EON 120 Zeiss micro eyepiece maniac: PL 10x18, PL 16x16, 25x10 Zeiss 68deg Diascope eyepieces: 12.8mm, 16.5mm, Brandon 12mm Zeiss Jena microscope binoviewers ES: 24mm 68deg, 31mm 82deg
Quote:Yes, the W16x/16 is the eyepiece I'm considering, there's a pair on an auction site, from West Germany, so there are a few versions/vintages. Would be great to have a detailed shootout from someone here. Also the Zeiss Diascope 30x/40x (12.8mm) seems to be a winner, but just a few of us have tried it.
Quote:Thanks Scott. Yes, it's similar - I saw a pair on a popular auction site, that's made in West Germany, has different markings on the outside but I have no idea if the optics are any different from what you have. (I'd post a picture, but I don't know how to do this here!)
Essentially I'm wondering how these W16x/16 eyepieces compare in performance to, say, the Zeiss PL 10x/18. I got these lenses a few months ago, and compared to the Panoptic 24mm, the color, contrast, sharpness is vastly different. While the Zeiss certainly lacks afov, I find the view itself much more pleasing.