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WHAT IS YOUR EYEPIECE COLLECTION

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#1901 25585

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 05:41 PM

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#1902 droid

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 04:39 AM

Do you guys typically buy your eye pieces new or used? I’m amazed at some of the collections and how much they must have cost! I realize you probably did not buy them all at once.

all used accept the es 30mm, which I bought when it first came out for almost half price.



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Posted 24 September 2019 - 06:50 AM

Do you guys typically buy your eye pieces new or used? I’m amazed at some of the collections and how much they must have cost! I realize you probably did not buy them all at once.

I don't always buy new, but when I do, I prefer them from Don Pensack.


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Posted 24 September 2019 - 07:08 AM

As I have many discontinued eyepieces, a good many are pre-owned.

 

Expensive ones are usually new, as I can return them for refund if they are not to my liking after testing. 


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#1905 Allan Wade

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:08 PM

I could get by with 1/10th of my collection. Probably have more than Don Pensack's sales stock!

 

Its not wanting to have so many, but not wanting to sell any. The XW30 & 40 are last planned buys..but I am always looking for ones I missed. Pentax XLs, Celestron Ultimas, real Masuyamas, Brandons, Zeiss, Leitz.... for the experience and comparison of using them. And eye comfort of course.

I hear collecting stamps is a nice hobby too.


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Posted 28 September 2019 - 03:20 AM

I own just 4 eyepieces + 2 Barlows. 

I'm out there every clear night.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:11 PM

After constantly changing things around ever since I started I have finally arrived at two collections -- a 2" collection for deep space, and compact a 1.25" collection for general purpose and planetary work. I actually store them in two separate cases so I can grab just what i need and go. Since I don't use driven mounts, you'll notice a slight preference for wide-field eyepieces.

2":
31 Nagler T5
26 Nagler T5
20 Nagler T5
13 Ethos
8 Ethos

1.25:
24 Pan
16 Nagler T5
11 Nagler T6
9 Nagler T6
7 Nagler T6
3-6 Nagler zoom
2X Televue Barlow
2.5X Televue Powermate
3X Televue Barlow


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 12:52 PM

Keepers:

 

Set of Clave 1/14"

 

Set of Galocs

 

Set of new Masuyama

 

Set of Meade RG

 

Set of Baader Morpheus



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Posted 06 October 2019 - 02:37 PM

Keepers:

 

Set of Clave 1/14"

 

Set of Galocs

 

Set of new Masuyama

 

Set of Meade RG

 

Set of Baader Morpheus

Its nice to own whole sets...

 

I have Baader Morpheus, Vixen LV, Vixen LVW and ES92 ranges in their entireties.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 03:26 PM

No pic (yet) but my "RFS" (Rotating Final Set) now consists of Ethos 4.7 - 21 + 31T5 and TVZ 3 - 6 as well as BV pairs of 15/19/24 Pans.




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