Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

Olivon 70degree

  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Simply Peter

Simply Peter

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 6
  • Joined: 03 Aug 2018

Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:22 AM

Wondering if anyone has experience with the Olivon 70 degree eyepieces.  They are suppose to have a 20mm eye relief across the range of eyepieces. Which sounds good for an eyeglass wearer and the price point is attractive when compared to Baader Hyperion.



#2 sickfish

sickfish

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5719
  • Joined: 13 Jan 2009
  • Loc: Watertown Ma.

Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:34 AM

you should ask a moderator to move this to Eyepieces forum.

You will get a lot more info there.



#3 rowdy388

rowdy388

    Mercury-Atlas

  • *****
  • Posts: 2755
  • Joined: 09 Apr 2013
  • Loc: Saratoga County, NY

Posted 25 September 2018 - 03:24 PM

I don't have any of these but I have read some good things about them. The 32mm is considered

a weak focal length and the 22mm a very good one so they don't seem to be consistently good across

the line. Generally they give excellent value from all reports.



#4 sickfish

sickfish

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5719
  • Joined: 13 Jan 2009
  • Loc: Watertown Ma.

Posted 25 September 2018 - 04:13 PM

Get the ES 20 mm or the 24 mm in 68 degree 

I have never looked though the Olivon



#5 rowdy388

rowdy388

    Mercury-Atlas

  • *****
  • Posts: 2755
  • Joined: 09 Apr 2013
  • Loc: Saratoga County, NY

Posted 25 September 2018 - 07:06 PM

I love my ES68 20mm. Problem is that it doesn't have 20mm eye relief the OP is asking about.

The Olivon line has it but there is so much competition now with the Morpheus, APM, Delite,

and other offerings that any buzz about Olivon is largely overshadowed.

 

Also, the Olivon line isn't available everywhere like some other lines. Eyepiecesetc.com is the

only vendor in the USA I'm aware of.


Edited by rowdy388, 25 September 2018 - 07:11 PM.


#6 Simply Peter

Simply Peter

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 6
  • Joined: 03 Aug 2018

Posted 25 September 2018 - 10:06 PM

Thanks for the Feedback.  I have heard good things about the ES 68 but it doesn't have the eye relief I'm looking for


  • rowdy388 likes this

#7 Miranda2525

Miranda2525

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1235
  • Joined: 12 Jul 2016

Posted 26 September 2018 - 01:47 AM

Thanks for the Feedback.  I have heard good things about the ES 68 but it doesn't have the eye relief I'm looking for

wink.png https://www.cloudyni...0-deg-eyepiece/



#8 Starman1

Starman1

    Vendor (EyepiecesEtc.com)

  • *****
  • Vendors
  • Posts: 39396
  • Joined: 23 Jun 2003
  • Loc: Los Angeles

Posted 26 September 2018 - 06:55 AM

The best focal lengths optically are the 22mm and 17mm.
Note that the 22mm is a 2" eyepiece.
They do have long enough eye relief for glasses use.
  • rowdy388 likes this


CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics