CN Report: First Look - AT Paradigm Eyepieces
Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:44 PM
Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:18 PM
Thanks for the first look and up front review. I like the ergonomics and color codes.
Probably hard to tell with using a TV85 but did you see any CA issues with the eyepieces? Any kidney bean?
Posted 06 January 2009 - 01:59 AM
Thank you for your post.
As I noted there were some problems with blackout, but mainly during the day (for reasons noted). I did not note SA of the exit pupil, specifically. Individual CA issues(both on and off axis) are detailed under the notes for each focal length. The color correction of the TV 85 is quite good. Any residual color it contributes is very minor.
Overall, I'd consideer any CA in these eyepieces (if present) to be very, very minor.
Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:05 AM
Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:04 AM
Posted 06 January 2009 - 05:28 PM
I love these first looks at new products that you do
Posted 07 January 2009 - 12:05 AM
Do you happen to have any specs on the housing width? I'm curious if they would be usable in a binoviewer. I looked on the Astronomics site but did not see any dimensions given. Thanks.
Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:32 AM
Kerry, I can measure them tonight and get back to you. I don't forsee a problem tho.
Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:38 AM
Posted 08 January 2009 - 07:49 AM
I'm getting 48-49mm in diameter at the widest point for all of them.
Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:13 AM
Thanks for the measurements on those, that helps. From the pics they looked darned near as large as Hyperions, but clearly they are smaller. Appreciate it!
Posted 09 January 2009 - 11:16 AM
Posted 09 January 2009 - 11:00 PM
Liked your report on the Paradigm Eyepieces. Can you help me out? I have a binoscope f/5.3 100mm with a focal length of 530mm. It came with a 23&13mm eyepieces and I want to go to this new 8mm eyepiece which would yeald 66x. What do you think? Can I do it with these new eyepieces?
Posted 12 June 2009 - 10:34 AM
I am considering a pair of "middle ground" EPs for my Denks and the AT 18s would fit my focal length window. I'm curious as to how large the eyecups are (I have already rejected getting a second Hyperion 17 as they just pinch the bridge of my nose). How would you compare the size of the eyecup to a hyperion or a TMB planetary? Those are the only EPs I have tried besides Plossls which fit my eyes fine...though I would like a wider and better corrected field. I'm also curios about the 19mm Edge-on(and clones), but I don't know anyone who has used them to binoview.