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#1 92hatchattack

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:40 AM

Hey guys and gals,

I was wondering if anyone here had the heads up on when we may start seeing some of these ES 82° EPs start getting back out on the dealer market? I pre-oredered the 6.7mm 82° last week to use as a high power planetary viewer in my new AD10. I cant wait to get this EP in! The barlowed 9mm seems a little too strong with too small a fov to keep objects in view with a non tracking dob.

Thanks everyone!

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:57 AM

Been waiting since July for the 4.7mm, since May for the 2%mm ES68

#3 92hatchattack

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:01 AM

^^^ Wow, thats terrible!

#4 howard929

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:15 AM

Worse then terrible.. it's a disgrace! :grin:

Shines when it shines though, no sooner.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:44 PM

I just got my 11mm yesterday and the cloud curse was NOT in effect. It was back ordered since mid-January via OPT. It is a winner-very good contrast and clarity.Eye relief is not as good as advertised, but objects were nicely framed and scope shifting had longer delays between adjustments.Stars were good almost completely out to the edge. Off axis was pretty good too. Last night I enjoyed the spiral arms in M51 and the dust lane in M81 or is it M82? All galaxies seemed to pop better in this ep than my other ep's. M13 and M92 were rocking in this puppy too. I think can see why people have been saying this one is the best of the series.I think a 6.7 is in order now.I have little criticism for this one.

#6 92hatchattack

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:20 PM

Hmmm, sounds Like I should keep my eye out for an 11mm too then. Cant wait. I mean the 9mm plossl that came with the scope is not too bad, but I'm not a fan of looking through the tiny little hole and you have to get kinda close to it.

#7 mdalton

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:54 PM

I got my 8.8 two weeks ago. Some are shipping.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:45 PM

I got my 2X barlow today. I ordered the ES82* 30mm and the 8.8 also back on 2/2/13. I can't wait for them to get here. I REFUSE to use the barlow w/o the EP's. :)
I also have an AD10 and you better chech the center spot! Mine was off almost 3mm.
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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

I got an 8.8 a couple of weeks ago

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:09 PM

I'm enjoying the ES11mm 82° eyepiece though I haven't been able to barlow it (2x) as yet; but I'm certain that is because of poor seeing conditions here. While it is a quality eyepiece and well priced ($119.00) I have to say that my 20mm 70° Agena Astro is nearly as good (barlowed to 10mm) and at less than half the price. I may be buying more of the Agena line as this waiting for the ES is getting a bit ridiculous. Have had an ES24mm 68° on backorder now for over 3 months (I know that others have waited even longer). I hope the waiting will be worth it; the 24mm is intended to replace my stock 25mm Orion Plossel. Anyone know if it will be much of an improvement? I wonder now if I would've been better off to order a 34 or 38mm 2" (lowest power here right now is 30mm). Allan

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:38 PM

I'm enjoying the ES11mm 82° eyepiece though I haven't been able to barlow it (2x) as yet; but I'm certain that is because of poor seeing conditions here. While it is a quality eyepiece and well priced ($119.00) I have to say that my 20mm 70° Agena Astro is nearly as good (barlowed to 10mm) and at less than half the price. I may be buying more of the Agena line as this waiting for the ES is getting a bit ridiculous. Have had an ES24mm 68° on backorder now for over 3 months (I know that others have waited even longer). I hope the waiting will be worth it; the 24mm is intended to replace my stock 25mm Orion Plossel. Anyone know if it will be much of an improvement? I wonder now if I would've been better off to order a 34 or 38mm 2" (lowest power here right now is 30mm). Allan


I have the ES 82 24mm (2") that I bought to replace the 25mm Orion plossl.
It is WAY better. The difference between your 20mm Agena barlowed and the ES 82 11mm probably doesn't seem that big of a difference because the FOV is close (70 vs 82 DEG). The plossl is only 50 DEG (close to it), so you will see a large difference between the 2, even with the ES 68 24mm.

#12 Pkgastro

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:05 PM

you can get them in stock at Camera concepts .com . I just got the 14mm, 9mm,20mm and they have the 18mm 11mmm,8.8and 6,I was shocked to get them with no delay!






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