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    Quote Originally Posted by Nejedljf View Post
    Thanks much for taking the time to post the results. It confirmed my beliefs.

    I have the Hyperion 8-24 ClickStop-Zoom and am very satisfied. You don't have to stop at the five different settings. The eye relief is great. The twist up eye guard is nice. I use it in the 2" mode, unless I take the Smythe lense off of my Hyperion 21mm and use it with the CliskStop-Zoom to make it a 4mm-12mm zoom!! I am waiting on my 2" 2x barlow and will compare that instead of the extra Smythe (just easier to switch out). It has threads to be used with cameras. Overall great first eyepiece to use with what came with my scope.

    The negative is that the 24mm setting is admittedly pretty poor. I picked up the 21mm for the added features, but also like the Hyperion 21mm view at 68 degrees instead of the Zoom with the lower field of view at that setting.
    Just the name; HYPERION, I love it! I am gonna buy an eyepiece just so I can say it. What a marketing coup!
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    I have the Baader zoom.,.and a powermate2.5x to go with it,.,how do you say.,.the cats meooww.,.,couldn't be happier,.,,O+O

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