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Forum: Kowa Friday 3rd January 2020, 21:03
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By mayoayo
Dont pay that kind of money for the kowa zoom.....

Dont pay that kind of money for the kowa zoom.. The Baader Hyperion Mk IV zoom locks directly onto the 821 collar ring and offers amazing, wide angle, performance for about 200 euro...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 13th December 2019, 23:42
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By mayoayo
The old 32x on the kowa seems single coated.I had...

The old 32x on the kowa seems single coated.I had that eyepiece years ago and never noticed,but got another recently and when compared with other eyepieces i felt the contrast is not the best.The old...
Forum: Kowa Monday 25th November 2019, 21:20
Replies: 15
Views: 1,688
Posted By mayoayo
There is a baader astro adapter for the 883, made...

There is a baader astro adapter for the 883, made for the baader zoom....
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 23rd November 2019, 16:15
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By mayoayo
Hi there..Removing the eyepiece could open the...

Hi there..Removing the eyepiece could open the body and loose the nitrogen ,,,you could do the whole operations inside a clear trash bag(unused,please)...Do not open the bag,just enough to fit the...
Forum: Wildlife Art Wednesday 20th November 2019, 21:45
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By mayoayo
Blue rock thrush

An old note i just found,i dont think i ever shared here..quite fond of the sketch,In Love with the species ..I am lucky enough to have them breeding in my local patch,definitely one of my favorite...
Forum: Pentax Monday 18th November 2019, 23:29
Replies: 8
Views: 1,707
Posted By mayoayo
Pentax infamous barrel notch

The problem with pentax scopes is that the eyepiece socket ,has a notch in the bottom that prevents many eyepieces to sit all the way in,preventing them to reach infinity focus..Yes ,I need infinity...
Forum: Opticron Sunday 17th November 2019, 01:49
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By mayoayo
Hello...The Baader zoom has to be disconnected of...

Hello...The Baader zoom has to be disconnected of the barrel ,yes,and then a small step down ring needs to be fitted,Baader provides those rings if needed,not sure of the price.The eyepiece is not...
Forum: Opticron Friday 8th November 2019, 10:20
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By mayoayo
The MM4 ED got excellent reviews .The 602 uses...

The MM4 ED got excellent reviews .The 602 uses standard glass ,so I dont think is going to be in competition with a good unit of the ED MM4.The MM4 should be better controlling Chromatic aberration...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 5th November 2019, 05:33
Replies: 29
Views: 1,677
Posted By mayoayo
I don't think they are as old as to be single...

I don't think they are as old as to be single coated..Optics of that vintage and older ,in high standard optics used multicoatings .The Amber and bluish hues were the coatings of the day,but that...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 3rd November 2019, 19:44
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By mayoayo
The 821M is a standard glass scope,versus the ED...

The 821M is a standard glass scope,versus the ED glass used in your Regal..If you Regal is a decent unit,I dont think the kowa is an upgrade in any ways..even a good unit of an F/5,5 non ED scope ,it...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 27th October 2019, 19:17
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By mayoayo
I had the 25x LER for a while,used It on a...

I had the 25x LER for a while,used It on a 824..If i remember well ,the massive Eye relief forces you to look into the eyepiece from those 30mm (or more ),but you cant get close or you get...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 26th October 2019, 10:37
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By mayoayo
What other eyepieces you have now? If you dont...

What other eyepieces you have now? If you dont have any other eyepiece,the 40x is a bit too much magnification for the ED50 as a regular use eyepiece..It is still reasonably bright in good light but...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 24th October 2019, 03:10
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By mayoayo
The Baader mk IV would work with the MM4...

The Baader mk IV would work with the MM4 bodies,..If it was me,though,I would go for the ATX65 for sure,..Granted the weight is not its strong point,but it can be taken apart,making it the most...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 11th September 2019, 22:37
Replies: 1
Views: 945
Posted By mayoayo
The Baader Hyperion Mk IV Universal 8-24 Zoom,..A small review and open thread.

Hello..I want to make a small review of this eyepiece,and use the thread to keep all the comments that users want to add about this eyepiece, its use in different scopes and its performance.

I...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 11th September 2019, 17:56
Replies: 23
Views: 1,400
Posted By mayoayo
And Please 663/64 owners,add to the thread if you...

And Please 663/64 owners,add to the thread if you wish..
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 11th September 2019, 17:53
Replies: 23
Views: 1,400
Posted By mayoayo
Cool..thx

Cool..thx
Forum: Kowa Friday 6th September 2019, 05:34
Replies: 23
Views: 1,400
Posted By mayoayo
Are all the bayonets from the TSN 1/2/3/4 ...

Are all the bayonets from the TSN 1/2/3/4 ,60#,61#,66# etc absolutely the same?
I know they are compatible ,can you confirm if they have the exact same dimensions?
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 4th September 2019, 14:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,400
Posted By mayoayo
The Baader Hyperion Mk IV doesnt fit the small...

The Baader Hyperion Mk IV doesnt fit the small kowas?.I would have to test that Myself ..unfortunately i havent been able to locate a scope to do so...I am not saying that the people that tried didnt...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 30th August 2019, 20:10
Replies: 9
Views: 3,352
Posted By mayoayo
Only the Mk IV..I modified the Mark III ,but now...

Only the Mk IV..I modified the Mark III ,but now the threads on the standard collar of the Mk. IV fit the Kowa 82 external threads beautifully.It is also a lighter eyepiece,helping the balance on a...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 28th August 2019, 23:53
Replies: 74
Views: 7,257
Posted By mayoayo
That would be imposible.As I explained earlier...

That would be imposible.As I explained earlier the Nikon mount has a very narrow passage for the light Path, and the barrel of the Baader Zoom (or any other zoom besides the Nikons) would not go...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 27th August 2019, 14:24
Replies: 74
Views: 7,257
Posted By mayoayo
Hi Alexis..I like the compactness of single focal...

Hi Alexis..I like the compactness of single focal eyepieces ,and since I do most of my birding at 38x i could easily go by with my humble 12mm Explorer...But I have the Baader Zoom and I like to push...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 27th August 2019, 09:32
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By mayoayo
The Elite for 200 dollars is a no brainer..Even...

The Elite for 200 dollars is a no brainer..Even if the provided zoom is not great(more likely), you can experiment with a.series of eyepieces,including the mentioned Kowa eyepieces(didnt know...
Forum: Nikon Monday 26th August 2019, 08:40
Replies: 74
Views: 7,257
Posted By mayoayo
The Fieldscopes dont have bayonet,they use a 37.5...

The Fieldscopes dont have bayonet,they use a 37.5 internal thread ,with narrow pitch..They wont accept any other zoom than their own,due to the narrow channel of the light path..I used astro...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 25th August 2019, 17:35
Replies: 9
Views: 3,352
Posted By mayoayo
I've had the MkIII mounted on my kowa 823 for...

I've had the MkIII mounted on my kowa 823 for years,but now i have a Mk IV on loan (I Will probably buy It) and It is a superb zoom,in my opinión.Lucky for us Kowa 82 owners,this versión fits the...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 24th August 2019, 20:41
Replies: 74
Views: 7,257
Posted By mayoayo
The Nikon FS zoom has more reach than any other...

The Nikon FS zoom has more reach than any other zoom,due to the long focal of the scope and the short focal of the eyepiece( 7-21mm),but the price in FOV and Eye relief is too high,and the eyepiece ...
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