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    Default DOCTER completing my ultrawide arsenal



    Hello all,

    I have had my eyes on the DOCTER eyepiece since it came on the market years ago.
    Thanks to the fusion between Noblex GmbH and Docter Optik, I have received from Noblex the legendary DOCTER f = 12.5mm 84° eyepiece as an ex-demo item, and this has speeded up my decision.

    The eyepiece has been delivered today in the original box,

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    in a condition as new.

    The manufacturer’s main specifications are as follows:
    Focus length and thread: f = 12.5mm, 1.25”
    AFOV: 84°
    Eye relief: 18mm
    Mass: 525g
    Dimensions: 119mm x 55mm
    Range of temperatures for the outside use: -25°C up to +55°C
    Range of temperatures for storage: -40°C up to +70°C
    Original purpose of its optics design: Docter 80mm observational double refractor

    Some reviews and narratives:
    The Best Eyepiece I have ever used - 12.5mm Docter [Archive] - IceInSpace
    https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/2.../#entry3413469

    The Docter completes my little arsenal of the ultrawide eyepieces,

    Ultrawide eyepieces.jpg

    The first light report will come as soon as the weather permits.

    Thank you for sharing my excitement,

    JG
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    Default Re: DOCTER completing my ultrawide arsenal

    Congratulations JG, a fantastic eyepiece.
    I hope you get to enjoy it right away.
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    Thank you Gabby,

    I can't wait on the next clear dark skies,

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    Early last year I had started doing a comparison on the TeleVue Delos, Pentax XW and Nikon Nav-SW 10mm eyepieces when a friend showed up with his TMB 105 f/6.2 and Docter 12.5mm.
    The Docter definitely took over the evening of testing, one of the best eyepieces I have looked through.
    It is high on my "want" list!
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
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    Default Re: DOCTER completing my ultrawide arsenal

    Congratulations, JG! From all I hear that is one fabulous EP. I hope you can get a great first light very soon, and I look forward to your evaluation.
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    Wow an awesome set....
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    Congratulations JG! I contemplated buying one once, but spending that much on one eyepiece might leave me so shocked I'd need to see a doctor! lol

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APyl6Cnbfzw

    It looks fantastic. I hope you get to test it soon.
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    Hello Shorty Barlow,

    I agree with you, as the price tag is very high, nearly as high as the price for a Leica Zoom when in the sales actions.
    However, I could not resist the offer from the manufacturer for an ex-demo, boxed with documents.
    This happens once in life: take that eyepiece, or forget it.

    This Docter will compete with the Zeiss D 30x/40x B WW (f=12.8mm, 68°), which is another masterpiece among the eyepieces for the fast spotting refractors, and of course with the f=12.5mm 40° KK Fujiyama Abbe ortho (Tak rebrand).

    Best,

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    Default Re: DOCTER completing my ultrawide arsenal

    Congratulations JG!

    Agena is running a sale (https://agenaastro.com/docter-12-5-m...-eyepiece.html) as apparently they will no longer be made? A measly $599 us if you "act now". At double the cost of an XW that has to be one heckuva view!

    Enjoy JG, looking forward to the first light.
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    Enjoy the eye candy.

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