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Burgess Binoviewers

Started by tomhole, 01/05/2004 02:53PM
Posted 01/05/2004 02:53PM Opening Post
Just got off the phone with Bill. He is a wild man! If you ever need the equivalent of a six pack of Red Bull, just call Bill. Hide your credit card, though.

Here's the skinny on the binoviewers. 1st prototype was evaluated, mods made and sent back to the factory. Second prototype is due back this week. Then the fatory awaits a go from Bill. These are all machined at the factory and show up as full up rounds. Bill does nothing to them. 24.5mm BK4 prisms (clear aperture?) broadband dielectric coated. Dual diopter ep holders. Ep's are held in with a set screw (not sure I'm a big fan of that but Bill said it worked fine). User collimatable with a normal laser collimator. You get 3 (yup three) sets of Bill's ep's. They do come with a barlow type corrector, but Bill wasn't a big fan of it, so he is designing a low power corrector. He thinks the threads on the nose match up with the Denk and Siebert OCS/A's. Cost is $199 + shipping. Oh yeah, they come with a custom case as well.

I just gotta try a pair of these wink

Clear skies,

Tom