I would like to invest in a single 100° EP to try it out.
My scopes are a 8" SCT F10 and a ST80 F5.
The main scope is the SCT and should have priority.
The EPs I use for the SCT are
- A wide field EP (32mm 70° (Omegon), got a new 40mm 68° that I need to try out (ES68 maxvision))
- A mid range EP (ES82 24mm)
- For the rest I use my Baader Hyperion zoom
So I was thinking that it would be nice to have some good magnification for the 100° EP.
The range I am thinking about would be between 9-13mm.
The reason I do not go below 9 is that I am rarely capable of getting a clear view of the stars with the BHZ on 8mm.
Now based on what I see in the AWESOME chart provided by Starman1 I have different options:
- 9, 10, 12, 13mm range
- Price from 200 - 900 euros
=> I would like to stay below 300 euros (Ethos (650e) and ES92 (450e) are just too expensive even so people are praising them lile gods)
- ES100 9mm (300e)
- APM 9mm (230e)
- Omegon Panorama 2 10mm (200e)
- APM 13mm (250e)
Based on the reviews I checked the APM has a very good reputation but for some reason not that much marketing for it.
The eye relief of 13mm scares me a little.
I wear glasses but always put them off when I look into the EP.
With the ES82 24mm, I have sometimes problems with eye placement, and the eye relief there is 17mm. (But maybe the eye relief is not the problem?)
I fear that 9mm will give too much magnification and therefor not be usable that much.
For the 10mm Omegon, the eye relief is way better (19.7), but the review are not as good as for the APM.
The APM 13mm sounds pretty good, except for the 13mm eye relief.
So, now that this is said, I would like your feedbacks, if you would get only one 100° EPs for your 8" F10, what would you get and why? (again, staying below 300 euros)
Edit: I added the prices in my area
Edited by qaiden, 20 March 2019 - 01:20 PM.