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#1 Mariner@sg

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 11:54 PM

Revisitng an old topic that was discussed way before 3.0. I recently made a purchase and was offered a choice between 2 Meade 7mm RGOs the seller had.

 

Sample 1

"Meade" in mixed case letters

"Japan MOP" stamped on side of the VT

 

Sample 2

"MEADE" in capital letters

"Japan MOP" stamped on side of the VT

Japan stamped on the aluminium barrel

 

What is the story behind the difference between these 2 samples?



#2 stevep

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:50 PM

From my uderstanding,

the ''Meade'' with the lower case letters was the first run of these eyepieces,

and the ''MEADE'' in all caps was the second run,

 

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:50 AM

Certainly the best name ever for an eyepiece line.



#4 Mariner@sg

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:04 AM

Interesting to note they changed the name to caps to denote a different run.








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