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    Quote Originally Posted by jt56 View Post
    Thanks to all the info guys... Im still unsure exactly what EP i truly own and whislt i agree in principle with the idea that so long as the GSO EP "sees well" then whats the problem. However, I still feel that if i ordered a super plossl then thats what i should have received...maybe i already have?! Ive sent an email to scopes & skies who say (if i supply a photo of my EP) they will check their stock and see if theres a discrepency and exchange if required. i will let you know how i go. ive attached x2 photos of my GSO EP.

    Yep, you have the Antares 32mm, which retails for less than the GSO.
    see this link for a picture of the GSO 32mm.
    http://www.365astronomy.com/eyepiece...-c-4_25_59.htm

    I have also attached a picture.


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    Thanks for the photo of the GSO 32mm Super plossl EP. So is that what i have got then a super plossl or a not so super plossl and does it matter? Is the only difference that my EP has just not got the words Super or fully on it? Or have i got a lower quality plossl EP?
    Ive heard from Scopes & skies and they say that i have got a super plossl but if i want to swap it i can, they also say that the rubber eyecup is waht makes the EP "super" so thats why, according to them, i have got a super plossl...hmmm, seems fair enough and if thats is the case then im unsure i want to go through the hassle posting the EP back. So long as ive truly got what i ordered and the spec is the same as the Super plossl would be then i guess im happy. The views are nice through it but i havnt anything to compare it to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jt56 View Post
    Thanks for the photo of the GSO 32mm Super plossl EP. So is that what i have got then a super plossl or a not so super plossl and does it matter? Is the only difference that my EP has just not got the words Super or fully on it? Or have i got a lower quality plossl EP?
    Ive heard from Scopes & skies and they say that i have got a super plossl but if i want to swap it i can, they also say that the rubber eyecup is waht makes the EP "super" so thats why, according to them, i have got a super plossl...hmmm, seems fair enough and if thats is the case then im unsure i want to go through the hassle posting the EP back. So long as ive truly got what i ordered and the spec is the same as the Super plossl would be then i guess im happy. The views are nice through it but i havnt anything to compare it to?
    Jt, the questions you have to ask yourself are;
    1) Was I supplied with what I asked and paid for?
    2) Is there a difference between "multi-coated" and "fully multi-coated"?
    3) Are you happy with an unbranded eyepiece?
    4) Are you happy with its performance?

    If the answer to any of these is "no" then ask for your money back, or the correct EP in exchange.

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    You are correct. the answers though are a little confused:
    1: im unsure if it is exactly what i ordererd
    2: What is the difference between fully and multi coated (and would i have to pay a lot more for that clarity)
    3:if it does what its meant to (spec etc) then im ok with unbranded
    4:yeah the moon looked very clear and detailed but i have nothing to compare it to.

    I guess i am happy with it i just would really like to know the truth to Superplossl Vs plossl and is any EP below £50 going to cut it compared to top brands?

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    the only thing i can add is this:
    gso supply a fair number of people with ep's.
    i have a 32mm super plossl that also has a sliding body
    for ap should i want to.
    it does not say super plossl,but it is.
    it states multi coated however.
    because they supply the identical ep's under other names,they may not
    have the writing on them,but it will be the same ep.
    the box states "sp32mm".sp meaning super plossl.
    also,all of mine(except the 42mm 2") say "revelation astro" on them.
    they are exactly the same as gso in every way,from the same company.
    just a different name.letters don't give you the views.
    if you purchased as 32mm meade,same ep.
    if it's multi coated and edge blackened,and gives you good views,it's what
    it says on the box,as the saying goes.
    ultimately,they offered an exchange or money back if you are not happy.
    hope this helps.
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    To OP:

    Do they state the FOV & the eyerelief on this eyepiece where you bought it?
    If its FOV is about 60 degrees its a super, if its 50 degrees its a regular.
    A couple mm of extra eyerelief the super also has, which is good for eyeglass users.
    Id check the manufacturer stats with this info in hand. That outta cover it.
    USUALLY super types state 5 lens in the description however.
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    Hi & thanks for the info.
    The web site states my EP has a "wide 52mm apparent fov, Multi-coated and edge-blackened optics for high contrast views." The EP seems to have a greenish hue to the lens and is nicley made. I guess i just saw the other images of the same EP and it got me wondering how you can truly tell what you have ordered/bought if the info on the side of the EP, or any accessory for that matter, changes from brand to brand. I'm inclined to trust the supplier as they do seem to care that im satisfied with my purchase and they assure me its a super plossl, so... As you say its all down to the views through the EP and I was impressed (seemed clearer than the supplied celestron 25mm EP -this has a plastic barrel and a blue/black finish to the lens). It just makes me curious as to how you can truly tell...

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    Quote Originally Posted by astronut View Post
    To OP:

    Do they state the FOV & the eyerelief on this eyepiece where you bought it?
    If its FOV is about 60 degrees its a super, if its 50 degrees its a regular.
    A couple mm of extra eyerelief the super also has, which is good for eyeglass users.
    Id check the manufacturer stats with this info in hand. That outta cover it.
    USUALLY super types state 5 lens in the description however.
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    I don't think that is true of the GSO Super Plossl. Super Plossl is a term used all over the place, often to describe 4 element designs these days.

    GSO 1.25" Plossl Eyepiece - 32mm

    It's pretty likely Sn'S is right and that your EP is a GSO one, GSO makes EPs for a ridiculous number of manufacturers, all with different lettering on them. If you were advertised a 5 element design or are unhappy with it though, send it back in.
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    No mention of it being 5 element (does say multi coated on the sopes & skies site but not on the actual EP barrel I have...) I am happy with the view and it does feel like a nicely made EP, though i can only compare to my supplied EPs.
    I decided to get a 32mm EP after posting questions as to what are the best accessories to get for my new scope. Many of you guys out there said that a 32mm EP is a useful addition. I guess when you are new to this and only have limited funds you just want to be sure you've got what you hoped for, mind you that could be said for any price bracket. I dont feel that ive been "done" just left a little uncertain. ive attached a photo of the GSO lens and barrel end , cheers for all the help and interest.
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    52mm AFOV is a 4 element design regular Plossl,
    That is basicly the same FOV I have on my TV plossels. Id bet my last dollar that DaveW is right & they throw in super a bit carelessly on the box.
    Super plossels cost more, just go price the series 5000 meades or any name brand that specificly states 5 elements or 6 & look at the cost of that eyepiece and its obvious what you have.
    TV markets their ver. of the super plossel as the Radian as an example, 60mm AFOV & 20mm eyerelief but the cost is well.................up there.
    Im not sure if the extra 8mm or so of AFOV is worth all that cash.
    The regular plossel design is a pretty good all around design for the bang.
    Gotta love marketing........................
    If a person wants a genuine Super Plossel go shopping for a 5-6 element eyepiece & its guranteed to have the extra AFOV & eyerelief but be prepared for the price, that's why I bought plossels instead of Supers the cost is staggering on the 5 element types verses the 4 lens group type for that lil extra FOV.
    Better off buying used Naglers for that cost IMHO.
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