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#1 jack45

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:38 PM

University H.D. Orthoscopics, 6mm and 12mm on there web site. The 4mm and 25mm coming next, great price too.

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#2 Mariner@sg

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:11 PM

:yay: :thewave: :whee:

#3 mgwhittle

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:22 PM

And you get a winged rubber eye shield included at a lower cost than the Hutechs are selling for.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:26 PM

I thought you were going to say SKEETERS!! I got chewed up big time last night!!
Good news! :praying: :flower: are they made at the same place?

#5 Mike B

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:33 PM

Got a link? The UO website i see doesn't list 'em...

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:37 PM

Got a link? The UO website i see doesn't list 'em...


Think the main page is the order page for the HDs.
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#7 johnnyha

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:37 PM

Oooh yeh that's a great price thanks for the heads up! I just got a pair of the 12mm... :jump:

#8 Mike B

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:49 PM

Aha, there she be- thanks! :grin:

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:19 PM

Thanks to jack45 for the "heads up". This is good news indeed.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:55 PM

I'm really glad to see these out again. Bravo to UO for working it out.

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#11 Bill Weir

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:57 PM

Interesting to see they are introducing a 4mm. It's the one I'll be interested in reviews on. A quality 4mm is a tough ortho to produce.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:00 AM

Edmund Optics is also selling them for $80.80. I ordered a 25mm yesterday. :jump: :jump:

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:46 AM

Good...that should kill the crazy gouging used prices I've seen and restore them as the "ortho for the masses" they were intended to be. ;)

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:04 AM

Good...that should kill the crazy gouging used prices I've seen and restore them as the "ortho for the masses" they were intended to be. ;)


Just my luck too!! I have two v/t UO orthos that I had planned on putting in the classifieds. I never get a chance to be greedy.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:34 AM

Edmund Optics is also selling them for $80.80. I ordered a 25mm yesterday. :jump: :jump:


What Edmund has is the "volcano top" orthos, not the "HD" type that University Optics is reintroducing. The Edmund variety is good too, but if essentially the same as the "volcano top" variety that University Optics used to sell, well they are generally considered to be just a bit inferior to the HD's being slowly reintroduced. Still and all the "volcano tops" are good eyepieces and you can "almost get" a complete set now (there is no 9 mm available in the Edmund set).

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:47 AM

Interesting, different suppliers seem to be starting off with different focal lengths. In the UK Lyra Optics has just started selling these as well, under the Fujiyama brand, they start off with the 12.5 and 18mm, with other focal lengths to follow.

http://www.lyraoptic.../Eyepieces.html

If the Edmund EFL Orthoscopics eyepieces really are the same as well (they don't look it since they have round tops but I have no idea) they start with 4, 6,12.5,18 and 25 and don't look like they are planning any more focal lengths (in that case missing the 5, 7, 8 and 9mm).

And then UO HDs starting with 6 and 12.5mm. I wonder why they start off so differently?

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:50 AM

Ok, from what Barry said, scratch the Edmunds from my post above but still, Lyra and UO start with 12.5/18 and 6/12.5 respectively, I wonder why that is.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:00 AM

They went out in similar fashion...

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:02 AM

they are, they're ;)

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:12 AM

Edmund Optics is also selling them for $80.80. I ordered a 25mm yesterday. :jump: :jump:


What Edmund has is the "volcano top" orthos, not the "HD" type that University Optics is reintroducing. The Edmund variety is good too, but if essentially the same as the "volcano top" variety that University Optics used to sell, well they are generally considered to be just a bit inferior to the HD's being slowly reintroduced. Still and all the "volcano tops" are good eyepieces and you can "almost get" a complete set now (there is no 9 mm available in the Edmund set).

Barry Simon


That appears incorrect Barry.....the classic circle T volcano tops are no longer available new.

It appears the Edmund Orthos shipping ARE the new Hutechs/University Optics HDs. See this thread: Edmund Orthos Are Back.....

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:17 AM

Ok, from what Barry said, scratch the Edmunds from my post above but still, Lyra and UO start with 12.5/18 and 6/12.5 respectively, I wonder why that is.


I am sure from demand and what each individual reseller is able to acquire at any given point. I am signed up at Agena to be notified when the Hutechs come into stock. So far I have missed purchasing 12.5mm, 25mm and at one point, 9mm, by mere hours before they were sold out again. Quick reaction to the notification email has gotten me a pair of 9mm but I am still waiting weeks later for a chance to purchase the 12.5mm.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:55 AM

These look to be the same as the new flat-tops that Edmunds is selling, minus the green silk-screening which they're charging an extra $15 for ;).

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:56 AM

That might be all there is to it I guess. I'm hoping that they'll be available without shortages soon so I can fill out my BGO series with a 4mm and 25mm (flat top).

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:15 PM

Not at home to take a look, but it appears to me from the picture that the new HD 12mm has a longer black top to it then the original 12mm HD. Is this HD a little taller then the original??? (Like I said, not at home to check, so I could be wrong, it does appear longer in the picture.)

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:53 PM

These look to be the same as the new flat-tops that Edmunds is selling, minus the green silk-screening which they're charging an extra $15 for ;).


I don't see any flat top orthos on the Edmund Optics site, only volcano tops...

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