Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Televid 20x-60x eyepiece
From: Roy Zartarian <>
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2000 21:49:56 -0400
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Thanks for the prompt and informative feedback.  I've been using the
APO-Televid for about 3 1/2 years now with the 20x and 40x eyepieces, more
often the 20 because of the larger, brighter image.  I did notice during my
brief use of the new zoom that the image quality and eye relief held on
even as I approached the 60x. 


At 07:39 PM 08/27/2000 -0400, David W. Almy wrote:
>I am a very lucky owner of the new 20-60, as well as the 32x and an Apo
>Televid to mount them on. All three pieces are phenomenal.
>The zoom, which I've read is the most popular eyepiece for the Televid,
>is interesting, in that the apparent viewing image is smallest and
>brightest at the 20x setting, while at its largest/closest and dimmest
>at the 60x setting. You must be careful (at least with my sample)
>turning the zoom ring, which is stiff, as you can unbayonet the eyepiece
>if you are not careful while turning the zoom ring. 
>The optical performance of both eyepieces at any setting/distance is
>If you can find any use for a spotting scope, buy an Apo-Televid and the
>new zoom. You will see things you've never seen before. Fun. Fun. Fun.
>David W. Almy
>Roy Zartarian wrote:
>> Is anyone on the list using the new version of the 20x-60x eyepiece for the
>> Leica spotting scope?  At a shorebird workshop this morning where there
>> were 3 Leica spotting scopes amidst the flock of Nikons, Kowas and
>> Swarovskis, I had the opportunity to look through one briefly and the image
>> quality seemed to hold its own against my own 20x eyepiece.  But before I
>> plunk down the money, I'm hoping to get some reactions from owners/users.
>> The birds themselves cooperated for observation but, as the tide rose, were
>> too far for any decent photography.  However, after the time on the beach,
>> we discovered an immature peregrine at rest in a tree.  That was the
>> incentive to haul out the camera and 280/2.8 and burn up a roll of film.
>> Roy

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