I got a chance to compare ES 24mm, Brandon 24mm and Tak LE 30mm briefly with TOA 130 refractor(1.25x GPC).
Venus(Tak and ES)
Beehive cluster(Tak, ES and Brandon).
Both Tak LE and ES 24 provided sharpest crescent of Venus, not much difference other than at different mags.
For the first time I could view the Venus at Zenith(little bit south at my Southern California location) around 3:30pm in broad day light and track it until it appeared at west in the evening.
When observing Beehive cluster for 30 min or so, I did not notice any difference between 3 eyepieces. Overall I liked the view from ES 24 and it is very easy to get the full FOV(When I tried in daytime, it wasn't easy). I liked the sparkle of stars from all 3 eyepieces. All the faintest stars that were observable in Brandon 24mm, I could see them in both ES and Tak LE(even with less magnification). I tried to nice the background glow between Brandon and ES 24, I did not see any noticeable difference).
All 3 pairs are excellent and I will keep them all.
I really liked ES 24 more than I expected even with their weight, but I would hesitate to add more wide angle(>60) eyepieces in my line up. Except may be a 9mm Morpheus.
I have 12.5mm Tak Abbe are on order from TNR, looking forward to receive them in a week or two. For upcoming planet viewing , I would also like a 7.5mm LE, instead of using a barlow or higher mag GPCs.
Edited by M44, 12 May 2020 - 12:27 AM.