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    Default Couple of TeleVue classics



    Background: Just last weekend I sold off my entire 7 EP set of Nagler T6's. I rarely used them and could never quite get accustomed to eye placement and comfort of use. For me they were very placement picky and prone to minor blackouts. Made me wanna cuss. (I did keep my favorite two Type 5's however, the 16 & 20mm) which I'll probably never part with.

    So I went looking for a couple of the older Type 1 Japan made Naglers to fill a couple of empty spots for higher mag applications, mainly wide-view lunar, and was able to secure a Type 1, 4.8mm (NJ), and a Type 1, 7mm (R). Many of you know that I'm a sucker for the older classic "bevel top" smoothies of yesteryear, and generally prefer the coating methods and transmission characteristics of the earlier models. The eye relief on the 4.8 is fairly tight, around 7mm as apposed to the 12mm of the modern T6, but I actually prefer that. The 7mm has an ER of around 10mm, so it's still within the comfort zone for me, especially since it's eye-guard free. One arrived yesterday, and one today (Sunday, can you believe the USPS was out and about on Sunday?), so I haven't given their first light yet, but hopeful for tonight.

    Just wanted to share since I love the old-school stuff so much.

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    Default Re: Couple of TeleVue classics

    Very nice Frankie, hopefully you can get them out right away.
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    Default Re: Couple of TeleVue classics

    Nice grabs, Frankie! Beautiful pieces.
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    Default Re: Couple of TeleVue classics

    Nice deal Frankie! Those look sweet. I see you've strategically placed them on a chart of, I suspect, a few objects you'll grab with them

    Very nice and hope it clears for you!
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    Default Re: Couple of TeleVue classics

    Glad you are getting in touch with the classics. I too unloaded my Naglers (twice) for much the same reasons.
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    Default Re: Couple of TeleVue classics

    I bought one of the T1 4.8mm Naglers used - but I found the eye relief was shorter than my eyelashes and didn't get on with it, so went back to my 5mm LVW .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryTheC View Post
    I bought one of the T1 4.8mm Naglers used - but I found the eye relief was shorter than my eyelashes and didn't get on with it, so went back to my 5mm LVW .
    Yea, I have a few of those "close proximity" pieces myself. I guess one could practice trimming the eyelashes, but it may get some strange looks and make you look like a turtle.
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    Hello Frankie,

    these both are wonderful collectibles, possibly still made with the old glass materials abondoned later.
    I also swear on the old glass, and find my oldies great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Hello Frankie,

    these both are wonderful collectibles, possibly still made with the old glass materials abondoned later.
    I also swear on the old glass, and find my oldies great.
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    Default Re: Couple of TeleVue classics

    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderwerX View Post
    Indeed...the one thing I've learned throughout my years is that "Newer" definitely doesn't always mean "Better".
    Isn't that the truth. Although I'm not an 82 degree AFOV guy I do sometimes find I miss the Type 4s. They were great on globular clusters especially.
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