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Thread: Is this what mania starts to look like?

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    Default Is this what mania starts to look like?



    I can't remember how all these got here. Should I be worried? I wanted to pick up a few Series II's, next thing I know... I mean come on. FOUR 9mm's?? My name is Don Alvarez, and I am an Ocularaholic.

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    Default Re: Is this what mania starts to look like?

    A nice start but you have a long ways to go to be a certified ocularholic
    Pairs are just for binoviewer use.
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    Default Re: Is this what mania starts to look like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    A nice start but you have a long ways to go to be a certified ocularholic
    Pairs are just for binoviewer use.
    What Gabby says is that now you need a binoviewer or two (since you got 4 x 9mm).

    Also the term you are looking for is Meadeholic.

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    Default Re: Is this what mania starts to look like?

    Well done, sir! Well done indeed! I like to look at it as an investment. Now you have some expendable inventory when some of those other must haves come along.
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    Default Re: Is this what mania starts to look like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    A nice start but you have a long ways to go to be a certified ocularholic
    Pairs are just for binoviewer use.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    What Gabby says is that now you need a binoviewer or two (since you got 4 x 9mm).
    No.

    No No No No No.

    You know what will happen then?

    "gee, I wonder if I can get a binoviewer that'll handle two 20mm 5K UWA's... Do they make 2" Binoviewers?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Also the term you are looking for is Meadeholic.
    Quite right. Something about Meade blue.

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    Well done, sir! Well done indeed! I like to look at it as an investment. Now you have some expendable inventory when some of those other must haves come along.
    Nothing is expendable. I just got them. They have sentimental value. Emphasis on 'mental'.
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    Default Re: Is this what mania starts to look like?

    Luckily for you they do make 50mm binoviewers!!
    Siebert Optics makes a nice set that I have been looking at for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Luckily for you they do make 50mm binoviewers!!
    Siebert Optics makes a nice set that I have been looking at for awhile.
    Don't tell me things like that. Not now.
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    Default Re: Is this what mania starts to look like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Also the term you are looking for is Meadeholic.
    I was thinking Meadomaniac but I like your better, it's more punny.

    But seriously I don't think DA has a problem yet. This is like the contents of one of my eyepiece cases. There are about six last I looked. I dread the census.

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    Default Re: Is this what mania starts to look like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Alvarez View Post
    I can't remember how all these got here. Should I be worried? I wanted to pick up a few Series II's, next thing I know... I mean come on. FOUR 9mm's?? My name is Don Alvarez, and I am an Ocularaholic.

    Excellent eyepiece pr0n, Don.
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