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Thread: ES 62 series on sale in November

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    Default ES 62 series on sale in November



    20% off for ES 62 degree series, and 15% off for essential APOs to.

    https://explorescientificusa.com/pag...2e7d-195720505

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    Default Re: ES 62 series on sale in November

    Oh goooood! Something to make me feverishly sweat over.

    I really like my 62 9mm...just sayin'.
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    Default Re: ES 62 series on sale in November

    Sadly, I suspect their agent in Australia won't be matching that offer.

    Current price for an AR152 here is $US1439, compared to the listed Explore Scientific price in the US of $824, and the November price of 824-20% = $US659...

    Does anyone else notice a minor price discrepancy here? Kind of makes it hard to support the local supplier!!!

    I wonder how much the postage would be. Hmmm

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    Default Re: ES 62 series on sale in November

    Scopes are 15% off not 20% and only some models. But you should definitely check shipping costs. I ordered my SW SkyTee2 mount (~15lb) from Europe and the shipping by DHL was $36 US.
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    Default Re: ES 62 series on sale in November

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Oh goooood! Something to make me feverishly sweat over.

    I really like my 62 9mm...just sayin'.
    These 62’s have me curious. Any noticeable difference between it and the 8.8mm 82, aside from the obvious AFOV?
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    Default Re: ES 62 series on sale in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Scopes are 15% off not 20% and only some models. But you should definitely check shipping costs. I ordered my SW SkyTee2 mount (~15lb) from Europe and the shipping by DHL was $36 US.
    Yeah, on second inspection it looks like only the AR102- although the blurb is a bit misleading.

    Unfortunately shipping from the US to Australia is ridiculously expensive. I was quoted over $100 to ship a 150mm mirror cell. I suspect the AR152 would be in the order of $200+

    It is a lot cheaper to ship from Europe.

    Oh well, I'm just dreaming at this stage anyway...
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    Default Re: ES 62 series on sale in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler75 View Post
    These 62’s have me curious. Any noticeable difference between it and the 8.8mm 82, aside from the obvious AFOV?
    82 are already very sharp and well corrected. So, lower price for 62 would be the main advantage, since you can get two 62s for the price of one 82.

    Smaller form factor and weight, maybe, if you building travel or binoviewer set. If not for the tight eye relief I would definitely pick 62s for my travel set. I am using Celestron X-Cel LX now.

    Also, some people prefer narrower FOV.
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    Default Re: ES 62 series on sale in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler75 View Post
    These 62’s have me curious. Any noticeable difference between it and the 8.8mm 82, aside from the obvious AFOV?
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    82 are already very sharp and well corrected. So, lower price for 62 would be the main advantage, since you can get two 62s for the price of one 82. Smaller form factor and weight, maybe, if you building travel or binoviewer set. Some people prefer narrower field.
    So far I’ve experienced nicely sharp, contrasts views with this eyepiece. Eye relief seems plentiful, though I do not wear glasses while observing (contacts).

    Yeah, narrower AFOV compared to the 8.8mm. Otherwise similar light transmission and correction. And as Andrey said, a much smaller footprint and weight.

    All that said, I’ve yet to do a side by side shoot out in a serious fashion. I need to get that done.

    I absolutely did not need this eyepiece, but after a peek through a friend’s, it haunted me.
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    Default Re: ES 62 series on sale in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    82 are already very sharp and well corrected. So, lower price for 62 would be the main advantage, since you can get two 62s for the price of one 82.

    Smaller form factor and weight, maybe, if you building travel or binoviewer set. If not for the tight eye relief I would definitely pick 62s for my travel set. I am using Celestron X-Cel LX now.

    Also, some people prefer narrower FOV.
    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    So far I’ve experienced nicely sharp, contrasts views with this eyepiece. Eye relief seems plentiful, though I do not wear glasses while observing (contacts).

    Yeah, narrower AFOV compared to the 8.8mm. Otherwise similar light transmission and correction. And as Andrey said, a much smaller footprint and weight.

    All that said, I’ve yet to do a side by side shoot out in a serious fashion. I need to get that done.

    I absolutely did not need this eyepiece, but after a peek through a friend’s, it haunted me.
    I probably don’t need it either, but I have really started to like that focal length. My 8.8mm has become my second favorite ep (behind the 18mm of course!). I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to have a backup
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    Default Re: ES 62 series on sale in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler75 View Post
    I probably don’t need it either, but I have really started to like that focal length. My 8.8mm has become my second favorite ep (behind the 18mm of course!). I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to have a backup
    Sounds legit to me. Go for it! And with sale you are not spending but saving money.
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