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JMW
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Reged: 02/11/07

Loc: Nevada
ES 25mm 100 AFOV Shipped
      #5603917 - 01/03/13 11:58 PM

Astronomics called today and asked if I still wanted the eyepiece I ordered last February 2012. I said sure. I now have a tracking number and it should be here on January 8th. Has anyone else received one yet?

I will be interested to see how it fits between my Ethos 21mm and my Nag 31T5. I like to use multiple scopes at the same time so I don't mind the overlap. Most of the time at a dark site I will have an Obsession 20 inch F5 set up near my TEC 140 on a DM6 mount. I love wide apparent field of view eyepieces. It makes using push-to scopes much more fun.

Edited by JMW (01/04/13 01:32 PM)


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Dave Ittner
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Reged: 05/29/12

Loc: SF Bay Area, California
Re: ES 255mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: JMW]
      #5603939 - 01/04/13 12:24 AM

wow, congrats.

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MRNUTTY
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Reged: 11/22/11

Loc: Mendon, MA
Re: ES 255mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: Dave Ittner]
      #5604160 - 01/04/13 07:06 AM

I got the same message Jeff. Looking forward to it!

Now where's the 5.5mm? And what's up next for ES?

Edited by MRNUTTY (01/04/13 07:07 AM)


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Damo636
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Reged: 08/16/11

Loc: Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Re: ES 255mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: MRNUTTY]
      #5604165 - 01/04/13 07:11 AM

Next up hopefully will be a Paracorr clone at a fraction of the price

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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Reged: 05/14/05

Loc: montana
Re: ES 255mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: Damo636]
      #5604618 - 01/04/13 11:40 AM

Quote:

Next up hopefully will be a Paracorr clone at a fraction of the price




Don't know the pricing, but there was an AT "paracorr" at the Arizona show a while back.


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dscarpa
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Reged: 03/15/08

Loc: San Diego Ca.
Re: ES 255mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: JMW]
      #5604755 - 01/04/13 01:03 PM

255 mm? David

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JMW
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Reged: 02/11/07

Loc: Nevada
Re: ES 25mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: dscarpa]
      #5604809 - 01/04/13 01:32 PM

Thanks. Fixed the typo.

Edited by JMW (01/04/13 01:33 PM)


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Tank
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Reged: 07/27/09

Loc: Stoney Creek, Ontario, CANADA
Re: ES 25mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: JMW]
      #5604828 - 01/04/13 01:40 PM

What to here some feedback on this one!

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Mr Magoo
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Re: ES 25mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: JMW]
      #5604838 - 01/04/13 01:43 PM

I ordered 3 during Christmas. I'm afraid to even ask how long they will be back ordered. Has this time frame been the norm with them?

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Astrojensen
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Re: ES 25mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #5605016 - 01/04/13 03:22 PM

Quote:

I ordered 3 during Christmas. I'm afraid to even ask how long they will be back ordered. Has this time frame been the norm with them?




ES is the new AP...


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


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MRNUTTY
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Reged: 11/22/11

Loc: Mendon, MA
Re: ES 25mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #5605068 - 01/04/13 03:52 PM

Ken, I put my pre-order in several months ago. Also, the 5.5mm. I checked with Astronomics to see if my pre-order(s) were still in the system; they were. I pre-ordered because I didn't want to watch it like a hawk to get an early unit. I doubt many pre-ordered for my reasons :-)

Edited by MRNUTTY (01/04/13 03:54 PM)


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Starman1
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Reged: 06/24/03

Loc: Los Angeles
Re: ES 25mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: MRNUTTY]
      #5605113 - 01/04/13 04:09 PM

Note: the 5.5mm x 100 degree and the Coma Corrector are far enough away that ES isn't even talking about them.
The 3" 30mm will be here sooner.
ES got a small number of 25mm x 100 degree eyepieces and shipped them at the end of December from Arkansas.


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herrointment
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Reged: 03/12/11

Loc: North of Hwy. 64
Re: ES 25mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: MRNUTTY]
      #5605128 - 01/04/13 04:15 PM

AgenaAstro currently shows 5 available and EyepiecesEtc.com may have some........

