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Zeiss 10-100 S16 conversion; Abakus VS Vandiemen


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#1 Gregory PAUL

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 05:21 PM

Hello,

I have a Zeiss 10-100 T2 MKII that I'd like to convert to Super 16.
Optex has disapeared but it seems that Abakus now sells conversion kits. Van diemen also sells its own conversion.
How do they compare each other ? Is there one better than another ?
The Abakus seems to be "new". Is it better than the "old" Optex kit ?

Any feedback will be appreciated.

Regards
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:00 AM

The Abakus seems to be "new". Is it better than the "old" Optex kit ?


I understand that it is the "old" Optex kit.
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#3 Gregory PAUL

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:40 AM

I understand that it is the "old" Optex kit.


On the news page of the Abakus website I read something like: Abakus provides a new redesigned kit. That led me to think that it could be different from the Optex.
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#4 Stephen Williams

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:59 AM

Hello,

I have a Zeiss 10-100 T2 MKII that I'd like to convert to Super 16.
Optex has disapeared but it seems that Abakus now sells conversion kits. Van diemen also sells its own conversion.
How do they compare each other ? Is there one better than another ?
The Abakus seems to be "new". Is it better than the "old" Optex kit ?

Any feedback will be appreciated.

Regards


VD sold off much of their equipment, I would go with Abakus
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