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Deep13
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What's NOT in your eyepiece collection?
      #5993240 - 07/27/13 04:12 PM

I find the eyepiece collection thread interesting because I like to see what choices people make and try to figure out what drives those choices. It seems to me that what people chose to leave out of their collections is just as important as what they put in.

There are far more choices out there than can possible fit in anyone's collection, even if one could afford them all. So I am asking what you left out, delayed, or avoided on purpose.

We're talking personal preferences here, so saying "I don't like the Omni-optic 68mm" is not a slam, bash, insult, or whatever, just a statement of preference.

So, what is NOT in your eyepiece collection?


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Deep13]
      #5993244 - 07/27/13 04:14 PM

I'll go first. No super-wide angle EPs. They are too heavy for my Dobs. My 8" and 12.5" are balance-critical and heavy EPs would make them unbalanced. Also, no Paracor because 1. I have no super-wide EPS and 2. weight.

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Deep13]
      #5993272 - 07/27/13 04:34 PM

Plossls. I've been slowly replacing them with ES 68/82's. The only one I have left is the Sterling 17mm, which only gets used on full moon's and white-light solar observing. I really, really like wide field eyepieces. One day i'll sell my ES collection and migrate to a 2" light path, preferably the ES 100's. For now, i'm content.

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Deep13]
      #5993281 - 07/27/13 04:42 PM

What's not in my eyepiece collection:

- Eyepieces over 40mm focal length. I sold all of them soon after I sold my C4R (4" f/9.8 achromat).
- Naglers, except for the two Nagler Zooms (I'd like a 31mm Type 5)
- Panoptics (I never wanted any of them enough to buy one, used or new)
- Ethos (I'd like a 13mm)
- RKE's, except for a bino pair of the 28.7mm
- UO Volcano Top Orthos (replaced them all with BGO's, other orthos, etc.)
- TMB Planetaries
- Kellners, except for an odd straggler here and there
- Plossls, except for TeleVue, Sterling and a couple Meade 3000's
- Ramsdens
- Huygens, except for a CZJ H-16 and a CZJ H-25

Mike


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5993290 - 07/27/13 04:50 PM

Everything I've bought, I've kept. Except the ES's; so I have NO ES's in my collection. Although, I may buy them again some day....

Edited by MRNUTTY (07/27/13 05:00 PM)


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Deep13]
      #5993304 - 07/27/13 04:58 PM

Quote:

So I am asking what you left out, delayed, or avoided on purpose.




I have left out all those cramped EPs with less than 80dFoVs. And I am replacing all my 82s with 100s.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: MitchAlsup]
      #5993315 - 07/27/13 05:05 PM

I am now starting to observe with my eyeglasses. All purchases in the last year have been with 17+ mm of ER. Most of my EPs that I can not use with glasses will slowly be sold off. I am waiting for 82 and 100 degree EPs with 20mm ER. Until then, it will be XWs and an assortment of others.

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5993350 - 07/27/13 05:36 PM

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- Huygens, except for a CZJ H-16 and a CZJ H-25




Same here, except I don't have the 16s. I have a pair of 25s and the optical quality is stunning.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Deep13]
      #5993360 - 07/27/13 05:51 PM

Klener's and Orthoscopics are NOT in my collection.
I had some about 25 years ago, and traded them all for plossls. The 40 to 45 or 50 degree field is way to restrictive for me.
Some people like Orthos for critical planetary observation, but TV plossls are sharp enough for my critical observations.
Most of the time I prefer wide field eyepieces.
I have the entire set of Meade 4000 series Super Wides and Ultra Wides, and still love them.
Although I've added 5 of the the new ES 82 degree eyepieces in the past year, and I love those too.

Steve


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: stevew]
      #5993397 - 07/27/13 06:09 PM

Any of the Delos or Ethos series (but I'll gladly accept any that are bestowed upon me as gifts!)

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5993408 - 07/27/13 06:14 PM

Apart from one 2nd. hand TV 32mm Plossl I have no "premium" EPs.
Too big, too heavy, too expensive and in my opinion overrated.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Kon Dealer]
      #5993503 - 07/27/13 07:35 PM

....All the ones I have bought and sold...



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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Deep13]
      #5993510 - 07/27/13 07:40 PM

Nothing generation 1, 2, or 3 .... when gen 4, 5, 6 is available.
Nothing ES, I can afford Televue!
No orthos, If I want to squint, I can watch TV without my glasses on.
No Meade RG boxes, come on, this is astronomy not Pinterest!


