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    Has anyone any experience with a Vixen Zoom LV 8-24mm eyepiece?
    Is it good choice among other zoom eyepieces? I want to buy zoom eyepiece to replace standard SkyWatcher 10mm and 25mm plossls.
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    From what I've heard, it's a decent zoom. Not as good as the Baader Hyperion zoom - but decent.

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    I haven't tried the Vixen. I did purchase a Meade 8-24 zoom after reading a lot of reviews and the price was right. I'd love to give you a review of it but the darned thing is taking forever to arrive and I ordered it in August.

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    I'm looking forward to see this review and I hope you will get the eyepiece as soon as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aod View Post
    I'm looking forward to see this review and I hope you will get the eyepiece as soon as possible.
    I ordered it in late August and they said it was on order and I'd have it in 3-4 weeks. Then I emailed them again after that passed and they said that I'd have it the third week in October which has now come and gone. They have been nice in that they agreed to give me free shipping on the eyepiece when they get them from Meade but it would still be nice to know when its coming. I have my hopes up that I'll receive it in the next week or two. I'll definitely post my thoughts once I receive it and test it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aod View Post
    Hello!
    Has anyone any experience with a Vixen Zoom LV 8-24mm eyepiece?
    Is it good choice among other zoom eyepieces? I want to buy zoom eyepiece to replace standard SkyWatcher 10mm and 25mm plossls.
    I cant comment on the Vixen eyepiece, but I do own a Baader Hyperion zoom that I bought to replace the same eyepieces. Best investment I have made to date, it has become my 'goto' eyepiece, and I find that the sweet spot is between 12 and 16 power for contrast and fov. You wont be disappointed in a zoom ep, go for it.

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    I ordered it in late August and they said it was on order and I'd have it in 3-4 weeks.
    Do you mind if I ask who you ordered it from? Seems like a long time to wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisS42 View Post
    Do you mind if I ask who you ordered it from? Seems like a long time to wait.
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    I'm still waiting...

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    I don't have the Vixen zoom, but I do have the Meade 8-24 and love it, also the price at canadiantelescopes.com is $99 with free shipping. Use their online chat to see if they have it in stock, and if not they may be able to give you an estimate of when it will be. If you don't mind some shipping and duty then telescopes.com has them in stock priced at $89.98 and shipping from them is pretty quick.
    I know the problem with a lot of vendors is that they rely on accurate shipping dates from the manufacturers, and more often than not, the manufacturer is to blame for the delays.
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    Yeah, Efton Science told me that they're waiting to get them from Meade and Meade keeps missing the ship date.

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