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Old 22-01-2018, 10:45 PM
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I thought the Televue one was a rebadged Vixen...with caveats from Uncle Al.
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Old 23-01-2018, 12:20 AM
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After discovering certain eyepieces were mostly large lumps of metal with rather smaller-than-expected optics within, I have to say many would be easily deceived by external appearances.

Joe you may be right

FWIW Televue, Docter and ES have most of you fooled. 80+ degree eyepieces with decent eyerelief do not have to be as huge as coke bottles, as they have portrayed.
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Looks a bit like the old Speers Waler zoom...and/or the Celestron zoom
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Old 23-01-2018, 01:37 PM
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I have had several vixen 8-24's and all have been not just good, but SUPERB, showing a tighter star image than even Tak LE's. Absolutely super zoom (not very parfocal, but that's not critical).

I currently have a Pentax Zoom, and it's putting up a good fight too. It is not even remotely similar to the Vixen zoom, as Ken shows.

Baader Zoom...no thanks. Tried one, didn't like it (also like every Nagler I have tried - just NOT for me or my setup)

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Old 23-01-2018, 02:03 PM
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I have had several vixen 8-24's and all have been not just good, but SUPERB, showing a tighter star image than even Tak LE's. Absolutely super zoom (not very parfocal, but that's not critical).

I currently have a Pentax Zoom, and it's putting up a good fight too. It is not even remotely similar to the Vixen zoom, as Ken shows.

Baader Zoom...no thanks. Tried one, didn't like it (like every Nagler I have tried - just NOT for me)
Thanks for this..may now just get the Vixen ..

Naglers.. only one I kept was 13mm T6( sold all the others) ..outstanding, and a step up from the others in the series; all the Deloi I have seem better optically ..IMHO...though still prefer less glass in KK Orthoscopics.

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Old 23-01-2018, 03:38 PM
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Incidentally, the TV Zoom IS a rebadged Vixen Zoom - common knowledge for a long time. The TV Plossls are too, for the most part (unless of course that particular TV is Taiwanese). The price tag is commensurate with the name too, for the same EP - marketing at it's stupidest.
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Old 23-01-2018, 03:54 PM
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Thatís interesting. I thought I had read a few reports way back that the Televue 8-24 zoom wasnít much chop. I might be wrong, but Iím pretty sure thatís what I read. If theyíre rebadged Vixens, then according to the comments in this thread, they mustnít be half bad at all.

Hope I donít start ďseeingĒ imaginative flaws in the Baader zoom based on the negative feedback provided by you guys in this thread... Iíve bought TWO of the things!!! :S
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Old 23-01-2018, 04:04 PM
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The Vixen zoom I had wasn't sharp at 8mm.
My current Baader zoom and a Lunt zoom are both very good.
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Old 23-01-2018, 04:09 PM
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Thanks Tony, thatís good to hear.

That your Baader and Lunt zooms are good, that is... not that your Vixen wasnít great at 8mm.
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