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    Default ES 70 degree EP line



    For those who are unaware or really new at this, Explore Scientific has a line of 70 degree EPs that were designed to accompany sold telescopes. Just as Celestron, Meade and Orion will provide a "starter" EP or two with their new scopes. I found them for sale at Woodland Hills Telescopes and they range from $39.95 to $69.95 and come in both 1.25" and 2". They look identical to the higher quality 68, 82 and 100 degree products.
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    Default Re: ES 70 degree EP line

    I bought a set of these to use at outreach and public viewing sessions. They are what they are...An inexpensive set of EPs. They work well in all of my scopes, but show a lot of field curvature and some minor optical flaws. For the price and purpose that they were acquired, I am satisfied with their performance, but make no mistake about their quality.

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    Yea I had seen these 70's but I figured I would be better just using the ep's that came with my scopes and kit. But I still would like to try ES 68's
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    Default Re: ES 70 degree EP line

    At about the same price as the 68 EPs and with more FOV and more FLs available I would look to the 82 series myself.

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    Default Re: ES 70 degree EP line

    How mush for 2" ep in the es line.

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    Default Re: ES 70 degree EP line

    Quote Originally Posted by sada View Post
    How mush for 2" ep in the es line.
    I believe they start at around $59.95 and top out at $69.95. Just as rtlrp 12 stated, they are what they are and I agree with his assessment of the line. With the big ES sale going on right now with the 82 degree EPs, it doesn't make sense to buy them because the 68 and 82 degree pieces are a better product. I have the 25mm 70 degree and one of the reasons why I posted this was due to the fact I bought it used some time ago not knowing it was an entry level EP, I thought I was getting a great deal. At the time I didn't know a lot about the ES line, but heard good things about their products. I paid the new price for it and learned a lesson there and found out as well not many stores carry the 70 degree line. In fact I only found Woodland Hills stocked it. Its a decent EP for the price though. Since the 1.25" 70 degree EPs were so affordable I figured why not so I bought a 10mm. After using it a couple times and comparing it to my other EPs, I sent it back for credit because it was lacking in performance. Besides that the barrel was out of round making it difficult to install it in the focuser. Woodland Hills took it back towards a better 82 degree ES EP. That was my last experience with the 70 degree line and I won't buy another one.

    If you want to know pricing on other ES 70 degree EPs, go to the Woodland Hills Telescope and Camera website. It doesn't sound like Explore Scientific is including any 70 degree EPs with their new scopes as they used to.
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