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#1 ROBODOG

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 06:32 PM

Hey all, I am looking for suggestions for 24-26mm-ish eyepieces for my TV Bino vues.

I currently have Nagler pairs for my high power:

3.5mm

5mm

9mm

 

and for mid power:

12mm radians

15mm TV plossls

19 pans

 

And for my low power:

40mm TV plossls with eyeguard extenders

26mm smoothie plossls with rke guards

 

The 26mm smoothies which are beautiful views, but I would like to replace them with something a bit more high end with wider field of view. The obvious 24pans are my next possible purchase, but I was hoping to get feedback on others. The binos are 1.25" barrels so keep that in mind. Ethos aren't going to cut it, I had a pair of 13s and silly to be using with binos. I do have a 31mm hand grenade which is my favorite to look through, but looking to 2-eye it wide field. I have never tried morpheus or ES eyepieces so would love some feedback on those too.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.



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Posted 24 November 2020 - 07:02 PM

There are no 24-26mm Morpheus.

The APM 24 UFF is probably considered the closest rival to the 24 Panoptic. ES 24/68 or Celestron Xcel LX 25 are lower options but it doesn’t seem like you are that concerned about price.

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 07:12 PM

I lucked out and picked up a pair of 24mm Televue wide field smoothies a few years ago.  They are the first eyepieces I use with my binoviewer.

 

If you are not in a hurry, you might be able to locate a similar set.



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Posted 24 November 2020 - 07:24 PM

Funny thing, I actually just sold my 24mm wide-field yesterday because I was having an issue finding its mate. I will check out the APM version. I guess theres not much more out there than the 24 pans for what I need. Thanks for the info.



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Posted 24 November 2020 - 07:28 PM

Yeah I mean you might consider 22LVW if you are open to discontinued products. I have used both the LVW and Panoptic and they are both fantastic. Didn’t try them side by side though.

But yeah, purchasing new, it’s pretty much 24 Panoptic or APM 24 UFF at the top of the heap it seems. The APM is more glasses friendly.

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 11:40 PM

Bear in mind that 24mm widefields are usually pretty fat, even in 1.25 barrels.
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Posted 25 November 2020 - 12:05 AM

I use a pair of 24mm ES68s and the views are quite breathtaking. They are heavy though at almost 12oz.  24 Pans are only 8.2oz but they drain the wallet more.  The 24mm APM UFF from all reports is superior to both optically and has more comfortable eye relief, but it is almost 12oz also -- The new 24mm Celestron Ultima-Edge and Meade UHD are supposed to be the same design as APM UFF FYI.  If you can find the 25mm Meade HD60s, while not premium, their FOV is quite well controlled and high contrast so very nice; they are lite at 7.7oz but only 60 deg AFOV.   


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Posted 25 November 2020 - 09:46 AM

Vixen SLV 25mm 50°, Meade HD-60 25mm 60° (same as Celestron XCel LX, but neater), ES62 26mm 62°, Takahashi 28mm Erfle 60°, TAL Plossl 25mm 45°, APM 24mm Ultra Flat Field 65°.

 

They all have decent eye relief for glasses.


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