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#51 range88

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 04:52 AM

Sorry can't say too much, or someone will hunt me.

If you're interested, visit here.


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Posted 18 June 2020 - 05:35 AM

Wow, these pics showing the quality at high magnification are really promising - thanks for the link!

I can hardly await to hold this beast in my hands ...

 

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 10:49 AM

[...] What kind of fluid head? [...]

Vinten Vision 30

 

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 11:28 AM

That Vinten Vision 30 looks nice.

Is it well capable of the weight and size of the 150?

I would like to hear experiences ...

 

Jochen



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Posted 18 June 2020 - 01:05 PM

Sorry can't say too much, or someone will hunt me.

If you're interested, visit here.

Nice photo spread; those are huge and truly need a massive mount. 

 

Looks good on terrestrial targets, how about a star test to see how points look?

 

I have to ask; how is the prism sizing in the 90° version?  Have the Amici prisms been up-sized to eliminate edge intrusions and move the roofline spike artifacts the early 45° model showed out of the FOV?  I don't know if that was ever addressed in later units or if it's just a concession made for having the 2" format.  It's likely not a problem for terrestrial use but certainly could be on stars or planets.

 

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 01:05 PM

That Vinten Vision 30 looks nice.

Is it well capable of the weight and size of the 150?

I would like to hear experiences ...

 

Jochen

I use it for my TEC140mm binoscope and it is more than capable of handling the load, very fluid once you get your drag/balancing set.


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Posted 22 June 2020 - 05:19 AM

That Vinten Vision 30 looks nice.

Is it well capable of the weight and size of the 150?

I would like to hear experiences ...

 

Jochen

http://www.vinten.co...oads/3259_9.pdf

Please refer to the chart on page 17.


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Posted 22 June 2020 - 09:27 AM

Thank you, folks!

 

This Vinton Vision 30 really looks interesting and it is available quite cheap at least in Europe :-)

I still would prefer a mechanical single are mount because of the lower weight, but if my efforts will fail I will probably get such a Vinton Vision 30

 

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 10:23 AM

Thank you, folks!

 

This Vinton Vision 30 really looks interesting and it is available quite cheap at least in Europe :-)

I still would prefer a mechanical single are mount because of the lower weight, but if my efforts will fail I will probably get such a Vinton Vision 30

 

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If lucky you can find one around $1000~1500 in good condition on ebay.



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Posted 22 June 2020 - 10:44 AM

In Europe, especially France they are even lower, $500 - $750

Good to live in Europe :-)

 

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 11:16 AM

Well... back to the APM 150/90o, I just got my eyes fully-examined and still healthy 20/20 no glasses (slightly myopic) 20/15 refocused (for myopia), 20/10 (astig corrected). But I still have that giant floater that almost always takes up my entire fiend of view, on the left. I ~see~ the specialist surgeon in three weeks, to get his assessment/recommendation regarding removing that amoeba floater. (It isn't actually an amoeba... but sure looks like one!) If he can fix that, I should reward myself with the binos; it would be the only fair thing to do.

 

There remains the other major reason to get the binos... simply to flaunt them! Hmmm...    Tom

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 11:25 PM

With the new tripod. 

 

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 12:59 AM

With the new tripod. 

Is this the Super Mount CYG42G?



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Posted 23 June 2020 - 01:18 AM

Is this the Super Mount CYG42G?

This is Director Octopus's 48.

The follwing 2 are Laoye Bei and Ho Hao's 54.

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 01:20 AM

And this is Ho Hao's 54+Rainbow

 

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 04:49 AM

just wondering

 

back in the day about a half dozen of us on CNs had the fujinon 150s

how many now have the APMs 150s (all versions)

 

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 07:04 PM

just wondering

 

back in the day about a half dozen of us on CNs had the fujinon 150s

how many now have the APMs 150s (all versions)

 

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One here!  (45 degree ED)

 

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 05:52 AM

just wondering

back in the day about a half dozen of us on CNs had the fujinon 150s
how many now have the APMs 150s (all versions)

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edj

I personally know 5, but they are not active here.

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 06:12 AM

One SD on order for me and I know about a second one.

Markus Ludes also will keep one :-)

 

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 03:14 PM

One SD on order for me and I know about a second one.

Markus Ludes also will keep one :-)

 

Jochen

So that's only 4 in Europe???



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Posted 03 July 2020 - 01:00 PM

8-10+

 

thanks,

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 03:52 PM

The 150 SD is told to arrive in October, so I am slowly preparing :-)

 

I sold my beloved APM 25x100 ED with tripod and head and thought a lot about how to mount the beast.

I still do not want a conventional fork but a single fork will be tricky to take that load so I will have to make many tests and this will take time.

 

The situation to have the bino here without being able to use it because of a missing mount needed to be solved.

So today I pulled the trigger for a Vinten Vision 30 Head at Ebay :-)

 

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And last week I got another 70mm Linhof pillar, but this one is not operated with a gear with rack and pinion but is chain driven!

 

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This one can probably take even more load, just perfect for the additional weight of the fluidhead :-)
 
Jochen

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 04:37 PM

15 years ago I helped clean out an old lab. There was a Linhoff camera stand there, which went to the dumpster. It was way too massive for anything useful. I was sad the camera was already gone.



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 04:47 PM

Yes, these Linhof Studio stands can be very massive :-)

 

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But 90% of the weight is in the foot, head and counterweight.

The pillar and mechanic are not that heavy.

 

Jochen


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Posted 26 September 2020 - 06:57 AM

 

The 150 SD is told to arrive in October, so I am slowly preparing :-)

 

I sold my beloved APM 25x100 ED with tripod and head and thought a lot about how to mount the beast.

I still do not want a conventional fork but a single fork will be tricky to take that load so I will have to make many tests and this will take time.

 

The situation to have the bino here without being able to use it because of a missing mount needed to be solved.

So today I pulled the trigger for a Vinten Vision 30 Head at Ebay :-)

 

 

 

And last week I got another 70mm Linhof pillar, but this one is not operated with a gear with rack and pinion but is chain driven!

 

 
 
This one can probably take even more load, just perfect for the additional weight of the fluidhead :-)
 
Jochen

 

The Vision 30 looks so battered, hope it still performs flawlessly.




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