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Omegon 100 degree vs. ES 92 degree

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#1 Dick Jacobson

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 07:41 AM

On paper, the Omegon Panorama 100 degree eyepieces beat the pants off the widely revered Explore Scientific 92 degree. For example, the Omegon 15 mm and 21 mm claim "about 20 mm" eye relief, same as ES. Wider field (100 vs. 92). Lighter (705 g for the Omegon 21 vs. 1300 g for the ES 17). Cheaper ($229 vs. $399).

 

Has anyone had a chance to compare these beauties?



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Posted 27 May 2019 - 08:25 AM

If I recall correctly the Omegons are the same as the Meade MWA "100 degree" eyepieces, which are generally pretty hated as they lack eye relief, FOV, and sharpness.


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Posted 27 May 2019 - 11:59 AM

The ES 92 Lens is quickly becoming my favorite wide lens! What a beauty to look through with the eyeguard all the way down especially. Awesome eyepeices.


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Posted 27 May 2019 - 01:41 PM

Think your off by comparing the two

92s are pretty special 

I dont think those Omegon Panorama 100 are in the same solar system :)


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 07:44 AM

I can't speak to the Omegons, since I don't own them, but I do own both the 12 & 17mm 92°. Was just using them two nights ago and was thinking to myself these are the finest eyepieces I have and will have them for a very long time. Just a stunning image in my recently re-figured and re-coated 8" dob. Only two downsides are size & weight. Cost should not figure into it, because they are worth every penny IMO. I'm not sure if they still have the 20% off sale going, but from time to time ES does that. Grab em while you can because they are fantastic. 

 

Also if you want a 20mm, look no further than the Lunt APM. ER not as nice as the 92°, but they are light weight and easier on the pocket than the 20mm 100° ES. 

 

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 08:14 AM

I have had an ES 20mm 100° for a number of years and it was my favorite eyepiece. That is until last summer when I bought an ES 17mm 92°.


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 09:22 AM

The ES 92's have been a great success! Well done ES, well done.


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 12:37 PM

These Meade MWA clones were tested out a long time ago and not favorably. Here is the thread:

 

https://www.cloudyni...wa-has-arrived/

 

A couple of my posts comparing them to their contemporary rivals (ES92s were not a thing conceived, yet):

 

Indoor tests vs ES100 20, Nagler 22T4

 

Meade MWA 21 vs Nagler 22T4


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