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#151 denis0007dl

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 04:02 PM

Binoviewers gallery, what I made.....

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:44 PM

Let me show you my new Carl Zeiss 30mm prism, Supercharged, modified, and airbrush painted binoviewers.

Each is unique part of ART.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:44 PM

...and more...

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:45 PM

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:46 PM

...one more unit...

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:47 PM

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:47 PM

...another side + down...

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:48 PM

Here is Leica Sharoest model...

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:49 PM

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:49 PM

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:10 PM

Leica binoviewers in process of Supercharging and making, equipped with T2 custom made adapters on each eyepiece side.

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 08:58 AM

Here is example of Supercharged, and modified Baader Mark V binoviewer.

There are CNC machined T2 custom made adapters, and screwed on Baader Ultrashort eyepiece holders; stock number BA2458121, from link

https://www.teleskop...--T2-Clamp.html

 

Here you get possibility to collimate binoviewer finally, with shifting custom made plates only!

Not only that advantage, but you can screw on any other T2 compatibile visual and/or photo equipment, and you can actually combine sides, where one side can be lets say used with eyepeiece, and on other side can be attached camera etc.

 

This setup add only 1.5mm more light path vs original Baader setup with original eyepeice holders.

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 09:04 AM

Here is example where are screwed on Baader ClickLock popular eyepeice holders; stock number BA2458100, from link

https://www.teleskop...-1-25-inch.html

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 09:09 AM

Here is direct comparation between Baader ClickLock and Baader Ultrashort eyepeice holders.

Baader ClickLock holders takes 12mm more light path vs Baader Ultrashort ones.

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 09:11 AM

...and here is look at modified Baader Mark V binoviewer with installed custom made T2 adapters without any eyepiece holders.

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 01:05 PM

You are welcome Procyon.

 

I see you have Sterling Plossls 25mm-excellent bino pair, you dont need any other for low power.

I see you have as well Naglers T5 16mm-excellent medium power ep pair, with huge FOV.

For any higher power just add some quality barlow or any Powermate, and all is done!

Kind regards and all best
Denis, binoviewers expert

Thanks Dennis, good information to have since I am looking into binos.



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Posted 08 September 2018 - 01:13 PM

Who do you guys use to

ship to Denis?  US postal service, Fedex, or UPS?  How does the customs declaration work?  And finally, how do you pay Denis?  Thanks, from a newbie.



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Posted 09 September 2018 - 07:23 AM

Who do you guys use to

ship to Denis?  US postal service, Fedex, or UPS?  How does the customs declaration work?  And finally, how do you pay Denis?  Thanks, from a newbie.

I sent you PM ;)



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 12:21 PM

Hi Denis,

My maxbrights are f*cked, I see double images. I Don't think it's worth fixing them.

Where is the link to the binoviewers you have in stock for sale? I live in Spain...


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 12:27 PM

Ok, non problem, i found the classifieds smile.gif



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Posted 01 November 2018 - 10:52 AM

BINOVIEWERS COLLIMATION

 

IMPORTANT FOR ALL USERS WITH T2 MALE PLATES ON EACH EYEPEICE SIDES:

 

Collimation differs with every eyepiece holder you use. For example, Baader ClickLock eyepiece holders wont have same collimation position/point like will have Baader Helicall eyepeice holders and other eyepiece holders. Each eyepiece holder have several start positions of T2 thread, so collimation achieved even with same eyepiece holder, used on same T2 plate, will differ if you screw it on at different start position of T2 thread!
Same is worth for all other eyepiece holders, and all have different collimation points/positions!

 

IMPORTANT FOR ALL BAADER HELICAL EYEPIECE HOLDER USERS:

 

If you use Baader Helical eyepiece holders, you can do fine collimation by steps as follow:

1. unscrew all 6 screws on top on each eyepiece holders (3 on each holder) - their purpose is to lock eyepieces in place
2. put high power eyepieces inside eyepiece holders (dont lock eyepeices yet)
3. look via binoviewer connected to telescope at stars or very distant daytime object
4. shift both eyepieces in same time in all possible directions inside eyepiece holders
5. when you found perfectly merged image, lock eyepeices in place
Finish!

