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    Default Bought 1st barlow.



    Figured that adding a barlow to my limited ep collection (9 and 30mm polssi) is a must. Just purchased the Zhumell 2 Inch 2x ED Barlow Lens with Compression Rings. I went with this one for two reasons: price(on a budget) and that it is able to accept both 2" and 1.25" eps.

    Figured I couldn't go wrong. Anyone have experience with this barlow?


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    Default Re: Bought 1st barlow.

    not with that barlow - but congrats - i'm sure it'll perform and you will love it

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    Default Re: Bought 1st barlow.

    That's the same Barlow I own. It's an excellent piece with very little, if any noticeable loss of light. The nice box is a plus. Love it.
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    Default Re: Bought 1st barlow.

    Sweet! Can't wait to use it to enhance my current eps.

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    Default Re: Bought 1st barlow.

    I somehow forgot to mention the construction. This is a fairly heavy piece & feels very solid. Like holding a chunk of lead, Lol. If you haven't held it yet your in for a surprise. The price/performance ratio is well off as it's a great bargain and another example of why GSO leads the market for affordable astronomy pieces. Still waiting for a GSO branded H-alpha set-up
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    Barlow a are always a good tool when conditions permit

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    Default Re: Bought 1st barlow.

    Enjoy!
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    Default Re: Bought 1st barlow.

    Hello Gagobuto. I have the Orion 3 element Barlow 2". I think that you are going to enjoy your new Barlow very much. Like mine, yours comes with a 1.25" reducer, which will give you great versatility with your eyepieces. I looked up your Barlow on the Agena website, and you got a better deal than I did on the Orion when on sale. Please give us a first light report when you get it out to use it, and best of regards.
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    Default Re: Bought 1st barlow.

    I will give a report, expected arrival date is the 30th so I am patiently waiting. Lets just hope I can get skies like I had tonight. Good night all.

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    Default Re: Bought 1st barlow.

    The only eyepiece I returned for a refund was a Zhumell barlow. ( 1.25") The one I got was clearly defective as it looked like I was trying to view something through a dirty window with spider webs covering it. When I purchased a different Barlow I bought a different brand (Celestron Omni) instead.
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