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Thread: Edmund Optics Ortho eyepieces??

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    Default Edmund Optics Ortho eyepieces??



    So does anyone have experience with the Edmund Optics line of orthoscopics? Doing a little browsing around I noticed they had their 25mm on clearance for $49.95. Not a bad price and it would fill out my ortho collection. How do they compare with the KK Fujiyama line of orthos?
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    Default Re: Edmund Optics Ortho eyepieces??

    I have a older 12.5mm Hastings triplet and it is an excellent eyepiece.
    I have not used the newer ones though, they normally sell for $100 to $125 so a good deal.
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    Default Re: Edmund Optics Ortho eyepieces??

    Thanks, Gabby. At that price I think I'll go ahead and take a shot at it. One thing I noted of interest is that they state the AFOV @ 47*, which is a bit uncommon. Oh well, never know until you try.
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    Default Re: Edmund Optics Ortho eyepieces??

    Thanks for the tip Frankie! I was looking to add a couple of Abbe Orthos, but they were not showing up on CN or Astromart. So perfect time and pricing! I just ordered 12.5 and 25mm, they will fall nicely between BCOs I already have.

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    Default Re: Edmund Optics Ortho eyepieces??

    Yea, definitely can't beat the price. At half the price of the Fujiyama's, I figure why not give it a shot. Plus Edmunds has always had a good rep for quality.
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    Default Re: Edmund Optics Ortho eyepieces??

    Is Edmunds affiliated with the old Edmund Scientific line of astro stuff? I still have a 28 mm RKE eyepiece from 1980 in my collection.
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    Default Re: Edmund Optics Ortho eyepieces??

    Yes they are and they still make the RKE.
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    Default Re: Edmund Optics Ortho eyepieces??

    Ah Edmund... where I fell in love with orthoscopics!

    Curious how they are too. It has been too long for me to want to trust my memory, though.
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    Default Re: Edmund Optics Ortho eyepieces??

    Yep, still doing the RKE https://www.edmundoptics.com/microsc...ion-eyepieces/
    And at least for now, the Ortho https://www.edmundoptics.com/microsc...pic-eyepieces/

    I've never used one of the RKE's, but have always heard great thing about them.
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