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#1 jay.i

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 10:21 PM

Post a photo or two (or three!) of your binocular or binoscope setups! I'd love to see the different combinations of mounts and customizations people have made over time.

 

I checked to see if there were any threads worth bumping, but I couldn't find anything good. I figured I'd try to get this kickstarted with a couple shots of my failed bino shootout tonight. I was driven away by a literal horde of mosquitoes. But, at least I got a couple of decent shots to take home along with my 20 or so welts.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 10:25 PM

Another angle. Pictured here is the Oberwerk 5000 Tripod & Head with the Fujinon 10x50 FMTR-SX, along with a cheap Dolica photo tripod and the Nikon 12x50 SE. The Dolica tripod isn't very stable as far as astronomy is concerned, but I figured it would get the job done for comparing two views without having to constantly take one pair off the Oberwerk and put the other on.

 

You can also see my battery setup with my Dew-Not dew controller and straps. I need to order one more 2" strap so I can keep both objectives of two binoculars dew-free for a whole night.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 10:27 PM

One more and I'm done for now, I promise!  grin.gif  I also have my 1990s Fujinon 16x70 FMT-SX still in their case. Didn't have a third tripod for them, but maybe a club member will let me borrow one next time.

 

Let's see your stuff! I'm secretly hoping a few BT owners grace this thread with a few glamour shots... 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 12:04 AM

Obie's 25x100's on home made P mount. Love this setup.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 12:16 AM

A photo or two...?  undecided.gif


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 12:18 AM

Spread the joy, SMark! You could also post 5... or 10... :)


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 12:42 AM

Got no pics of my 5x25's, 8x40's 7x50's or 16x50's, but here's the big gun.

 

APM 100mm semi-apo 90° on the APM fork mount

 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 04:12 AM

Here's my mount for my 15x70's.,

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 04:21 AM

Wonderful initiative  waytogo.gif


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 04:56 AM

My hand helds:

 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 04:58 AM

My mounted binocular:

 

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Detail:

 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 04:59 AM

I tried to upload pics of my home made fork mounts,but it would not work.so I tried the photo gallery,and it worked.so they are in the equipment section supporting my aspectums if anyone is interested.thanks.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:06 AM

These are my 28x110 APM's on my home made mount. Love it!

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:01 AM

Here are some setups in recent years.

 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:11 AM

Zeiss 20x60S "stationary setup", consisting an Arca Swiss 38mm QR plate (permanently mounted to bino bottom), Berlebach #553 2-way head, Berlebach #150 QR coupling, on top of a Manfrotto 055 with central column. Not too shabby.

 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:25 AM

Here are some setups in recent years.

 

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You spoil us, range. What a gorgeous collection.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:29 AM

A few of mine.

 

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But now I really mainly use this

 

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:25 PM

Wow, those Miyauchis are gorgeous. How's the view compared to other 70mm binos?



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:45 PM

My newest acquisition on a 501 head + 475B tripod.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:50 PM

My Lunt 100mm APOs mounted on APM forks on a Meade field tripod....SOLID!

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:21 PM

This is my simple setup for my AP 11x70 binoculars.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:08 PM

Wow, those Miyauchis are gorgeous. How's the view compared to other 70mm binos?

I have not had any other 70mm binocs. It's fun to set them up next to my Tak 78 and compare things. Not quite Tak sharp, but still very, very sharp. Awesome for open clusters, but size limited for sure. Got me into Binoviewers,and I have moved on with those.



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:15 PM

This is my p-mount and dual spotting scope/ binocular using 2 Mirador 30 x 75's mounted side by side. They're a doublet lens, I think an f/5 with good color correction about 10 mm eye relief and 2 degrees field.   

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:20 PM

This is my p-mount and dual spotting scope/ binocular using 2 Mirador 30 x 75's mounted side by side. They're a doublet lens, I think an f/5 with good color correction about 10 mm eye relief and 2 degrees field.   

Do they collimate well? I saw similar setup with machined plate to make sure they are mounted perfectly.



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:56 PM

 

This is my p-mount and dual spotting scope/ binocular using 2 Mirador 30 x 75's mounted side by side. They're a doublet lens, I think an f/5 with good color correction about 10 mm eye relief and 2 degrees field.   

Do they collimate well? I saw similar setup with machined plate to make sure they are mounted perfectly.

 

Yes, they're collimated, but the contraption required a permanently fixed IPD setting to maintain the accuracy of alignment




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