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Thread: Tele Vue vs. Stellarvue EP's

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    Default Tele Vue vs. Stellarvue EP's



    Hi folks,

    My question will probably be too general, but does anyone have any experience with Tele Vue perhaps Delos and Stellarvue 100-110 EP's? Any idea whether comparably priced Stellarvue's are as good as their Tele Vue counterparts?

    I'm more familiar with Tele Vue's reputation but just found about about Stellarvue's EP line when researching a Stellarvue refractor.
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    Default Re: Tele Vue vs. Stellarvue EP's

    I prefer ~70 degree AFOV eyepieces like Delos to ~100 degree AFOV so far.

    I have Delos and used to have the ES100 series and looked through TeleVue Ethos.

    To my eye all the ~100 degree AFOV eyepieces suffer from excess pincushion distortion which make them uncomfortable. I've no experience with the SB 100s but am an otherwise extremely happy SV customer. So I am interested in the answers you might get.

    Wouldn't a comparison between TV Ethos and the SV100s be more appropriate? What leads you to want to compare eyepieces at such radically different AFOVs?
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    Default Re: Tele Vue vs. Stellarvue EP's

    I have not used the SV 100° eyepieces though there are some good reviews online.
    The eyepiece itself is made by Kunming United Optics ( they do make good eyepieces) and they are rebranded and sold by a few other shops and all get good reviews.
    I would from past experience expect Stellarvue QC specs to be quite high though.
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    Default Re: Tele Vue vs. Stellarvue EP's

    Thanks so much Gabrielle and nFA!
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    Default Re: Tele Vue vs. Stellarvue EP's

    I have an ES 20mm 100° eyepiece, and to my eyes it compares very favourably with the TV 21mm Ethos. It looks very similar to the SV version, and I would suspect it comes from the same place; but as Gabby has pointed out, SV have high expectations for QC, so it is likely that it is even better than the ES version. I don't think you could go wrong with it, so long as you like 100° fields.

    However, like not_Fritz, I prefer a smaller FOV, so the ES 20mm is the only 100° eyepiece I will ever get...

    I assume you have seen the Astronomy magazine review referenced on the Stellarvue site? Stellarvue Optimus Astronomy Review

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    Default Re: Tele Vue vs. Stellarvue EP's

    I had not seen that article yet Dean, but reading it now. Thanks for the info and the link!
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    Default Re: Tele Vue vs. Stellarvue EP's

    The Stellarvue 100° line is probably excellent if Stellarvue is marketing them. I suspect something similar to the ES-100 line. I haven't used the 20ES-100, but I have used the 14ES-100 and it went toe-to-toe with the 13mm Ethos.

    I don't have any experience with the SV eyepieces, but I do have three Deloses ("Deloi"?) and they are, hands down, the best eyepieces out there. At one point, I owned three T6 Naglers, have a 31T5 and a 17T4 Nagler, and once had a 13mm Ethos, and the Delos beat them all. The right blend of a wide (but not too wide) FOV, ridiculously-tight correction both on- and off-axis, eye relief, phenomenal contrast. And while they're not cheap, they're still plausibly priced. You can't go wrong buying Televue. You can go BROKE...but you can't go wrong.

    One of my issues is I found myself straining to see the 100°-FOV's in the Ethos/ES-100 class eyepieces. After a while, I found 70°-80° more comfortable. This is a very personal choice, as many others would have no trouble seeing 120°-FOV's while some struggle past 60°.

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