Hey guys I am from India. I recently got GSO 8" F/4 Imaging Newtonian Telescope. It has come with a 25mm 1.25" GSO eyepiece that gives 32x magnification. I have to buy eyepieces and barlows to have a wide range of magnifications. I know that this scope is meant for imaging purpose but I also do want to tease out some good visuals with it. For now, consider that I have the GSO 2" Coma Corrector as well, which has a 1.1x magnification.
I have decided to keep the eye relief in my eyepiece large and that's why I don't want to buy any shorter eyepiece than a 15mm (fl). For medium magnifications, I will use GSO 2" 2x Apochromatic Barlow with CC. And for high magnications, I will use 5x barlow with these eyepieces.
Now, the question is, which 15mm eyepiece should I buy? In India there is only one seller which sells products at reasonable prices, and it's tejraj.com . And there, I can only buy a 15mm GSO (I want Super Plossl, not Super View) or the 15mm Explore Scientific 52° 1.25" LER eyepiece (which is 3 times more expensive!).
I have read many threads on CN itself about the problems of the 15mm GSO Super Plossl eyepiece (I am talking about the specific ep not the whole Super Plossl series. There are many excellent reviews about 32mm GSO too.). I have read that the 15mm GSO do not have a field stop at all and even if it have it, it's in the wrong place. This creates a very blurry and diffused field stop while observing through it. (Please note that those threads were 7-8 years old, so things may have improved now)
Now, I want to know if anyone is using that GSO eyepiece. If yes, then does your eyepiece does the same as I explained above? Please let me know what do you think about it.
If that particular eyepiece do not have such problems, then I will buy that ep. But, if it still continues to have, I will have to go for the ES eyepiece. (My budget is not much high and I also cannot buy other eyepieces because they are a lot expensive here in India, that's why I am limited to tejraj.com only). I know that ES is not 3 times as good as a decent GSO eyepiece to justify it's price but, if the GSO 15mm has those problems, then it makes no sense to buy that, and thus I will go with the ES.
Please help me out with this problem!