I do enjoy and unfortunately at times like this (potentially working from home until Septemeber!) research & purchase eyepieces. I need to update my signature to better reflect what I have. I own a 14" ES 82 degree and a 17.5 inch Nagler Type 4. While I do not "need" a 15mm eyepiece, I would like to consider one at say 15MM. This would be for a AT72 72mm 430mm FL and a *8" Celestron SCT. I think for fathers day I will get a 102MM 650 MM FL telescope mostly for ease of use with others at my house and friends so an interesting fathers day gift but at least it is a telescope item!
So we have AT Paradigm ED $60 60 FOV
TV Plossl $115 ($96) 50 FOV
ES $75 ($58) 52 FOV
What are your thoughts? As usual hope Don the Starman weighs in I know he provides a couple of these as do our CN sponsor. Tempted to buy all 3 and see, then sell the rest as they are not cost prohibitive. I can observe with or without glasses. All things equal more eye relief is better. Reasonable eye relief though is almost a necessaty as I observe as a hobby.
Members could expand this topic too, I guess,looking at other ranges of FOV vs cost close to the 60 degree, but the object is keeping cost lower and in the same ballpark. I also find these 3 choice to be very solid eyepieces using quality verses cost and, better than other cheaper or similar options. Maybe other find the Orior or Celestron ones superior to these 3. I have found these three brands (Other than the Olivon 70 degree which I really, really like especially in 2" size and is 70 not the 50-60 I am looking at) to be superior quality.