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    Default Fans of Speers WALER eyepieces



    I recently bought a Speers WALER 5-8mm in anticipation of Mars' opposition and I have to say it's even better than I expected. I knew of these some years ago but hadn't contemplated getting one. It's the size of a horse's leg but wow! what a view - wide and crisp to the edge. At 5mm it's pushing my 1970's C8 to its limit but usable on the best nights; at 8mm it's simply spectacular, a real treat for cruising the moon. I suspect these went under most folks' radar, they're kind of an odd design. Wondering how many other users there are out there.
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    Default Re: Fans of Speers WALER eyepieces

    Congrats on the new piece! I've heard very good thing on some the Speers EP's. I've never used one or seen one in person, but yea, in pictures they look humongous!
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    Default Re: Fans of Speers WALER eyepieces

    I have been using the Speers-WALER eyepieces for many years.
    When I sold off my 82° eyepieces the S-W were the only ones I kept.
    I think there are a couple of pictures in my album here with the 5-8mm zoom.
    There have also been quite a few reviews of them and generally are well thought of.
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    Default Re: Fans of Speers WALER eyepieces

    Oddly, I bought this 9.4mm Antares Speers WALER for the last Mars opposition.

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    It looked great, unfortunately it had visible debris in the field of view, so I returned it and never got to see Mars with it.

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    Default Re: Fans of Speers WALER eyepieces

    My 10mm Mark 1 is my main galaxy viewing eyepiece for my dob. Fantastic eyepiece.
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