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Which is your favorite 1.25" Nagler Eyepiece?

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#51 Starman1

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:44 PM

Dunno. It has 5 elements, but I don't know how many groups.

- Jim

If you're referring to the Nagler Zoom, it's 5 elements in 3 groups, but, to be honest, I don't remember if it's 2:1:2 or 1:2:2 from eyelens to field lens. I think it's the latter.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:58 PM

16T5. If you can keep the eye lens clean, it's an incredible deepsky eyepiece in a small package.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 11:52 PM

Question for those familiar with the 16mm T5 and 13mm T6: Isn't eye relief a bit tight at 10mm for the 16mm T5 and 12mm for the 13mm T6?

 

I am considering one of the two and this is my key concern....



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 12:27 AM

I don't view with glasses, and I don't have shallow eye sockets, but I found the 12mm of the T6 almost optimum: long enoughto be comfortable, yet short enough that eye preservation kept me from getting closer.

The 16 feels a trace tighter, but not extremely so.  It is, however, as close as I'd care to go.



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 01:27 AM

Thank you Don, looks like the 13mm it is then...



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:48 AM

Would a 5mm Televue Nagler T6 show 98% or higher, in terms of quality of view, as a 3-6mm zoom locked in the 5mm setting? And should I be asking this question in reverse?

 

Even though I have both eyepieces I've never done that kind of direct comparison. But I can tell you that for my tastes I would take the 5mm T6 over the 3-6 zoom set at 5 because of the field of view. What makes the 3-6 zoom so special is being able to have four different magnifications without changing eyepieces. But the field of view in the zoom is small compared to the T6 Naglers. 



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:19 AM

Hi,

 

My one and only Nagler Eyepiece is 7mm T6  :) .

 

CS,KLU,

 

:thanx: ,

 

Tom



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:26 AM

16T5 by far for deep sky. 

 

3-6 zoom is awesome for planetary work. 



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 01:44 PM

I like all of the Naglers that I have tried.  My top 3.

 

1. 13T6

2. 9T6

3. 16T5  (the only reason this is not 1 or 2 is that the eye relief is a little tight.  I can use it ok, no major complaints but the type 6's are more comfortable)

 

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:25 PM

I've only tried 9 and 13mm Naglers so far and the 13mm far out beats the 9mm, by a lot for some reason, perhaps it was the feel. Which Nagles do you like, and do you prefer how they feel in your hands compared to other eyepieces?

There are many reasons why you see differences with a 13 and a 9 Nagler. That is a significant focal length difference.  A lot of people rate these eyepieces as excellent. I owned a 12 because it had better eye relief. However, the 13 has better contrast and overall performance. You have some very good eyepieces.


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:32 PM

I tried binoveiwing the moon and sun with a pair of 13mm's and the view has an amazing IMAX 3D feel to it, where you feel like the view extends all the way underneath your feet.. (Unless it's the Naglers wide fov that's doing that) I'm wondering if other Naglers would be suitable for binos. The 11 looks temtping now, but I would not want an eye relief less than the 13mm's.

 

Has anyone done some binoviewing with Naglers and how did you find the view and overall experience, also which T6 naglers do you think would be best for binoviewing?


Edited by NorthWolf, 06 August 2014 - 10:34 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:55 AM

All Nagler Type 6 eyepieces have the same eye relief.








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