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: tomcody]
      #5993527 - 07/27/13 07:52 PM

WO SWAN eyepieces. They were wide, yes. They were also lower in contrast than the ubiquitous Meade 26mm Plossl.

You guys are missing out on the Kellners, though. I have a 9mm K that is my best eyepiece for Saturn, ever. GW


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: tomcody]
      #5993582 - 07/27/13 08:21 PM

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Nothing generation 1, 2, or 3 .... when gen 4, 5, 6 is available.
Nothing ES, I can afford Televue!
No orthos, If I want to squint, I can watch TV without my glasses on.
No Meade RG boxes, come on, this is astronomy not Pinterest!



Ha ha ,I like ya style.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: nevy]
      #5993663 - 07/27/13 09:01 PM

I'm assuming you mean "what type of stuff".

The super expensive stuff that I'd have if it were cheaper (or I richer). ZAO's, Ethoses, that sort of thing. Otherwise, I have and enjoy most of the types of EPs.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Deep13]
      #5993769 - 07/27/13 10:28 PM

Any eyepiece with a larger f.l. than 32mm or any zoom other than the Nagler 3-6mm.

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: PJ Anway]
      #5993800 - 07/27/13 10:40 PM

Pentax 60mm XL.

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Tarzanrock]
      #5993885 - 07/27/13 11:22 PM

short focal length orthos I've bought and sold them three time beause of the tight eye relief.:)

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5993995 - 07/28/13 01:10 AM

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Any of the Delos or Ethos series (but I'll gladly accept any that are bestowed upon me as gifts!)




+1

Nice idea, and so simple . BTW, an excellent candidate for next thread "What famous eyepiece brands would you prefer as a gift from CN fellows"


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: CeleNoptic]
      #5994017 - 07/28/13 01:37 AM

Not a single orthoscopic, nary a single one.
No plossls or zooms either.

ALSO, I don't have any B...Br...BBrrand...

um, I better make my exit before I say too much; probably too much already.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: FirstSight]
      #5994035 - 07/28/13 01:53 AM

I don't have any orthos/Plossls/Brandons under 9mm. I'd rather barlow than deal with eye relief below that.

No Delos - I already have Pentax XW.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: FirstSight]
      #5994081 - 07/28/13 02:43 AM

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ALSO, I don't have any B...Br...BBrrand...

um, I better make my exit before I say too much; probably too much already.





It's OK, you're among friends! Say it; let it all out, get it out in the open, and then the healing can begin.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5994241 - 07/28/13 07:53 AM

For me:

- No Radians, Ethos, Delos

- No Meade Series 4000 SWAs, Series 5000 UWAs, no Meade Plossls.

- No Supermonos, No SPL (A-P Super Planetary)

- No 2 inch eyepieces over 35mm.

- No Plossls under 10mm, no orthos over 25mm.

- No 8mm TMB Planetary

and then there are a lot more that I don't have...

As far as what one can afford, I suspect many are like me, I can afford any eyepiece or eyepieces I want. But I am happy with what I have, few of them would qualify as "the "best" but they are decent, they do the job.

There are three " the bests" that are important to me:

- The best seeing.. this is by far the most important factor in getting the good planetary and double star views.

- The best skies... that darkest and clearest skies are by far the most important factor in getting good deep sky views.

- Being the best possible observer I can be. What I see at the eyepiece, my skills, my perception, this is where the real differences are, differences between telescopes and eyepieces are relatively small.

These three things, they are free but require luck and work.

Jon

Edited by Jon Isaacs (07/28/13 08:15 AM)


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Deep13]
      #5994554 - 07/28/13 11:28 AM

1. I have no Naglers/Ethos/Delos at present, just thhave TV's Paracorr and 2x Barlow. Had many of them, but in the end went to XWs. Don't read anything into this, other than eyepieces are very personal affairs so gotta find the line that fits you like a glove. I will certainly get their Abbe Orthos when they bring them to market

2. No Konigs due to their poor off-axis. Exception is some of the Russel Optics Konigs where he stops them down to less than 50 degrees. Make nice planetaries.

3. No "standard" Plossls. Instead chose the Sterling Plossls due to their slightly wider 55-57 degree AFOV -- that little bit makes a big perceptual difference.

