M 13 with Stellarvue 15x63 binos
Posted 30 April 2005 - 10:23 AM
ps. love the fact that the Stellarvue has individual eye focus and so focus does not change each time you touch a lens with your eye.
Tom in CA
Celestron 80mm (f 11.4) refractor (20 years old and still my favorite)
WO ZenithStar 80
Celestron 6 in Refractor-"the beast"
Posted 30 April 2005 - 12:17 PM
The Orion 15x63s have also become my favorite handheld weapon of choice.
In fact, they recently turned a newbie neighbor on to the benefits of binovision.
While comparing low-power views with his new ST80 he started questioning his purchase.
I kept reminding him that his scope was doing a fine job, plus he had the option of using higher powers.
"Well then why does everything look so much better in yours?", he insisted.
"Because you're using both eyes", I replied.
I could actually see the little light of realization go on over his head.
He ordered the Mini-Giants the next morning.
Ready to tackle the Herschel 400?
Posted 30 April 2005 - 02:34 PM
Tom, could you explain this? There is another thread which has touched on the subject of center vs. IF focusing so I'm curious as you what you mean here.
love the fact that the Stellarvue has individual eye focus and so focus does not change each time you touch a lens with your eye.
Posted 30 April 2005 - 03:26 PM
My Adlerblicks are center focusing with one eye fine adjustement. Now that that bino is older, when i lean into the eyepiece, i knock the bino out-of-focus. With the Stellarvue, there is no center focusing but rather IF focusing and the focusing is slightly stiff, so it stays in focus. I love this! BUT if you wear glasses, and switch back and forth, and want to take your glasses off, then that might be a problem. ON THE OTHER HAND, there is so much eye relief on this bino, i keep my glasses on
Tom in sunny? CA
Posted 30 April 2005 - 04:50 PM
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