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    Hi Guys,

    recently purchased a televue eyepiece. build looks amazing. But I just noticed it says Taiwan ROC. All along my expectation was that they are made in USA and because of this, I was rationalizing as to the reason why they cost so much more. can anyone further elaborate lol

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    Default Re: televue made in Taiwan?

    Quote Originally Posted by mruhomau View Post
    Hi Guys,

    recently purchased a televue eyepiece. build looks amazing. But I just noticed it says Taiwan ROC. All along my expectation was that they are made in USA and because of this, I was rationalizing as to the reason why they cost so much more. can anyone further elaborate lol
    According to the TeleVue website,

    "All Tele Vue eyepiece designs are proprietary and are manufactured in factories in Japan and Taiwan that do not make competitive products. To assure outstanding manufacturing and flawless image quality, our in-house NY staff performs optical and cosmetic testing on every eyepiece made, using our patented 5" f/4 flat field "MPT" test refractor."
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    Default Re: televue made in Taiwan?

    Taiwan makes some great optics. I prefer Japan when I can.
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    Default Re: televue made in Taiwan?

    All TV I have are made in Japan, but I buy them used.

    I don't think you have to worry though. You pay more for the performance which is achieved through EP design and premium materials. Also, they are individually tested for QC.
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    The thing to remember is even if it is made in Taiwan or China they will make it to the spec and QC level the client decides on.
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    Default Re: televue made in Taiwan?

    IMO Taiwan manufacturing quality is superior to Mainland China. And as Gabby have said, they have to make that stuff according the client standards.
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    Default Re: televue made in Taiwan?

    The reason they cost so much more is performance. I was afraid that after paying big $$$ for the ethos 6mm (210x with my 8SE at F/6.3)it would not get used much. It turned out to be my #1 eyepiece for viewing planets and splitting double stars like the double double in lyra. Also because of the 100 degree apparent field of view any newbie has no problem viewing through the eyepiece making it preferred at star parties with novice observers. But all that comes at a price!
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    Default Re: televue made in Taiwan?

    The older TV eyepieces were made in Japan, but they started using Taiwan manufacturing a number of years ago. As has been said above, it is all about specs and QC. The Asian manufacturers build to the client's required standard. You just have to look at Korean cars now to see that QC is pretty good.

    (Mind you, I did buy a made-in-Japan TV 19mm Panoptic once that had an air bubble in the centre of the lens. Must have been a late-Friday afternoon QC check: I guess nobody's perfect! )

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    Default Re: televue made in Taiwan?

    Quote Originally Posted by mruhomau View Post
    Hi Guys,

    recently purchased a televue eyepiece. build looks amazing. But I just noticed it says Taiwan ROC. All along my expectation was that they are made in USA and because of this, I was rationalizing as to the reason why they cost so much more. can anyone further elaborate lol
    Hello mruhomau

    here are the Tele Vue series manufactured in Taiwan:
    Ploessl
    Panoptic
    Delos
    some diagonals

    Here are the Tele Vue series manufactured in the U.S.A.:
    TeleVue refractors
    TV Nagler Zoom 3-6mm
    some diagonals

    Here are the Tele Vue series manufactured in Japan:
    Nagler T6
    Ethos SX (110)
    Ethos
    Powermate
    Barlow
    some diagonals

    I can see the difference between the TV Ploessls made in Taiwan, and between the old TV Ploessls made in Japan, you would see it as well.

    Hoping this helps,

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    Default Re: televue made in Taiwan?

    Hi JG, just curious what are the difference between Japan and Taiwan TV Plossls?

 

 
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