4. No preponderance of 2" eyepieces because don't like the excessive size so just keep two for max TFOV purposes. They get little use actually.

5. No Zooms. Although always fun when first get...the novelty for me soon wears off. Only exception I am thinking of is for the P.S.T. so might get one for that since that is more of a casual observing instrument for me.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: BillP]
      #5994626 - 07/28/13 12:14 PM

No Ethoses because of their price. And nothing with a narrow field of view because I keep my specs on while observing.

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5994922 - 07/28/13 03:04 PM

Quote:

I'm assuming you mean "what type of stuff".




Not necessarily. It can be categories or specific items.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Tarzanrock]
      #5994924 - 07/28/13 03:05 PM

Quote:

Pentax 60mm XL.




I think I'm missing that one too.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: CeleNoptic]
      #5994938 - 07/28/13 03:17 PM

No Explore Scientific. I had other stuff before they came along, which according to consensus, are better. Only ones that elicit my curiosity are the 120deg 9mm - as it's unique; and (if I ever get a large refractor) the 3in eyepiece.

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: tomcody]
      #5995192 - 07/28/13 05:38 PM

Quote:

Nothing generation 1, 2, or 3 .... when gen 4, 5, 6 is available.
Nothing ES, I can afford Televue!No orthos, If I want to squint, I can watch TV without my glasses on.
No Meade RG boxes, come on, this is astronomy not Pinterest!




But TV does not make a 25 Ethos or a 120dFoV 9mm!


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Deep13]
      #5995208 - 07/28/13 05:44 PM

Quote:


So, what is NOT in your eyepiece collection?




The Zeiss Abbe Orthos are no longer in my collection. They are incredible eyepieces, but the CZJ orthos suit me fine when I need an ortho view.

I sold my ZAO-II sets and put the money into my retirement account.

Cheers,

Ron


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Deep13]
      #5995275 - 07/28/13 06:27 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I'm assuming you mean "what type of stuff".




Not necessarily. I can be categories or specific items.




OK. In that case, I don't have any of these things in my collection:

Saddle blankets
Spark plugs
Guitar strings
Navel lint
Empty granola boxes
Cans of WD-40
Safeway coupons
.44 magnum cartridges
Dog hair
Tea bags
Ancient alien artifacts

... I guess that's it.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5995337 - 07/28/13 07:15 PM

@Rick cat fur gets into everything! :-)

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: MRNUTTY]
      #5995378 - 07/28/13 07:44 PM

What's not in my collection? Everything except the shorter focal length XWs, an ES 14mm 100, 24mm 82 and 34mm 68; and a set of TV Plossls. The XWs have been the work horses lately. The Plossls don't get much use, but they are too nice to get rid of.

.. I forgot the UWAN 4mm

Edited by kevint1 (07/28/13 07:51 PM)


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: kevint1]
      #5995497 - 07/28/13 09:14 PM

No 82 degree or wider EPs.

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5995629 - 07/28/13 10:12 PM

Everything that I haven't got.

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: MRNUTTY]
      #5995662 - 07/28/13 10:26 PM

Quote:

@Rick cat fur gets into everything! :-)




Oh God, I know! That's why I didn't include it. (I don't have a dog right now.)


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: nevy]
      #5995672 - 07/28/13 10:30 PM

I take the TS' question from another angle: What's not in my collection and will never make it to the collection given the choice.

1) Most of the generic plossls.
2) Uber humongous EPs like the Celestron Axioms (they probably wun fit in anyway)



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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Mariner@sg]
      #5995683 - 07/28/13 10:37 PM

Leica zoom
ES9mm 120, ES25mm 100


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: CeleNoptic]
      #5995699 - 07/28/13 10:47 PM

Anything over 55 degrees AFV. I just don't feel the need and my long focus instruments are find with plossls and Orthos. Not to say the Ethos line isn't seductive - just not enough to motivate me for the price. I really don't need wide angle.

Pete


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: CeleNoptic]
      #5995775 - 07/28/13 11:34 PM

Muddy glass from the muddy glass factory

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: gnowellsct]
      #5995828 - 07/29/13 12:45 AM

Anything that doesn't have "Brandon" printed on it. Well, that's not entirely true, my antiques have nothing printed on them at all...

Edited by Sean Cunneen (07/29/13 12:46 AM)


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5996259 - 07/29/13 10:17 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

I'm assuming you mean "what type of stuff".




Not necessarily. I can be categories or specific items.




