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#26 TOM KIEHL

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 12:22 AM

I'm sure there is  someone out there that already has a Questar and a Quantum and needs the Tinsley to complete the trio . I think they should call them ...........Larry , Curly , and Moe :lol:   . Some wouldn't even bat an eye to pay 2 grand for a Quantum or a Questar , why not this Tinsley ? I guess we shall see . :cool:



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 05:43 AM

 

Pro - I could win the auction.

SOoooooooooooo , You are bidding ! good luck ! :lol: :waytogo:

 

No, I'm not bidding.  Yet.  Still have time to think about it.

 

This scope doesn't require much of restore - where's the fun in that?


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 07:41 AM

 

 

Pro - I could win the auction.

SOoooooooooooo , You are bidding ! good luck ! :lol: :waytogo:

 

  Yet. 

 

Snipe Snipe Snipe !........Just think you could save on shipping and just go pick up , and not worry about shipping jarring the optics out of collimation or worse breakage . You don't have to do major restorations to all your scopes to have fun with them . That's just a small part of the fun . 



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:06 AM

Save on shipping?  Really?  If I plop down $4K on a scope, a couple hundred bucks for shipping ain't no big thang.  Being able to pick it up myself and meet the Seller - yeah, that's special to me, because it's a rare scope in my neck of the woods.  The idea that some international collector and/or flipper will nab this one from Bama... right from under my nose... that's not so cool.

 

For me, the size of the scope matters in terms of it staying in the family for a while.  My 4" fracs, Newts, and 6" CATs will be gone when I am - and I understand that.  Compact scopes in shoe-box cases?  Yeah, they stand a better chance.

 

Sniper?  No way!  I'm retired Air Force - not Army.  "Up, up, & away!!" --> $1120.00 as of right now (0820CT)


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:32 AM

Something doesn't look right on that scope. The OTA should be a solid greenish color. I wonder why its unfinished? Maybe a prototype?



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:34 AM

Could have been a gov't purchase with slightly different specs / requirements.



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:45 AM

Save on shipping?  Really?  If I plop down $4K on a scope, a couple hundred bucks for shipping ain't no big thang.  Being able to pick it up myself and meet the Seller - yeah, that's special to me, because it's a rare scope in my neck of the woods.  The idea that some international collector and/or flipper will nab this one from Bama... right from under my nose... that's not so cool.

 

For me, the size of the scope matters in terms of it staying in the family for a while.  My 4" fracs, Newts, and 6" CATs will be gone when I am - and I understand that.  Compact scopes in shoe-box cases?  Yeah, they stand a better chance.

 

Sniper?  No way!  I'm retired Air Force - not Army.  "Up, up, & away!!" --> $1120.00 as of right now (0820CT)

Nice SS increase coming for retirees next year. You've got to do something with that windfall and the need for food and shelter is overrated. Given the current bid it seems others feel the same.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 09:06 AM

So , what I read on the web is that it is a 5" f15 , is that correct ?



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 09:12 AM

Yeah, the raise amounts to about 5 or 6 bucks a month! 

 

Anyway, that Tinsley is so utilitarian and institutional looking you would think it was made in a Soviet bloc country. Looks kinda like the 'Zeiss Telementor' version of a Maksutov! Living up to the name of its inventor!


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 09:13 AM

Save on shipping?  Really?  If I plop down $4K on a scope, a couple hundred bucks for shipping ain't no big thang.  Being able to pick it up myself and meet the Seller - yeah, that's special to me, because it's a rare scope in my neck of the woods.  The idea that some international collector and/or flipper will nab this one from Bama... right from under my nose... that's not so cool.

 

For me, the size of the scope matters in terms of it staying in the family for a while.  My 4" fracs, Newts, and 6" CATs will be gone when I am - and I understand that.  Compact scopes in shoe-box cases?  Yeah, they stand a better chance.

