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There's really no need to create all of this hype as there are hundreds of used XW's in excellent condition on the used market that many could buy. I don't even think it is true myself, as I recall Don Pensack saying they moved their production somewhere else IIRC. Cheers,
Quote:Woodland Hills said they have some in stock and more coming.
Quote: Thanks for the warning but I hope your source is wrong.
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Quote:Gene,There's really no need to create all of this hype as there are hundreds of used XW's in excellent condition on the used market that many could buy. I don't even think it is true myself, as I recall Don Pensack saying they moved their production somewhere else IIRC.Cheers,
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14"/F4.5 SDM #33 fully optioned (Zambuto Optics)
10"/F5.3 SDM #50 fully optioned (Suchting Optics)
Pentax XW's, T4 & T5 Naglers , UO HD orthos, 6mm Delos, 8mm Radian, 8.5mm Pentax XF, 13mm Ethos. 12mm Celestron Illum Astrometric eyepiece. Rainbow Optics Spectroscopic Eyepiece Set. Orion Optics UK 250 lpi Ronchi grating eyepiece. 2" Astronomiks UHC, OIII & H-Beta filters, 2" DGM Optics NPB filter. 2" Variable Polariser. 2" Hoya colour filters.
Leupold 10x42 & Pentax 16x60 binos.
Quote:I apologize for my comment Gene, John is correct, you were only trying to help us on the forum here, however, it was only ONE vendor. Cheers,
Quote: ...however, it was only ONE vendor.
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Quote: So i can appreciate the concern that comes with passing such info along... but must confess to being just a wee bit skeptical of such rumors.
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Quote:Earlier this evening I narrowly missed buying a used XW 5mm. Another person beat me to it by minutes. I suppose if I hadn't been in this thread talking about buying an XW 5, I could have actually bought an XW 5!Mike
Quote:Years ago Vixen NA was closing its operations, and dumping LVW eyepieces at silly prices. That wasn't a "rumor", but was an actuality! Some may remember it. I missed that boat 'cuz i didn't have funds available- even at ~$150 for a *new* LVW. I later regretted that, after discovering how fantastic these EPs are... and i've since picked up *used* ones at near that pricepoint, so it's all good.
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
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Quote:For some of us, the demise of the 14mm XW is of no concern whatsoever. I can't remember how many 14mm XL's and XW's I have moved along? The field curvature would make me woozy I have wondered if the 14mm Delos is much better and does not have that FC issue? I was a very early adopter of the XW line and will not sell my 20, 10, 7, 5, 3.5. However, I found the 31mm Nagler and 21mm Ethos ep's to be superior to the 30mm XW so will not miss that one as well. It is sad if Gene's information is true because other than my Leica ASPH zoom, nothing I have in the ep boxes compares with my 10mm XW. Bob
Quote:Quote:Earlier this evening I narrowly missed buying a used XW 5mm. Another person beat me to it by minutes. I suppose if I hadn't been in this thread talking about buying an XW 5, I could have actually bought an XW 5!MikeI was looking at the same EP Mike, Cheers.,
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8-24 Baader Zoom III
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Quote:As of this post, Adorama on eBay has six XW 5's. I believe they had 14 in stock yesterday.
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Quote:As of 1:45 PM today, according to our latest conversation with Pentax, most 1.25" XW eyepieces are available in limited quantities. The XOs and 2" XWs are gone for good. The Pentax sales department in the States themselves have not been told by corporate in Japan, and so cannot tell us, if production is going to continue on the 1.25" versions or whether their stock on hand is the last that they are going to have.