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#1 stevenwav

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 03:15 PM

Sorry, but you knew it was bound to happen! After reviewing the Takitis, Tecitis, and Apitis threads, I thought it was high-time for the most expensive affliction there is, with perhaps the exception of aperture-fever. I've been addicted to Zeiss instruments for many years, and while I can't show any symptoms at the moment except for a Zeiss binoviewer, I take it day by day.  I've had (2) APQ 100 F/1000's, (1) APQ 130, and DOUBLE SETS of both generations of ZAO including their respective barlows as well as a double set of all of the orthos - including the 8mm!  Oh, and then there was the odd Monocentric here and there.

 

I've been ridiculed on this site for stating the trite expressions of likening the view of starfields and globs as diamonds on a black velvet background as well as the fact that I thought my bino view  of the moon I had with my 130 APQ and 25mm ZAO's was "transcendent". Ridiculed I might add form folks who have never owned an APQ let alone had the Zeiss optical chain that I was using. Anyway, all of that is in the past.  

 

Curious to find out other people's opinions and experiences of Zeiss. Misery loves company, can anyone else commiserate?


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 03:18 PM

I predict a very small thread.....


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 03:23 PM

I predict a very small thread.....

LOL - Yeah but I bet Astrojensen (Thomas) at least will have something to say!


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 03:58 PM

LOL - Yeah but I bet Astrojensen (Thomas) at least will have something to say!

Oh, I predict 4 - 6 pics (different OTA's) but the thread will most likely come to a halt at that point.



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 04:01 PM

It’s a disease I wouldn’t mind having!

 

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 05:14 PM

Zeiss is nice. My ~1920 Traveler. Not mint, but the optics are pristine and it’s complete. Gives very nice views. 
 

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 05:31 PM

Does this count?? It's as close as I'll ever come to a real Zeiss 'telescope'!

 

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I wouldn't mind having an Abbe Ortho set - just can't afford them unfortunately. I'll admire your disease from afar with jealousy.


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 05:47 PM

All beauties!
BTW the Zeiss CZJ orthos in my opinion are the best bargain out there right now. When I had my ZAO’s, I did extensive comparisons with TMB Supermonos and found the TMB’s to be my final choice. Seemed to have less scatter and a colder image as opposed to the Zeiss which had a warmer look - ymmv.
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Posted 13 July 2020 - 07:01 PM

I'm starting to get the fever........I bought one of the new ziess apo binoviewers..... still waiting.... Denis said it would probably take weeks.I hope not. I have been trying to verify and get a large ziess lense from Estonia.
I started with TMB fever but have had trouble finding the supermonos. I have an 8 mm. Still looking for 4 to 6 inch TMB.
Probably have to try an AP at some point.
Astronomy is expensive.
I have a few crated up around here.waiting on me getting to work on the observatory.

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 10:01 PM

I’ve got one of Denis’ Zeiss binoviewers  - exquisite! It’ll be worth the wait. I had a 3D view of Jupiter and its moons using that binoviewer along with a set of  Vernonscope 50th Annoversay Brandon’s - I think 16mm - through a fantastic Tak FC100DL at f/9 a real planetary wonder. 



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 10:48 PM

Curious to find out other people's opinions and experiences of Zeiss.

 

OK...  About the CZJ Telementor 2 that I once owned:

 

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One of the weirdest-looking refractors that I've ever owned, with some really weird characteristics, like the sliding lens cell focusing, the ultra-nice & precise peep / gun sight, and the awesome machining -- with cheap nylon bushings on the slo-mo rods that strip out & render these useless...  Yes, the cemented objective is superb.  Yes, because of the tank-like build & fixed focuser end, you can hang some really heavy accessories off it with zero worries.

 

But... this Japanese School Scope beat it fair & square on the views, its own set of unique -- especially for 1956! -- features, and high-quality optics, solid engineering:

 

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I sold the T2, but I was so impressed with the CZJ eyepieces, that I built-up a mini-collection -- the glass is so darn good.


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 02:28 AM

There are quite some Telementors owners here...

For me, AS80/840 and took an Asiola to Wyoming for the eclipse :-)

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 09:14 AM

Feeling wealthy? http://apm-telescope...em/333631323032



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Posted 14 July 2020 - 09:17 AM

 

Curious to find out other people's opinions and experiences of Zeiss. Misery loves company, can anyone else commiserate?

 

I caught Zeissitis originally in its binocular form. :-)

 

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Two years ago, i approached our dear Astrojensen in a Starparty just to be infected, and, since then, i was looking for the cure. A visit to Jena just worsened the disease:

 

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Another visit to Allan Dystrup to take a look to his Telementor, Teleminor and the APQ make me feel really sick :-) 

 

But finally last year, the cure came from Germany:

 

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Since then, i have enjoyed this telescope, its clear, clean views, and the aura that came with it.  Probably is not the most powerful instrument, but, what a pleasure to use it!!

 

All the best! and clear skies (through a Zeiss lens)  lol.gif

 

Carlos


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 09:35 AM

I have a couple pairs of the Marine Classic 7x50 B GT. One is 1970s vintage, the other a BG T* which needs new eyelenses.

 

Got a Baader Zeiss spec diagonal, OPMI eyepiece, CZJ 25mm Plossls and CZ Abbe Barlow 2x.


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 12:29 PM

I caught Zeissitis originally in its binocular form.

 

Same here.  I got a pair of 50mm CZJ binos at a pawn shop (right outside the main gate at Ft McClellan) ~ 1977.  I carried them in my helmet bag for high-level flights for years...


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 01:14 PM



I predict a very small thread.....


It's not the size that matters.

 

My contribution is the Superachromat. Corrected for four wavelengths between 400 and 1000 nm.

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 01:49 PM

It's not the size that matters.

 

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 04:34 PM

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 04:43 PM

My optician got pretty excited when I opted for the Zeiss lenses.

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 05:30 PM

I have a bunch of Zeiss eye pieces but no Zeiss refractor. I don't think the oculars count in this discussion.

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 06:38 PM

Zeiss of course make excellent camera lenses. I have a Touit for my Fujifilm XT2.

 

Also for 35mm, Zeiss with a Contax SLR, Hasselblad 500C SLR & Rolleiflex TLR cameras. 


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 01:23 PM

I am now in the evening twilight of a long life. I have had Zeissitis since 1946. I have only had a Zeiss since 1995. It is an AS 100/1000. I now also have a C63/840 and a AS 80/840. It is a life long love.


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 01:38 PM

Finally another AS80/840 :-)


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 03:21 PM

I am now in the evening twilight of a long life. I have had Zeissitis since 1946. I have only had a Zeiss since 1995. It is an AS 100/1000. I now also have a C63/840 and a AS 80/840. It is a life long love.

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