wow, this development is blowing my mind! LOOK at those smooth barrels!!
No one has put out a big eyepiece with smooth barrels in years! And a 100% Japan-made eyepiece? Fortunately I have no desire for the 60mm. Don't think I will be able to escape the other two!
ATC is using smooth 2" barrels as well. It is the only 2" eyepiece I kept at the end:
BTW, I checked ATC web page and I have found out that they are offering new 60mm eyepiece as well (in 2" or M44x1 threaded versions):
Price is quite similar to Masuyama 60mm 2".
I'm not going to try it, although it is tempting. Fortunately, it is too close to my M44x1 ATC 53mm Plossl.