Antares 1.6x Barlow


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Brand and Model:Antares 1.6x Barlow
Price ($USD):$130
Magnification:1.6x
Barrel Size:2"
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Antares 1.6x Barlow
This is one very nice 2" 1.6 barlow. Very good construction and a fine Japanese optic. I like it's short length and relatively light weight for a 2" barlow. Works very well with my 2" erfles at correcting edge of field distortion and allowing for a tighter sharper field of view with still lots of comforable eye relief. Well baffled with no vignetting and the barlow edge element is fully blackened. Great quality for the what I paid {116.00 Can.}.

Stan Taylor Vancouver B.C.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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By: steamer
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Antares 1.6x Barlow
This 2" shorty barlow is as good as any top of the line premium barlow I've had the pleasure to try (and ever since 1982 I've tried a good many of them, including the 1.25" and 2" Powermates). But it has other tremendous advantages as well, such as being able to be inserted into a Visual Paracorr without hitting the elements, due to being so incredibly short overall. It is also incredibly light weight for a 2" barlow, and it's very well made and attractive to boot. It's huge 41mm clear aperture is also larger than most other 2" barlows.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.116.250)
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Antares 1.6x Barlow
Nice bright barlow, no noticeable chromatic aberation, a modest increase in power with little in the way of side effects, retains contrast and no stray reflections. They can be found new for less. Works pretty well with a 2.5 powermate to provide a clean looking 4x.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Value:8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.76.161)
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Antares 1.6x Barlow
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A nice barlow, bright with no chromatic aberations. Sharp images and good contrast. I have a 2.5x powermate, but have kept and use this one also for those situations where 2.5 is too much or I want a little less glass in the path.

Overall Rating: No Vote
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.105.28)
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