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#1 Saturninus

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:59 AM

Tell me please!Has anyone seen either of these pieces in stock anywhere at all?!?! I've pretty much decided on these eyepieces for the rest of my collection, but I haven't seen them in stock anywhere since pretty much the start of the year! What gives?!?!?

I recently bought my first ES68 eyepiece from Don Pensack at Eyepieces Etc. - I got the 24mm. Very happy with the purchase and the service. I hoping I get the chance to buy again from either him or the folks at Astronomics because I'd like to support the folks that make this community possible, and those who through their contribution make it great.

#2 csrlice12

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 06:53 AM

Welcome to the ES FanClub....the line forms to the rear. Love their eyepieces....hate their business practice. Waited OVER a year for the ES68 24mm, ordered the 9mm 100* in July 2013....still not here, finally saved up enough and got the 8mm Ethos instead. ES definitely needs to start holding its mfgrs feet to the fire, especially with the price increases.

#3 ThreeD

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 08:19 AM

You might try here. You might need to confirm they actually have them and they aren't on backorder although one explicitly says "ships in two days" so that would seem to be a good sign...

#4 George Methvin

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 08:33 AM

Funny there have been a lot of folks saying how much they did not care for the ES 14mm 82 eyepeice. I owned one and thought is was a good eyepeice but end up giving it to a freind because I just did not use it that much. Lots of folks swear the ES 11mm 82 is the best and for a long time you could not find them they were all on back order so go figure, one day your hot the next your not.... :lol:. Good luck hope you find and get one soon.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 09:28 AM

If you do order directly from ES, make sure you tell them more than ONCE that you do not want UPS. I did this and they STILL sent a 9mm ES 100 that replaced a slightly defective unit via UPS and I was charged $57.72 for the delivery!

I was also told they would look into reimbursing me for it. That didn't happen either.

WHAT A JOKE!

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 09:34 AM

Look for used ep's in the classifieds and S&S, they come up fairly often.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:30 AM

That may be the ONLY avenue. I suspect that we may not see many more eyepieces in the line from ES. My belief is that stuff like eyepieces and objectives are made in 1 or 2 runs, and after they are sold out, they are gone.

E.g., look at all the eyepiece lines that have recently "disappeared". Astro-Tech Paradigms, Baader BGOs, Meade UWA and SWA, TMB PII... all gone in recent times.

I am sure ES has an order in, somewhere, for replacement eyepieces. They just may have a different form-factor, and be from different manufacturer.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:47 AM

I also waited about a year for the ES68 24, and the ES82 14. They both seem to be great eyepieces, though; I've used the 14 only briefly so far but I had no issue with the reputed field curvature.

Some of the ES offerings seem to be available forever (like the 100-deg 20mm at $300, or even the N2 82-deg 24mm), but I've seen Don Pensack post that the 14 is the hottest seller in the 1.25" 82 lineup. It seems that ES' supplier just can't keep up. That is a shame, but I don't doubt the 14 will be available again.

Try signing up for Agena Astro's email notification for thr products you want.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 12:14 PM

I got the ES 24mm 68 degree rather quickly this December, but the 9mm 100 deg has been back-ordered since New Years.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 12:44 PM

You might try here. You might need to confirm they actually have them and they aren't on backorder although one explicitly says "ships in two days" so that would seem to be a good sign...


IF they are in stock, it will say "In Stock" at the bottom of the picture and below the price. I've ordered a lot of stuff from High Point and gotten excellent service.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 05:44 PM

That may be the ONLY avenue. I suspect that we may not see many more eyepieces in the line from ES. My belief is that stuff like eyepieces and objectives are made in 1 or 2 runs, and after they are sold out, they are gone.

E.g., look at all the eyepiece lines that have recently "disappeared". Astro-Tech Paradigms, Baader BGOs, Meade UWA and SWA, TMB PII... all gone in recent times.

I am sure ES has an order in, somewhere, for replacement eyepieces. They just may have a different form-factor, and be from different manufacturer.

The AT Paradigms are still in production just under different names. The BGO's were discontinued because the company owner became to ill to work. The Meade UWA, and SWA were made by the same company that owns E.S.. So I think when Meade was bought by a competitor the E.S. parent company decided not to provide eyepieces anymore. When I asked Astronomics about the TMB PII they said that the eyepieces were out of production, not discontinued. Actually the TMB PII are still in production just under different names. Although I suspect the TMB PII's being produced now are unauthorized copies.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:45 PM

Shane, I think the AP SPLs and TMB Supermonos had that history, but I'm sure the ES lines are here to stay. If the AT Paradigms aren't in stock, you can find them under other brand names right this moment.

#13 Mike B

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:54 PM

This what yer after? If so, it looks like a decent price! :grin:

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 08:49 PM

I have the mushroom top in the 24mm & 30mm and they're all as good as my purged 18mm and below.....they do weigh a ton however. The 30mm weighs in at 3.08lbs.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:45 PM

If you do order directly from ES, make sure you tell them more than ONCE that you do not want UPS. I did this and they STILL sent a 9mm ES 100 that replaced a slightly defective unit via UPS and I was charged $57.72 for the delivery!

I was also told they would look into reimbursing me for it. That didn't happen either.

WHAT A JOKE!



Hmm... interesting after I watch this video which is also posted on their website

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=7X1PpF3j6Q4

Maybe you didn't talk to Lance :lol:

#16 Scanning4Comets

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:05 AM

Actually it WAS Lance I spoke to. Gawd, they all sounded like ROBOTS.

:roflmao:

#17 davebuechler

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:08 AM

there is a 14 for sale on the classifieds

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 10:28 PM

I'm also looking for the 14mm and 6.7mm 82* nitrogen/argon purged to finish off my set.
I placed an order at Canadian Telescopes around Christmas time while they were on sale.
They eventually canceled my order as they were getting tired of me asking about it every week or so, and they knew that when they became available again they could not supply them at the sale price...
I don't care if there on sale or not, I just want to complete my set.
If anyone seems them in stock please let me know as well.

Thanks

Steve

#19 GrnXnham

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:40 AM

I just bought the 18 and the 24. No problem finding those.

I guess people don't like 2 inch eyepieces.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:23 PM

I just checked and I have them in stock...... in my eyepiece case.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:17 PM

I have the 8.8mm and the 18mm ES82 and they are great. I have been waiting for 3 months for the 11mm. I talked directly to ES yesterday and they thought they would be back in stock by end of April. Maybe only a month more to wait

#22 stevew

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:37 PM

Iv'e heard the same thing.
End of April..

#23 Rand Barthel

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:59 PM

I ordered a suite of eyepieces just before Christmas 2013 for a new 8" Edge scope. They included the 34ES68, the 20ES68, and the 14ES82. The eyepieces came in a couple of months. Maybe I was just lucky.

I really like the ES eyepieces. I haven't tried TV or Pentax, but the ES are certainly much better than anything I have ever used before. I have to say, though, that for me the 82 degree AFOV is more than my eyes can really use, and that I find the 68 degree AFOV more congenial.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:59 AM

well there a couple of them on AM just got posted the past couple days if you guys are still looking for them. i have the ES 18-14-8.8-6.7 and love them, i found my self using them more than my old 5-elements that i am going to post soon for sale and try to find a es24 and maybe add the 4.7mm and the 11mm later on

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:53 AM


The AT Paradigms are still in production just under different names.



They are still in production under the AT Paradigm name.

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