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    Default ES *82 Degree Series 30mm



    OK, so I kinda snuck one of those into my kit last week. It replaced the long sold Zhumell Superview 30mm. The Zhumell was not a bad ep, but naturally, the ES is a bump or two up the ladder in quality. It and the ES 20mm would<will?> benefit from a coma corrector but it's not horrible.

    I have used it to snap a decent handheld afocal image of the full Moon, but in a week or so I can give it a better go. It will be my least used EP though, same as the OEM 30mm was.

    The "doh" ES18mm is still on the list. I should'da never sold it to begin with....

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    Default Re: ES *82 Degree Series 30mm

    Congrats on the 30mm, Bob!

    How do you find the exit pupil with it? With my AD12, I can get a bit of secondary shadow on brighter stuff, otherwise it's a great low power eyepiece.

    I don't use mine a whole lot with the dob, but when the refractor floats to the top of my acquisition list, it'll see more use then.

    Man, you gotta get an 18mm...and an 11mm...
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    Default Re: ES *82 Degree Series 30mm

    The ES 30mm is my favorite EP. I use that one for all of my hunting.
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    Default Re: ES *82 Degree Series 30mm

    I am with Bryan on this one. I have contemplated this one for some time and finally decided I didn't need it. At my age I prefer to keep around a 5mm exit pupil, plus in the 10 and 12 inch dobs I mostly used my ES 82 18mm as my DSO hunter as it still gives a wide view with an extra bump in magnification over the 24mm. However, in the 17.5 inch, I do use the 24mm as the hunter. The 30mm could come in handy in my AR127 or ED80, but even with those I still like using the 18mm or 24mm as my hunting eyepieces. We each like what we like, as it should be.
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    Default Re: ES *82 Degree Series 30mm

    I didn't notice any shadow, but honestly, I was just using it to take a picture of the moon....Just sticking my eye to the EP to center the image was like shining a headlight into my eye...painful....

    I get the part about using a smaller EP as a finder for DSO's. I used the ES 100* 9mm to find all the Messiers just because that's the only one I had at the time.

    The 82* 18mm was a most excellent finder. If I couldn't see it with the 18mm, it just wasn't gonna be seen. It was so sharp too...I really miss that one.
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    Default Re: ES *82 Degree Series 30mm

    Agreed the 18mm is a fine one. However, there have been many DSOs that I could not see in the 18mm that I could in the 14mm, 11mm and in some cases it took the 8.8mm. But it is all about knowing one is in the correct field and being able to drill down until the dimmer ones finally reveal themselves, if indeed they do at all.
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    Default Re: ES *82 Degree Series 30mm

    I considered replacing my GSO 30mm with an ES 82 30mm, but considering how infrequently I use the GSO 30mm I've been leaning towards the 24mm ES EP. I'm not even sure I really need the 24mm and I might reconsider getting the 14mm to fill the gap between the 18mm & 11mm.

    For DSO hunting I really haven't found any great need to go longer than the 18mm ES EP.
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    Default Re: ES *82 Degree Series 30mm

    I absolutely love my ES 30mm pineapple and is pretty well my favourite EP! I mostly (and very carefully!) use it on my AR102 and it's the most used lens on that scope

    Good luck with it!
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    Default Re: ES *82 Degree Series 30mm

    Quote Originally Posted by AbbN View Post
    I absolutely love my ES 30mm pineapple and is pretty well my favourite EP! I mostly (and very carefully!) use it on my AR102 and it's the most used lens on that scope

    Good luck with it!
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    Default Re: ES *82 Degree Series 30mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Just A Simple Guy View Post
    I considered replacing my GSO 30mm with an ES 82 30mm, but considering how infrequently I use the GSO 30mm I've been leaning towards the 24mm ES EP. I'm not even sure I really need the 24mm and I might reconsider getting the 14mm to fill the gap between the 18mm & 11mm.

    For DSO hunting I really haven't found any great need to go longer than the 18mm ES EP.
    I understand that completely. The 24mm would probably "fit" anything up there in the FOV.

    I thought about that too, as others have mentioned, the 30mm is pushing the limit on several levels........The 30mm is almost a "binocular" experience. I couldn't help myself, the ES 30mm was an "impulse" buy... That's never happened to me before, I swear it.
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