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Posts Made By: Vito Mazzariello

July 27, 2002 03:11 AM Forum: Takahashi

New Taks address old problems??

Posted By Vito Mazzariello

We are glad the Tak now has the sliding dew shield. But did they fix the finder bracket location and make it a quick-release type? How about the "greasy" focuser???

October 25, 2002 06:37 PM Forum: Takahashi

Re: EM-10 and FS-128

Posted By Vito Mazzariello

Bill:

Not a good idea. I had this set up and it is, at best, for visual use only. The lenght of the 128 is a problem that the EM 10 cant rsolve. Go for a smaller scope or EM 200 Mount..

March 12, 2003 04:38 PM Forum: Binoviewers

Binos vs Microscope Conversions

Posted By Vito Mazzariello

Ok. I give. There are some creative people converting high-end microscopes such as Zeiss, Nikon etc to binoviewers. Is there a difference between these and the "Brand" name (over-expensive) bino's? I cant believe there can be much difference but like to hear the experts on this. A shoot out between a conversion and a Televue would prove interesting..

March 23, 2003 03:35 AM Forum: Binoviewers

Conversion Binos are Best?

Posted By Vito Mazzariello

Just got a Bino conversion from Alex Garcia--WOW!!! Professionally done and the optics matched or exceeded the "brand name binos".. These are the sleepers on market, give them a shot and you will be surprised!

April 30, 2003 06:11 PM Forum: Eyepieces

Pro Optics Ultra-Wide Eyepieces

Posted By Vito Mazzariello

I have several of the Pro-optics Ultra-Wide eyepieces and have compared them to Naglers of similiar sizes and guess? I cant see much difference in sharpness especially for planetary use. Are my eyes bad or are cetain eyepieces over-rated? Thanks..

May 1, 2003 05:55 PM Forum: Eyepieces

Pro Optics Ultra-Wide Eyepieces

Posted By Vito Mazzariello

Anyone out there want to sell me there 6mm Ultra wide Pro-optics? I am sold on these! Thanks everyone!

June 5, 2003 05:23 PM Forum: Religion

Top Ten Best Selling lines on Astromart

Posted By Vito Mazzariello

We all use them, here are a few ...

1. Have Aperture fever...
2. Financial pressure force sale of...
3. My back cant handle it anymore...
4. Wife will divorce me...
5. Used only twice...
6. I am original owner...
7. Never used, collecting dust...
8. Optics un-touched
9. Need an F8...
10.Signed by Al Nagler...

June 8, 2003 05:53 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Your item does'nt sell....Desperate Ad's

Posted By Vito Mazzariello

You know your desperate to sell when ads include:

1. Final reduction..
2, Today only..
3. Buying a house, need money
4. Reduced again, and again and....
5. Ad appears in different categories each week
6. This one wont last!
7. Wife force sale (may divorce me)..
8. Swap my 10" SCT for 85mm plus cash
9. Down sizing from...to....
10.Skies in this area of country not good..

May 31, 2002 06:48 PM Forum: Takahashi

New model: Tak FS-80A

Posted By Vito Mazzariello

Jeff:

Where did you get the paint from. The color looks like the Tak color? Thanks!

February 12, 2003 02:08 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

2" Diagonal

Posted By Vito Mazzariello

L:

No question here, go for the Williams-Optics..Top of the class. Go for it

v