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    thanks for the review.
    seems that they are indeed a nice
    piece of glass.
    well worth looking at.
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    I have just ordered the 11mm and the 14mm from the US. Even with the VAT payable they still work out less than a Hyperion that I've recently heard dont go too well with fast scopes. My new 10" F5 Dob should be winging its way from Germany soon. Hope they suit. I have heard some good things about them

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    I will be receiving the 6.7mm tomorrow. It should be good for 224x in my Z12.
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    Nice. My 8.8mm ES 82* gives me about the same magnification (about 230X) in my F/10 SCT. Unfortunately, seeing hasn't been that great since I've had it.

    I'm supposed to get my 20mm ES 70* tomorrow.
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    Thanks for the review, been thinking about picking up a nice wide FOV ep, sounds like these just may be the ones to check out.
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    Thanks, after reading your review I finally know what eyepiece I want to add to my collection. I have been flip flopping for a week and a half trying to make up my mind and this really helped me out. Every purchase is critical for me due to budget and I cant afford to buy cheap stuff.

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    I have a 30 and 11 mm ES 82* eyepieces. The 30 mm is an absolute pleasure to use. Very crisp stars and wide fov( I get 2* fov at 40x with f6 8"). Great for hunting deep sky. The 11 mm works awesome. You do have to your eye pretty close to capture the entire fov. I like the wide field with my dob because planets spend more time drifting and less chasing and nudging than with narrower fov lens. Great eyepieces for sure I love mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeiss View Post
    I was able to see through the eyepiece with my glasses on, but only the center area, as my eye could not get close enough to see the wide field.



    I can only imagine how good the 100 degree EPs are.

    Also, my wife was viewing with me as usual, and after her first view through the 82 EP this is what she said. "That is bad-ass"
    I can say that owning a Explore Scientific 9mm 100 degree eyepiece made the Orion Nebula like a vacation. The background is so dark
    it was quite the experience. Jupiter was sharp as a tack.
    Could be with the pricing difference that Explore Scientific will become
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    I picked up a 8.8mm 82* and a 16mm 68* and was blown away by the 8.8! Yesterday I returned the 16mm and switched it out for an 14mm 82* and a 2" 24mm 82*. Should find out this week but from what I have seen in the 8.8 it was like swimming!
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    My ES 11mm 82░ and certainly the ES 30mm 82░ are my most used EP's. For DSO's the 30mm is unbeatable in my opinion. The eyerelief is very good and the view is very crisp.
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