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astro_baby
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Re: Cost of Televue Eyepieces new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5842959 - 05/06/13 06:04 AM

Well you know theres an old saying....give a man a job he loves and he will never have to work again.



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Re: Cost of Televue Eyepieces new [Re: astro_baby]
      #5846692 - 05/07/13 09:41 PM

Televue EPs are worth every penny.
I spent much more money on trying other eyepieces, only to sell them at a loss later. When you factor in buying and trying other EPs, just buying the Televues to start with, will SAVE you money.


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Re: Cost of Televue Eyepieces new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5846842 - 05/07/13 10:58 PM

Jon,
I won't recopy your entire post, but in my opinion, you nailed it!
Gene


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Re: Cost of Televue Eyepieces new [Re: GeneT]
      #5868653 - 05/18/13 02:10 AM

And there we go. No more learning. Wonderful..........

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Re: Cost of Televue Eyepieces new [Re: helpwanted]
      #5868657 - 05/18/13 02:14 AM

Quote:

Televue EPs are worth every penny.
I spent much more money on trying other eyepieces, only to sell them at a loss later. When you factor in buying and trying other EPs, just buying the Televues to start with, will SAVE you money.




And there it is. The "TV is the only eyepiece worth owning" statement.


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Re: Cost of Televue Eyepieces new [Re: helpwanted]
      #5868792 - 05/18/13 05:03 AM

Quote:

Televue EPs are worth every penny.
I spent much more money on trying other eyepieces, only to sell them at a loss later. When you factor in buying and trying other EPs, just buying the Televues to start with, will SAVE you money.




The implications are that you learned nothing in the process of buying and selling whatever other eyepieces you purchased and that someone else would come to the same conclusions that you did.

I know that in the process of buying and sometimes selling a variety of eyepieces, I learned a lot about how to see and what I liked.

As a fast refractor, fast Newtonian guy, TeleVue eyepieces are well suited for use with my scopes but there are plenty of people who choose other equally good eyepieces.

Jon


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Re: Cost of Televue Eyepieces new [Re: linux]
      #5869042 - 05/18/13 09:40 AM

Was looking at a 2004 Night Sky magazine for some prices. Saw the Naglers were quite a bit cheaper back then. They ranged from $240 to $530 (the excellent 31 nagler being $530). Pentax XWs at that time were $330-530. Meade UWA (the equivalent to the ES 82s) were $199 to $449. Meade SWA (the equivalent to the ES 68s) were $179 to $399.

Ok ... so what does this all mean? TV eyepieces have gone up a bit since that timeframe. Those of us around here have witnessed a few of those increases. Back in 2004/2005 prices were much closer between these eyepieces. I'd almost say the current ES prices are a bit low, but I also have not looked through any of them (but I do have a Meade 6.7UWA and a Meade 24mm SWA).

Personally I have found Televue eyepieces to always be quite good. In general I've found the equivalent Meade SWA and UWA to be pretty close...better in some aspects but worse in others. I always thought of them as 90% as good depending on the eyepiece + or - 5.


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