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



    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderwerX View Post
    Great info, JG! Thank you! Of course it does bust the budget of $75 by just a bit.
    Hello Frankie,

    the Zeiss Abbe Barlow looks to me heavily overprized: 1/3 of the price makes the Carl Zeiss engraving, the next 1/3 makes the engraved name of Abbe.
    According to the reports in different forums, the Baader visual and photographic VIP Barlow in the APO class
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/e...tographic.html
    has received a very good accptance, but I don't need its versatility accessories and don't want to pay for the rings I don't need or I already have in my socks drawer
    https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop...roe-erung.html

    So it is the case with the Baader field flattening apochromatic Barlow
    https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop...d-visuell.html
    but I don't need the super sized corrected field, and it's use for visual may lead to extraorbitant setups
    https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop...d-visuell.html

    So, to the end of the day, the Baader Q Barlow is what may be just enough

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

    Yes, I indeed feel that the Carl Zeiss and Abbe names imprinted are the reasoning for the price demand. At the end of the day though, I'm definitely not one qualified to make recommendations on barlow lenses....I don't even own a barlow.
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    Default Re: Which Barlow 2x is best for under $75

    I still have a couple of them but rarely use them.
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    Default Re: Which Barlow 2x is best for under $75

    The Baader Q-Turret Barlow 2.3x should be arriving tomorrow, just ordered it yesterday. Can't wait to try it and will let you know how it is with my lenses and scope and comare it to the xcell 3x barlow if my scope(celestron 127eq) can handle the 3x on jupiter with my (10mm and 15mm) lenses.
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    Default Re: Which Barlow 2x is best for under $75

    Is your telescope the 127mm powerseeker reflector?
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    Default Re: Which Barlow 2x is best for under $75

    Just got the Baader in the mail. Now my EPs 10mm and 15mm fits perfect with the barlow all together. When I unscrewed the barlow lens and try to screw it in my eyepieces it won't go down far enough to get to the threads of my EPs for the 1.3x.

    Not a problem since I am seeking the 2.3x power of it but I was wondering what added use "using the barlow as an extension tube be"? Could I put it on my lens and attach it too my 3x X-Cell and would there be a change? Or what would the change be by just using the extension tube with just the EPs alone?

    Can't wait to use it over the weekend
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    Default Re: Which Barlow 2x is best for under $75

    Yes, 1.3x is more a perk than a real option since it will work only with certain types of EPs like Orthos.

    You would need extension tube if you run out of focuser travel. It happens sometimes with certain combinations of barlow, EPs and diagonals.
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