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Old 07-12-2019, 08:28 AM
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Pentax XW press release

I havent been around here lately, so apologies if this isn't news.

Turns out the rumours of a Pentax XW re-release are true

http://www.publicnow.com/view/1AF8AF...+00:00-xxx4148
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:46 AM
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740g for an *eyepiece* whew!!
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740g for an *eyepiece* whew!!
.... and it can't be used under water!
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:33 PM
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.... and it can't be used under water!
But you can use it for observating!

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But it's not compatible with any of my underwater telescopes! It says so right on the box!
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:58 AM
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But these high-grade optics for exceptional image quality with built-in high refractive index ultra-low dispersion lanthanum glass elements can be used for All-Weather nebulae observating
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:13 AM
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But these high-grade optics for exceptional image quality with built-in high refractive index ultra-low dispersion lanthanum glass elements can be used for All-Weather nebulae observating
So we FINALLY have eye pieces that can see nebula through clouds!!! Theyíre worth more than their weight in gold now
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:28 PM
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But these high-grade optics for exceptional image quality with built-in high refractive index ultra-low dispersion lanthanum glass elements can be used for All-Weather nebulae observating
I love to see that kind of enthusiasm over something Thatís more than worthy of it, I will own the 40mm even though 70 degrees is tight for me but the 30mm comes up against a too formidable opponent in the 21 Ethos.....
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They are due at dealers in the US around the end of December. They may arrive in Australia about the same time. The prices in the US will be $369.95 and $399.95 for 30mm and 40mm respectively if you want to compare with Aussie prices.
The weights on the Ricoh site are wrong. Accurate weights await arrival of the eyepieces. B&H is reporting 700g on the 40mm (6 elements), and 740g on the 30mm (7 elements), but that could be off.
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