Ok so I got a new Orion FF, Orion Reducer and a Optolong L-Pro Filter (all 2in versions). I took a single 30 second image with a Nikon dslr with each just to compare. Note - seeing was very bad and my camera was set to jpg instead of raw (my bad). The only editing I did was to reduce the image size so it would fit here in CN. The bright star in the middle is Albireo in Cygnus.
Hope this helps anyone looking at the same pieces of equipment.
First 2 images are just a raw image with the ES 80mm APO on a CGX with eyeball focusing. You can see the corners are very bad and the L-Pro filter makes a huge difference.
Edited by droe, 09 December 2018 - 09:13 PM.