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#26 starman876

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:19 AM

Box #2 holds or at least once held a Takahashi! It looks like my FC-76 box!! Could it be an.... wink.gif

It is a Takahashi.  I think Rolo already guessed it was an MT160.  


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:47 AM

It is a Takahashi.  I think Rolo already guessed it was an MT160.  

I must have had one of those senior moments! :lol:


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 09:21 AM

Box 1 is definitely a Unitron. Maybe a 114/128 or 140/142



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Posted 06 November 2018 - 09:21 AM

They will be happening more and more.

They will be happening more and more
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Posted 06 November 2018 - 09:22 AM

It is a Takahashi.  I think Rolo already guessed it was an MT160.  

Stop the tease and post some pics, pops!


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 09:27 AM

They will be happening more and more.

They will be happening more and more

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 09:56 AM

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 10:00 AM

Box 1 is definitely a Unitron. Maybe a 114/128 or 140/142

not Unitron.   However, made in Japan. Not Sears, Towa, Royal or other rinky dink brand



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Posted 06 November 2018 - 10:02 AM

Locks on box look 70's. Metal side handles?

yes metal side handles



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Posted 06 November 2018 - 10:14 AM

80mm f/15 by  laugh.gif   (the folks who made my favorite SLR in the days of film).  Same seller as the MT160.  Congrats.  I hope you doubled down for the eps as well.



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Posted 06 November 2018 - 11:04 AM

80mm f/15 by  laugh.gif   (the folks who made my favorite SLR in the days of film).  Same seller as the MT160.  Congrats.  I hope you doubled down for the eps as well.

Still deciding on the eyepieces.   


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 11:32 AM

Still deciding on the eyepieces.   

Please go for them before they get sold off individually.  Sure, you don't need them and they ain't cheap, but this way the kit is complete -- what once came in the box is still in the box -- and all is good.   Otherwise, it's a head-banging moment  bangbang.gif


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 11:41 AM

not Unitron.   However, made in Japan. Not Sears, Towa, Royal or other rinky dink brand

Pentax?  Canon?

 

BIF:  Among the rarest fracs is that OLYMPUS used in one of their ads.  I'd love to own one of those -- just for testing & resell if nothing else...  (My Luck:  It's a re-branded TOWA.)


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 12:17 PM

Hint. Famous camera maker. Not cannon or pentax

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 12:41 PM

Nikon...  Minolta... Leica?



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Posted 06 November 2018 - 12:46 PM

Nikon 


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 12:58 PM

There you go

 

Nikon

 

Will take pictures of everything tonight.   


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 03:05 PM

Please go for them before they get sold off individually.  Sure, you don't need them and they ain't cheap, but this way the kit is complete -- what once came in the box is still in the box -- and all is good.   Otherwise, it's a head-banging moment  bangbang.gif

OK  I bought the eyepieces also.  Everything is back together.  Anyone else want to suggest how I spend my money lol.gif

 

Now to hunt down a mount. Hopefully, somewhere there must be a Nikon mount for this scope.


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 03:14 PM

There you go

 

Nikon

 

Will take pictures of everything tonight.   

Hey, I should get partial credit for my guess... I did say Nikon 10cm ED.

 

 

So you got the 80mm instead.  Still nice.  Would still love to have one.



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Posted 06 November 2018 - 03:53 PM

Hey, I should get partial credit for my guess... I did say Nikon 10cm ED.

 

 

So you got the 80mm instead.  Still nice.  Would still love to have one.

I do have a Nippon 10CM is that close enough?  The 80mm is not an ED scope as far as I can tell.   This is the only 80mm I have seen.  The sun shields are still in the wrapper.  I could not find a scratch on the OTA.   I wonder how it will compare to one of my APO scopes.   we will see.   It is very large for an 80mm OTA.  Almost looks like a 102mm Unitron in size. 


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 04:40 PM

I do have a Nippon 10CM is that close enough?  The 80mm is not an ED scope as far as I can tell.   This is the only 80mm I have seen.  The sun shields are still in the wrapper.  I could not find a scratch on the OTA.   I wonder how it will compare to one of my APO scopes.   we will see.   It is very large for an 80mm OTA.  Almost looks like a 102mm Unitron in size. 

No, it's not :-D

 

I've seen and looked through an 80mm Nikon scope, but the owner wasn't interested in selling it (no surprise).  It was in Chicago during a public event at Adler -- just happened to be there for a conference at the Hilton on Michigan Ave, and went over there one evening to check it out.  It was a very nice scope.  Sky conditions and light pollution prevented any critical evaluation, but it did put up a great image and was a beautiful-looking instrument.  I was also surprised at the physical size of it -- larger than typical 80mm Japanese scopes of the period.

 

I'm very interested to hear your opinion of it.  I'd still drop a fair amount of my gear for the 100 f/12 ED setup.  I wouldn't mind owning the 80mm either, if it's that good.  Priorities lie in different areas right now, though... 



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Posted 06 November 2018 - 05:50 PM

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 05:50 PM

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 05:52 PM

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 05:56 PM

eyepieces 

 

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