Kevin Barker Reviews

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Baader Mark V Binoviewer

Exquisite optics, very little light loss compared to other binoviewers, or not using a binoviewer. The individual focus of each side takers a bit of skill and practice to use. I use mine with a 1.25X field lens and an APQ130 telescope. The planetary views are breathtaking even at 170 X which is roughly a 0.8 mm exit pupil for my telescope.

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Baader Mk-V binoviewer.

Optically a 10 for high power planetary study. Mechanically the unique individual eyepiece adjustments do take a bit of practice to get used to. Ive owned this model for 5 years and received one of the first directly from Mr Baader. I use the 1.7X and find the 0.8 mm exit pupil best for planetary contrast. Coupled with a pair of 10 mm SPLs and a 130 mm APQ telescope I enjoy breathtaking lunar/planetary views. These bino-viewers lose very little light compared to other models I have used.

Baader Mark V Binoviewer

Exquisite optics, very little light loss compared to other binoviewers, or not using a binoviewer. The individual focus of each side takers a bit of skill and practice to use. I use mine with a 1.25X field lens and an APQ130 telescope. The planetary views are breathtaking even at 170 X which is roughly a 0.8 mm exit pupil for my telescope.

Fujinon 10X70 FMT-SX

Exceptional eye relief and wonderful bright viewing. A firm favourite. Ive used mine dozens of times and they never disappoint.

Fujinon Polaris 16x70 FMT Binocular

on October, 16th 2009



Fujinon 16X70 FMT-SX

I prefer the better eye relief and lower magnification of the 10 X 70s. These binocs do have the incredible 60 degree plus AFOV but eye relief is a little limited. My pair showed a bit more CA than my 10x pair. A wonderful binocular nonetheless. Mechanically very well made.

TeleVue 13mm Nagler Type 6

on October, 16th 2009



Tele-Vue 13 mm T6 nagler

Excellent eyepiece. main fault a shortish eye relief if you wear glasses. Breathtaking for binoviewing.

TeleVue 13mm ETHOS Eyepiece

on October, 16th 2009



13mm Ethos

An amazing eyepiece. The views are most probably best for a large aperture short aperture newtonian as my refractor struggles to balance with this behemoth. The image quality is astounding, better than type 6 Naglers.