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Arp319
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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: star drop]
      #5291427 - 06/27/12 11:33 AM

In light of the 5.5mm news, I'm curious too...

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gatorengineer
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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: Arp319]
      #5294654 - 06/29/12 10:52 AM

Called explore today on the 9mm 120, will post if I hear anything....

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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: Arp319]
      #5294755 - 06/29/12 11:58 AM

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In light of the 5.5mm news, I'm curious too...




When I was told there would not be a 5.5mm ES100 he indicated that the 25mm would be coming out. Just don't know when.

I'm really disappointed that the 5.5mm ES100 is not going to happen. It actually doesn't make sense to cut the line off at 9mm. A 5.5mm would have been a perfect FL to fill out their line.

Dave


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: russell23]
      #5295316 - 06/29/12 06:47 PM

Interesting, although untrue, rumor about the 5.5mm 100 degree Explore Scientific not being produced. According to Scott Roberts of ES, "It is being produced . . . The factory just sent over the production sample for me to test. I just like to field test before we start shipping."

Don't believe everything you hear. The 5.5mm 100 degree Explore Scientific is coming. It has not been cancelled.


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: frebie]
      #5295500 - 06/29/12 09:03 PM

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Interesting, although untrue, rumor about the 5.5mm 100 degree Explore Scientific not being produced. According to Scott Roberts of ES, "It is being produced . . . The factory just sent over the production sample for me to test. I just like to field test before we start shipping."

Don't believe everything you hear. The 5.5mm 100 degree Explore Scientific is coming. It has not been cancelled.




Well then Explore Scientific's staff is not all in the know. I received an e-mail from Marty at ES in response to a query about the 5.5mm 100 I sent through their website. He said this:

"I will find out if we are going to be selling these. However, at this time it is my understanding that we are not going to be selling these. We are waiting for the 100 degree 25mm to be coming soon, but no plans on a 5.5mm. "

And when I pointed out that Astronomics has the 5.5mm listed on their website he replied:

"I see that now. Thank you for pointing that out. We will have to get in touch with Astronomics for sure."

I'm glad he was mistaken. But that is the information I received from my contact with ES.

Dave


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gatorengineer
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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: russell23]
      #5296324 - 06/30/12 12:52 PM

Explore is really really poor on communications and schedules. Its been near impossible getting any info on the 9mm 120, and that was ""announced"" comming up on a year ago.... I have had one on pre-order for a long time. I would like to know if its a real product or not, if not I will commmit the cash elsewhere, but I would love for it to be a product. So I wouldnt hold your breath on any new explore products..... Left a voicemail Friday at Explore....

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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: frebie]
      #5296885 - 06/30/12 08:05 PM

Quote:

Interesting, although untrue, rumor about the 5.5mm 100 degree Explore Scientific not being produced. According to Scott Roberts of ES, "It is being produced . . . The factory just sent over the production sample for me to test. I just like to field test before we start shipping."

Don't believe everything you hear. The 5.5mm 100 degree Explore Scientific is coming. It has not been cancelled.




Did you happen to get a 25mm 100 degree as well? If so do you mind sharing your opinion on it and the 5.5 so far?


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: Jobryant]
      #5297733 - 07/01/12 11:32 AM

I have only seen the pre-production NEAF sample, it was physically too light for my tastes..... (It didnt have that much glass in it)... whereas the 9 was quite a chunk...

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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: gatorengineer]
      #5297900 - 07/01/12 01:19 PM

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I have only seen the pre-production NEAF sample, it was physically too light for my tastes..... (It didnt have that much glass in it)... whereas the 9 was quite a chunk...



Astronomics has the 25mm listed as weighing 2.5 pounds. That seems pretty heavy to me.


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Jobryant
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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: star drop]
      #5298006 - 07/01/12 02:33 PM

Sorry Frebie I misread your post. Scott Roberts is the one that had the sample of the 5.5mm sent to him to test out not you. The thought of a 25mm 100 degree EP has got me all scatter brained! This EP can't get here soon enough I hope it doesn't disappoint.

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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: stevenp_86]
      #5302837 - 07/04/12 07:46 PM

Called ES yesterday. They now have Reps in China at the factory, evaluating the first production models.

A roll-out may be in the offing as early as two weeks from now.

We shall see...


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: Levine]
      #5302878 - 07/04/12 08:20 PM

Good! I pre-ordered just to put an end to the suspense; if it comes, it comes

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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: Levine]
      #5346061 - 07/31/12 09:47 PM

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A roll-out may be in the offing as early as two weeks from now.




Well, its been 3 weeks.......


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: MitchAlsup]
      #5346738 - 08/01/12 10:38 AM

Quote:

Quote:

A roll-out may be in the offing as early as two weeks from now.




Well, its been 3 weeks.......




I know! I called ES yesterday. All they would say was it was definitely on the way...


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: Levine]
      #5350479 - 08/03/12 04:32 PM

I spoke to scott last week on the 9mm 120, he said the same thing, they shipped.... Talked to Astronomics and they got nuttin as of the other day..... Another Pump fake by Explore....

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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: gatorengineer]
      #5350611 - 08/03/12 05:55 PM

Maybe they are on a slow boat piloted by Godot.

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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: star drop]
      #5352779 - 08/05/12 09:31 AM

Well.... I got my explore 9mm 120 shipping notice from Astronomics... Happy dance time.. Lets see how it does...

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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: gatorengineer]
      #5354396 - 08/06/12 08:35 AM

Now you got me salivating. I hope you get some great sky's to try that eyepiece out with. I know lots of people are bitting at the bit for a first light report...

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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: gatorengineer]
      #5354716 - 08/06/12 12:08 PM

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Well.... I got my explore 9mm 120 shipping notice from Astronomics... Happy dance time.. Lets see how it does...




Astronomics still doesn't list them as in stock. Perhaps the orders they have are in excess of the first shipment. out of my price range anyway, but I'm eager to hear what people think about them. I'm hoping the 5.5mm ES100 comes out soon.

Dave


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MitchAlsup
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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: MitchAlsup]
      #5368772 - 08/14/12 05:42 PM

Quote:

Quote:

A roll-out may be in the offing as early as two weeks from now.




Well, its been 3 weeks.......




Now its 5 weeks.

Although we have 2 reports of users getting the 9mm 120 degree EP.

I really want the 25*100 to show up before October.


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