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#26 Axunator

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 11:47 AM

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 05:38 PM

TVZ 3 - 6

31T5

17E


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#28 Miranda2525

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 06:36 PM

TVZ 3 - 6 <----Not  a Nagler

31T5

17E <----------Not a Nagler

Best of the best Nagler lines
Started by droid, Sep 12 2019 07:12 PM

 


Edited by Miranda2525, 15 September 2019 - 06:36 PM.


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 06:40 PM

 

TVZ 3 - 6 <----Not  a Nagler

31T5

17E <----------Not a Nagler

Best of the best Nagler lines
Started by droid, Sep 12 2019 07:12 PM

 

 

 

Well, I put a vote in for my 3-6 Zoom too.  The way I see it, if Al Nagler calls it a Nagler, it's a Nagler.


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 07:01 PM

 

TVZ 3 - 6 <----Not  a Nagler

 

Best of the best Nagler lines
Started by droid, Sep 12 2019 07:12 PM

 

 

Wrong

Nagler Zoom.

 

(2 out of 3)



#31 Miranda2525

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 07:28 PM

Wrong

Nagler Zoom.

 

(2 out of 3)

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#32 Scott in NC

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 08:10 PM

I really liked all three of the T4 Naglers (12, 17, and 22mm), and would have kept them forever had the Ethos line not come out.  After a long period of non-use, I decided it was time to sell them in favor of the Ethoses.  Not long after buying a 21mm Ethos I decided it was time to part with my 31T5 Nagler, but missed it so much that I bought another one.  The same thing happened with my 9T1 Nagler (sold and then rebought), which I actually preferred to the 9T6 Nagler (the only T6 Nagler that I've ever owned).  And while there's debate as to whether the 3-6mm Nagler zoom is really a "Nagler," since it doesn't share the same 82° AFOV as the others, I'm including it, as "Nagler" is in the name.  That one has been a keeper since the day I bought it, at least a decade ago.

 

So the Naglers that are left in my lineup (all long-term keepers) are the 3-6 Nagler zoom, 9T1, and 31T5.


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 07:22 PM

The one Nagler I will never give up is the 31T5.  Like Scott, I sold mine after getting a 21E but soon bought another after realizing how much I missed it.

 

I mostly observe with Ethos eyepieces now, but still have a few Naglers around for use in my smaller scopes—7T6, 13T6 and 16T5.  The 7T6 doesn’t seem to get as much love as the other T6’s from what I’ve read, but I have no complaints about mine. The 13T6 was my favorite eyepiece until the 13E came along.  It’s still one of my favorites.  The 16T5 is an absolute gem—razor sharp and hard to believe that such a small eyepiece can offer such an expansive FOV.  Some find its eye relief a little tight, but I’ve always found it plenty comfortable and to my eye it seems slightly sharper than the 17T4.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 02:05 AM

For me definitively T4. I don't wear glasses but there is something unique and special about the immersiveness and comfort of T4s.

In fact I prefer T4s over Ethos.

 

  


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 11:08 AM

My favorite Nagler ain't a Nagler....its a 22 Panoptic.



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 11:51 AM

My favourite 80° eyepiece is the Orion LHD Lanthanum LER 14mm.



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 02:32 PM

Favorite T4: 22mm.  Very immersive, comfortable.  Like a well-broken-in shoe.

Favorite T5: 31mm.  Best ultrawide anywhere near this focal length.

Favorite T6: 13mm.  For me, flawless.  Not the absolute best eyepiece I've EVER used, but very close.  Perfect eye relief--I wish every eyepiece had 12mm eye relief.

[LOL.  I don't wear glsses when observing, of course.

It's been too many years since I owned T1 and T2 Nagler for me to remember well which was my favorite.

Wow, that's quite a complement on the 13mm T6! I do like mine and I'm going to look harder through it in my scope after this praise. Nice compact and lightweight EP.

 

BTW, besides the 13mm T6, I have ES 11mm and a ES 8.8mm. I have been wondering if I really need the 11mm?



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 03:42 PM

TeleVue discontinued the 11mm T6 because just about everyone with the 13mm skipped next to the 9mm.



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 04:43 PM

Presumably only the Apollo 11 commemoration prompted another 11mm.....  



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:21 PM

Presumably only the Apollo 11 commemoration prompted another 11mm.....  

Only if you sell ALL your equipment to get one. lol.gif


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 11:19 PM

Presumably only the Apollo 11 commemoration prompted another 11mm.....  

Anybody know anything about price and release date? It's all so mysterious..



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:55 AM

Price is still unknown.  Delivery will be in the Fall.


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:20 AM

In time for Christmas.... 


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:33 AM

Price is still unknown.  Delivery will be in the Fall.

 

The fall starts in three days.


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:41 AM

The fall starts in three days.

 

Yes...you’ll get to see the numbers in your bank account ‘fall’...


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 09:51 AM

Yes...you’ll get to see the numbers in your bank account ‘fall’...


I think the price of the Apollo will be too high for me, even if any are still available. Fortunately, I have a nice 10mm Delos.

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 10:08 AM

I think the price of the Apollo will be too high for me, even if any are still available. Fortunately, I have a nice 10mm Delos.

I think it will be too high for me as well.. Fortunately, I have an ES 12/92° grin.gif

If a 10mm Ethos costs $630...  But on the other hand, the Naglers are under $470 [not including 31T5]. And this isn't a 100° eyepiece, so maybe it won't have the price of one. Too many variables to make an educated guess confused1.gif


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 10:15 AM

You can add that the quality seems to be very high by early reports, and that this is an special limited edition.

It's kind of a Nagler with Ethos quality and Delos eye relief.

I guess the price will be comparable (probably a tad higher) to Ethos or the Docter 12.5mm (a priori a direct competitor).

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 11:48 AM

Well, the Noblex (Docter) 12.5mm has such different optical characteristics than the Apollo 11 that they probably won't appeal to the same observer.

But, in terms of eye relief and apparent field, you're pretty close, I'd say.


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 05:19 PM

of the five lines ( types ) which one out of types is the best of the series.

 

For instance I currently have 2 of the type 2s in hand, the third is coming.....but am leaning towards the 20mm being the best of the three.

 

So what does everyone think?

Best Type 1:  7mm Nagler

Have never owned a Type 2

Have never owned a Type 4

Best Type 5:  16mm Nagler

Best Type 6:  So far:  13mm Nagler


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