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    So--- what it comes down to is --- "how much of the field of view do you want to be very sharp and perfectly IN- focus?".

    Most of us are happy if 95% of the field is perfectly sharp--- it's that last 5% that you pay for.

    Naglers, Ethos, Televues are considered a "Cadillac" brand. The gold standard against where most other eyepieces are measured. Secondary great brands would be Explore Scientific and Hyperion -- plus some of the University Optics eyepieces........ (in my opinion).

    These will give good views ALMOST out to the outer edges of the field of view. Us retired guys cannot afford those $400- $600 gold standard eyepieces.

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    A real judge of quality of the EP for me is how it performs with the scope I am using on a target such as the double cluster....I am more a low power visual observer and those who know the wow factor one experiences on open clusters with high quality EP, the difference is quite recognizable immediately.

    On a nice exceptional seeing conditions night it is fun to put in an average EP then view same object right after with the quality EP....truly is night and day......

    I always research an expensive EP investment at star parties where I get chance to trial them in my gear first.

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    A real judge of quality of the EP for me is how it performs with the scope I am using on a target such as the double cluster....I am more a low power visual observer and those who know the wow factor one experiences on open clusters with high quality EP, the difference is quite recognizable immediately.

    On a nice exceptional seeing conditions night it is fun to put in an average EP then view same object right after with the quality EP....truly is night and day......

    I always research an expensive EP investment at star parties where I get chance to trial them in my gear first.

    Very similar experience with my Pans. When I used them in my Newt and Maks, the results were "night and day" when compared to the APO I owned. That 90mm refractor gave really, really good quality views. The sharpest, clearest most transparent views I've ever encountered. If I ever hit the lottery, I'm getting me a HUGE APO!
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