New BORG 55FL F3.6 & JAXA Hayabusa 2 Project

BORG 55FL is a bit behind the original schedule. BORG is still waiting for the delivery of fluorite element from Canon. To all of customers who are waiting for 55FL, I’m really sorry to have kept you waiting. I will specify the schedule as soon as it will be delivered from Canon. Thanks for your patience.

BTW, I got final prototype for the objective adapters – redesigning the internal shape and size, and colorizing the finish outside.

navy blue

Deep Blue Sea Matte

sunset orange

Sunset Orange Glossy

Obviously matte finish is the best match with main tubes. So both colors will be made as matte. Also two focusers will be available – Feather Touch M57 or M77.6 rack & pinion. So select among two colors and two focusers.

Finally Hayabusa 2’s two rovers have landed and started hopping on the Ryugu – a asteroid.


Click to go to JAXA site

Great works, JAXA project staff. Congratulations!! Now I wonder how much samples of the Ryugu they can bring back to our earth eventually. I’m looking forward to that.



~ by tedishikawa on September 24, 2018.

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