Takahashi Fluorite APO 22x60


 Info  Votes  Messages  More Stats  Up One Level
Switch to Subject View
Post Message



Page 1 of 1


Subject: Re: vote by szoruba
By: scopedreamer2032
In Reply to: szoruba (Original Vote)
Date: 09/10/2002 01:44:32 pm PST
>Great optics! The phrase "pin point stars" takes on a whole new meaning. These fluorite binos are "extremely" sharp to about 15-20% of the edge of field. The field of view is very flat, and stars at the edges are "almost" pin-points. Chromatic aberration is non-existent to my amateur eyes. The limb of the moon and Vega showed absolutely no secondary color. No flare-up or chromatic aberration on bright Venus! You can actually see the phases of this planet very cleanly. Very, very nice!
>
>The optics are so good that the image never feels like its being magnified at a whooping 22x (given the small aperature.) No comparison to the strained and dim images seen in Celestron 20x80's or the curvature of field and severe coma of the Swift 11x80's. The Taks produce clean and bright images.
>
>Compared to the Fujinon 10x70's, I now see a much darker sky (essentially black) from my moderately sky polluted suburban location. The amazing contrast of the Taks results in "seeing" more nebulosity than the Fujinons, even though the aperature is 10 mm less. What were soft hints of glow in the Fijinons are now moderately bright patches of nebulosity in the Taks. I will not discuss my experience regarding magnification between the two, as I'd be unfairly comparing apples to oranges. It's amazing to look at open-star clusters to see dozens upon dozens of uniquely colored stars in the Taks. The same clusters in the Fujinons yield less than a dozen distinguishable star colors. The color purity inherent to the fluorite elements is stunning.
>
>I loved Fujinons - and still do. However, the Fujinons are not as sharp as the Taks. They show some flaring on bright planets and stars, secondary color, and have a slight amount of coma.
>
>The Taks do not have the larger eyepieces like the Fujinons (this is unfortunate given their price.) They are pricey and may look like $600 binos at first glance. However, look through a pair and you'll be addicted to the optics! Then you'll understand why they are worth an extra $500 over the venerable Fujinon SX-FMT's.


Good afternoon! I love your reviews, and it seems like you're an experienced bino-observer. I moved your votes' weights (I'm the section moderator) to 10, since it seems you are very trustworthy, and you log on to this site regularly. I'll ask the webmaster if I could raise your user level to 20 since you seem like a pro.


Reply
Post Un-related Message


Subject: Re: vote by xxx.xxx.124.156
By: scopedreamer2032
Date: 09/10/2002 01:50:20 pm PST
>1 is highest clear to the edge, bright, good contrast, comfortable? I don,t wear them. worth the money? yes if you are a bino freak or have lotzobucks.


Good afternoon,
It seemed (yes, seemed; I can't read his grammer) like this user loved his binocular, so I changed the number rating to 10.
Martin, Section Moderator


Reply
Post Un-related Message


Subject: Re: vote by szoruba
By: szoruba
In Reply to: scopedreamer2032 (Original Message)
Date: 09/11/2002 03:23:34 am PST
Thank you for your kind words and the upgrade to 10.
That's great. Any additional upgrades would certainly
be appreciated.

I enjoy using optical equipment and observing. Excelsis has helped me in making the right decision when purchasing gear. It's an invaluable service to the amateur astronomy community. Thanks again for your help.

Regards,

Sergio Zoruba



>>Great optics! The phrase "pin point stars" takes on a whole new meaning. These fluorite binos are "extremely" sharp to about 15-20% of the edge of field. The field of view is very flat, and stars at the edges are "almost" pin-points. Chromatic aberration is non-existent to my amateur eyes. The limb of the moon and Vega showed absolutely no secondary color. No flare-up or chromatic aberration on bright Venus! You can actually see the phases of this planet very cleanly. Very, very nice!
>>
>>The optics are so good that the image never feels like its being magnified at a whooping 22x (given the small aperature.) No comparison to the strained and dim images seen in Celestron 20x80's or the curvature of field and severe coma of the Swift 11x80's. The Taks produce clean and bright images.
>>
>>Compared to the Fujinon 10x70's, I now see a much darker sky (essentially black) from my moderately sky polluted suburban location. The amazing contrast of the Taks results in "seeing" more nebulosity than the Fujinons, even though the aperature is 10 mm less. What were soft hints of glow in the Fijinons are now moderately bright patches of nebulosity in the Taks. I will not discuss my experience regarding magnification between the two, as I'd be unfairly comparing apples to oranges. It's amazing to look at open-star clusters to see dozens upon dozens of uniquely colored stars in the Taks. The same clusters in the Fujinons yield less than a dozen distinguishable star colors. The color purity inherent to the fluorite elements is stunning.
>>
>>I loved Fujinons - and still do. However, the Fujinons are not as sharp as the Taks. They show some flaring on bright planets and stars, secondary color, and have a slight amount of coma.
>>
>>The Taks do not have the larger eyepieces like the Fujinons (this is unfortunate given their price.) They are pricey and may look like $600 binos at first glance. However, look through a pair and you'll be addicted to the optics! Then you'll understand why they are worth an extra $500 over the venerable Fujinon SX-FMT's.
>
>
>Good afternoon! I love your reviews, and it seems like you're an experienced bino-observer. I moved your votes' weights (I'm the section moderator) to 10, since it seems you are very trustworthy, and you log on to this site regularly. I'll ask the webmaster if I could raise your user level to 20 since you seem like a pro.


Reply
Post Un-related Message


Page 1 of 1

[Click Here to Login]
Don't have a login? Register!