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Morpheus. Ugliest eyepieces I think I've ever seen

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#101 RichA

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 09:43 PM

Tommy Cragg was one of the best visual observers in the world. He didn't give a rat's AXX how optics looked, only how they performed. I'm gonna buy a Morpheus. So stuff that in your pipe and smoke it!

No one did in the Stone Age because they had no choice.  Most of that home-made stuff looked like rubbish.  But, there was Unitron and Questar.



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Posted 27 August 2015 - 09:45 PM

TomT, recently, after reading threads concerning the unique properties of the 28mm RKE, I purchased one & tried it in 3 refractors. I found this eyepiece quite unremarkable & will soon be putting it up for sale on CN. I do believe that all who claim this "floating in space"  effect are sincere & do see something that I do not, but obviously, my opinion is different from theirs in this instance & on other topics as well. My astronomy experience is relatively meager compared to some here & appreciate all who share whether I agree or not. But you are correct, TomT, we are all subjective to some degree. Hence, I don't take any single review as gospel..........Also, perhaps these new oculars are as good as Delos or Pentax for $100.00 less & perhaps the new 130mm refractors are as good as others for several hundred dollars less. I hope to get a chance to see for myself. I can't help but think of a couple old adages, "You usually get what you pay for." & "If something seems too good to be true, it probably is." Time will tell. Clear skies, Doug

Funny, whenever someone puts up a mundane eyepiece on CN, it's always "wonderful" and "beautiful."



#103 RichA

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 09:46 PM

Looking forward to seeing these appear on the used market... prices should be really good as visually-repulsed owners sell them in disgust...  :)

I'll file that with "If XXX was XXX, I'd but it in 2 seconds flat!!"  Then, nothing...



#104 Lew Chilton

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 04:19 PM

 

Tommy Cragg was one of the best visual observers in the world. He didn't give a rat's AXX how optics looked, only how they performed. I'm gonna buy a Morpheus. So stuff that in your pipe and smoke it!

No one did in the Stone Age because they had no choice.  Most of that home-made stuff looked like rubbish.  But, there was Unitron and Questar.

 

Stone Age....hmmm.  Please show some respect to your elders!  Like this: :bow:



#105 Tom T

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 04:53 PM

 

TomT, recently, after reading threads concerning the unique properties of the 28mm RKE, I purchased one & tried it in 3 refractors. I found this eyepiece quite unremarkable & will soon be putting it up for sale on CN. I do believe that all who claim this "floating in space"  effect are sincere & do see something that I do not, but obviously, my opinion is different from theirs in this instance & on other topics as well. My astronomy experience is relatively meager compared to some here & appreciate all who share whether I agree or not. But you are correct, TomT, we are all subjective to some degree. Hence, I don't take any single review as gospel..........Also, perhaps these new oculars are as good as Delos or Pentax for $100.00 less & perhaps the new 130mm refractors are as good as others for several hundred dollars less. I hope to get a chance to see for myself. I can't help but think of a couple old adages, "You usually get what you pay for." & "If something seems too good to be true, it probably is." Time will tell. Clear skies, Doug

Funny, whenever someone puts up a mundane eyepiece on CN, it's always "wonderful" and "beautiful."

 

:lol: I've rarely seen a used scope for sale that had anything less than excellent optics either...

 

I dunno tho Rich.  I've seen plenty of dogs in my time.  I don't remember too many of them (try to block out those memories), but here's one scope (I know thisis an eyepiece thread, but...) that was absolutely horrid

 

http://www.cloudynig...on-optics-r1651

 

Look at protoduction unit #1.

 

:lol:



#106 Mike B

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 11:58 PM

They are quite pretty compared to my Wollensack 51mm

 

Wondered when that one would come up! :lol:  Or how 'bout when ugly meets bizarre? Or then there's the Rodenstock. That one's ugly enough to make a freight train take a gravel road!

 

No, these Morpheus EPs are fairly pedestrian for looks, as i reckon.

 

 

I was poking around and bumped into a picture of the legendary Docter 12.5mm. If you think the Mopheus is ugly, try looking at that thing.

 

Too funny. I think the Doctor is a total fox of an EP, for looks. :bow:  Have heard it ain't so bad to look thru, either. ;)



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Posted 29 August 2015 - 12:15 AM

Finally ! .......  Robby The Robot Eyepieces  :rofl:

 

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#108 Mike B

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 12:24 AM

Heh- looks like the Michelin man & a Weber barbeque got in a serious tangle...



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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:11 PM

Too funny with Robbie the Robot. I loved that robot as a kid! Classic, and awesome picture. And i got a laugh from the Michelin man & Weber barbeque comment.  :lol:




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