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hottr6
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 06/28/09

Loc: 7,500', Magdalena Mtns, NM
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: hottr6]
      #5696140 - 02/23/13 07:55 AM

I called Meade, and they sent me a new eyepiece. +1 for Meade.

Shane in gray-zone NM


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wiks10
newbie


Reged: 09/22/07

Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: hottr6]
      #5697435 - 02/23/13 10:01 PM

I received mine in the mail last week, all i can say is WOW this thing is massive and the Diagonal is perfect.

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brokenwave
sage


Reged: 05/10/11

Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: wiks10]
      #5736419 - 03/16/13 02:26 PM

Received mine this week, the eye cup cap is cracked but everything else looks fine.
Mine didn't come in a Meade box? Just bubble wrapped.
Did any of yours?

Edited by brokenwave (03/17/13 01:02 PM)


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bob midiri
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 06/17/04

Loc: pa 19320
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: brokenwave]
      #5736748 - 03/16/13 05:51 PM

I think all of them came in bubble wrap, I know mine did, and judging by peoples posts, theirs did also. bob

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tjay
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 02/03/07

Loc: just outside of Toronto
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: brokenwave]
      #5737777 - 03/17/13 12:22 AM

Quote:

Received mine this week, they eyecup cap is cracked but eveything else looks fine.
Mine didn't come in a Meade box? Just bubble wrapped.
Did any of yours?




The first ones that showed up for me were just bubble wrapped. Here's hoping the warranty replacements from Meade don't get broken along the way..


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Jarrod
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 01/20/13

Loc: SE USA
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: tjay]
      #5748941 - 03/22/13 01:30 AM

Got my replacement kit from Meade and these parts, unlike the first kit I received, are in great shape. I'm pleased.

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tjay
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 02/03/07

Loc: just outside of Toronto
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Jarrod]
      #5766934 - 03/30/13 02:06 PM

My replacement was waiting for me when I got back from a business trip yesterday. The eyepiece is in great shape, the diagonal not so much Dinged corner, the eyepiece tube is still loose, and half the screws are stripped so I can't get into it.. Meade's going to ship a replacement diagonal only this time..

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gaz-in
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 12/17/07

Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: tjay]
      #5767830 - 03/30/13 11:07 PM

Just used mine this evening...was very impressed with both the eyepiece and diagonal....

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jgraham
Postmaster
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Reged: 12/02/04

Loc: Miami Valley Astronomical Soci...
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: gaz-in]
      #5767859 - 03/30/13 11:19 PM

I used the diagonal and eyepiece on my AR6 today to view the sun using an aperture mask. The view was fantastic! The 24mm UWA is a great match with the AR6.

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leviathan
sage


Reged: 11/29/11

Loc: Azerbaijan
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: jgraham]
      #5778898 - 04/05/13 01:33 AM

I thought that they've gone, but Agena is now offering this deal again.

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Axle
member
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Reged: 04/19/12

Loc: Lake Powell
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: leviathan]
      #5786086 - 04/08/13 01:46 PM

I did this deal a couple of weeks ago and have a quick question regarding the 24mm UWA eyepiece. Yesterday, I noticed my eyepiece had a slight rattle when I picked it up. It sounded like a loose internal lens. I removed the bottom 2" aluminum tube with lens assembly and noticed the lens assembly could be easily rotated in and out with finger pressure.

The actual glass lens is not loose within its threaded rings, but the whole threaded ring and lens is loose within the 2" tube. It is almost as if a lock ring is missing. The bottom lens assembly is sort of like a screw on Barlow lens. Other than this issue, the entire upper eyepiece is perfect.

I am wondering if anyone else has this issue. Also, now that I've moved the bottom lens, I am wondering how to set the correct depth position (other than visual trial and error) or if the depth placement even matters.

Comments appreciated...

thanks,
Rob P.


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urassner
sage
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Reged: 07/08/12

Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Axle]
      #5786097 - 04/08/13 01:55 PM

Hi Rob, I also had some rattling sound coming from mine, but just tightening the the threaded ring on the telescope side within the 2 inch barrel solved it for me right now. However, I had barely used the eyepiece so I was a little surprised that it had come loose (maybe only 1/10th of a turn, but enough to sound somewhat frightening).
Ulrich


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SeptemberEquinox
sage
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Reged: 01/29/12

Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: urassner]
      #5786378 - 04/08/13 04:46 PM

How much does this eyepiece weight?

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Jarrod
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 01/20/13

Loc: SE USA
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: SeptemberEquinox]
      #5786617 - 04/08/13 06:44 PM

Quote:

How much does this eyepiece weight?




35oz. (1kg).


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Taylor
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 07/10/05

Loc: Owasso, OK
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: leviathan]
      #5786958 - 04/08/13 09:48 PM

Quote:

I thought that they've gone, but Agena is now offering this deal again.




Thanks for posting this. I got the last one right after you posted it!
Shipped today, will be here in a few days to use with my new to me vintage C8 and CG-5GT.


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Scanning4Comets
Markus
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Reged: 12/26/04

Loc: Ontario, Canada
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Taylor]
      #5787376 - 04/09/13 04:48 AM

Without the outer casing , I believe these weigh 1.5 or 1.6 Lbs.

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RogueGazer
super member


Reged: 06/10/12

Loc: Central Point Oregon
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5788778 - 04/09/13 05:35 PM

I also had a problem with rattling lenses after just a few use but I was able to successfully tighten everything up.

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RogueGazer
super member


Reged: 06/10/12

Loc: Central Point Oregon
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: RogueGazer]
      #5789597 - 04/10/13 04:18 AM

Anyone who missed the boat on this deal can still get in but for $189 at telescopes.net. Funny that it still says  " An amazing value at $159.00.  If purchased separately the following items in this kit would cost $400" a few lines down from the picture.

http://telescopes.net/store/meade-99-reflectivity-diagonal-and-24mm-ultra-wid...


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photiost
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 12/14/06

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: hottr6]
      #5792563 - 04/11/13 02:57 PM

Quote:

I called Meade, and they sent me a new eyepiece. +1 for Meade.

Shane in gray-zone NM




Good to know they have this policy.
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Schaden
sage


Reged: 06/30/08

Loc: Sonoran Desert
Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: RogueGazer]
      #5793448 - 04/11/13 10:39 PM

Quote:

Anyone who missed the boat on this deal can still get in but for $189 at telescopes.net. Funny that it still says  " An amazing value at $159.00.  If purchased separately the following items in this kit would cost $400" a few lines down from the picture.

http://telescopes.net/store/meade-99-reflectivity-diagonal-and-24mm-ultra-wid...




I saw that too after someone mentioned them on the last page. Still a really good deal. I would jump on it except, and I know it's a poor reason, the blue anodized diagonal would clash with my orange OTA. Is it basically the same one as Williams Optics sells for $150 ? Yeah great deal, a lot of those ep have been selling on ebay for close to $159 by themselves. Basically you can get a nice 2" dielectric diagonal for $40. Or free on the original offer.


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