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#426 Scott99

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 11:34 AM

AP Traveler 105mm f/6.0 early 90s..  Hefty, but amazingly portable!

where's the ad posted??



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 11:48 AM

$65... for a rare Edmund 3" Refractor... is a Steal Of A Deal.  (Heck! $65 would be a good deal on a Towa 80mm.)


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 01:36 PM

Ditto on the Edmund    I love to have it   price is crazy good  

whoever is going to DC  should buy this for themselves and drive it back to Ohio


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#429 RichA

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 01:53 PM

where's the ad posted??

 

 

where's the ad posted??

https://www.cloudyni...r-edf-for-sale/

 



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 02:22 PM

Ditto on the Edmund    I love to have it   price is crazy good  

whoever is going to DC  should buy this for themselves and drive it back to Ohio

 

I am tempted to buy it...if its as good as you all say.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 03:02 PM

Oh my yes a Edmund 3 inch !

Someone here go get that scope !

Call NOW !

too far  10 minutes from here. Wont fit in the SL


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#432 marcyc

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 03:50 PM

https://washingtondc...7196805962.html

states it is an Edmund $65 in VA

I have been trying to reach them since last night but so far no response.

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#433 CHASLX200

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:02 PM

AP Traveler 105mm f/6.0 early 90s..  Hefty, but amazingly portable!

Not really a classic and never understood why someone would pay 7k+ for a newer  one used when a Tak for much less can pretty much do the same thing.


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#434 Paul Hyndman

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:41 PM

Not really a classic and never understood why someone would pay 7k+ for a newer  one used when a Tak for much less can pretty much do the same thing.

They are uber-portable (hence the name "Traveler") and this one sold very quickly at $3700:

 

https://www.cloudyni...r-edf-for-sale/

 

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#435 starman876

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:08 PM

They are uber-portable (hence the name "Traveler") and this one sold very quickly at $3700:

 

https://www.cloudyni...r-edf-for-sale/

 

Value is in the eye of the beholder... “The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” Oscar Wilde

Each ap traveler that is made is an instant classic.



#436 SandyHouTex

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:15 PM

They are uber-portable (hence the name "Traveler") and this one sold very quickly at $3700:

 

https://www.cloudyni...r-edf-for-sale/

 

Value is in the eye of the beholder... “The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” Oscar Wilde

“A fool and his money are soon parted.” - Thomas Tusser

 

Actually that’s a fair price for a 105mm triplet.  The new ones that are 92mm are $50 more.


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#437 RichA

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 09:49 PM

“A fool and his money are soon parted.” - Thomas Tusser

 

Actually that’s a fair price for a 105mm triplet.  The new ones that are 92mm are $50 more.

I would sooner pay $3000+ for it than some rebadged over and over "Far Eastern" mass-produced refractor.  There are only a few companies really at the top.  AP, TEC, CFF, Takahashi, APM (LZOS models) and A&M if they still exist.



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 11:20 PM

Personally, not a fan of CFF, but to each their own. You might want to add Zeiss (and APQ Jena - Zeiss 2.0), Intes/Intes-Micro, and Agema Optics to your list if you want to include the very best optics made. Just a thought.

 

https://apq.de/en/index

 

I would sooner pay $3000+ for it than some rebadged over and over "Far Eastern" mass-produced refractor.  There are only a few companies really at the top.  AP, TEC, CFF, Takahashi, APM (LZOS models) and A&M if they still exist.



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 11:38 PM

My issue with any uber-expensive scope built for airline travel is that it may be portable, but it's also insanely worrisome to travel with it - particularly if the scope is not manufactured anymore and not easily repaired or replaced. At least the Questar can be serviced; if you're forced to check your carry-on with your precious Traveler or older Tak you're out of luck if some idiot in baggage breaks it.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 01:08 AM

Intes Maksutov with possible focuser issues.  No bargain.  Anyone who gets this, if they use seal oil or some other natural lubricant for the focuser (it's possible stuck) leave the scope to heat up in the sun for a couple house (inside a car) this has worked with stuck microscope stages and focusers.

