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Omegon 32mm 70º SWA eyepiece review


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I liked the review very much and bought the SWA 38mm Omegon eyepiece. I am very satisfied with this one ,too. Thank you for your review, it was very helpful for me.

 

Clear skies

 

Markus

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Tiago Ferreira
Apr 18 2021 10:39 AM

I liked the review very much and bought the SWA 38mm Omegon eyepiece. I am very satisfied with this one ,too. Thank you for your review, it was very helpful for me.

 

Clear skies

 

Markus

I'm glad you like it Markus and thank you to inform about the 38mm.

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Thanks for the review!  I purchased one and to my unexperienced eye it really delivers.  Looking now at those others on Amazon.. 

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I do understand your wishing to buy through a reputable dealer who will stands by all the products s/he sells. But I have had very food luck with returning items I am not satisfied to Amazon.  In fact their good service is no doubt part of why they are slowly buying out, out or forcing out every other company and becoming a huge monopoly.  I di a little bit inquiry into the difference between the Redline version and regular version of the 32mm that you reviewed.  As far as I can tell the whole "Redline" nonsense is just an attempt to associate the oculars with the old red lines Nikon used to put on their top end "E" models of their binoculars.But I think it is the same eyepiece just changed cosmetically by adding the silly redline to it. I am tempted to get one myself, but my old 32mm Vernon Plossel, while having only a 55 degree field or so is so very sharp that I suspect it would still always get the nod over other 32mms!.But maybe not.  I am still always open to new things and some of the new optical products of this time do put the ones I used in the 60s and 70s to shame!

The Omegon Redline 32mm is basically an Erfle derivative and is, as far as I can tell, made by Barsta in China.

It is offered today under many different labels, from Astromania to Omegon, etc.

 

The Omegon SWA (or SWAN) is source unknown, but is not Barsta.

So the earlier comments that it is a different eyepiece than the Omegon Redline are correct.

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Tiago Ferreira
Oct 19 2021 06:44 AM

Thanks for the review!  I purchased one and to my unexperienced eye it really delivers.  Looking now at those others on Amazon.. 

Great! I still use it a lot. It's not a Televue but for this price is very nice. It's an eyepiece to get  decent performance on a budget.

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