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Posts Made By: SAM TOREN

July 29, 2002 11:34 AM Forum: Telescope Making

Eyepieces from camera lenses

Posted By SAM TOREN

I was recently told that it is easy making high quality eyepieces from old Japanes camera lenses. Well, I have been working on this, without any luck. Has anyone tried this, and how did you do it? Thanks

October 27, 2007 08:38 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Parks 80mm Refractor

Posted By SAM TOREN

I saw a Parks 80mm f/11 Refractor in a thrift store here in Southern California for $200 - is it worth it? The telescope and GEM tripod are in great condition. I don't see any reviews of these on any of the normal websites, and I just don't know the quality of these. The cost of the telescope new is $899 on the Parks Optical website (down from $1500 MSRP). Thanks for any input you have.