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    Default 14mm ES100 opinions



    Anyone used or have one of these? I'm seriously considering. I cancelled the purchase of the 14mm ES82 - not in stock and had second thoughts through many reports of bad field curvature which doesn't apparently afflict the 100 degree version. A bit of a concern is the weight shift from one EP to another though going from my 19mm Panoptic or 24mm ES68 to the 14mm and then to the 11mm ES82 which is considerably lighter weight. The 14mm 100 degree weighs in at a hefty 900g (ish)!

    It's either that... or plump up more cash for a Televue Delos 14mm - considerably lighter weight and certainly proven. hmmmmm
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    Default Re: 14mm ES100 opinions

    There's always the 14mm Morpheus to consider. 76 degrees, nice eye relief, and reasonable in size and weight.
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    Default Re: 14mm ES100 opinions

    Can't speak to the 100º option, but as for the field curvature on the 82º, meh. Yeah, it is there, but I never noticed it at all until I actively looked for it. And even after finding it, I still have to hunt for it to find it again.

    Granted, I may have a really good one, or other folks simply got bad ones. It's a non issue from my perspective. It's an excellent eyepiece.

    Otherwise, you probably won't go wrong with a 100º except for the weight factor. And a Delos won't do you wrong either, and I've heard good stuff on the Morpheus line that Eric mentioned.

    Doesn't help you much...
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    Default Re: 14mm ES100 opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by Kolchak357 View Post
    There's always the 14mm Morpheus to consider. 76 degrees, nice eye relief, and reasonable in size and weight.
    True I've seen this but a few say that this is soft at the edges. Not a big thing. They look so ugly though - Not quite sure what Baader were thinking in the design department.
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    Default Re: 14mm ES100 opinions

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    Can't speak to the 100º option, but as for the field curvature on the 82º, meh. Yeah, it is there, but I never noticed it at all until I actively looked for it. And even after finding it, I still have to hunt for it to find it again.

    Granted, I may have a really good one, or other folks simply got bad ones. It's a non issue from my perspective. It's an excellent eyepiece.

    Otherwise, you probably won't go wrong with a 100º except for the weight factor. And a Delos won't do you wrong either, and I've heard good stuff on the Morpheus line that Eric mentioned.

    Doesn't help you much...
    Hi Bryan. I think the issue may be exacerbated by the scope's optics so... as with everything - it depends! The only thing putting me off the 100 degree ES is the weight difference especially with a balanced system like the dob. Shame Televue raised their prices considerably here recently otherwise I'd be going straight for the Delos I think...
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    Default Re: 14mm ES100 opinions

    Both would be excellent EPs. I own two Delos and they are awesome EPs. I also own the ES100 20mm which is also fantastic. The Delos is as close to perfection as you'll get in a wide field EP, but there's something equally awesome about a 100* FOV. You can't go wrong with either, but if it were me I'd get the Delos for the 14mm option and add the 20mm ES100 later on as a lower power EP.
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    Default Re: 14mm ES100 opinions

    The 14mm ES100 would give the same FOV (well a touch more actually) as my TV 19mm Panoptic. The Delos would be closer to my 11mm ES82. What's the optical quality like of the ES100 in comparison with the Delos?
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    Default Re: 14mm ES100 opinions

    I have the ES 14mm 100* and have not seen any curvature - good EP and those in its class are all heavy. I prefer TV ethos and delos - they are tops IMO. IIf you have the funds consider ethos 13mm. As for balancing that is another issue. With my DiscMount there is no issue going from a 2 1/2 to 31 nagler and with my Meade I have a balancing system that works well.

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    Default Re: 14mm ES100 opinions

    The Ethos here are a balmy price... OK, good to know that the Delos is better optically than the ES.
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    Default Re: 14mm ES100 opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by Davesellars View Post
    Anyone used or have one of these? I'm seriously considering. I cancelled the purchase of the 14mm ES82 - not in stock and had second thoughts through many reports of bad field curvature which doesn't apparently afflict the 100 degree version. A bit of a concern is the weight shift from one EP to another though going from my 19mm Panoptic or 24mm ES68 to the 14mm and then to the 11mm ES82 which is considerably lighter weight. The 14mm 100 degree weighs in at a hefty 900g (ish)!

    It's either that... or plump up more cash for a Televue Delos 14mm - considerably lighter weight and certainly proven. hmmmmm
    Delos is 70 degree. If you are looking for a good EP and not necessary 100 degree, what about ES 68 16mm? Very lightweight, I like my 68 degrees 20 and 24mm even better than 82 set, so I am actually considering 16mm for myself.

 

 
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