 

https://www.ebay.com...tfX7AE#viTabs_0



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 05:25 AM

Personally, not a fan of CFF, but to each their own. You might want to add Zeiss (and APQ Jena - Zeiss 2.0), Intes/Intes-Micro, and Agema Optics to your list if you want to include the very best optics made. Just a thought.

 

https://apq.de/en/index

That is in interesting link.  Looks like Zeiss is getting back into the market with a 150mm four element fluorite.   $24k Euro.  

 

available in the following sizes starting at about $9K Euro.  

 

100/640,  130/1000 ,  150/1200,  180/1500 ,  200/1700,  250 /2200

 

https://apq.de/en/index.htm


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 05:45 AM

It isn't Zeiss per se, it's a bunch of the opticians, engineers, and other Zeiss employees who lost their jobs when Zeiss sold off their optical and astronomy business to other companies and Baader then moved most of their production to China (with the rest to follow shortly afterwards). Instead of retiring or switching to differnt industries, they pooled their vast experience,  skill, and resources, purchased the rights to use the APQ designs and name, and started their own business so they could remain gainfully employed and off the streets at night (and out of their spouse's hair too I should imagine), and the rest is history or so I have been told.

 

That is in interesting link.  Looks like Zeiss is getting back into the market with a 150mm four element fluorite.   $24k Euro.  

 

available in the following sizes starting at about $9K Euro.  

 

100/640,  130/1000 ,  150/1200,  180/1500 ,  200/1700,  250 /2200

 

https://apq.de/en/index.htm

 


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 06:07 AM

It isn't Zeiss per se, it's a bunch of the opticians, engineers, and other Zeiss employees who lost their jobs when Zeiss sold off their optical and astronomy business to other companies and Baader then moved most of their production to China (with the rest to follow shortly afterwards). Instead of retiring or switching to differnt industries, they pooled their vast experience,  skill, and resources, purchased the rights to use the APQ designs and name, and started their own business so they could remain gainfully employed and off the streets at night (and out of their spouse's hair too I should imagine), and the rest is history or so I have been told.

the listing states  

 

"The production takes place in Jena Made in Germany. The small series character also allows for individual and special production as well as the consideration of individual customer wishes." 

 

APQ JENA brings astronomical optics and instrument technology back to life after 25 years in Jena. Here we build our own optics and mechanics production, assembly, measuring and testing technology.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:23 AM

Intes Maksutov with possible focuser issues.  No bargain.  Anyone who gets this, if they use seal oil or some other natural lubricant for the focuser (it's possible stuck) leave the scope to heat up in the sun for a couple house (inside a car) this has worked with stuck microscope stages and focusers.

 

https://www.ebay.com...tfX7AE#viTabs_0

Seal oil? Any members from the Færoes or Newfoundland here?



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:54 AM

Exactly,  sounds like pretty amazing optics to me, but maybe I am just being an old fuday duddy for preferring my German optics to be made in... hmm.. I don't know, maybe some country like Germany? Your point being what exactly? 

 

the listing states  

 

"The production takes place in Jena Made in Germany. The small series character also allows for individual and special production as well as the consideration of individual customer wishes."  Your point being maybe they're better off being made in China? I am sorry, I am missingyour point!

 

APQ JENA brings astronomical optics and instrument technology back to life after 25 years in Jena. Here we build our own optics and mechanics production, assembly, measuring and testing technology.



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:31 AM

Exactly,  sounds like pretty amazing optics to me, but maybe I am just being an old fuday duddy for preferring my German optics to be made in... hmm.. I don't know, maybe some country like Germany? Your point being what exactly? 

My point is that if you read the website acurately you will see that the glass for these scopes will be made in Jena along with the rest of the scope.  Jena is a town in Germany.  



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:02 AM

My point is that if you read the website acurately you will see that the glass for these scopes will be made in Jena along with the rest of the scope.  Jena is a town in Germany.  

And the place where all the wonderful Zeiss astronomical products we have access to were made.



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:19 AM

Back to the ads folks...other meanderings are going to be deleted.



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:21 AM

I have never seen nor heard of one of these.  Nikon binocular telescope on eBay:  LINK


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:29 AM

I have never seen nor heard of one of these.  Nikon binocular telescope on eBay:  LINK

I doubt it is a telescope or anything for telescope. 


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