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    Default Re: New eyepiece coming from Japan



    And my wife will not care how wonderful it is!
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    Default Re: New eyepiece coming from Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Masuyama is made by Masuyama and are "loosely" associated with another manufacturer that is not Vixen
    Ah So. Kokusai Kohki. Plumb forgot about them. Didn't they also manufacture the 1RPD a while back?
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    Default Re: New eyepiece coming from Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny J. View Post
    Ah So. Kokusai Kohki. Plumb forgot about them. Didn't they also manufacture the 1RPD a while back?
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    No I think she is alluding to an association that is more Taky.

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    2 please. My birthday is Oct 18th Gabrielle. Your so awesome.
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    Default Re: New eyepiece coming from Japan

    That looks like some awesome glass Gabby. Congrats! Can't wait to hear about first light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny J. View Post
    Ah So. Kokusai Kohki. Plumb forgot about them. Didn't they also manufacture the 1RPD a while back?
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    The 1RPD was re-branded by so many different companies it is hard to figure out who exactly produced it though I have always leaned a bit towards Kunming or GSO.
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    Default Re: New eyepiece coming from Japan

    How do you think this eyepiece would compare with the ES 24mm 82 degree AFOV?
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    Default Re: New eyepiece coming from Japan

    I would be guessing but being a Masuyama it should be a 5 element design using top quality glass and coatings. (Not a knock against ES eyepieces) it should be an excellent performer.
    I would say it should be a bit better going off of experience of the older ones.
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    Default Re: New eyepiece coming from Japan

    I would also guess that to open up the wider AFOV that some newer types of glass are involved.

    Expect fewer digs and scratches in the polish too.
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    Default Re: New eyepiece coming from Japan

    I am glad to hear that the price shown is just a place holder. At that price, I don't think I could buy more than four or five of them!

    Gabby, assuming you get one of the 1.25 inch eyepieces, I would be interested in hearing how they compare with some of your Vixen eyepieces, if you have the inclination to post about that. I have been looking at some of their eyepieces, other than the NPL that I currently have, and have been wondering about them.
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