Bummer. I don't own any of their EPs but our of what they have for sale now, is anything in their selection a must have, or just meh?
38mm 70AFOV Koenig? Don't have it, but I have the 40mm 70 AFOV Koeing and it is one of my favorite eyepieces for widest TFOV.
I got good service out of my 40mm MK70 from UO but it went up for sale the instant it got compared to the XW40. If you have a primo refractor this is NOT the wide field to get. And frankly, it fared quite poorly in comparison to the XW40 in the C14 too.
I did buy stuff from UO but I suspect their orthos were the OCULARS that did the best job of competing against today's high end alternatives, many of which were only made and sold in limited sets.
I would add that there's nothing wrong with a mid-priced wide field. The UO40 was a huge step up from the Rini it replaced. But what the XW40 showed me was that there is an ocular that is as far above the UO 40 MK70 as the MK70 is above the Rini. I really thought the UO 40 MK70 was the end-point wide field eyepiece for me and used it for, I dunno, maybe five or six years. I was astounded at how much more I liked the Pentax.
But that's what I liked about UO in any case, even if they weren't the high end they sold well built intermediate oculars at an intermediate price, and I'm not sure their orthos give up anything against other high end oculars, except in the rather critical performance criterion of eye relief. GregN
Edited by gnowellsct, 09 June 2017 - 04:06 PM.