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    Anyone have experience with them? I can't afford higher end optics and am ready to pull the trigger.
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    I presume you are talking about purchasing a 4000 series plossel set? Have you considered a Meade Series 4000 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece? They sell for less than $100. I own one and am pleased with it, plus it saves on a lot of glass.

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    I have several Meade 4000 eyepieces. They are OK within their price bracket. Watch out .... on eBay and other places some plastic eyepieces that came bundled on inexpensive telescopes, etc. are sold as Meade 4000 eyepieces ... these are not worth much. If you pick one up and it's feather light, it's not a 4000 eyepiece. The 8-24 Meade 4000 Zoom Terry mentioned gets excellent reviews.
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    I had a set come with my LX-200 GPS. I have many various EP's now, but do find I use the 40mm and 26mm quite a bit. I like the 40 for open clusters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Worley View Post
    Anyone have experience with them? I can't afford higher end optics and am ready to pull the trigger.
    I am not certain of the exact eyepiece, but a member of my astonomy club says his favorite eyepiece is a Meade 4000 family member.

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    Hello C.Worley,

    I have had one or two of them (15mm, and 20 or 25mm), that 15mm was very good, unfortunately sold.

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    take a look at the gso range aswell.
    they supply meade who rebrand them,usually
    at a higher price.
    just another option to consider.
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    I ordered the Meade zoom and the 2" (plus adapter) Zhumell barlow. From what I understand, the Barlow is GSO rebranded. I went with the Zhumell because Amazon didn't carry the GSO, and I had a $75 gift card. Total I spent $83.
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    you are correct,both zhumell and meade are
    rebranded gso's.be interesting to find out
    the differences in prices.as a rule,gso branded stuff
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    I have the meade 4000 plossl eyepieces as well as the 5000 sets ...The 4000 stuff is good ..Another thing to consider is getting the 4000 QX wide angle eyepieces (I have the 30mm the 26mm and the 20mm)..Agena astro has them pretty cheap and the view through them is awe inspiring ...
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