mayoayo said:Hi again......did you send the zoom back?...i have a vixen zoom in superb(i hope,is in vixen now being internally cleaned),or really good condition...is a nice eyepiece...good caracteristics and a great focal performance with most scopes(including the PF65)..if you want to trade ...i would love to try the baader.....price is higher for the vixen...still a premium zoom,no doubt.......
Hello.......i guess the LV REALLY is down in price now.....!!!!!!!it used to be more expensive,in the 200$ ,i guess the new additions to the zoom market,with the proxima/WO zoom and the Baader is making vixen to compite....thanks for the info,i wasnt trying to do a smart move on you..although yes,there are ways for a used zoom to have a higher price than a brand nw baader zoom,i sold my swaroski astro zoom(used)for 100 $ dollars more than the baader new price,..and it was worth it!!!!!!!!!eitanaltman said:Hi Manuel -- Unfortunately, the Baader Zoom will not work in the Pentax scope even with your solution. I took out the compression ring and I even screwed off the barrel of the zoom and it only increased the focus range out to 150 feet or so. It looks like it easily needs 12mm+ of extra travel.
On a side note, the price is most definitely NOT higher for the Vixen. The Baader lists for $189, exactly the same as the Vixen zoom, but the difference is that the Vixen zoom is available for much cheaper because it's been out for a while. Also, Vixen NA was just having a sale where the zoom was $128, and other stores are matching that.
For example, here's the Vixen zoom available brand-new for $129:
There's no way a used Vixen zoom should have a higher price than a brand-new Baader zoom.
mayoayo said:all the way and beyond the edges.the image at 7.7(52X)was incredible .the field of view was narrow ,maybe less than 50? AFOV,probably 45?...but,its mistique and sharpness made for the problems.
Hi ....that sentence is a way to say that image was still equally sharp at its very edge,100%...It seems to me that the FOV of the eyepiece was the limit of its sharpness,a field of view given by the compromise of the zooming design..in other words ,it seemed like the glass itself was sharp beyond the edges of the field stop..Does this makes sense?PaulJacobson said:Perhaps I'm missing something here - maybe it's the swaro mystique - but I'm curious how you manage to assess EP sharpness "beyond the edges"?