 

Sniper?  No way!  I'm retired Air Force - not Army.  "Up, up, & away!!" --> $1120.00 as of right now (0820CT)

In for a penny, in for a pound! I assume then that you are seeing this thing thru to the end JW?



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 09:28 AM

So , what I read on the web is that it is a 5" f15 , is that correct ?

Yup



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 09:30 AM

Could have been a gov't purchase with slightly different specs / requirements.

Doubt if the government has any use for 5" Mak...it could also be a lemon...



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 10:10 AM

Check CN Archives... a post mentions a Tinsley 5" that was used at some gov't lab.  When I worked at the EPA, the chemists bought some optical instruments that were telescopish.

 

Terra, I'm not in - I'm just digging this Tinsley-mania.  When I finished mine (thanks again, Bob Midiri!!), I got a couple of offers from flippers who use scan engines to find our posts - and pictures.  Nothing is hidden on the Internet.

 

IF I entered The Fray on eBay, it would be Shock & Awe!! not this auto-bid tweaking by the hundred stuff that I'm seeing so far...


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 10:32 AM

The design seems to me very nice, and Tinsley refractors also seems to me another beauty, Bob your Tinsley telescope is awesome  :wink:  :happy:

 

About the 5" mak, it appears that the 2 black buttons on the left is where it should go the finder?:

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 10:43 AM

Thanks!!

 

Can't believe it's been 16 months since I finished mine.  Note all the tube scratches from the Meade straps - that's why I got hinged rings for it.  The red brass has gotten redder.  I got close with the tube color, but it has too much blue, and not enough gray.  The 50mm finder is off - I found better vintage brackets for it that'll stay out of the new tube rings.  Once I get all the hardware sorted, I'll strip the Valspar, and have JD powder coat the tube.

 

TL6 - OTA Restore Anniversary S01.jpg TL6 - OTA Restore Anniversary S02.jpg


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 10:45 AM

About the 5" mak, it appears that the 2 black buttons on the left is where it should go the finder?

 

I think so, based on the schematic -- it should have an R/A Finder attached to the tube.  Good Luck finding one of those!!


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:10 AM

I think there is something about the Tinsley we are not aware of, like its

probably really excellent opticaly, why else would it be going sky high like

that?

Robert


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:14 AM

My two HGW (High Gross Weight) 6" F20'ish scopes.  Combined price for both was about half the Tinsley Mak's current auction price...

 

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:19 AM

Auction is holding @ $1300 now (1110CT).  A T/L Mak sold for that amount back in 2007, and it didn't have the cool pedestal case.  But, this one is missing its finder, and the tube is very nonstandard...

 

I think it'll go higher tomorrow, as the deadline approaches.

 

As for performance, impossible to know until you own it.  When delivered, it may have been near perfect, but in 50 years?


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:39 AM

It was $1450 when new.

Effective aperture is 5.135"

75" fl, f15


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:45 AM

Auction is holding @ $1300 now (1110CT).  A T/L Mak sold for that amount back in 2007, and it didn't have the cool pedestal case.  But, this one is missing its finder, and the tube is very nonstandard...

 

I think it'll go higher tomorrow, as the deadline approaches.

 

As for performance, impossible to know until you own it.  When delivered, it may have been near perfect, but in 50 years?

Perfect when new? Very optimistic. Don't let the mystique mystify the brain and empty the wallet! Just think what other scope you could buy for that kind of $$$


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 12:42 PM

I have asked the seller to add a couple photos of the primary to his ad.  pretty humid down in Dixie - may be some issues there...

 

btw, let's say the new owner of this does own Questars and Quantums - what would you call the guy with a Ferrari, a Lambo, and a McLaren?  how about Jay, Jerry, and Trey?  :)



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 01:05 PM

Tinsley is not anywhere near the same category/quality as Questar and Quantum. 


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 01:06 PM

I think there is something about the Tinsley we are not aware of, like its

probably really excellent opticaly, why else would it be going sky high like

that?

Robert

 

Scarcity only.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 01:12 PM

I hate it when Chuck sugar-coats the topic.


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