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William Optics 0.8x Reducer/Flattener - P-FLAT7A

SKU: WYO-P-FLAT7A
  • This William Optics 0.8x reducer/flattener is adjustable for optimum back focus.
  • Adjustment depends on the William Optics refractor with which the flattener is used.
  • This flattner is meant to work with the FLT132, FLT156, GT102, GT153, and the Z126.
  • The FLAT7A is compatible with several types of CCD and CMOS cameras.
  • The flattener is produced with Ohara optical glass.
$598.00
William Optics 0.72x Reducer/Flattener

William Optics 0.72x Reducer/Flattener 8 - P-FLAT8

SKU: WYO-P-FLAT8
  • This William Optics Focal Reducer and Field Flattener provides f/6 to f/7/8 focal ratio refractors with 0.72x reduction in effective focal length.
  • Features an STM-coated, fine doublet air-spaced designed lens made using only top-notch Ohara optical glass.
  • Provides coverage for DSLR cameras with full size 50 mm clear lens aperture.
  • Uses internal threading and blackening to eliminate all reflections.
  • All standard camera t-rings with M48x0.75 thread are accepted.
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$698.00

William Optics Adjustable 0.8x Focal Reducer & Field Flattener - 2" - P-FLAT6AIII

SKU: WYO-P-FLAT6AIII
  • William Optics 0.8X Focal Reducer/Field Flattener is adjustable for optimum back-focus!
  • Amount of adjustment depends on the WO refractor it is paired with
  • Designed to fit William Optics f/6 to f/7.5 refractors including GT71, GT81, Z103 & Z81
  • M63 threads on scope side & 48mm threads on camera side
  • The Flat6AIII uses fully multi-coated Ohara low dispersion glass
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$198.00

William Optics provides quality refractors, mounts, and accessories such as eyepieces, diagonals, and mounting hardware for amateur astronomers around the world. The CEO of the company is David Yang, an avid amateur astronomer and bird-watcher who feels strongly about offering premium optics to everyone with an interest in astronomy or nature, and not just to those with plenty of cash to spare.

When William Yang was a child, he thumbed through the pages of Sky & Telescope magazine and gazed at the beautiful images of our universe laid before him. His family could not afford to buy him a telescope, but he could dream of a day when he would be able to photograph galaxies and nebulae like the astrophotographers he admired so much. In 1986, David saved up all summer to buy a telescope to watch Halley's Comet, but before that he tried his hand at building his own telescopes with whatever supplies he could find; he even "borrowed" his grandmother's eyeglasses to use as the lenses for his first refractor!

In 1996, David opened William Optics in Taiwan. Four years later, in 2000, William Optics USA began by offering their break-out 80mm Megrez refractor to consumers in the United States. The quality, as well as the price, was amazing, and before long, William Optics had positioned themselves as one of the world leaders in fast, highly portable quality refractors.

William Optics also makes some great telescope accessories. Their WO Diagonals are celebrated the world over for their machining and optical quality, and their Ultra Wide Angle (UWA) and Super Wide Angle (SWA) eyepieces, with their unusual jet-black insertion barrels, have come to be known for their quality, but at an affordable price. We think William Yang has achieved what he set out to do; providing "More Quality for Less Money"; and we look forward to what he plans to do next!

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