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    Quote Originally Posted by sdtopensied View Post
    Check out russell-optics dot com. Gary Russell makes excellent eyepieces at reasonable prices.

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    I picked up a 35mm 2" 80 degree wide field eyepiece from him on Ebay. It's an excellent value $75 with the shipping. It's not my Nagler 31mm, but it holds its own for the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddfurlow1s View Post
    can someone recommend an okay wide field low mag eyepiece for a hundred dollars or less
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    I love my 26mm Orion Q70 - on sale right now for $79.99 at 26mm Orion Q70 Wide-Field Telescope Eyepiece | Orion Telescopes

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgwilde View Post
    I picked up a 35mm 2" 80 degree wide field eyepiece from him on Ebay. It's an excellent value $75 with the shipping. It's not my Nagler 31mm, but it holds its own for the price.
    Just asking:
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdtopensied View Post
    Check out russell-optics dot com. Gary Russell makes excellent eyepieces at reasonable prices.

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    I recently picked up a pair of used 13mm & 19mm 2" Russell Optics konigs and I have to say that I am pretty happy with them. Granted I'm new to amateur astronomy and don't have the most discerning eye but they work well, especially for the price I paid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voyager3 View Post
    Just asking:
    If you already own a 31mm Nagler, why would you buy another 32mm (whatever the price?).
    It's a 35mm and I got it before the 31 Nagler. I wasn't going to get the Nagler, but it came up at a good price. It's sorta the same reason I bought my Obsession after I already had my 10" newt.
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    I use the Orion 32MM Q70 on the XT8 and love the views
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdtopensied View Post

    The only grubby fingers I want on my really nice eyepieces are mine.
    Is it possible an eyepiece could be damaged by someone else?

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