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    Default Yes, another barlow question.



    So I'm looking for an all around multi purpose use 2x barlow. I've read good reviews on the Orion Shorty, Celestron X-cel and of course the semi affordable Televue. I do like the compression rings with the Celestron and Televue but the price of the Orion shorty is hard to pass up. Any recommendations or comments? I do have a couple of 2x barlows that get me by for now but just looking for one to put on my wish list. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Yes, another barlow question.

    Pretty much any of the brand name barlows will work well. You should not have any problems using the Orion or Celestron.
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    Default Re: Yes, another barlow question.

    I own the Celestron 2X X-Cel LX barlow and it does everything I need a barlow to do and it does it quite well.

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    Default Re: Yes, another barlow question.

    Quote Originally Posted by pintolimo View Post
    So I'm looking for an all around multi purpose use 2x barlow. I've read good reviews on the Orion Shorty, Celestron X-cel and of course the semi affordable Televue. I do like the compression rings with the Celestron and Televue but the price of the Orion shorty is hard to pass up. Any recommendations or comments? I do have a couple of 2x barlows that get me by for now but just looking for one to put on my wish list. Thanks.
    I use the Zhumell 2" 2x ED barlow often. I like it. I like the price too.
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    Default Re: Yes, another barlow question.

    Orion shorty is a good budget barlow, I have Celestron shorty which is similar. However, if you already have a budget barlow I don't see a reason of getting another one.

    I have tried briefly Celestron X-Cel, but did not like it because of unnecessary bulk and weight.

    I will be upgrading to Televue 1.25" 2x barlow, because I would like to have a lightweight slim barlow with compression ring and premium optics. Televue is the only one which makes the cut there.

    If I will be looking into 1.25"/2" barlow combo I would get Zhumell 2x ED.

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    Default Re: Yes, another barlow question.

    I'm not sure how it fits in price wise to what you're looking at but the Baader Hyperion Barlow 2.25x is a very nice piece.

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