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jack45
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There back!!!
      #5942091 - 06/26/13 08:38 PM

University H.D. Orthoscopics, 6mm and 12mm on there web site. The 4mm and 25mm coming next, great price too.

Clear skies!


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Mariner@sg
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: jack45]
      #5942140 - 06/26/13 09:11 PM



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mgwhittle
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: Mariner@sg]
      #5942162 - 06/26/13 09:22 PM

And you get a winged rubber eye shield included at a lower cost than the Hutechs are selling for.

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orion61

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Re: There back!!! new [Re: mgwhittle]
      #5942165 - 06/26/13 09:26 PM

I thought you were going to say SKEETERS!! I got chewed up big time last night!!
Good news! are they made at the same place?


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Mike B
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: jack45]
      #5942177 - 06/26/13 09:33 PM

Got a link? The UO website i see doesn't list 'em...

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Mariner@sg
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: Mike B]
      #5942184 - 06/26/13 09:37 PM

Quote:

Got a link? The UO website i see doesn't list 'em...




Think the main page is the order page for the HDs.
UO HD


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johnnyha
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: Mariner@sg]
      #5942185 - 06/26/13 09:37 PM

Oooh yeh that's a great price thanks for the heads up! I just got a pair of the 12mm...

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Mike B
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: Mariner@sg]
      #5942200 - 06/26/13 09:49 PM

Aha, there she be- thanks!

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desertlens
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: jack45]
      #5942234 - 06/26/13 10:19 PM

Thanks to jack45 for the "heads up". This is good news indeed.

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azure1961p
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: desertlens]
      #5942351 - 06/26/13 11:55 PM

I'm really glad to see these out again. Bravo to UO for working it out.

Pete


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Bill Weir
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5942357 - 06/26/13 11:57 PM

Interesting to see they are introducing a 4mm. It's the one I'll be interested in reviews on. A quality 4mm is a tough ortho to produce.

Bill


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ngc2289
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: Bill Weir]
      #5942394 - 06/27/13 01:00 AM

Edmund Optics is also selling them for $80.80. I ordered a 25mm yesterday.

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t.r.
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5942773 - 06/27/13 09:46 AM

Good...that should kill the crazy gouging used prices I've seen and restore them as the "ortho for the masses" they were intended to be.

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SteveC
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: t.r.]
      #5942911 - 06/27/13 11:04 AM

Quote:

Good...that should kill the crazy gouging used prices I've seen and restore them as the "ortho for the masses" they were intended to be.




Just my luck too!! I have two v/t UO orthos that I had planned on putting in the classifieds. I never get a chance to be greedy.


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BarrySimon615
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5942954 - 06/27/13 11:34 AM

Quote:

Edmund Optics is also selling them for $80.80. I ordered a 25mm yesterday.




What Edmund has is the "volcano top" orthos, not the "HD" type that University Optics is reintroducing. The Edmund variety is good too, but if essentially the same as the "volcano top" variety that University Optics used to sell, well they are generally considered to be just a bit inferior to the HD's being slowly reintroduced. Still and all the "volcano tops" are good eyepieces and you can "almost get" a complete set now (there is no 9 mm available in the Edmund set).

Barry Simon


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Ava
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: SteveC]
      #5942973 - 06/27/13 11:47 AM

Interesting, different suppliers seem to be starting off with different focal lengths. In the UK Lyra Optics has just started selling these as well, under the Fujiyama brand, they start off with the 12.5 and 18mm, with other focal lengths to follow.

http://www.lyraoptic.co.uk/Eyepieces.html

If the Edmund EFL Orthoscopics eyepieces really are the same as well (they don't look it since they have round tops but I have no idea) they start with 4, 6,12.5,18 and 25 and don't look like they are planning any more focal lengths (in that case missing the 5, 7, 8 and 9mm).

And then UO HDs starting with 6 and 12.5mm. I wonder why they start off so differently?


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Ava
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: Ava]
      #5942976 - 06/27/13 11:50 AM

Ok, from what Barry said, scratch the Edmunds from my post above but still, Lyra and UO start with 12.5/18 and 6/12.5 respectively, I wonder why that is.

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t.r.
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Re: There back!!! [Re: Ava]
      #5942987 - 06/27/13 12:00 PM

They went out in similar fashion...

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DHurst
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Re: There back!!! [Re: t.r.]
      #5942993 - 06/27/13 12:02 PM

they are, they're

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mgwhittle
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Re: There back!!! [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5943005 - 06/27/13 12:12 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Edmund Optics is also selling them for $80.80. I ordered a 25mm yesterday.




What Edmund has is the "volcano top" orthos, not the "HD" type that University Optics is reintroducing. The Edmund variety is good too, but if essentially the same as the "volcano top" variety that University Optics used to sell, well they are generally considered to be just a bit inferior to the HD's being slowly reintroduced. Still and all the "volcano tops" are good eyepieces and you can "almost get" a complete set now (there is no 9 mm available in the Edmund set).

Barry Simon




That appears incorrect Barry.....the classic circle T volcano tops are no longer available new.

It appears the Edmund Orthos shipping ARE the new Hutechs/University Optics HDs. See this thread: Edmund Orthos Are Back.....


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