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#3401 donadani

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:47 PM

cool!:D



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Posted 16 January 2020 - 04:46 PM

I see the TSA120 is now available to Texas Nautical with Feathertouch Focuser. Finally got their head out of their .....

#3403 waso29

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 09:53 PM

something to look forward, in upcoming new lunar year.

based on user requests and opinions...

 

http://www.takahashi...20I16_info.html



#3404 Nakedgun

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 02:19 AM

I wonder just how someone would make a "request" directly to Takahashi?



#3405 AnakChan

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 06:31 AM

My 2 yen worth, after living in Japan for almost 2 decades, I’d be surprised the average user requests or opinions would able to influence a maker’s decision for a product’s feature change or upgrade. Now it may be a few core testers/customers/bloggers/influencers (and these folks who have to had worked closely with the maker for a long term to qualify) whose feedback is taken into account, but otherwise direction of the follow up product will be going to decided internally by the maker themselves.

 

I’ve always felt that traditionally Japanese makers have a particular concept in mind and they make their products accordingly. Then if customers are believers of their products, they are welcome. If the customers don’t, then the makers politely say thank you and let the customer move on. The good thing though is that the makers themselves are also consumers, therefore they are close to heart to the products they conceive. Not often do they allow users influence the direction of the product unless they are believers of the change themselves.


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 06:39 AM

Toyota asks feedback routinely on their vehicles so they can make changes to upcoming versions..But I think there are more Toyota vehicle's sold in the U.S. than Takahashi telescope's...  hehehe just my .02 yen..  Give it a shot, cant hurt..



#3407 25585

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 07:49 AM

Competition is a driver as well as deterer. And probably for Japan their domestic market.Also what Canon can do & for how much.

 

A doublet to appeal to the 5 inch market, as the FS128 still does perhaps.



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Posted 28 January 2020 - 09:56 PM

Maybe a year ago I bought a Takahashi wood case for my FC-125. Never checked to see if the scope actually fit until yesterday. Man is it a nice setup! The small square box on the right is the focal reducer. The longish box on the left is a complete set of .965” Tak orthos. Makes me think of a modern version of the Unitron I lusted after as a kid!

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#3409 Esso2112

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 10:04 AM

Maybe a year ago I bought a Takahashi wood case for my FC-125. Never checked to see if the scope actually fit until yesterday. Man is it a nice setup! The small square box on the right is the focal reducer. The longish box on the left is a complete set of .965” Tak orthos. Makes me think of a modern version of the Unitron I lusted after as a kid!


The wood box is probably rarer than the scope. I had one for my FCT-76 and they are nice. The blue does leave marks, though.
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Posted 29 January 2020 - 01:10 PM

jump.gif   MyT in 2018, FOA in 2019, FSQ in 2020.. patience is a virtue..                       ...need more counterweight!  lol.gif

 

FSQ   FOA

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#3411 Marcus Roman

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 02:38 PM

Maybe a year ago I bought a Takahashi wood case for my FC-125. Never checked to see if the scope actually fit until yesterday. Man is it a nice setup! The small square box on the right is the focal reducer. The longish box on the left is a complete set of .965” Tak orthos. Makes me think of a modern version of the Unitron I lusted after as a kid!

Ah....beauuutifuuulll...:-) 



#3412 ltha

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 09:30 PM

An oldie but a goodie - and rather rare:

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#3413 Heywood

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 09:55 PM

An oldie but a goodie - and rather rare:

What is it???  4"?  5"?  Year made?  Doublet?  Triplet?  Fluorite?

 

It's gorgeous and appears to be in flawless condition mechanically.


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#3414 ltha

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 10:31 PM

It is a:

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#3415 Heywood

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 09:44 AM

It is a:

 

 

Ooooooh.  I want one!

 

Heywood



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Posted 31 January 2020 - 11:15 AM

An oldie but a goodie - and rather rare:

That's not fair!!  Did you bring enough to share with the whole class?  4.gif

 

Seriously, that is a magnificent scope!  It looks as good as the day it was born and I hope you enjoy the views. waytogo.gif

 

Cheers,

 

Ron


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Posted 31 January 2020 - 12:40 PM

It is a:

Definitely time for a bigger Tak doublet again. 135+ mm though. Leave the TSA-120 alone! 



#3418 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 06:21 PM

Oh my       gotta love the FCT 125   very nice 

 

 

 

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Tak  FC-100  circa 1990

 came in  original box

  Always loved the shoe lace tie downs

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 06:28 PM

If only they made cases like that for the current models.

 

I use a S-W ED 100mm case for my DL, & an ES 127 case for my TSA-120 to live in.


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Posted 31 January 2020 - 06:31 PM

If only they made cases like that for the current models.

 

I use a S-W ED 100mm case for my DL, & an ES 127 case for my TSA-120 to live in.

 

I've seen photos, online, of aluminum Takahashi cases in Tokyo telescope shops.  The name "Takahashi" was printed in blue on the tops of the cases.


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#3421 Nakedgun

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 07:08 PM

I've seen photos, online, of aluminum Takahashi cases in Tokyo telescope shops. 

 

When I had my FS-128 I housed it in a suitably-sized aluminum rifle case. Both regrettably sold, a few years back.


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Posted 31 January 2020 - 09:07 PM

When I had my FS-128 I housed it in a suitably-sized aluminum rifle case. Both regrettably sold, a few years back.

Shame on you.



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Posted 31 January 2020 - 09:50 PM

An oldie but a goodie - and rather rare:

I absolutely love this dark grey to blue color scheme on this classic Tak. 



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Posted 31 January 2020 - 09:53 PM

Maybe a year ago I bought a Takahashi wood case for my FC-125. Never checked to see if the scope actually fit until yesterday. Man is it a nice setup! The small square box on the right is the focal reducer. The longish box on the left is a complete set of .965” Tak orthos. Makes me think of a modern version of the Unitron I lusted after as a kid!

Nice case, certainly has a classic appeal.

 

I feel though the shock absorbing is getting a bit on the light side here, with just a thin piece of felt between that and the wood...

 

Granted I know you're not throwing the case around with its delicate precious cargo, but yea, I like to protect my scopes with a bit more padding of some kind typically.


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#3425 ltha

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 11:23 PM

Hi Tyson,

 

I agree - the case is beautiful for display, to protect the scope and transport it carefully. Personally I would never risk shipping the scope in it. I am sure it could be done, has been done, but I would not do it. The foam packets in Defenderslideguitar’s picture seem to arrive with every scope I receive from Japan. Maybe with enough of them stuffed inside the case.....

 

larry




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