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    Default Could this be a KK Fujiyama?



    In my hunt for. 4mm KK a person on another forum contacted me and said they had one and included some pics. He gave me permission to repost them here since I'm not sure these are really KKs. Anyone know if Fujiyama sells their EPs to other companies and allows them to rebrand them. These EPs were purchased about a month ago from Edmund Scientific which is why I'm suspect since at that point as far as I know you couldn't find a KK anywhere?

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    Default Re: Could this be a KK Fujiyama?

    We had some discussion on these a few months back, and if I recall correctly, it was agreed these are the same eyepieces, but we questioned the quality control. With the Fujiyamas, the buyer is assured of a certain level of expected quality. The confidence in Edmund Scientific offering that same level was not there.

    True or not, I cannot say.
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    Default Re: Could this be a KK Fujiyama?

    The concern was more of the mechanicals f the eyepiece than the optic itself though there is no guaranty they are identical to the Fujiyama.
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    Default Re: Could this be a KK Fujiyama?

    If you are looking on the used market I suggest that you also look for University Optics orthoscopics. KK sourced for them.
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    Default Re: Could this be a KK Fujiyama?

    Have you used a 4mm or is there a reason you want one like completing a set?

    I have one and it's garbage as far as usability IMO. The ER is non existent. The 6mm is as low as I can go and that's only on a scope that tracks.

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    Default Re: Could this be a KK Fujiyama?

    Quote Originally Posted by bpm990d View Post
    Have you used a 4mm or is there a reason you want one like completing a set?

    I have one and it's garbage as far as usability IMO. The ER is non existent. The 6mm is as low as I can go and that's only on a scope that tracks.
    I disagree strongly. I've used it quite happily on my Z12 which doesn't track. Of course I take my glasses off.

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    Default Re: Could this be a KK Fujiyama?

    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    I disagree strongly. I've used it quite happily on my Z12 which doesn't track. Of course I take my glasses off.
    To each his own, but I don't wear glasses when I observe. I understand that the Vixen's have significantly better ER. If I was going to get one it would be their latest release.

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    Default Re: Could this be a KK Fujiyama?

    Quote Originally Posted by bpm990d View Post
    To each his own, but I don't wear glasses when I observe. I understand that the Vixen's have significantly better ER. If I was going to get one it would be their latest release.
    Good for you! It depends on how much you value eye relief versus contrast. You can't have both since long eye relief needs additional lenses and a loss of contrast. I value contrast above eye relief. Some folks don't. But physics says you can't have both.
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    Default Re: Could this be a KK Fujiyama?

    Ok, with a little help from not_Frtiz I was able to get my hands on a 4mm University Optics HD Ortho .... including my inbound 17.3mm Delos I should be set for EPs with my new Dob (4mm UO ortho, 9mm/12.5 KK orthos, 10mm, 17.3mm Delos & 24 mm Panoptic, 8-24MM B-H Mark IV zoom)
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    Default Re: Could this be a KK Fujiyama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nimitz View Post
    Ok, with a little help from not_Frtiz I was able to get my hands on a 4mm University Optics HD Ortho .... including my inbound 17.3mm Delos I should be set for EPs with my new Dob (4mm UO ortho, 9mm/12.5 KK orthos, 10mm, 17.3mm Delos & 24 mm Panoptic, 8-24MM B-H Mark IV zoom)
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