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    Default Zhumell 2x ED Barlow vs Zhumell Eyepiece and Filter Kit



    Hello,

    I'd like to start out with a few basic pieces and would like to know if anyone here knows if the Barlow in the kit is similar to the stand alone?

    I'm referencing these two from telescopes dot com. I'm not sure if I can put links in here, so here are the two I'm referring to.

    Zhumell Telescope 2 Inch 2x ED Barlow Lens with Compression Rings
    Zhumell Telescope 1.25 Inch Eyepiece and Filter Kit


    If the Barlow is pretty good in the kit, should I just go with that, it's about $110, vs about $50 for just the stand alone Barlow.

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    Default Re: Zhumell 2x ED Barlow vs Zhumell Eyepiece and Filter Kit

    The 1.25" barlow that comes in the eyepiece and filter kit is for use with the supplied 1.25" eyepieces. The stand alone Barlow is a 2" format with an insert that allows you to use either 2" or 1.25" eyepieces. (Hence the compression rings) A great product if your scope has a 2" focuser on it. The three Dobs produced by Zhumell (Z8, Z10 & Z12) would take this larger 2" format that allows you to insert 2" eyepieces directly into the barlow. If you only plan on using a 1.25" eyepiece format - then stick to the kit with just the 1.25" format. If your telescope can handle the 2" format eyepieces then jump at the 2" Barlow. It is well made and worth the $50..

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    Default Re: Zhumell 2x ED Barlow vs Zhumell Eyepiece and Filter Kit

    Yea I have the kit and the 2" barlow..except my barlow is Apertura (which is the same thing only a different name). I can say the barlow is great for the price..well worth it. The kit on the other hand is really not worth spending the $115 on. The kit serves it purpose for giving you a barlow and a few different focal lengths to try..and if your just starting out and dont want to spend alot of money on a bunch of EP's right away. But I would personally just get the 2" barlow then buy separate EP's. Here lately I have been using the 32mm that came with the kit in my Celestron C90 just because its better then the 32mm that came with the scope.

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