...

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 04:24 AM

jajaja :) it's not like that...
It is simply that I think that I should spend money in the things I really like before I have to spend it in other "necessary" things....
Now that I have paid for my home, better spend it in my hobbies, because when my girlfriend and I decide (and we will) to have a son, then things are going to be different and money will have other direction.... no more fine cars, toys, binoculars...... but education and that sort of things.... :) when that moment arrives, it will be nice to have my toys and enjoy them with my family :)


You go ahead and spend your money on whatever you like mate
:cool: i do truly admire your dedication to Giant Binoculars.

Hey what are those above a couple of FS78s/102s now that looks like an "Astronomer" beater.

Brian

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 11:47 PM

Hey what are those above a couple of FS78s/102s now that looks like an "Astronomer" beater.
Brian


Takahashi FC-100's ...

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 05:43 AM

Those are beauties JWW

Best bino I ever looked through is my BT100, bought it NEW because it was big and a low price but it rarely qualifies as a very good bino in any reviews :shrug:

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:13 PM

I just read this after idly drifting through miles of binocular plusses and minuses. This is one of the most wonderful and enchanting posts about observing I have ever read. It has to do with the mystique of the instrument, huge binoculars, and the circumstances. PJT

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:18 PM

I just read this after idly drifting through miles of binocular plusses and minuses. This is one of the most wonderful and enchanting posts about observing I have ever read. It has to do with the mystique of the instrument, huge binoculars, and the circumstances. PJT


I don't understand. What is it you read? You made me curious to read this too.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:22 PM

As he replied to stevecoe, go up in the thread to see his post.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:25 PM

doctor aspectum 40x80 ed


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