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    Default Re: Which Barlow 2x is best for under $75



    Thanks All

    I searched amazon and saw the Baader 2.3x for the same price as the x-cell and saw the meade 2x shorty plus used for $75 on amazon, no luck with the orion shorty plus. I think the Baader seems like the best option from JG. The mead 2x used condition says very good, but I am kind of leary of that lol But the Baader 2.3 looks like the one to get I think.
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    Default Re: Which Barlow 2x is best for under $75

    Hello Thebutcher,

    this sounds like a good reasoning of yours.

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    Default Re: Which Barlow 2x is best for under $75

    Baader Q 2.3x barlow is a good quality barlow indeed.
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    Default Re: Which Barlow 2x is best for under $75

    Well, you could always experiment with one of these and report back and tell us how well it performs. https://agenaastro.com/carl-zeiss-1-...k-1603321.html
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    Default Re: Which Barlow 2x is best for under $75

    I have read reports that it is as good as the original, I would love to be able to afford one.
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    Default Re: Which Barlow 2x is best for under $75

    Hello all,

    the Carl Zeiss Abbe Barlow from Baader Planetarium is a remake of the Abbe Barlow, now manufactured in Jena, Germany.

    The infos at Agena, especially the Quick Review and the Product Details, see https://agenaastro.com/carl-zeiss-1-...k-1603321.html are technically both weird and misleading, if comapred with the original info as released by Baader, https://www.baader-planetarium.com/e...w-lens-2x.html

    So, this Barlow is a classic Abbe negative doublet, as designed by Abbe for the slow optics of the microscopes, applicable also to the slow rferactors, like the Abbe orthos.
    The manufactured batch is limited to the availability of the glass materials in the Jena depository.
    Hence, the situation is similar to that of the Zeiss Abbe orthos ZAO-I series, which have been also manufactured in Jena.

    Hoping, this clarifies a bit what's that about,

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    Default Re: Which Barlow 2x is best for under $75

    Great info, JG! Thank you! Of course it does bust the budget of $75 by just a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    I have read reports that it is as good as the original, I would love to be able to afford one.
    That makes two of us. I could buy a lot of other goodies for the price of that little gem.
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    I would have to win big at the Kentucky Derby this weekend to get that one
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    The new 2.7x APM barlow has been getting some very good reviews of late also: APM Komakorrigierende 1 1/4" ED Barlow 2,7-fach-APM-Komakorr-Barlow
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