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    Default Saw a really old UO ortho



    In a store, came in used. It's housed in a green, velvet lined
    case! A 5mm with typical eye relief. I've never seen one that
    old.


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    Default Saw a really old UO ortho

    rander3127 <rander3127@rogers.com> wrote in message

    What's the scoop, are you affiliated with the store as a customer, are
    you thinking of buying it? If so, let us know, if you can post a
    photo of it, I for one would like to see it. I tell you, the UO's are
    a heck of an ep for the money-sharp, contrasty, great for planetary
    detail & clarity-especially when taking a few snapshots.

    Using a 7mm UO in an XT4.5 for Mars snapshots with a handheld Canon
    G3, finding the right spot could be tricky. Yesterday morning
    (10/12/04 @ 5am) with a newly aquired XT8 classic and viewing Saturn
    for the first time, I grabbed the 7mm UO & my Shorty Barlow Plus for
    some snaps, knowing the quality of this ep for sharpness, detail and
    clarity. With the larger aperture of the 8, taking a few snaps was
    easier as far as where to point the camera. I'm thinking of getting
    others-maybe a 4mm or 5mm, perhaps the 9mm & 12.5mm eventually. I
    don't have premium eps, but nothing can split the double doubles
    cleaner than my UO 7mm, even when the seeing is not that clear.

    Kerry
    s.e. Louisiana

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    Default Saw a really old UO ortho

    rander3127 <rander3127@rogers.com> wrote in message news:<darom0t9d704u2r7qrpa2hflenrmqlk1fe@4ax.com>. ..

    You think that's old??
    Once I saw one that was carved from a mastodon bone. The lenses were
    pieces of amber, talk about chromatic aberration! And you had to use
    the imbedded mosquito for crosshairs. Forget eye relief, it had to
    pressed right up against your eyeball.

    Don't even ask about the filters. :-)

    Jim

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    Default Saw a really old UO ortho

    On 13 Oct 2004 18:18:57 -0700, kowen@mobiletel.com (kowen) wrote:


    I'm a customer, but I'm not likely to buy it. I don't collect old
    scope products and I figure it's performance will be about
    the same as current orthos.


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    Jim Coughlin wrote:

    Clearly the amber provided the filter :-)


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    Default Saw a really old UO ortho

    Phil Wheeler <w6tuh-ng5@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<MEobd.4655$Kl3.1866@twister.socal.rr.com>...

    Yeah, who needs a lunar eclipse? :-)

    S&B

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    Default Saw a really old UO ortho

    rander3127 <rander3127@rogers.com> wrote in message news:<darom0t9d704u2r7qrpa2hflenrmqlk1fe@4ax.com>. ..

    What price are they asking for it? My first 1.25" ocular was a UO 40mm
    Kellner & sold for $9.95 ppd, back in 1971. The Orthos sold for $12.95
    ppd. My 40mm came in a green, velvet lined box. DR

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    Default Saw a really old UO ortho

    rander3127 <rander3127@rogers.com> wrote in message news:<darom0t9d704u2r7qrpa2hflenrmqlk1fe@4ax.com>. ..

    What price are they asking for it? My first 1.25" ocular was a UO 40mm
    Kellner & sold for $9.95 ppd, back in 1971. The Orthos sold for $12.95
    ppd. My 40mm came in a green, velvet lined box. DR

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    On 14 Oct 2004 12:25:21 -0700, drachal0@yahoo.com (Darian Rachal)
    wrote:


    It hadn't been priced when I saw it.

 

 

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