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    Default Re: Which ES 82° eyepiece?



    I get a lot of use with my 8.8mm and 11mm eyepieces. But I have four scopes and they always work good in at least 2 or 3 of them. The 11mm is considered by many as the best of the bunch. I used my 18mm with my C9.25 SCT tonight on Jupiter and it was great even though the seeing wasn't that good. As you can see from my sig line I have all but the 28mm. I love them all.
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    Default Re: Which ES 82° eyepiece?

    There's a type 6 9mm Nagler on Cloudynights for $195! It would be a good jump in magnification from the 14mm at the higher end if that interested you?
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    Default Re: Which ES 82° eyepiece?

    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin View Post
    There's a type 6 9mm Nagler on Cloudynights for $195! It would be a good jump in magnification from the 14mm at the higher end if that interested you?
    Oh, that's not bad! I've been a member there for a couple years but am still 30 posts away from the 30 post minimum to access the swap and shop forum there.
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    Default Re: Which ES 82° eyepiece?

    Hi Steve, just my 2 cents... I have the 11mm and love it. It's my goto EP right now. I too want the 18 mm, which is next on my list. Eh, be like Bryan and get 'em all! Just kidding... Bryan has nothing but good things to say about these EP's, and I really like the ones I have. Eventually, I plan on getting the 30 mm as well, maybe the whole collection...maybe. Either way, Steve the 11 or 18 will certainly make you happy, can't go wrong with them IMHO.
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    Default Re: Which ES 82° eyepiece?

    Quote Originally Posted by DM1975 View Post
    I've been looking hard at the 6.7, 11, and 18. Maybe I should have asked for three eyepieces
    No, you only need one item. That being one box with a dozen eyepieces inside.Easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mightyboosh View Post
    No, you only need one item. That being one box with a dozen eyepieces inside.Easy.
    If only I could pull that one off
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    Default Re: Which ES 82° eyepiece?

    Quote Originally Posted by DM1975 View Post
    Oh, that's not bad! I've been a member there for a couple years but am still 30 posts away from the 30 post minimum to access the swap and shop forum there.
    You don't need access to the Swap n' Shop forum as the Nagler is listed in the classifieds section as well (which is not restricted).

    Anyway, I have to agree with everyone's comments about the 18mm ES 82. In my 10 and 12 inch dobs it is my DSO hunting EP of choice. The 18mm gives a nice wide view with enough of a magnification bump over the 24mm to help with picking up DSOs. In the 17.5 inch I use the 24mm as my hunting eyepiece. On the opposite end of scale, the 6.7 and 8.8 are really nice to have in the box, providing a nice bump in magnification and the wider AFOV means a little less nudging in the dobs, which I like. The 11mm as has been said is likely the best of the whole series, and yields good medium level magnification with an ample exit pupil, image brightness and clarity.

    As Phil mentioned the 14mm is somewhat maligned (though not excessively so that I've seen) for its field curvature. It is there to be seen if one looks for it, and to be honest I didn't really notice it until I specifically looked for it. One can temper that with the fact that even in the highly regarded Pentax XW series, the XW14 is also known for its field curvature, and yet remains quite popular. I find the ES82 14mm a fine eyepiece and I use it extensively as an integral part of my observing.
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    Default Re: Which ES 82° eyepiece?

    I have been eyeing the 18mm for some time now. It seems to have a great mix of magnification and widefield to search, find and enjoy objects in the sky. My ES AR127 seems to like the proportions and weight as well. I have been able to try it out 2 times while at the beach observation area. Maybe I can finagle a deal for the eyepiece because it doesn't see much time in his scope. I can dream can't I?
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    Well, I woke up this morning and began filtering through all the April Fools email offers from different companies I buy from and there it was. Astronomics email showing that the ES 82°'s are on sale!!! Thank goodness I didn't order last night. I bought the 11mm and 6.7mm at $99 each. I figure I can squeeze that extra $50 in there

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    Default Re: Which ES 82° eyepiece?

    Good for you! I had an email from Agena announcing the sale as well. They show all in stock presently and now is the time to buy.
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