 

WARNING: by rotating eyepiece holders you change collimation position!

Baader Helical eyepiece holder users, CAN combine above mentioned collimation instructions with any of down described collimation methods.

 

 

Carl Zeiss 30mm prisms models who have installed eyepeice holders directly on bino plates, WITHOUT T2 male thread

 

You can easily do collimation by shifting plates which have installed eyepeice holders by steps as follow:

 

1. unscrew 2 minus screws on binoviewer wing back, on each side
2. slide down each wing side to open binoviewer
3. unscrew all screws which connect binobody and plates with installed eyepiece holders (3 screws on each side), JUST A TINY BIT, approx 1mm +/- that you can shift each plate in all directions
4. put high power eyepieces inside holders
5. lock eyepieces inside holders
6. look via binoviewer connected to telescope at stars or very distant daytime object
7. shift both holders (left and right) in all possible directions
8. when you found perfectly merged image, lock eyepeices in place
Finish!

 

 

Carl Zeiss and Leica models who have installed eyepeice holders directly on bino plates, WITHOUT T2 male thread

 

You can easily do collimation by shifting plates which have installed eyepeice holders by steps as follow:

 

1. rotate/put eyepiece holders bit higher in position
2. unscrew screws on both sides which connect binobody and eyepiece holders with installed plates, JUST A TINY BIT, approx 1mm +/- that you can shift plates in all directions
3. put high power eyepieces inside holders
4. lock eyepieces inside holders
5. look via binoviewer connected to telescope at stars or very distant daytime object
6. shift both holders (left and right) in all possible directions
7. when you found perfectly merged image, lock eyepeices in place
Finish!

 

 

 

Carl Zeiss and Leica models who use plates with T2 male thread on each eyepiece side

 

You can easily do collimation by shifting whole T2 plates which connect binobody and eyepiece holders by steps as follow:

 

1. unscrew eyepiece holders (if they are on)
2. you will see 3-4 screws (depending on model) on each eyepiece side
3. unscrew all screws which connect binobody and T2 plates, JUST A TINY BIT, approx 1mm +/- that you can shift each T2 plate in all directions
4. screws eyepiece holders back
5. put high power eyepieces inside holders
6. lock eyepieces inside holders
7. look via binoviewer connected to telescope at stars or very distant daytime object
8. shift both holders (left and right) in all possible directions
9. when you found perfectly merged image, lock eyepeices in place
Finish!

 

 

BINOVIEWERS STORING

 

Store binoviewer in moisture free environment.

 

 

 

CLEANING PRISMS INSIDE BINOVIEWERS

 

Use air blower ONLY after each observing to remove dust fallen on each prism surface (each eyepiece side prism, and telescope side prism).
After 1-2 years of usage, if necessary, use LensPen MiniPro or simillar tool/tools for clean each eyepiece side prism, and telescope side prism.
Dont bother if there is some dirt, dust etc inside binoviewer, there are usually 10 prism flat surfaces where dirt, dust etc can lay on. That wont affect any image performance.

 

Kind regards and all best
Clear Skies
Denis Levatić, binoviewers expert


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Posted 02 November 2018 - 08:44 AM

TeleVue BinoVue replaced original eyepeice holders, and added custom made T2 adapters.

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 08:45 AM

...and added Baader ClickLock holders...

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:37 AM

Denis, having had several Bino Vue units... What benefit would the Baader EP holders provide compared to the original TV splined collets? IME, they're effortlessly adjustable for sliding in/out for "diopter" tweaking, actually have a permanent diopter setting (at least one side - both sides on earliest models), are lighter weight, etc. What is, in your opinion, the advantage of that mod?



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Posted 04 November 2018 - 03:55 PM

Denis, having had several Bino Vue units... What benefit would the Baader EP holders provide compared to the original TV splined collets? IME, they're effortlessly adjustable for sliding in/out for "diopter" tweaking, actually have a permanent diopter setting (at least one side - both sides on earliest models), are lighter weight, etc. What is, in your opinion, the advantage of that mod?

As I've said elsewhere, the main reason I have this done is to shorten the light path -> which leads to focusing the binovue (in 100mm TAK) without need of the corrector -> larger FOV, less "glass" in light path and less weight. 


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