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    Default Re: ES 62° EP's?



    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Meade 5000 60deg Plossls have the same focal lengths as ES62, but ES62 has extra few FLs. Both are scalable design with ER proportional to the FL. Some like 26mm have exactly the same ER and some like 5.5mm different between Meade and ES. So, it could be that design is based on Meade 5000 60deg Plossls, but not the same.

    Certainly, ES62 series looks nothing like Meade HD60, which are well performing 60 deg EPs with fixed ER.
    Yeah, I think that's one of the prime theories. Some say they're a budget DeLite. I've only got two of ES EP's.



    Neither are borkers and I like the idea of them being waterproof and filled with kryptonite or something. The 14mm is a bit like a knock-off T5 Nagler, although it does display some field curvature. However, it doesn't show any edge of field colour on bright objects, which the T5 does. Swings and roundabouts ...

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    Default Re: ES 62° EP's?

    Budget Delite in a sense that they have the same FOV but cheaper?

    I feel that Meade HD60 and Celestron X-Cel LX are better suited for budget Delite title. Since similar to Delite the have fixed and long ER.
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    Default Re: ES 62° EP's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Budget Delite in a sense that they have the same FOV but cheaper?

    I feel that Meade HD60 and Celestron X-Cel LX are better suited for budget Delite title. Since similar to Delite the have fixed and long ER.
    I like and have both (a couple of each) the HD60 and X-Cel LXs. What I really want to know is if the ES 62s are any better than those two, especially if you would use them in different scopes.
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    Default Re: ES 62° EP's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozman13 View Post
    I like and have both (a couple of each) the HD60 and X-Cel LXs. What I really want to know is if the ES 62s are any better than those two, especially if you would use them in different scopes.
    Me to. If someone sends me 9mm ES62 I can do side by side comparison with Delite and X-Cel LX.
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    Default Re: ES 62° EP's?

    I have the ES 62° 9mm. It's a cute little bugger and a fine eyepiece. Works wonderfully in my 12" or my fracs, fast or slow. A friend of mine bought one and brought it over one night. I tried it out and was so enamoured of it that I picked one up within a couple of days. Living 15 minutes away from ES helped. I think I got a 10% discount too because of my sublime good looks.

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    Default Re: ES 62° EP's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Well, they might be. Since ES repacked Meade 5000 82 and 68 deg, why not 62? This is not necessary a bad thing. Meade 5000 are well performing sets and from my side by side comparison of Meade 68 and ES 68, I noticed that ES 68 coatings are better. If they updated coatings on 62 deg, they should also perform nicely.

    Generally speaking, I feel that Meade is somewhat underappreciated brand. They have quite few well performing series. Meade 5000 82deg 18mm and 14mm are my most used EPs and I feel they are better performers than ES82 14mm and 18mm.
    I agree, based on my experience with the Meade 5000 HD-60s that the Meades are under appreciated optically and are also a terrific value. So if the ES version is a straight Meade clone, that's good news! If the coatings are updated in a way that represents improvement so much the better.

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    Default Re: ES 62° EP's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Budget Delite in a sense that they have the same FOV but cheaper?
    Yeah, that's how I've heard them described.



    I have an 18.2 DeLite.



    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    I feel that Meade HD60 and Celestron X-Cel LX are better suited for budget Delite title. Since similar to Delite the have fixed and long ER.


    I only have one X-Cel LX, a 9mm. I would have bought more but after having three 7mm X-Cel's in a row having visible debris, and then returned, I kind of gave up on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    I have the ES 62° 9mm. It's a cute little bugger and a fine eyepiece. Works wonderfully in my 12" or my fracs, fast or slow. A friend of mine bought one and brought it over one night. I tried it out and was so enamoured of it that I picked one up within a couple of days. Living 15 minutes away from ES helped. I think I got a 10% discount too because of my sublime good looks.

    Thanks BK, they sound great. ES is 7000 kilometres away from me, way too far on the bus. lol
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    Default Re: ES 62° EP's?

    Unfortunately this story doesn't have a happy ending. Can anyone recommend a lightweight 1.25" 20mm eyepiece around 58 ~ 62º FOV that isn’t made by Bresser?
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    Default Re: ES 62° EP's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shorty Barlow View Post
    Unfortunately this story doesn't have a happy ending. Can anyone recommend a lightweight 1.25" 20mm eyepiece around 58 ~ 62º FOV that isn’t made by Bresser?
    Hello Shorty Barlow,

    nein, I can't frankly.

    Those three EPs around 20mm I am using, have been all discontinued.
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