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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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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

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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!!! new [Re: Ava]
      #5942987 - 06/27/13 12:00 PM

They went out in similar fashion...

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Re: There back!!! new [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!!! new [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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mgwhittle
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: Ava]
      #5943014 - 06/27/13 12:17 PM

Quote:

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.




I am sure from demand and what each individual reseller is able to acquire at any given point. I am signed up at Agena to be notified when the Hutechs come into stock. So far I have missed purchasing 12.5mm, 25mm and at one point, 9mm, by mere hours before they were sold out again. Quick reaction to the notification email has gotten me a pair of 9mm but I am still waiting weeks later for a chance to purchase the 12.5mm.


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oo_void
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: mgwhittle]
      #5943069 - 06/27/13 12:55 PM

These look to be the same as the new flat-tops that Edmunds is selling, minus the green silk-screening which they're charging an extra $15 for .

Edited by oo_void (06/27/13 12:57 PM)


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Ava
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: mgwhittle]
      #5943070 - 06/27/13 12:56 PM

That might be all there is to it I guess. I'm hoping that they'll be available without shortages soon so I can fill out my BGO series with a 4mm and 25mm (flat top).

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csrlice12
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: Ava]
      #5943096 - 06/27/13 01:15 PM

Not at home to take a look, but it appears to me from the picture that the new HD 12mm has a longer black top to it then the original 12mm HD. Is this HD a little taller then the original??? (Like I said, not at home to check, so I could be wrong, it does appear longer in the picture.)

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Starman81
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: oo_void]
      #5943151 - 06/27/13 01:53 PM

Quote:

These look to be the same as the new flat-tops that Edmunds is selling, minus the green silk-screening which they're charging an extra $15 for .




I don't see any flat top orthos on the Edmund Optics site, only volcano tops...



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mgwhittle
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: Starman81]
      #5943244 - 06/27/13 02:47 PM

Quote:

Quote:

These look to be the same as the new flat-tops that Edmunds is selling, minus the green silk-screening which they're charging an extra $15 for .




I don't see any flat top orthos on the Edmund Optics site, only volcano tops...






Go to the recent thread I linked earlier. Edmund is shipping orthos that appear identical to the Hutechs despite having the older volcano tops picture on their website.


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John Huntley
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5943660 - 06/27/13 07:17 PM

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Not at home to take a look, but it appears to me from the picture that the new HD 12mm has a longer black top to it then the original 12mm HD. Is this HD a little taller then the original??? (Like I said, not at home to check, so I could be wrong, it does appear longer in the picture.)




There seem to be two body format options to these eyepieces - the long format which match the Baader GO's and the shorter format which the Fujiyama's, sold by Lyra Optics in the UK, use.

The Astro Hutech's are the longer format except for the 6mm and 18mm which are "shorties".

The significance is the positioning of the field stop / focal plane which seems to be around 8mm further out with the shorter body format types.

The above is based on testing I've been doing with Baader GO's and a set of the Astro Hutech orthos.

Mixing the body formats as Astro Hutech have done messes up the par focality of their ortho range, which is slightly annoying.

Edited by John Huntley (06/27/13 07:18 PM)


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Starman1
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Re: They're back!!! new [Re: John Huntley]
      #5943677 - 06/27/13 07:29 PM

Uh, they're back.
It stood to reason that an item with a fair amount of demand would be produced again. This is the type of eyepiece that never seems to disappear, whether from Edmund, Hutech, Baader, Teleskop Service, Zeiss, or University Optics.
We go through periods of scarcity, but they always come back.
Prices are reasonable, and performance is decent.


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dscarpa
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: jack45]
      #5946560 - 06/29/13 01:11 PM

I would rate the performance of my 9mm Astro Hutech ortho much better than decent being equal to my XWs and other top tier image wise. Highly recommended! David

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Re: There back!!! new [Re: dscarpa]
      #5946718 - 06/29/13 02:54 PM

Would like to try the Fujiyama's as the 8mm out focus would make them parfocal with TV Plossl, etc. & Brandon's.

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tag1260
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: 5u4]
      #5946758 - 06/29/13 03:20 PM

How are these in a fast scope, such as an F/5 ? Right now I'm using Astrotech Paradigms and might be interested in picking up a couple of these to use in both this and my classic reflectors.

Thanks


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Re: There back!!! new [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5947048 - 06/29/13 07:04 PM

Actually what Edmunds is selling is the new flat top type with multi-coatings. Edmunds just hasn't updated the picture, or description yet.

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Re: There back!!! new [Re: jack45]
      #5948749 - 06/30/13 09:47 PM



There went my expense check I just deposited.


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Bart
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Re: There back!!! new [Re: rgm40]
      #5949754 - 07/01/13 02:04 PM

Damn, more EPs to buy.......

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