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Subject: Moved Message
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.88.152)
Date: 04/10/2002 03:20:13 pm PDT
just wanted to let everyone know that the current wait for the traveler is longer than three years. i have been waiting almost three years, i have a friend who has been waiting three years and three months and still has not been contacted. he will probably make the next production run, i dont think i will. if you are thinking about a traveler, just do it. get on the list, they really are awesome little scopes and it will be worth the wait.


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Subject: Moved Message
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.89.232)
Date: 08/09/2002 11:22:34 am PDT
Alan Dyer makes a small mistake in his S&T review on bino- viewers, saying that the Baader bino-viewer will not reach focus in the traveler. This is not true for the newer travelers, the bino-viewer will reach focus when purchased without any additional accessories. I think focus may be a problem on some of AP's older scopes.


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Subject: Re: vote by xxx.xxx.220.244
By: Bernard
Date: 09/21/2002 07:44:11 am PDT
>the big three, AP, TMB, and takahashi. i have stated elsewhere in these reviews that anyone looking for a quality refractor would be thrilled to own a scope from one of these companies. there are reasons i chose AP over the rest. let me start by saying the differences optically among these scopes is slight at best, anyone of these companies produce what can be considered excellent optical quality (you can include tele vue). focal length and aperture are personal preferences. i like the fact that AP scopes are 100% made at their facility in illinois. their product info guide says this includes individual optics, critical gears, circuit boards and components right down to the knobs and fittings. in choosing the traveler i like the idea of a permanently aligned cell, and the scope is very portable. it is capable of low power wide field views and its planetary performance is excellent, as close as it gets to an all purpose scope. the traveler is an investment, i don't even have mine yet and i have had offers for more than what i will be paying for it myself. God forbid that anything should happen to roland, but one day when he stops making these scopes you or someone in your family will want to have one, no telling what they will be worth one day. the price is reasonable and affordable for most. the only pain in the rear is the wait, but time is a constant, it does not change and i figure 2 or 3 years will come and go and vanish like a fart in the wind, three years from now i would be saying "i sure wish i could go back in time and put my name on that list" bottom line, just do it, this scope is the best all purpose 4" APO on the planet.
>

APs are no longer entirely made in America. Some of the optics are now made in Russia. Still good, but not American. This was relayed to me by Mike Palermitti, optical designer. Buy the way, he is the tester who recently failed about half of 20 Travelers for not coming to optical spec........


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Subject: Moved Message
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.125.40)
Date: 07/26/2003 11:29:02 am PDT
I did it, after having my name on AP's waiting list for 4 years (for the traveler) i could not wait any longer and purchased a larger apo from another company. had i known the wait would be longer than 4 years i would have put my name down for a larger scope. 4 years ago i could barely afford the traveler, but since then the money situation has become much better and i want more aperture. i havent taken my name off of ap's waiting list just yet because i am not really sure what to do. i am pretty sure i will make the next production run but i have no interest in purchasing the scope. i have heard of people selling positions but i am not interested in doing that. if i knew someone who was interested in the traveler i would be willing to work something out so somebody could get this scope, any suggestions out there????????


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Subject: Re: vote by xxx.xxx.125.40
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.39.129)
In Reply to: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.125.40) (Original Message)
Date: 01/09/2004 10:34:39 pm PDT
veler>I did it, after having my name on AP's waiting list for 4 years (for the traveler) i could not wait any longer and purchased a larger apo from another company. had i known the wait would be longer than 4 years i would have put my name down for a larger scope. 4 years ago i could barely afford the traveler, but since then the money situation has become much better and i want more aperture. i havent taken my name off of ap's waiting list just yet because i am not really sure what to do. i am pretty sure i will make the next production run but i have no interest in purchasing the scope. i have heard of people selling positions but i am not interested in doing that. if i knew someone who was interested in the traveler i would be willing to work something out so somebody could get this scope, any suggestions out there????????

I am after an AP Traveler and would be interested in purchasing yours when it becomes available. How can I contact you?

Regards,

Frank D.


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Subject: Re: vote by xxx.xxx.220.244
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.192.29)
Date: 06/17/2004 05:46:48 am PDT
Guys, I am new in this world of sky watching and do not have the experience that you have. I have the oportunity to due to a change in life to buy a quality piece. I´ve heard all kinds of opinions about apos. My selection had now been narrowed to TMB and Televue 4 in. apo. Money is not an issue. Please help me out to choose the most versatile and best apo.

>the big three, AP, TMB, and takahashi. i have stated elsewhere in these reviews that anyone looking for a quality refractor would be thrilled to own a scope from one of these companies. there are reasons i chose AP over the rest. let me start by saying the differences optically among these scopes is slight at best, anyone of these companies produce what can be considered excellent optical quality (you can include tele vue). focal length and aperture are personal preferences. i like the fact that AP scopes are 100% made at their facility in illinois. their product info guide says this includes individual optics, critical gears, circuit boards and components right down to the knobs and fittings. in choosing the traveler i like the idea of a permanently aligned cell, and the scope is very portable. it is capable of low power wide field views and its planetary performance is excellent, as close as it gets to an all purpose scope. the traveler is an investment, i don't even have mine yet and i have had offers for more than what i will be paying for it myself. God forbid that anything should happen to roland, but one day when he stops making these scopes you or someone in your family will want to have one, no telling what they will be worth one day. the price is reasonable and affordable for most. the only pain in the rear is the wait, but time is a constant, it does not change and i figure 2 or 3 years will come and go and vanish like a fart in the wind, three years from now i would be saying "i sure wish i could go back in time and put my name on that list" bottom line, just do it, this scope is the best all purpose 4" APO on the planet.


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