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Posts Made By: Markus Ludes

July 16, 2003 07:22 AM Forum: Eyepieces

TMB Super Monocentrics

Posted By Markus Ludes

delivery to customers was started yesterday. In Germany first customers hold them in the hands, my first US customers shall have them tomorrow. Michael yours coming by august 8, because you are more at the middle to end of the list, sorry

best wishes

Markus

September 11, 2003 11:41 AM Forum: APM

My new TMB 80/480

Posted By Markus Ludes

thanks to you, it nice to have a next happy customer

Markus

October 9, 2003 10:47 AM Forum: Maksutovs

New INTES MICRO ALTER M 1008

Posted By Markus Ludes

rear side of ALTER M 1008, showing the focusing knob and at the side the coolingsystem

Markus

December 17, 2003 11:06 AM Forum: Takahashi

A Sophie's Choice : Sky 90 orTMB 80/600

Posted By Markus Ludes

The TMB is for shure shorter than the Sky 90 when it is collabsed down and weight ? The TMB is 6 lbs only

Markus

January 15, 2004 07:47 AM Forum: Astro Binoculars

Burgess 20x100 Astro Binoculars

Posted By Markus Ludes

Hi Barry,

you say the Myauchi does not have a prism cut off, you are wright, but you maybe you did not yet detect that the Myauchi have a build in barlowlens reducing the clear aperture of 20%, so a 100 mm Myahcui transmitt also only 80 mm aperture. Until you have no messured or dissasembled a Myauchi you may not notice that.

The picture of the Burgess is a sample like we received last year our very first sample, since that time many improvements have been done on at least the sample we buy. Fully multicoatingon each glas, no more prism cut off, no more collimation problems du improved stability

ours looking today so ( excapt that paint is now real white :


January 18, 2004 02:06 AM Forum: Eyepieces

Leica B 40X Eyepiece

Posted By Markus Ludes

they have a new B40 which is now also a widefield. Its an excellent widefield, but a Planetary Eyepiece ? Yes but not like the very best out.
Take a Look to the Kowa 9 mm 70° this was reviewed recently in germany as an very high quality Planetary eyepiece, with 17 mm eyerelief and a price of $ 220

best wishes
Markus

January 25, 2004 07:12 AM Forum: Takahashi

AP binoviewer with FSQ?

Posted By Markus Ludes

Hi Charlie,

what do you need ? You need to buy the Tele Vue 2time binobarlowlens plus a (APM have it) adapter which connects this barlow to your bino, than it works perfect

best wishes
Markus

January 28, 2004 10:34 AM Forum: Zeiss

APQ OIL CHANGE

Posted By Markus Ludes

Paul,

I bet 99,9% of the APQ owners dont know about it and will never notice a change, which is very small and can be detected only if you have the chance to do a high quality startest. I have this possibility and my eyes are dealing daily with high end apos, so I do such change, for standart owners it is maybe never necassary. Even if I may not see any diffrence in focuse, my head brain asked me to do it

best wishes
markus

January 30, 2004 05:31 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Next 2 pc Orion 80 ED are now tested, Part 1

Posted By Markus Ludes

Some Points:
- All 5 tested scopes showing very good symmetry no coma, no astigmatism due lens decentering, where I have a bit other experience with scopes from a well known 4-lens apomaker
- On the bench is no straylight visible in this 2 babys. Clean smooth airydisc with 1 ring and with a hint visible the second and hardly noticable third ring.
- All focusers have more or less image shift. If this scopes would be equipment with the William Megrez focuser and would have another color than its grey, I would push them up to nearly the Tele Vue douplet Apo level.

I will get in a few weeks a duzend more ( preordered again) and if they show me same quality than we have a small statistic. If the next run come out in same level as todays 2 samples than we can talk about consistend quality with a few excaptions. If they come up in same level as the 2 samples of today , we should not name again poor mans apos, than they will be able to get here place in the range of a BORG ED, Vixen ED and TV ED, for shure, at least in terms of optical quality.

Pricewise: this both Orions delivery better performance than they cost, this is for shure. What I think will be the buyers ? There are aponuts, who want the best apo quality and best mechanics. They shall not buy, excapt they need a traveltoy which they can handle rough and dont care about it. Customers who want a near TV like or real BORG like Apo shall not think twice , the Orion delivers the better value, accept you like again the ultralightweight and compactness of the Borg or the fit and finish on the Tele Vue mechanics.

Now lets see how next 12 samples coming out in a few weeks and we know more about the consistency at least from my side.

One last word: No I am not a real Orion dealer, but its normal that one importer sell his goods to the next dealer, so I sell nearly any brands on the market without beeing a authorized dealer for all of them. The warrantee is handled here in germany due our laws for 2 years on any product which goes out of the dealers hand, so there is nothing to worrie about if you are a reseller or a authorized dealer.

best wishes
Markus

February 2, 2004 09:15 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Got the Report for the poor 80 mm

Posted By Markus Ludes

see here a startest image made in douple pass sheme

Markus