OK. In that case, I don't have any of these things in my collection:

Saddle blankets
Spark plugs
Guitar strings
Navel lint
Empty granola boxes
Cans of WD-40
Safeway coupons
.44 magnum cartridges
Dog hair
Tea bags
Ancient alien artifacts

... I guess that's it.




I note that hairballs are not on the list


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5996351 - 07/29/13 11:18 AM

The lieca zoom is not in my collection because they are really long winded in sending a replacement because of a lens defect.

Edited by nevy (07/29/13 11:19 AM)


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: nevy]
      #5996413 - 07/29/13 11:52 AM

No zooms,
None of the costly TV's = Ethos, Naglers, Delos. Do have the plossls but bought all of them used.
None of the ES offerings.
No Pentax etc.

Just cannot warrent to myself the cost of them, having an 82 degree eyepiece has little appeal. Quite happy with the 60 degree ones I have.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: sg6]
      #5996665 - 07/29/13 01:56 PM

I don't purchase eyepieces with less than a 50 AFOV since I prefer AFOV between 60 and 100 AFOV. My 8-24mm Pentax XL zoom does have less than 50 AFOV at the 24mm FL but it has 60 at 8mm and it's a great zoom. I also don't like eyepieces with short eye relief and that is why I sold my pair of 16mm Nagler T5s after getting a pair of 20mm Pentax XW and 13mm Ethos.

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #5996723 - 07/29/13 02:25 PM

What is not in my collection, in general, are those eyepieces that don't have enough eye relief to wear glasses and observe. That trend has changed a bit as there are orthos now in my collection that provide small enough exit pupils with certain scopes that they become usable for me. But the list of others not in the collection:

- No classic eyepieces (Claves and the like): no attraction for me
- No Brandons: have not been bitten by the bug yet
- No ZAOs ZAOIIs, SuperMonos: too pricey and I got back in the hobby too late to get them at a better price point
- No Ethos/Nagler/Panoptic except for the 1 of each that I have, as I am relegated to longer ER EP's only in most of those focal lengths and then also I do have a DIOPTRx.
- No ES eyepieces except for the ES68 28. Still waiting for ES to come out with their Delos clone.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5996786 - 07/29/13 03:09 PM

Quote:


Saddle blankets
Spark plugs
Guitar strings
Navel lint
Empty granola boxes
Cans of WD-40
Safeway coupons
.44 magnum cartridges
Dog hair
Tea bags
Ancient alien artifacts

... I guess that's it.




I haven't got that stuff either. Now, have you left them out on purpose? For me, my alien artifacts are too big to fit in the eyepiece case. I keep it in an army storage tent in my backyard. As for .44 rounds, I wouldn't have any of those. My preferred bear repellant is .357 Mag. delivered by Marlin carbine.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Deep13]
      #5996813 - 07/29/13 03:22 PM

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Quote:


Saddle blankets
Spark plugs
Guitar strings
Navel lint
Empty granola boxes
Cans of WD-40
Safeway coupons
.44 magnum cartridges
Dog hair
Tea bags
Ancient alien artifacts

... I guess that's it.




I haven't got that stuff either. Now, have you left them out on purpose? For me, my alien artifacts are too big to fit in the eyepiece case. I keep it in an army storage tent in my backyard. As for .44 rounds, I wouldn't have any of those. My preferred bear repellant is .357 Mag. delivered by Marlin carbine.




Just haven't gotten around to including them, I guess. And it's tough to get enough navel lint together to be useful, unless you can get your friends in on it.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5996824 - 07/29/13 03:27 PM

true

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Deep13]
      #6000543 - 07/31/13 08:38 PM

No 1.25" eyepieces over 10 oz, so no XWs, LVWs, or Delos. No 100 degree monsters -- like the view thru an Ethos but prefer being married and won't be bothered by the weight disparity it would cause with my T6s and Barlowed Barandon, BCO, Sterling and TV Plossls. No "simple", short eye relief designs below 10mm (I do have a 2x and 3x Barlow, both less than 5oz individually). No 'archive' eps. If they never get used, hasta la classifieds, baby. Consequently, my ep's number only 13 (plus the two Barlows). I like as wide a field of view as I can get but cannot suffer sub-excellent planetary performance, so own no ES 82* in shorter focal lengths. And since all of their 2"-ers except one are too heavy (a 2" 18mm ep with less TFOV than my 8.4 oz Pan 24?), no ES 82*s at all for me.

