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Mark V initial impressions

Started by mclemens, 08/06/2003 04:43PM
Posted 08/06/2003 04:43PM Opening Post

I rcvd a Baader Mark V bino today from Astro-Physics. Overall, I like the new eyepiece holders. I think they'll take a few sessions to get used to. I dont particularly like having any lubricated components in front of the prisms or around the eyepieces, but it's obviously essential for the eyepiece holders to work properly.

The clamp lock action does grip with the force of Odin. A mild twist of the lock and you can pick your scope up by the eyepiece (I'd assume!.. wont be trying that.)

The diopter adjust seems fluid enough, about like the Lapides adapters were, very smooth but not perfectly smooth.

I intend to try some Denk II's some day, and I'd like to read anything I could find about how their diopter adjustable locking eyepiece holders feel.