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    Default Took the ES 82 plunge big time!



    After selling off some stuff I decided to invest the money in a decent set of eyepieces that I would not be afraid to use for outreach as well as observing at home. Having used several Explore Scientific EPs, I threw in with them and bought a bunch of the 82 degree models...in fact, all of them except for the 8.8mm and 14mm (I have TV 9mm and 13mm Nagler T6s already). In addition, I iced the cake with a 14mm 100. Of course the clouds promptly moved in and swallowed Virginia, but I am looking forward to some clear skies to test the new family members out. These EPs absolutely feel like quality and as an owner of several "premium" EPs, I believe the ES models also belong in that category. One thing is for sure, with the sale currently under way you can't beat the price for what you get...

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    Holy cow man! That's a nice set! They're mostly 2" with the exception of 3?
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    Nice. I have the full set of ES82s and couldn't be more pleased.

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    I'll have to agree with you Brian, ES 82 deg series are marvelous EPs. I have a 30mm and a 6.7mm, and they both never fail to please me. I haven't tried the 100 deg models, but 82 degrees feels great, so I'll stick with those. Grats on the EPs, hope the skies clear soon so you can really enjoy them.

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    Suh-weeet!

    I have a couple of 82s (6.7 and 16). The 11mm is next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pingu View Post
    Holy cow man! That's a nice set! They're mostly 2" with the exception of 3?
    Hi Pingu,

    Actually, the majority are 1.25". Everything up to 14mm is 1.25" (4.7, 6.7, 8.8, 11, 14), and all the rest are 2" (18, 24, 30). The odd man out in the middle is the 14mm 100...definitely looks different.

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    Hi Randy, Paul, and Voyager3!

    I'm pretty pleased about picking these up, don't think I could have without the sale. Now it looks like I'll have to start my anti-cloud incantations if I want to see how they perform

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    Congratulations Brian! I am a BIG fan of Explore Scientific eyepieces. I think they give you some of the best value your money can buy in premium eyepieces.

    You're gonna love 'em!
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    Yeah those 82s are super. I had quite a few of them but am working my way down to a more minimalist approach.
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    Yep, you are gonna love the view those babys give you! I have the 4.7mm, 11mm, 18mm, 30mm, 9mm 100*, and have pre-ordered the new 5.5mm 100* and 25mm 100*. That should be all I need for a while!

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