10379RE: [William-Optics] Re: any news on the 66mm apo binoculars?
- Aug 1, 2006
I too would be very interested in these binoculars. I know nothing about these and I can’t find them on the WO website.
So I would hope that they could be like a 9 X 66 type of binocular, if anybody is listening I wouldn’t mind looking at a 11 X 80 binocular too, that is
if WO is planning on offering new binoculars.
So please let this group know when something comes out.
From: William-Optics@yahoogroups.com [mailto: William-Optics@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of David Moorhouse
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 1:34 AM
Subject: [William-Optics] Re: any news on the 66mm apo binoculars?
I love binocular viewing and have probably taken this a bit farther
than William Optic have. This is the only true way to appreciate the
I was using my 16" (406mm) homemade binos last Friday, the veiws of
Jupiter the Swan nebula and the Trifid with two 13mm Naglers at 150x
were spellbinding. The ring nebula just hung in space, just showing
texture around the edge. Dumbell with two UHC filters is stunning, the
ears showing up clearly and mottling of the apple core easily seen.
Omega Centaurus and 47 Tuc old favorites didn't leave you wondering
what is in the depths either, they are fall off the step ladder objects!
Apeture rulz. Have a look at my webpage talking about the making and
use of my truely big binos :-)
BTW I love my 80mm F6 Megrez it's a stunner as well :-)
Quoting tonyward1ca <tonyward@rogers. com>:
>"markvints" <mark.vints@ ...>
> Just stepped in from the backyard Mark, and the WO Binos captured
> Comet Barnard 177/P beautifully. This is an object harder to see in
> a telescope than big binoculars, being large and diffuse. From
> David's comment it seems that my version will be a one off, and so
> its performance a bit academic to anyone but me (G). I cannot see
> how they might be improved frankly, but we will see. The field is
> flat and crisp to the edge. I think the power is 22x, but haven't
> done critical testing. Under the conditions that I have observed so
> far they seem very similar in grasp to the 16x70 Fujinons that I
> also have, and nicely exceed the 15x50 IS Canons --- which are
> unbeatable handheld of course. I shall have to try and persuade the
> Yangs to build a pair using the new 135 mm abjectives for next
> year's Holy Grail!
> --- In William-Optics@ yahoogroups. com,
> wrote:"tonyward1ca" <tonyward@>
>> I'm green with envy!
>> If you ever decide to sell it, please let me know.
>> Can you tell us something about the edge perfromance, field of
>> magnification etc.?
>> --- In William-Optics@ yahoogroups. com,
>> > Well I have no word on how the project stands Mark, but I did
>> > to purchase the prototype from David and William at NEAF, and I
>> > only say that the performance is everything that I hoped for. I
>> have a
>> > wooden parallelogram- style mount, and once I had figured out
>> > suitable bracket that allowed them to balance correctly theya
>> > my binocular of choice for most purposes. My finest sight has
>> > three brightest components of Comet 73P --- C,B & G --- from
>> > suburban backyard. The contrast in everything you would wish ..."markvints" <mark.vints@ >
>> > --- Tony
>> > Scientists studying penguins say that they are definitely up to
>> > something ...
>> > --- In William-Optics@ yahoogroups. com,
>> > wrote:
>> > >
>> > > Right after NEAF there circulated a picture of a binocular
>> > > WO 66mm objective lenses. Does anybody know if this is
>> > > Where do I sign up to be a beta tester?
>> > >
>> > > Mark.
>> > >
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