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    Default Meade 5000 UWA EPs On Sale!



    $103 for the 14, 8.8, and 5.5mm EPs, $119 for the 2" 20 mm EP. You won't find a quality 82* EP for much cheaper than this, if you're looking to try out an 82* fov but don't have hundreds of $ these are definitely worth a look at this price. My 14mm is my most used EP, definitely would recommend it. I'll probably pick up the 5.5mm for my small scope when I get paid next Friday, sale goes through the end of Feb.
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    Default Re: Meade 5000 UWA EPs On Sale!

    Agree, good prices on these. If one finds their physique a little too chubby for their liking, you can put them on a diet by removing that bulbous shroud. I've seen pictures from those having done so. The Meade's also usually give a little more eye relief than the ES 82 variety if that is of concern. Reason being the Meade versions keep the eye lens more flush with the top of the housing while the ES versions tend to recess it a little.
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    Default Re: Meade 5000 UWA EPs On Sale!

    It also appears that Explore Scientific has dropped the prices on their 82* EPs for 2016, wonder what the reason is behind this.
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    Default Re: Meade 5000 UWA EPs On Sale!

    The prices at Agena look like what they were before, but then again, I'm not in the market for one presently so I haven't kept up with their pricing. I know they had a pre-holiday sale that many took advantage of.
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    Default Re: Meade 5000 UWA EPs On Sale!

    Agena doesn't appear to have dropped theirs yet, on the ES site their 68 and 82 1 1/4" EPs are now $149 apiece, the 18mm 82* is $199 and the 30 is $299.
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    Default Re: Meade 5000 UWA EPs On Sale!

    Lots of good prices lately. Is this a normal thing with eyepieces? Maybe they are trying to clear out some inventory for a new line in the spring?
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    Default Re: Meade 5000 UWA EPs On Sale!

    Well I know ES has a new 92° line in the works and have a 12mm and 17mm listed as "soon" on their site. Perhaps they are just trying to keep pace with the Meade sale as far as dropping their prices on the website? I do see that High Point is matching the ES site in prices now, though Agena is not.
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    Default Re: Meade 5000 UWA EPs On Sale!

    Agena has finally dropped their prices too. I'd be curious to know if the 92* 17mm offers a similar performance to the much praised 82* 18mm.
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    Default Re: Meade 5000 UWA EPs On Sale!

    I would presume so, but honestly I am a little confused as to why ES would produce these. The only reason I could imagine is if they have designed in more eye relief than their 100° series. I'm not too sure that we really need something between 82 and 100, as those nicely fill the needs of pretty much anyone who wants to move wider than 68-70, and gives people a choice based on their preferences. Such as myself, I don't intend to go wider than 82 as the eye movement required to take in the field is sufficient for me without the desire for anything further. While others will take as wide as they can get. For those that have already moved on to 100°, I can't see the attraction of the 92°. But I'm sure they have their reasons. For myself I also know I will not be spending my money on them, as I have no reason whatsoever to replace my ES 82s.
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    Default Re: Meade 5000 UWA EPs On Sale!

    They cost as much as or more than some of the 100* EPs, I can't see spending that much more than the 82* EPs just for 10 more degrees. I was quite happy with the views in my 14mm 82* Meade and I'm planning to add some of the ES 82s to my collection as funds allow. The prices seem good compared to certain other higher end EPs.
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