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Posts Made By: Peter Glus

September 5, 2018 07:02 AM Forum: Binoviewers

Best Low-Power 2" EP's for 2" BV are...?

Posted By Peter Glus

Ive been thinking about the same problem, as I just got a 45mm Seibert.  I have his EPs, but was thinking about the 22nag and for low power the new maysuyama 32 degrees.  I read the center 70 is great and while the outer edge is soft I think thats just a framing effect for me.  The KK Widescan IIs are an option, but hard to piece together.  Also, the older Axioms would be nice too...I will try to assemble a set eventually.

September 5, 2018 07:10 AM Forum: Binoviewers

Any one try the Baader Binoviewer?

Posted By Peter Glus

I tried the Mark IVs, the TV, the Denk, and the Earthwins.  In my experience, the tier go like this:

Everything cheap with 20 - 22mm exit pupils
Cheap units supercharged
Baader IVs or Vs
Siebert 35-40
Siebert 45s

I've tried all combinations, and now am using Siebert 45s.  However, i will say that if I went to the 1.25 format I would go with the Baaders.  The glasspath correctors and the T2 are so convenient, and in my experience the views were really clear.  Second would be the Denks or Earthwins with the Switch.

November 10, 2021 12:51 PM Forum: Binoviewers

Best Low-Power 2" EP's for 2" BV are...?

Posted By Peter Glus

I have used the Black Nights for a few years.  My thoughts:

Harry S's EPs are really good.  I have the 17, 24, and 36mm EPs he sells.  I also have a 2x barlow that fits in the end.  The 36 is a wonderful EP...all of them are quite nice.  

I am currently gathering a pair of 34mm Old Style Axioms...dont ask me why...memories

I tried two Matsuyama 32mm EPs...they were really heavy but of course the views were outrageous

I tried two Nag 22 T 4s...very very nice

All in all, I generally stick with Harry's EPs.  There are fewer elements, they are light, and the center is great for contrast.  

I am using this in a 16" LX200.