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Posts Made By: Markus Ludes

September 13, 2007 02:21 PM Forum: Eyepieces

$ 30,000 eyepiece

Posted By Markus Ludes

the 100 mm Huygens from Zeiss Jena still looks rather big against the Tele Vue 41 mm Baby Panoptic :-)

see attached


September 23, 2007 03:09 PM Forum: APM

FW : Thomas Back 1957 - 2007

Posted By Markus Ludes

my condolences to Charles and his family.

Thats very sad news, very sad

Never forget you Thomas

bye , bye

October 15, 2007 08:55 AM Forum: APM

What is the Future of TMB Scopes?

Posted By Markus Ludes

Hi Jim

we continue to make this Apo's as long as w ehave buyers and it looks very good so far.

We self rename them now into APM Apo, but let stay on the logo : lens design by TMB-Optical, to make it clear who is making them and who designed the lenses

what other companys doing with here chinese and taiwanese modells is their business

hope this answere your question and hope its ok for you and all others

Markus Ludes

November 19, 2007 09:07 AM Forum: APM

My Absence

Posted By Markus Ludes


can you do us all a big big favour ? And return as soon as possible in good health condition , we waiting you hear my friend

all the very best wishes

November 22, 2007 02:14 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

The most perfect telescope I have owned. You?

Posted By Markus Ludes

- 24"F/4.3 Starmaster with 99.8% Strehl Zambuto mirror with really perfect startest

- APM 105/650 Apo ( TMB design ) with tested 99.8% Strehl

- my NIKON 100 ED

- my Zeiss AS 80

and some more

many fun I have with my Kowa Highlander 82 mm Fluorite Binocular :-)


December 14, 2007 12:56 AM Forum: Astro-Physics

El Capitan in the showroom

Posted By Markus Ludes


looks rock solid :-), but I missing the right size scope on it , may I can sell you one ? How about a 12" foldet apo ?



December 18, 2007 11:14 AM Forum: Refractors

Color corection vs. operating temperature

Posted By Markus Ludes

Hi Dan

if the scope in mind is cooled down it shows always the same colorcorrection, no matter which temperature it was stabilized


January 3, 2008 03:10 AM Forum: Eyepieces

New thread, not a continuation of the old.

Posted By Markus Ludes

Floyd and others,

I read this morning whats going on at the Burgess group. Yesterday I was contacted by Burgess via email with unbelievable things.I replied to him with the adresse of my US lawer , better to talk to him. Today I see he use his forum ( and at same time fully censor my answeres ) to spread liars.

Regards the TMB statement , I have prooven this already as false and incorrect to several people include the vendor with Billing from TMB to me, showing clearly that TMB got paid cash.

Regards Burgess statement of crime against customs, the lawers will take this over now, its enough.

We state here very clear: APM do not steel and APM do not make any Tax or other crime.

Germany is a country with 200% tax controle , for any cent we pay to somebody we must show to customscontrole the importinvoice and if there is only 1 $ diffrence we get problems.

Thomas Back is dead and I refuse to post on public issues with him, which are privat business and not for public.

But I post 1 thing here : I have a email from Thomas Back which he send me when he was ill and many times in Hospital.

In this email Thomas Back told me that Burgess does not pay him his commision for anything he designed for him , only Astronomics pay him his money he need for the hospital. Again its a email send from Thomas Back to me.

think about it what you want

Markus Ludes

February 6, 2008 08:00 AM Forum: APM

80/480 and 80/600 LOMO triplets to be available ag

Posted By Markus Ludes

The LOMO lens use OK-4 ED from LZOS company. LZOS increased the prices for here glas very much for LOMO and the weak Rubel/$Ratio was another reason for increaing the prices and inflation in Russia. The new final price LOMO gave me last year was to high in my opinion so I saw no chance for future sales against cheap chinese and taiwanese competition.

Well, but to many people still asking for the LOMO apos, so I decited against the trent and do the same as I did with the TMB 100/800 apo when it was discontinued and people started to ask again for it.

I agreed with new higher LOMO prices and we do for 2008 a new production.

When we did this with the TMB 100/800 and the lenses became available , nobody wanted them anymore. if the same will happen with the LOMO , then I will simply discontinue them again.

At APM we have the power and resources to bring back discontinued products if the market agree on new prices.

And yes, the LOMO lenses will be the same design and same quality as before.

Another reason for me to bring them back is that I stock 70 pc tubes without opttics , to get this stock sold I need lenses

so welcome back LOMO Super Apo


Markus from WSP 2008 in sunn florida key's

February 27, 2008 03:27 PM Forum: Zeiss

Old Zeiss binoculars

Posted By Markus Ludes

Your friend has one of the best Binoculars ever made till today in his hands. Such level of quality he will not find easy again these days, he shall better hold it with 2 hands