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    Default "GAS" ES14mm or Luminos 15mm????



    With all these clouds about, I feel a bout of "GAS" coming on.

    I need one more eyepiece to round out the collection. I'm looking in the 15mm area.

    I really would like the ES 14mm 82 degree, but I'm having a hard time ignoring the $85 price on the Luminos 15mm. I have an old f/10 C8, and unless one falls out of the sky, I have no plans for a faster scope. I've been reading old reviews over on CN. Other that the occasional mild EOFB (edge of field brightening) complaint on faster scopes, most say it performs well. One actually preferred it over the ES14.

    So, on a slow f/10, am I going to get twice the performance for twice the price.


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    Default Re: "GAS" ES14mm or Luminos 15mm????

    Scott, In the C8 the Luminos should perform well, having said that I own most of the ES 82s including two of the 14mms (binoviewer) and use them in all my scopes.

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    Default Re: "GAS" ES14mm or Luminos 15mm????

    The 15mm Luminos performs well in my 8" dob. Edges start to get mushy a bit but only noticeable on bright objects, about 70% is good and sharp. That's at F/5.9 so F/10 should be great!. EOFB comes and goes and I really don't notice it unless I am looking for it. Light transmission seems pretty good, better than anything else I have. Twist up eyecup works fine, a bit stiff mind you. Seems to barlow well too.
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    Default Re: "GAS" ES14mm or Luminos 15mm????

    Seems to me in an f/10 scope, it'd be hard not to go with the Luminos...especially for the price.

    Had my ES 14mm for several days now and have yet to pull a photon through it.
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    Default Re: "GAS" ES14mm or Luminos 15mm????

    As much as I like the ES line, in the scope you have, I honestly see no reason not to save the money and go with the Luminos. Your f/10 is so much more forgiving than my f/4.5 and f/5 dobs. Even my f/6.5 ES refractor has enough field curvature due to its semi-fast optics that it might complain about the Luminos as well. But in your case, I don't see any real issue.
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    Default Re: "GAS" ES14mm or Luminos 15mm????

    I heard the older axioms are better than the luminos. If you can find one that is.

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    Default Re: "GAS" ES14mm or Luminos 15mm????

    Bump

    Any more opinions before I get CFO approval???


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    Default Re: "GAS" ES14mm or Luminos 15mm????

    I'm still voting on the Luminos.
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    Default Re: "GAS" ES14mm or Luminos 15mm????

    You're only allowed to vote once...

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    Default Re: "GAS" ES14mm or Luminos 15mm????

    My 15MM Luminos is my most used EP, works fantastic in slower ratio scopes, I don't have anything fast other then my Travelscope 70, which I don't use the EP in anyways. Its very well made, and visually everything seems very clear in my Mak's/F/10 Refractor. If you do some hunting around, you can find them used for under $85.
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