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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: CollinofAlabama]
      #6005421 - 08/03/13 09:26 PM

No 100 - not enough ER (glasses) and 82 is still a novelty for me
No ES - I bought into other lines before all the current sales
No Delos - I'm really trying to buy one but I don't have a Delos-shaped hole in my EP set
No Pentax XW - ditto Delos
No Panoptics - not enough ER, bought Meade 5K at the fire sales
No Brandons - until I can borrow a few to see the difference, I can't rationalize it
No TMB Monos - ditto Brandons
No LVWs - never saw the value and have Hyperions which are good enough (for now...)
No TV Plossls - not enough short FLs to cover my planetary needs

I have a lot of singles of many other designs, some excellent, some very far from excellent.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Lew Zealand]
      #6005453 - 08/03/13 09:47 PM

No Naglers, Ethos, or Delos - I just can't stomach spending that kind of money on an eyepiece. I could, but just don't want to.

My "premium" eyepieces are 5 Meade 5000 series UWAs. My fun EPs are a set of Meade RGs and my TV Plossl smoothies.

Steve


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: sgorton99]
      #6006643 - 08/04/13 09:18 PM

No Radians
No Naglers
No LVW
No ZAO


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: starcam]
      #6007013 - 08/05/13 04:05 AM

No Luminos.....Bad Luminos!



Edited by herrointment (08/05/13 04:08 AM)


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Deep13]
      #6007176 - 08/05/13 08:01 AM

Quote:

So I am asking what you left out, delayed, or avoided on purpose.

We're talking personal preferences here, .......

So, what is NOT in your eyepiece collection?




When I returned to the hobby several years ago, I knew what scopes I wanted, so I only purchased eyepieces optimized for those scopes. There are so many variables to equipment combinations nowadays, that I didn't want to wade through the quagmire of eyepieces and brands out there, or waste my time and money on hit and miss research.

So at present, what's "not" in the eyepiece collection is everything, except two sets of Questar Brandons and a few Zeiss Jena Orthoscopics. I will likely purchase some Ethos eyepieces, if or when we acquire a Portaball reflector.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Deep13]
      #6007447 - 08/05/13 11:36 AM

No 31mm Nagler Type 5.
No ES eyepieces (though I've owned many).
No ZAOs/ZAO IIs.
No Takahashi eyepieces (though I've owned full sets of both the LEs and the MC Orthos).
No TMB Planetaries (though I've owned the full set).
No Nikon NAV-HWs (though I'd like to try one).
No University Koni IIs (though I've owned several).
No Meade Research Grade Orthos or Wide Angles (though I did own a complete set, including the original boxes).
No Baader Hyperion (not to be confused with the Hyperion Aspherics; though I've owned standard Hyperions).

Other than that I probably have one of everything else ever made.

- Jim


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #6007471 - 08/05/13 11:52 AM

Well, Jim...

You know that I have to ask - What color were your Research Grade boxes...???

-Chuck


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: JustaBoy]
      #6007664 - 08/05/13 01:40 PM

Mediocrity is not in my eyepiece case.

I'm still evaluating the 20mm ES100.


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Re: What's NOT in your eyepiece collection? new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #6008572 - 08/05/13 10:56 PM

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What's not in my eyepiece collection:

- Eyepieces over 40mm focal length. I sold all of them soon after I sold my C4R (4" f/9.8 achromat).
- Naglers, except for the two Nagler Zooms (I'd like a 31mm Type 5)
- Panoptics (I never wanted any of them enough to buy one, used or new)
- Ethos (I'd like a 13mm)
- RKE's, except for a bino pair of the 28.7mm
- UO Volcano Top Orthos (replaced them all with BGO's, other orthos, etc.)
- TMB Planetaries
- Kellners, except for an odd straggler here and there
- Plossls, except for TeleVue, Sterling and a couple Meade 3000's
- Ramsdens
- Huygens, except for a CZJ H-16 and a CZJ H-25

Mike




Eyepieces over 40mm (already got the widest TFOV with 70 AFOV).
Only 1 orthoscopic (which has illuminated grid).
Only Possils that came with scope.
No Coronado eyepieces - just use possils or solar viewing.
No one element stinky balls - like wide views.
No 3" eyepieces or focusers yet
No makes other than TV, ES, Meade, Orion, University Optics, Discovey.


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