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    Default New ES 62 degree line



    20mm is in stock at Agena

    Not sure what was the idea behind this line, though.

    Eye relief is too short (11-13mm) for lower FLs and the top lens is set too deep (ES style ) making it even tighter. For 32-40mm EPs ER is too long to be comfortable. Also makes me wonder if this line is a derivative of older Meade 5000 5 element Super Plossl?

    There are plenty of good performers on 60 degree market, all with ER fixed in comfortable 16-20mm range, from X-Cel LX/HD60 to TV Radians and DeLite. Why someone would pick ES 62 over them or even over ES 68 and 82 lines?

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    Default Re: New ES 62 degree line

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Why someone would pick ES 62 over them or even over ES 68 and 82 lines?
    How about the price? People will love to have an ES for the same price than a Celestron I guess.

    PD....Never mind I just saw the price and is not that good
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    Default Re: New ES 62 degree line

    Quote Originally Posted by musiclucho View Post
    How about the price? People will love to have an ES for the same price than a Celestron I guess.
    Well they priced at $99, which is higher than Celestron X-Cel LX and Meade HD60. In my side by side tests X-Cel LX was not that far behind ES 82 degree in sharpness and contrast, but ES 82 obviously have larger FOV, which is not the case for ES 62.

    ES 68 and 82 used to go on sale for ~$100, obviously better buy than ES 62. Maybe no sales any more to make people buy ES 62?
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    Default Re: New ES 62 degree line

    The ES 62 situation seems a bit odd to me. ES now has a category on their website, but there are no eyepiece listings at all....therefore no information about them. Then, they have the Bresser 60 eyepieces, which I believe to be about the same as the Meade 5000 eyepieces in a different housing, with possibly some "lessons learned" improvements. The Bresser 60 eyepieces are not being made available in the U.S. There must be some kind of difference between the ES 62 and the Bresser 60 lines, other than the two degree difference or why have two lines?
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    Default Re: New ES 62 degree line

    Quote Originally Posted by MistrBadgr View Post
    The ES 62 situation seems a bit odd to me. ES now has a category on their website, but there are no eyepiece listings at all....therefore no information about them. Then, they have the Bresser 60 eyepieces, which I believe to be about the same as the Meade 5000 eyepieces in a different housing, with possibly some "lessons learned" improvements. The Bresser 60 eyepieces are not being made available in the U.S. There must be some kind of difference between the ES 62 and the Bresser 60 lines, other than the two degree difference or why have two lines?
    Agenaastro.com has specs for the new ES 62 line and photo for 20mm EP.

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    Default Re: New ES 62 degree line

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    ES 68 and 82 used to go on sale for ~$100, obviously better buy than ES 62. Maybe no sales any more to make people buy ES 62?
    That will be actually too sad since I am still hoping to have an ES eyepiece at a relatively low price
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