The initial run of 20 3" 80mm units has just sold out. I believe virtually all of them are within the domestic market in Japan, and then there is a single example in the Western Hemisphere.That is great news IMO. The current field of Plossls is exceedingly boring with form factors about as drab as can be. The Masuyama form factor is quite unique comparatively and also nicely functional based on my experiences. Will be nice to have them come back to market.
KK has confirmed that the Plan is to relaunch the Masuyama line, including some new focal lengths.
No details yet.
The 2" 60mm first run has sold out even faster.
It looks like there may be 60mm and 70mm models forthcoming in 3" format, and possibly 100mm and 120mm examples as well.
All this in addition to the f/l's used more commonly by the amateur astronomy community.
While 100mm and 120mm eyepieces are interesting, either Barry or ES should make a 60mm wide field in the 3 inch format. That eyepiece would be useful in a lot of more common f/8-f/9 scopes and would still be great in the slower ones. While they are at it, someone needs to either make 3" UHC or O-III filters or a way to attach 2" filters to the eye lens.
KK is looking at a 3" 60mm, 52 degree model. Trouble is, it may prove to be more expensive to make than the 80mm.
Barry will keep me posted, I hope. I would really like to see this become a reality!