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    How does the performances of the DeLite compare against the Delos of the same focal length?
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    Default Re: DeLite vs Delos performance

    Lots of reports on CN on this topic. Consensus is similar or slightly better performance in smaller package with less FOV.

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    Default Re: DeLite vs Delos performance

    The Delos' are an amazing EP. I've never used a DeLite, but as Bigz stated, most I read steers to the belief that they are slightly better in contrast and sharpness, only with a smaller AFOV. I really want to try one, bit I'm afraid I may like them too much.
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    Default Re: DeLite vs Delos performance

    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderwerX View Post
    The Delos' are an amazing EP. I've never used a DeLite, but as Bigz stated, most I read steers to the belief that they are slightly better in contrast and sharpness, only with a smaller AFOV. I really want to try one, bit I'm afraid I may like them too much.
    I know what you mean.
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    Default Re: DeLite vs Delos performance

    I'm remaining innocent of DeLite for DeMoment.

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    Default Re: DeLite vs Delos performance

    I like to try every 4mm eyepiece for planetary performance and the Delite did not disappoint.
    Pretty much the equal of the Pentax XW 3.5mm and Delos 4.5mm on Jupiter except.............
    the red color of the 2nd red spot and the thin belt past the opposite equatorial belt were seen
    in the Delite and not in the other 2 eyepieces. Out with the old and in with the Delites.

    This was seen in the last Jupiter apparition many times with a 10" f/4.7 dob.
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    Default Re: DeLite vs Delos performance

    I've even heard rumor of folks replacing their Ortho's with the DeLites. In many post about "what's your favorite planetary EP" etc, I see the DeLite's being mentioned more and more. I really liked the Radian's back in their day, and word is this is leaps and bounds above those. One day I'll probably give in to the temptation and maybe sell a kidney or something to feed the addiction.
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    Default Re: DeLite vs Delos performance

    That's kind of where was heading with this .. I just picked up a UO 4mm Ortho and am unsure how the short ER will work out ... If they perform on par with my KKs for planetary I'll get the long ER and extra AFOV for times when high mag DSO study is possible as a bonus ...
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    Default Re: DeLite vs Delos performance

    Quote Originally Posted by Nimitz View Post
    That's kind of where was heading with this .. I just picked up a UO 4mm Ortho and am unsure how the short ER will work out ... If they perform on par with my KKs for planetary I'll get the long ER and extra AFOV for times when high mag DSO study is possible as a bonus ...
    It does not have to be "either ... or" situation. I keep a set of Orthos and Plossls for the occasion when I need extra push on a target but carry most of my sessions with ES, Meade and Vixen EPs for ergonomics and wider FOV.
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    Default Re: DeLite vs Delos performance

    true but I'll just have to see if the short ER (~ 4mm) is annoying to the point of where I'd prefer something like a Delite with it's 20mm ER, particularly if the performance is there I'd likely find myself never using the short orthos .... we'll see. be nice if I had a scope so I could test out all these things instead of just pondering them ...
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