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Old Tuesday 25th August 2020, 23:50   #1
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ATX/STX rumor

Anyone else heard the rumor of a 115mm objective lens for the ATX/STX?
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Old Wednesday 26th August 2020, 12:21   #2
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Anyone else heard the rumor of a 115mm objective lens for the ATX/STX?
Ehhh......may I ask where you've heard this

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Old Wednesday 26th August 2020, 17:42   #3
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A local dealer. He may have one to see this weekend. I hope it comes with a pack mule.
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Old Wednesday 26th August 2020, 17:58   #4
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A local dealer. He may have one to see this weekend. I hope it comes with a pack mule.
Got to be a Trump fan.
Big, bigger, greatest.
Can't wait to read your findings after this weekend.

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Old Wednesday 26th August 2020, 20:11   #5
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Hi,

pictures, or it didn't happen ;-)

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Old Friday 28th August 2020, 00:55   #6
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I understand that I had incorrect info and the rumor was just that. Its not true. I would delete post if I knew how.
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Old Friday 28th August 2020, 20:32   #7
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I understand that I had incorrect info and the rumor was just that. Its not true. I would delete post if I knew how.
Ehhh, nobody said that

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Old Saturday 29th August 2020, 06:57   #8
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Just for fun, how much do people estimate that would have weighted?
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Old Saturday 29th August 2020, 07:49   #9
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Just for fun, how much do people estimate that would have weighted?
I would guess 1.800 gram

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Old Saturday 29th August 2020, 18:46   #10
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.... if you delete it, then it’ll be a conspiracy theory and definitely true.....

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Old Sunday 30th August 2020, 12:38   #11
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I would guess 1.800 gram

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Eventually a bit more as area of glass increase at a square proportion...
The price eventually would be 1000 euros more expensive than the X95...
Could Swaro do it? Sure they can but would be there a market for it?
Well I would get one, such a version would be great for BTX users but I don't know if the BTX is a commercial success... Jan, how many BTX you sell compared to ATX and STX?
If Swaro would do an astronomical and/or photo version (well I did suggest it to them...), the potential market would also increase...
In terms of market, Swaro most probably will first improve their eyepiece modules to reply to Harpia...
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Old Sunday 30th August 2020, 15:59   #12
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Eventually a bit more as area of glass increase at a square proportion...
The price eventually would be 1000 euros more expensive than the X95...
Could Swaro do it? Sure they can but would be there a market for it?
Well I would get one, such a version would be great for BTX users but I don't know if the BTX is a commercial success... Jan, how many BTX you sell compared to ATX and STX?
If Swaro would do an astronomical and/or photo version (well I did suggest it to them...), the potential market would also increase...
In terms of market, Swaro most probably will first improve their eyepiece modules to reply to Harpia...
Hi Rodrigues,

If it would come out, it most certainly would be meant first for the BTX.
We have an increasing demand for first class observation optics and besides Kowa, Fujinon and DocterOptik there is not so much choice. With a 115BTX Swarovski beats the S***T out of the Fujinon. First in price, second in performance and third in after sales service (shame on you Fuji).
I also asked for it since ages and hopefully, finally.........

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Old Monday 31st August 2020, 15:19   #13
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The 115 rumour has been around for quite a while.
As an old saying goes "No wave without wind".
I guess we will find out pretty soon this summer.
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Old Monday 31st August 2020, 18:33   #14
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The 115 rumour has been around for quite a while.
As an old saying goes "No wave without wind".
I guess we will find out pretty soon this summer.
Auch, down here summer ends........today

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Old Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 15:14   #15
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ok I want one of these too and hope this comes to life...! SWEET for sure....
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And here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze7J...ature=youtu.be

Available from October 1st. No price available at time of posting.
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Old Thursday 10th September 2020, 10:36   #17
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About time, a decent size spotting scope.

Triplet ED objective?

There will probably be other makers now with 115mm or 120mm spotting scopes.

I have been using 120mm refractor scopes and 150mm Maksutovs terrestrially for decades.

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Old Thursday 10th September 2020, 10:54   #18
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And at https://aa.swarovskioptik.com/birdin...odule-p5006348
More 760g and 7mm length, compared to the X95!
Just need to know how much it will cost me...
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Hi,

since it has the same magnifications (30-70) and thus focal length (550mm) as the 95mm version, this results into a focal ratio f4.8 - it better should be a triplet at least.

Source link for focal length (thanks Kimmo!): https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=269099

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Old Thursday 10th September 2020, 11:38   #20
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Since it is official, the price is no secret either.

2.870,00 euro incl 21% VAT.

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Old Thursday 10th September 2020, 12:48   #21
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From David's link, including the Technical Data sheet. . . .


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and the official press release is at: https://aa.swarovskioptik.com/press/...mallest_detail
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And the updated BTX Technical Data sheet . . .


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Old Thursday 10th September 2020, 14:34   #23
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I just got a tape measure out, wow that is a huge chunk of glass for a spotting scope.

First dibs on Kimmo's near perfect 95mm module - he's bound to upscale. I wish...

I wonder if there's a job opening for Birding Sherpas as gear gets progressively bigger and heavier.
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Oops I measured 150mm out not 115. It's not that huge. But when the 150mm comes out it will be.
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And the updated BTX Technical Data sheet . . .
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Can someone explain why the "effective objective lens diameter" is 110mm?
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