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    I have a 12" INTELLISCOPE, f/4.9...... I am looking for some GOOD eyepieces, but I dont want to spend $640 for the PRIMO NAGLER either, I am looking for some advice on eyepiece brands, I have looked through a PENTAX, and I was very impressed... any ideas would be greatly appreciated.. Starshiptrooper

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    Baader hyperions are a nice brand.
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    The GSO Superview's aren't that bad either. Well I say they're not bad, I don't really have any expensive eyepieces to compare them to but I certainly get good views with the ones I have. People that have them and expensive eyepieces say they are good for the price. I have a 2in 42mm Superview that I paid 44 bucks for and I love it. Check them out.

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    Want good eyepieces (EP's) for your fast scope (fast scopes require EP's that are well-corrected at the edge to provide good views) that won't cost an arm and a leg? Check out the Explore Scientific 82 & 100 degree EP's which are on sale right now, they're very good value given the sale price. Just another option to consider.

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    I must to admit, I have really good luck with Orion's EP's. I have a ton of their EP's...

    Their "Highlight" models are my latest "fancy", and they're really good for the price, with excellent quality views! I liked the 17mm so much, I bought 2 more. The best part is, they're around $55 ea...definitely worth the money, I think...I also have a Baader Hyperion 21mm, which is really nice, too. It's just not in my everyday budget to spend over $140 for just one EP.

    There are many nice EP's to be had, and too darn many brands to choose from. My 2c, is that as long as you stick with a decent name brand, you can't really go wrong. (Orion, Pentax, Baader, etc)

    Hard to really give one "iron-clad" answer.

    I think most of my Orion EP's were well under $70 ea (in some cases $45 - $50 bucks ea), and I'm pretty darn happy with all of them. Sure, there are a couple I don't use much, and not because the quality is bad, it's just that some of them provide way too much magnification for my tastes....But, overall, all my Orion EP's have been very good purchases.
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    Hi starshiptrooper. I've been pretty happy with my Eyepieces. See my sig. They work pretty well in my f4.9 8 inch reflector. With the exception of the Meade SWAs all of them were purchased used at descent prices. As Hernando mentioned earlier the Explore Scientific eyepiece sale looks pretty good right now. I ordered an 11mm 82 degree eyepiece that hasn't arrived yet. Based on reviews and price I think it's going to be a descent buy but I don't have direct experience yet. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmbryan View Post
    Baader hyperions are a nice brand.
    They are my next choice!

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    I love my Baader Hyperion, as well....Great quality EP! But, when I got it in the mail, I started laughing....That sucker is HUGE! It's about the size of a Hand-Grenade!!! LOL
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    Personally, I like Parks gold series EP's , the only draw back is they are only 52 degrees. Williams Optics has some decent 68 degree at a decent price, and the afore mentioned baders are good ep's as are the Explorer Scientific. However with that being said, if you want the view you see thru Pentax or Nagler, you will have to shell out the bucks for a Pentax or a Nagler, I did get lucky and pick up a 4.8mm Nagler off of Ebay for a $100 a couple of weeks ago.

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    If you like the Baaders, the Orion Stratus EPs are either the same or almost the same EPs under the Orion name. I have several of the Orion branded ones and they are awesome.

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