Hi all. Well, I've finally made the decision to get back into observing again. Surfing the brands found the BST Planetary eyepieces that come in 11 sizes from 2.5mm to 25mm and all have a generous 16mm eye-relief. They are 58 deg afov.
These are TMB PII look-alikes but the specs say they are 5 element in 3 or 4 groups instead of 6 as the TMB's were. Having used and liking the TMB's am thinking seriously about getting a few of these BST's. I especially like the shorter and consecutive focal lengths.
Question is: Has anyone used these eyepieces? And 2. How good was the QC for the ones you have used?
I had to return a couple of the TMB's I got because of "rattling" lenses and one had a cracked field-lens! I really do suspect these "may" perform at least as well as the TMB's did, but am rather suspicious of seeing that the dealer in question does have -many- of these in stock; meaning that nobody is buying them. Or it could very well be that this design has run its course.
Thank you for any help here.