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    Default 13mm Nagler 6 or Denkmeier 14mm



    Finally, the time is here for me to buy a premium eyepiece for my Skywatcher Skyliner 200p! I was going to go with the Nagler, but whilst looking at binoviewers yesterday i found Denkmeier of which i knew nothing before. After reading rave reviews, some stating that Denk is better that the Type6 13mm, i am unsure of which to pick! Does anyone have any experience with the Denk?
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    I have no experience with Denk eyepieces, however, you can (try to) pry my Nagler 13mm T6 from my cold dead hands.
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    I use a Denkmeier P/S diagional BUT since I am blind in one eye I do not use the bio viewer ..and to be honest I have never looked thru a Denk eyepiece BUT if it is as good as the diagonal it should be very very good ...plus not exactly cheap)....

    Personally I would buy a 14 mm Pentax XW ... lol

    Seriously eyepieces are very very personal and I personally have a hard time using 82 degree eyepieces as they are just not comfortable (have to shift my eyeballs all over the place) so I much prefer 68-70 degree FOV eyepieces like the Panoptics and Pentax XW's...

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    Only own Naglers, several of them not the Denk, but yes, the Denkmeier's have very good reviews from those who own them; from what I gather, an advantage is less pincushioning as compared to the Nagler, but a slight softening at the edge is reported as compared to the Nagler, which is the tradeoff in this regard - Naglers are sharp to the edge even in fast scopes of up to F/4. The Denk also has a generous eye relief (ER) of 20mm compared to the 12mm of the Nagler, so if you wear glasses while observing, the long ER is a considerable advantage. Denk also has a more neutral tone compared to the Nagler which is considered by many as having a slightly warm tone (although hardly noticeable by my eyes). The big advantage of the Nagler is its very wide 82-deg. apparent field of view (AFOV) when compared to only 65-deg. for the Denk which when used with a non-tracking scope like the Skywatcher 200P, translates to a longer viewing time for any object before you have to move or bump the scope to adjust for the earth's movement. And the 82-deg AFOV allows one to sample the so-called "spacewalk" effect which is the boon of wide-field eyepieces and endearing to many many owners. Because of this, if it were me, given that they are have the same price level, I'd go with the Nagler.

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    Thanks all for replies, Nagler it is! Hernando, thank-you for those details !
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