Re: Megrez 110 vs FLT 110
- --- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, "willsonjared"
>I use an FLT-110 with field flattener and an STL-11000 camera
Any chance you are using the TMB flattener?
I have the FLT-110, TMB flattener, WO STL adapter, and STL-11000.
Unfortunately I am getting significant field distortion in the
corners of the images.
WO claims the flattener and adapter were optimized for the STL but
they have not responded since I sent the images for evaluation.
Are you, or anyone else, getting good results with the TMB FF and STL?
The focuser on the FLT-110 is more robust than the 2" crayfords I
have from several well known manufacturers. The heavy camera does not
rock the WO focuser and a robofocus motor is very easy to install, V
curves are almost perfect and the tension adjustment is a non-issue.
> I use an FLT-110 with field flattener and an STL-11000 camera (veryissue
> heavy--much more than your typical DSLR) and the combination is
> definitely pushing the focuser to the limit. It works fine, but I
> need to keep the focuser perfectly adjusted; hard to keep it tight
> enough to hold the camera even vertically while keeping it loose
> enough that you can control it precisely. I haven't had Bruce's
> of the focuser tension changing with temperature, but I live in
> Northern California not Toronto.
- Just letting all my correspondents on this request for advice that I
have now taken delivery of an FLT 110 and can say that I am delighted
with it. Many thanks to you all for your very useful and helpful
comments. It helped me decide to go the extra cost for the FLT 110 as
I am looking at a long term investment that I can grow into. I look
forward to getting it fully set up for astrophotography over the next
Clear skies and great viewing and photography to you all,
--- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Lloyd" <thelloyds@...>
> Hi all,
> I'm new to this group as I am now considering my first purchase of
> refractor. The 110mm aperture is about the size I'm considering andI
> have noticed that WO 'scopes nearly always get good reviews. Theand
> prices of WO 'scopes here in Australia are not too unreasonable,
> either, but the FLT 110 does stretch my budget.
> What I'm after, and I know this could be opening a can of worms as
> most of you will have some sort of opinion, is some rationale as to
> why the FLT 110 is almost twice the price of the Megrez 110. Do you
> really get a 'scope that is that much better?
> My aims for the 'scope are:
> 1) 50:50 viewing/astrophotography (DSLR mostly) from ca. 15-20X to
> 2) reasonable portability so that I can take it on trips with me
> mount on a robust camera tripod.decision
> Is there anything else I should tell you to help narrow the
> Thanks in advance,