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New Svbony Solar Filter

Discussion in 'Eyepieces, Barlows, and Filters' started by sojourneyer, Sep 28, 2023.

New Svbony Solar Filter

Started by sojourneyer on Sep 28, 2023 at 12:17 PM

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  1. sojourneyer

    sojourneyer Well-Known Member

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    Svbony has now reached out to the solar filter market with their SVBONY SV229 Solar Eclipse Telescope Filter Metal Cap

    It says that the filter meets ISO 12312-2:2015 Standard.

    The price on Svbony.com is $29.99 . It is not available on Amazon as of yet.

    I personally would not be amongst the first to get one of these. You never know the quality control and the risk to your eyes.

    https://www.svbony.com/solar-eclipse-telescope-filter/#W9183B
     
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    sojourneyer Well-Known Member

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    The filter uses Thousand Oaks Optical film.
     
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    Well that's a good sign :)

    If they were making their own film I would not want to be a lab rat for them lol

    I may be wrong, but I think they may be a major player in this hobby over the next decade or so.
     
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    I like the long attachment screws so it can be used on a wider range of scopes.

    I agree that svbony is on its way to becoming a major player. I have already seen the product offerings grow over the last few years with an increase in quality as well.
     
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    Since the filter is made by Thousand Oaks I would not be concerned over the build quality.
    They should have gone with a better quality filter in terms of resolution though.
    The only thing worse than mylar is glass.
     
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    I also believe that they will be a major player The next decade. However, they must improve their quality control as I have had several items Supposedly new that were damaged. it also could be the fault of Amazon as well.

    One thing I will not do is risk my eyes with a solar filter until I know that their manufacturing and quality control is under control.

    I definitely would not buy any used solar filter other than perhaps a Herschell wedge
    To the contrary, I am concerned about build quality . The film might be great but affixing it to the holder improperly or creating a tiny tear in that process is a no-no.
    I did not say that the unit was made by Thousand Oaks. Only the film is.
     
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    I understand but SVBony is not manufacturing the filters they are made by Thousand Oaks who have been making these filters for decades. SVBony along with 99% of their product are just purchased from other manufacturers and re-branded.
    The quality will be fine.
     
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    gabby I have had over 10 defective items I have purchased fro Svbony ranging from telescopes(4) to eyepieces and RACI finders. That is not good quality control.
    How many Svbony items have you purchased.
    How do you get internal fingerprints on a meniscus??
     
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    playing it safe and playing it cheap


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    This why I will not purchase anything from SVBony.
    Unfortunate that you have had so many issues with their products.
    Amateur astronomers always want good but cheap and that does not happen.

    You do understand that with the prices SVBony sells their items for they are likely seconds.
    (returned/ rejected by other retailers)

    I do like that set up for viewing the sun :)
     
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    I sure wish I was mechanically inclined. There is actually a set of blueprints on how to make one of these puppies,
     
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    You can make something as simple as a pinhole camera.
    We made then as children using cereal boxes.
    Before telescopes this was pretty much the same technique used by astronomers to view sunspots and map lunar surface.
     
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