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    Default Huge discount on ES 82 degree eyepieces



    OPT is having a huge discount on the 4.7mm, 6.7mm, 11mm and 14mm Explore Scientific 82 degree eyepieces, they are now selling for $99.95. That is about half of the regular price.
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    Yay Explore Scientific has thrown down the gauntlet (for a price war), good for us eyepiece consumers!

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    Even the non-$99 ones are priced really well. Hope someone buys a few and gives a review.

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    Seriously!? Even though I am admitted Nagler snob for that price I will try one! Thanks for the heads up!
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    Hernando

    Is there any chance I wind up disappointed in the ES coming from Naglerville? I love the idea of half the price but a little leery of it being half the price if you know what I mean...knowing the porthole I look through with stars tack sharp to the edge...am I gonna get that same feeling with an ES eyepiece? Or should I just wait for a Nagler 26 on amart because I will obsess and overanalyze the ES an not enjoy it no matter what?
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    I really like the ES brand. I own their 82 degree 30mm—the model that is not nitrogen purged. It cost me $349.95 on sale and weighs 3.2 lbs. Now you can get the 30mm waterproof nitrogen purged model that only weighs 2.2 lbs for only $299.95. I think they figured out how to make the 82 degree EPs better while doing research to develop their 100 degree waterproof nitrogen purged line.

    These are some seriously good values!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb32828 View Post
    Hernando

    Is there any chance I wind up disappointed in the ES coming from Naglerville? I love the idea of half the price but a little leery of it being half the price if you know what I mean...knowing the porthole I look through with stars tack sharp to the edge...am I gonna get that same feeling with an ES eyepiece? Or should I just wait for a Nagler 26 on amart because I will obsess and overanalyze the ES an not enjoy it no matter what?
    For an avid Nagler fan as I know you are, I'd stick with the Nagler 26mm T5, if I can get it for a good price. The last I've come across is $405 at Astromart, like new condition. Note that in the used mart, you will seldom come across a Nagler 26mm for sale, which means owners are holding on to them; others Naglers are more easily available. The nearest ES on sale now is the 24mm and the discount on it is small, just $50 from $300 down to around $250. If it were a 50% off, like $150 for the ES 24mm (like what Meade offered with the SWA 5000 series sometime back), only then would I go for one instead of the Nagler 26mm. Maybe if your scope will only be the slow SCT all the time, the ES will do; but the Nagler choice is all the more important if you plan to buy a big fast Dob in the future, I believe you'll be a lot happier with the Nagler more than anything else for those fast scopes. Just my 2 cents.

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    Id like to hear how these 2" eyepieces fair on a f/5.9 Dob..........................at the edges of the FOV.
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    Thanks for the links Sam,
    My Gawd they are friggen beasts! I think Ill still consider naglers.
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    @dave: I deleted that post because it showed the old style ES eyepieces, which are much heavier and larger, and I was never able to find a better search.
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