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Re: ES82 Argon Purged? new [Re: mfromb]
      #5856664 - 05/13/13 12:26 AM

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That's strange... it's like the missing link in the evolution of the ES82 series. First all N2? Then your N2 Box, Nitrogen lettering with Ar sticker on EP. And my N2 box, with Argon lettering and Ar sticker on EP.




Speaking of the evolution of the ES82 series, before all this Nitrogen/Aragon business, there was the non-waterproof ES82:


82ES14mm mushroom type; 100ES14mm Nitrogen

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It would be nice, however, if a paper insert explaining the transition were added... or at least something featured prominently on their website?




Including a note in the box would be an official admission of a snafu, doesn't look good marketing-wise, so they chose to answer inquires on the Aragon/Nitrogen matter individually. Just speculating..

Best,


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DG Aucoin
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Re: ES82 Argon Purged? new [Re: sopticals]
      #5863583 - 05/16/13 12:24 AM

My 11mm ES 82* and 8.8mm ES 82* are both N2 purged and my 6.7mm ES 82* and 4.7mm ES 82* are both Ar purged. Hope they last through and past their 5 year warranties.

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Re: ES82 Argon Purged? new [Re: DG Aucoin]
      #5865331 - 05/16/13 05:45 PM

I recieved 3 ES82* eyepieces from Astronomics about 3 months ago and they came as follows:

8.8mm-N2
6.7mm-AR
4.7mm-N2

All lettering and stickers match.


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Re: ES82 Argon Purged? new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5865411 - 05/16/13 06:13 PM

Same here, they must still have a stock of the older boxes though.

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Re: ES82 Argon Purged? new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5869300 - 05/18/13 01:14 PM

Argon is a larger molecule and therefore tends to leak out less.. as for the miss-labeled boxes/ep's i went through this with ES and with my local Astroshop, i had purchased an 11mm Ar but got got an EP with the writing on the EP saying Nitrogen purged with an Ar sticker in the recess... spoke to ES, they confirmed they switched to Argon but still had bodies left over with the Nitrogen etching.. they were willing to replace, and i accepted. Not really a collectible since there are quite a few that were shipped this way.. all new ones are properly labelled Argon

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Re: ES82 Argon Purged? new [Re: JoeM101]
      #5870872 - 05/19/13 08:22 AM

I purchased a 4.7 mm 82* several months ago. It came with the neat looking box and had AR on the box label. The eyepiece however had the N2 sticker on it. I have the 4.7, 8.8, 18, and 24mm 82* eyepieces and all have the N2 stickers.

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Re: ES82 Argon Purged? new [Re: isawit]
      #5892922 - 05/30/13 05:20 PM

I got my 8.8 ES today. It is marked "Argon Purged" and the AR sticker. But it is also marked "Made in China". Does that make it a collectors item??? Gerry

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Re: ES82 Argon Purged? new [Re: gfeulner]
      #5893054 - 05/30/13 06:55 PM

I have had mine for at least a year and a half. All gas indicators match the lettering. The labeling on the boxes match what's inside.

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Re: ES82 Argon Purged? new [Re: Dave Ittner]
      #5947390 - 06/30/13 12:22 AM

I just received my 6.7mm ES82 from Eyepiecesetc. It said on the website, as well as on the order sheet, that it is N2 purged.

Mine is Argon purged though. Not really sure if that matters. It comes in a neat skymap box though. My 18mm ES82 came in an old blue box and it is N2 purged.


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Re: ES82 Argon Purged? new [Re: Danagoo]
      #5948775 - 06/30/13 10:07 PM

All of the ES 82 degree eyepieces I bought are nitrogen purged.

Taras


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Re: ES82 Argon Purged? [Re: Achernar]
      #5948872 - 06/30/13 11:17 PM

I just bought the 82 11mm, 18mm, and 24mm on 6/22. The 18 and 24 are nitrogen purged. The 11 is argon purged. The 11mm came in the new style box and there wasn't anything on the box stating argon or nitrogen purged. The 18 and 24 came in the plain blue boxes and both stated nitrogen purged.

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