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#1 Udderly Abducted

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 10:18 PM

Hi everyone, I'm interested in the Agena Enhanced Wide Angle 6mm. I have the Svbony version of it, but it has a major glare problem. It's like a big circle over bright objects. Way worse than eye reflections. If I remember right, I think I read in a thread on here that their Agena version doesn't do this, but I think I also read that the Orion Expanse version does. Can anyone verify that the Agena version is free of this? If it is, then I might buy one or put up a wanted ad.

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 09:26 AM

This is very much a role of the dice.

 

All of these eyepieces are identical with different brands and paint jobs.

 

I have a Yosoo branded version of this eyepiece that doesn’t do what you describe, but it’s also not as sharp as the 9mm Corvus Optics branded version I have.

 

For the price these eyepieces are sold at, my guess there is little to no QA. Maybe Agena has a contract with the maker for minimum QA, but I doubt that QA involves a factory field test of the eyepiece.



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 10:27 PM

Interesting how the samples vary, but I guess that possibly makes sense considering the price. Thanks for the info!

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