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    Default Best budget eyepieces for a binoviewer.



    Looking at a matching pair of 26mm or so eyepieces for my Celestron binoviewers. Any suggestions that won't break the bank?
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    Default Re: Best budget eyepieces for a binoviewer.

    Anyone? Buehler?
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    Default Re: Best budget eyepieces for a binoviewer.

    If you want to go really cheap, snag a pair of Vite Aspheric 23mm off EBay.

    Decent enough for the price in a medium to slow scope.
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    Default Re: Best budget eyepieces for a binoviewer.

    Hello Levey,

    the classic bino matches eyepieces are the Pentax XF 12mm and 8.5mm, but they are not budget EPs, and not the focus lengths, you are looking for. I have been using these both Pentax XF EPs over some period of time, even if just for one eye.

    Longer focus lengths do not seem to be so critical for a matching in a pair.
    On your place, I'd ask Oberwerk what they would recommend as the matched pairs, Big Binoculars - Oberwerk 45° 100mm Binocular Telescope

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    Default Re: Best budget eyepieces for a binoviewer.

    One man's cheap is another man's annual budget! The Vites will certainly work well on a budget, or if you wanna go a little bit more, then I can recommend the Agena Starguider Dual ED 25mm at $60 each. These are 60° AFOV.

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    Default Re: Best budget eyepieces for a binoviewer.

    I use a pair of Meade 5000 25mm HDs and they work very well. A pair of X-Cels would probably be pretty good too.
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    Default Re: Best budget eyepieces for a binoviewer.

    Thank you all so much for the suggestions. Much appreciated. Those "Svbony" ones look interesting. I might just take a chance on them for that price. I could use them and pretend they are Pentax...;-)
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    Default Re: Best budget eyepieces for a binoviewer.

    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Hello Levey,

    the classic bino matches eyepieces are the Pentax XF 12mm and 8.5mm, but they are not budget EPs, and not the focus lengths, you are looking for. I have been using these both Pentax XF EPs over some period of time, even if just for one eye.

    Longer focus lengths do not seem to be so critical for a matching in a pair.
    On your place, I'd ask Oberwerk what they would recommend as the matched pairs, Big Binoculars - Oberwerk 45° 100mm Binocular Telescope

    Best,

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    Those look right up my alley thank you JG!
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    Default Re: Best budget eyepieces for a binoviewer.

    Hello Levey,

    Zeiss West makes/made also matched pairs of f=25mm eyepieces. Tomorrow I can post pics of mine, otherwise Mark Ludes at APM has a socks drawer with the matched EPs pair, but they can be eventually found chaeper on the ebay.

    The Pentax XF have a stretched back focus for the binoviewers - hence the name XtraFocus XF.

    Hoping, this helps,

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    Default Re: Best budget eyepieces for a binoviewer.

    I'm liking the SWA series of eyepieces Agena Astro sells as well. 20mm or so with a 70 deg fov. Orbinar looks interesting as well.
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