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#1 Lancem

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:57 AM

I would like to purchase the 14mm ES 100. They are out of stock on the ES website. Has anyone out there purchased one recently? Any idea of possible wait times? Is it best to place an order directly with ES?
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#2 csrlice12

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:06 AM

I bought the 14 a little over a month ago, the 9mm has been on b/o since then though. You might get it a little quicker directly from ES, but you might get lucky and find a vendor somewhere distant with one in stock.

Me, personally, while not adverse from ordering eyepieces online, mostly buy from the local telescope shop. We are lucky enough to have one in Denver, and I want to ensure it stays in business. I still get it at the same price (there is tax however), but on many occasions, there is also no waiting....I got the 14mm by walking in the door.....they were out of stock on the 9mm.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:26 PM

Pretty much all of the on-line sites are out of stock of the ES 14/100 at this point. I think I grabbed the last one from Agena Astro.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:10 PM

I got mine used , but in excellent condition! (Both the 14mm and 9mm ES 100's). Now I am just waiting on the 30mm ES 82 to arrive in about a week.

Still loving them in my scope :yay:

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:28 PM

Bought mine used in perfect condition. Saved $90 too. Beast of an EP. Heavy

#6 csrlice12

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:48 PM

What was really weird is that my 14mm is a new one with the pretty box, but the 20mm, which was ordered thru ES from the scope shop about a week later, was the older, N2 purged in the dark box. Doesn't matter to me though, as the N2/Ar purging doesn't affect how the eyepiece works. They are both fantastic eyepieces.....Now I'm waiting for the 9mm to come in....

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:10 PM

It's well worth the wait, out of all my eyepieces, the 14mm 100 is by far my favorite.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:20 PM

Bought mine used. Bought the 9 and 20mm new from Astronomics - both were in stock. This was in June.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 05:12 PM

I would like to purchase the 14mm ES 100. They are out of stock on the ES website. Has anyone out there purchased one recently? Any idea of possible wait times? Is it best to place an order directly with ES?
Thanks

They are out of stock at ES, so dealers and ES are waiting for them.

#10 Rick Woods

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:16 PM

Are there any in stock at EyepiecesEtc.com?

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 06:54 AM

EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 9-ELEMENT 14MM 100° 9-ELEMENT AR PURGED WP EYEPIECE-2"
Usually Ships in 24 Hours
List Price: $499.99
Our Price: $374.99
2013 Summer Comet Watch Sale $299.99
Savings: $200.00
(Out of Stock)

Took me two whole clicks to find out. It's really easy to do! Takes a few seconds! ;)

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:21 AM

Oddly enough, about one month ago I got mine by walking into the store...think I got their last one though....waiting on the 9 now....

#13 Rick Woods

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 02:04 PM

EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 9-ELEMENT 14MM 100° 9-ELEMENT AR PURGED WP EYEPIECE-2"
Usually Ships in 24 Hours
List Price: $499.99
Our Price: $374.99
2013 Summer Comet Watch Sale $299.99
Savings: $200.00
(Out of Stock)

Took me two whole clicks to find out. It's really easy to do! Takes a few seconds! ;)


Not for me! I'm on a 56K dialup line; it would have taken about 5 minutes. I'd still have done it, though, except I've already got one so I wasn't that interested.

#14 Scanning4Comets

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 06:41 PM

Dial up? You aren't serious are you? :roflmao: I didn't know it still existed, :lol: Brandons.....supposedly the best according to you...Plus you already own a 14mm ES 100....and you have "dial up"...LOOL !!!!

C'mon Ricky-Poo....Watcha doin there? :foreheadslap: :tonofbricks: :lol:

Just razzin ya Rick! Have a great weekend and clear skies!

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:46 PM

Out-of-stock status must mean a healthy dose of demand for the 14mm ES-100's, glad to already have one on hand, great EP! :)

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#16 Rick Woods

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

Dial up? You aren't serious are you? :roflmao: I didn't know it still existed, :lol: Brandons.....supposedly the best according to you...Plus you already own a 14mm ES 100....and you have "dial up"...LOOL !!!!

C'mon Ricky-Poo....Watcha doin there? :foreheadslap: :tonofbricks: :lol:

Just razzin ya Rick! Have a great weekend and clear skies!

:waytogo:


Hey, I put my money into the important things (like eyepieces). Fast internet access is *way* down on my "important" list. Seems like you have to get cable TV with the package, and TV is even lower on the list! (Like, close to last.)
If I need fast web access, I go to the library (about a mile away).


PS: "LOOL"?

And: All I ever said was Brandons are the best I've ever used. Not my fault that many others, far more knowledgable than I, consider them to be the best.
(But, who am I to argue with them? :D)

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 05:52 PM

[quote name="ibase"]Out-of-stock status must mean a healthy dose of demand for the 14mm ES-100's,[quote]

.... or perhaps ES is running stock down prior to releasing the non-recessed eyelens version in the next production run :grin:

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:07 PM

New EP versions are something to look forward to but the slight eye lens recess on the ES-100 is not so much of an issue, at least to my eye. Worth re-tooling? - only ES can answer as to what happens next.

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#19 dc_robert

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:24 PM

I was able to find one of these in about ten minutes of internet sleuthing.

http://handsonoptics...th=1_136_138...

I actually located the EP on this vendor's Ebay site, which showed 3 available. Checked their website and it indicated available as well.

Both sites show it as the Nitrogen-purged version. In fact, it's the Argon-purged version (which apparently only makes a difference if you plan to re-sell it).

How do I know this?

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#20 Pollux556

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:26 PM

Both sites show it as the Nitrogen-purged version. In fact, it's the Argon-purged version (which apparently only makes a difference if you plan to re-sell it).

How do I know this?



Interesting, why ? :question:

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:36 PM


Both sites show it as the Nitrogen-purged version. In fact, it's the Argon-purged version (which apparently only makes a difference if you plan to re-sell it).

How do I know this?



Interesting, why ? :question:


In this thread which discusses the differences between nitrogen and argon purging, someone made the comment that, "I have been attempting to sell several of my ES eyepieces. I have had a number of interested potential buyers willing to pay my asking price until they realized that the eyepieces are the "OLD" and therefore somehow "INFERIOR" N2 purged variety. Then no longer interested."

Besides the consensus of the discussion participants that there was no practical difference between the two purging methods, I also learned that EPs can pass gas.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:40 PM

I got mine last Saturday from the same place! :jump:

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#23 Phillip Creed

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:04 PM

I can understand why there might be shortages of the 14ES-100. I tested one thoroughly against the venerable 13mm Ethos. Other than less usable eye relief on the 14ES-100, I thought it was a toss-up in an un-Paracorr'ed 8" f/4.9 reflector. I wish I didn't have to wear glasses for myopia+astigmatism, because the 14ES-100 would definitely by my "cold-dead-hands" eyepiece.

Clear Skies,
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#24 dc_robert

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:28 PM

I have the same condition as you, but the contacts I wear correct some of it. So the lower eye relief is actually a plus for me. Besides, most folks at outreach events I noticed have either good or corrected vision as well, so they can look through the EPs and not have to fiddle with the focus once I've done it.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:33 PM

In this thread which discusses the differences between nitrogen and argon purging, someone made the comment that, "I have been attempting to sell several of my ES eyepieces. I have had a number of interested potential buyers willing to pay my asking price until they realized that the eyepieces are the "OLD" and therefore somehow "INFERIOR" N2 purged variety. Then no longer interested."

Besides the consensus of the discussion participants that there was no practical difference between the two purging methods, I also learned that EPs can pass gas.


Thanks ! I will re-read it.






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