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JMW
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 02/11/07

Loc: Nevada
Re: ES 25mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: Starman1]
      #5605146 - 01/04/13 04:25 PM

I will let you know how it looks through my TEC-140. I probably won't try it on the Obsession 20 inch F5 until spring comes. I don't like setting up large truss dobs in the snow. My TEC-140 is currently on my pier under my roll away shed observatory.

I knew it would be a long wait. I didn't have to put down a deposit so I wasn't worried about the time. I put down an $800 dollar deposit and waited 18 months for my SV115T. The wait is easier if you just forget about the gear until you hear that it is shipping.


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Dr Morbius
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Reged: 02/06/07

Loc: ManorvilleNY-but not for long
Re: ES 25mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: JMW]
      #5605191 - 01/04/13 04:48 PM

Got mine yesterday - haven't tried it yet but beware, it's about as heavy as the 31 Nagler. Feels good in the hand, though.

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Starman81
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Re: ES 25mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: Dr Morbius]
      #5605202 - 01/04/13 04:53 PM

Quote:

Got mine yesterday - haven't tried it yet but beware, it's about as heavy as the 31 Nagler. Feels good in the hand, though.




Pictures would be GREAT!


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russell23
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Re: ES 25mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: Starman1]
      #5606228 - 01/05/13 10:05 AM

Quote:

Note: the 5.5mm x 100 degree and the Coma Corrector are far enough away that ES isn't even talking about them.
The 3" 30mm will be here sooner.
ES got a small number of 25mm x 100 degree eyepieces and shipped them at the end of December from Arkansas.




I wish ES would provide more information about the 5.5mm. Are we talking 2 years, 3 years ... never ... before this eyepiece comes out. One person posted here months ago that in a conversation with an ES employee he was told there would be no 5.5mm ES100. Then someone from Astronomics talked to Scott and confirmed that there will be a 5.5mm ES100.

But you shouldn't put it out there if it is 2-3 years away from actual production. I don't remember exactly when Astronomics listed it on its website, but it has been over a year I believe.

Dave


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Starman1
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Reged: 06/24/03

Loc: Los Angeles
Re: ES 25mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: russell23]
      #5606246 - 01/05/13 10:18 AM

Don't forget those special unobtainium lenses.

Seriously, companies advertise products before they're available all the time,
but usually it's only a few months. There could have been some glitches that made them postpone production.

Like, perhaps, having so much demand for their eyepieces world-wide that there is a shortage? if working on a 5.5x100 means you can't make more 6.7x82 and you're back-ordered up the wazoo on the 6.7's, it might be prudent to postpone the 5.5, eh?


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russell23
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Re: ES 25mm 100 AFOV Shipped new [Re: Starman1]
      #5606308 - 01/05/13 10:52 AM

Quote:

Don't forget those special unobtainium lenses.

Seriously, companies advertise products before they're available all the time,
but usually it's only a few months. There could have been some glitches that made them postpone production.

Like, perhaps, having so much demand for their eyepieces world-wide that there is a shortage? if working on a 5.5x100 means you can't make more 6.7x82 and you're back-ordered up the wazoo on the 6.7's, it might be prudent to postpone the 5.5, eh?




I'm sure that their pricing on their current eyepiece offerings has resulted in a sale volume that is slowing things down on some of their in development eyepieces. But they already have a prototype for a 3" 30mm 100 deg eyepiece and none for the 5.5mm 100 deg that has been listed as pre-order for over a year. That doesn't make any sense. And their 100 deg line needs something in the 5.5mm range so you would think there would be a bit more urgency about that.

Dave


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Fred1
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Reged: 09/19/07

Loc: Somewhere in the Orion Spur
Re: ES 25mm 100 AFOV Shipped [Re: Dr Morbius]
      #5606685 - 01/05/13 01:58 PM

Quote:

Got mine yesterday - haven't tried it yet but beware, it's about as heavy as the 31 Nagler. Feels good in the hand, though.




Your comments on eye relief would be very much appreciated. I can find no mention of ER in the specs. Thanks.


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