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#51 CHASLX200

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 08:59 AM

Didn't they used to sell those War surplus aerial camera lenses in the back of Popular Science back in the '60s? Or was it Edmund?? I remember seeing the ads somewhere?

I think SKY& TELE had ads in the 70's.


 

#52 clamchip

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 09:55 AM

I bought plenty of them back in my early days, mostly Kodak Aero Ektar recon camera lenses.

Surplus stores used them for door stops!

We kids thought they were neat, easy to make a telescope out of one.

I bought one recently for old times' sake and didn't find it very neat so I sold it.

I put it on craig's list for $100 and it was gone within about a half hour.

I probably should have kept it but I didn't want it on my property with it's thorium decaying.

A photographer snapped it up and told me it is worth it's weight in gold.

My first go around with these lenses, same thing, a pro photographer for Long Acres track

(horse racing) bought them and said to make a lens like this today you could buy a small

car and wait a year for it.

 

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#53 bartine

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 09:55 AM

This is really cool - 

 

Home made binocular observing platform for seated observation...

 

https://greensboro.c...7152059442.html


 

#54 starman876

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 10:10 AM

It’s  also listed on Astromart. A 6” f6 triplet with Flourite and LZOS optics. It’s a tempting scope, but 37lbs is heavy for a 6” scope. My 7” is only another 13lbs. Current seller got it about a year ago on Astromart. Kind of curious why he would sell it so quickly, maybe the weight, setup, or cool down time needed.   I also wonder what field curvature would be like. 

These lenses are normally  made to be for CCD imaging and therefore have a flat field from corner to corner.  


 

#55 rfic1

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 10:16 AM

Genesis SDF + TV EQ Mount (Carton) + Case full of TV EPs - $1500 in Lakeville, CT - https://www.facebook...72392734032946/

I cannot seem to find this ad, Anybody know if this is still available?


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 10:51 AM

I cannot seem to find this ad, Anybody know if this is still available?

I just clicked on the link.  It's listed as sold.


 

#57 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 10:59 AM

This is really cool - 

 

Home made binocular observing platform for seated observation...

 

https://greensboro.c...7152059442.html

it does look cool     bicycle handle bars   old tripod legs and a beach chair already hanging in the garage   one could make that....................


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 11:13 AM

Didn't they used to sell those War surplus aerial camera lenses in the back of Popular Science back in the '60s? Or was it Edmund?? I remember seeing the ads somewhere?

Seems like there was a small company / ad in S&T for these surplus lenses / assemblies.  I would think both Edmund & Jaegers offered them back in the 1960s, but I'll let Robert & other experts comment.

 

As an owner of one, they're fine for a cheap Big RFT, but I don't know that I'd pay $400 without seeing it (and seeing through it).


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 11:45 AM

I just clicked on the link.  It's listed as sold.

It was a pretty nice deal with the included eyepieces. Almost went for it, but the 2.5 hour drive each way stopped me. Not enough profit.


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 11:48 AM

Seems like there was a small company / ad in S&T for these surplus lenses / assemblies.  I would think both Edmund & Jaegers offered them back in the 1960s, but I'll let Robert & other experts comment.

 

As an owner of one, they're fine for a cheap Big RFT, but I don't know that I'd pay $400 without seeing it (and seeing through it).

there were a few surplus companies that sold these lenses.    there were

 

 C&H surplus

 american science and surplus.  They used to have really neat stuff.

of course there was Jaegers surplus optics

there still is Surplus Shed.

And Edmunds used to sell surplus optics.


 

#61 Toddeo

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 11:57 AM

It was a pretty nice deal with the included eyepieces. Almost went for it, but the 2.5 hour drive each way stopped me. Not enough profit.

When did everyone become a "flipper"?


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 12:15 PM

there were a few surplus companies that sold these lenses.    there were

 

 C&H surplus

 american science and surplus.  They used to have really neat stuff.

of course there was Jaegers surplus optics

there still is Surplus Shed.

And Edmunds used to sell surplus optics.

I'd all but forgotten C&H Surplus! To my knowledge Surplus Shed has never sold large aerial photo lenses. 


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 12:21 PM

I'd all but forgotten C&H Surplus! To my knowledge Surplus Shed has never sold large aerial photo lenses. 

they used to be in their catalog at one time.


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 12:42 PM

When did everyone become a "flipper"?

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Depending who you talk to, about 10-20 years into the internet.


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 12:48 PM

waytogo.gif

 

Depending who you talk to, about 10-20 years into the internet.

many flippers hang out here.  It is almost like swimming with dolphins lol.gif


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Posted 03 July 2020 - 01:01 PM

they used to be in their catalog at one time.

I musta missed it. I try to keep up with the site and have been on their mailing list for years but some stuff just slips by. You know how it is. 


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 01:07 PM

many flippers hang out here.  It is almost like swimming with dolphins lol.gif

Dolphins?  I think you mean Sharks!!!wink.gif


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 01:55 PM

There must also be that hybrid category      not full flipper    but the enthusiast who may contemplate buying a package to attain some eyepieces or whatnot that they might like and not have but not want to keep the whole package because their stable is full with say four inch refactors of the fluorite kind.

 

or the opportunist who says    hey  why not   and if I like it better than one of my other four inchers  I can substitute it 

 

or even make a couple of bucks to finance that  project you are working on and I do not want to raid the savings account at this point in the game.....just saying....

 

 

 

Back on the ads

 

 Great Polaris 

 

 https://www.ebay.com...353.m1431.l2649

 

 

mount circa 1970

 

https://www.cloudyni...0-socal-pickup/


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Posted 03 July 2020 - 02:34 PM

There must also be that hybrid category      not full flipper    but the enthusiast who may contemplate buying a package to attain some eyepieces or whatnot that they might like and not have but not want to keep the whole package because their stable is full with say four inch refactors of the fluorite kind.

 

or the opportunist who says    hey  why not   and if I like it better than one of my other four inchers  I can substitute it 

 

or even make a couple of bucks to finance that  project you are working on and I do not want to raid the savings account at this point in the game.....just saying....

 

Sounds like that flipper stuff kind of struck a nerve. 

Guilty as charged! lol.gif  


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 03:00 PM

 The mods will lock the thread again. Let's stick to the ads.


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Posted 03 July 2020 - 03:07 PM

no only  kidding around  all good........ We do wonder  who got the Genesis?  was  not me   although I always wanted the SDF model     those are keepers and on topic  they are classic keepers  speaking of the ads..............................

 

 

https://www.cloudyni...mewlon-250-f12/


Edited by Defenderslideguitar, 03 July 2020 - 03:10 PM.

 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 03:22 PM

I bought my 4" f/6 (?) Aero Tessar at the Edmunds store in the 60s with a beautiful case. Made a RFT Scope out of it & sold it at Stellafane.  Removed the lens assembly and remounted it with a 2" R&P focuser. Only sold at a $20.00 loss.  My darkroom was not set up for 8 X 10 Sheet Film!


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 03:28 PM

I musta missed it. I try to keep up with the site and have been on their mailing list for years but some stuff just slips by. You know how it is. 

They had them on their site at one time.   I just to watch what they had on a weekly basis.  They ran out of interesting surplus lenses some time ago.


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 03:34 PM

I think this Rare Classic has been on the market for a long time...

 

Takahashi TS-65-P Complete w/ Cases:  https://www.cloudyni...unt-and-tripod/


 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 03:46 PM

https://www.cloudyni...inch-refractor/

 

12" refractor  only $1000.   Sounds like it needs someone that knows how to refigure or align lenses.   Might be the deal of the century in the right hands. 


 


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