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    Default Hyperion Eyepiece Reviews



    For those interested in a good sample set of reviews regarding many FL Hyperions, visit this site: Baader Planetarium Hyperion Eyepieces Reviews | 66 reviews

    Overall, they get excellent marks.
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    Thanks again Mark. As you can see I'm already a fan. I almost picked up a 5mm also but I've found I don't even use my 8mm very often. I think I'm going to get a set of the tuning rings and use them if more magnification is needed. I am considering a 36mm Hyperion to round out my eyepiece setup. Either that or a 35mm Panoptic. I've tried to go for decent quality without going too far off the deep end. As I continue to learn and enjoy the hobbly I think I'm going to upgrade some of my equipment down the road and I wanted eyepieces that I could continue to use with better equipment.
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    I was about to flip for a Q70, then I went to a local planetarium and checked out the eyepieces. That got me looking at Orion Epics. Several reviews and comparison articles later I discovered that the Epics were clones of the Baader Hyperions. The Hyperions won out in every comparison article I found with its clones. I was shocked to find out that the Hyperions were actually priced lower.
    So I broke the "how many eyepieces do you need" rule and bought the 24,17 and 8. I fully intend to get the rest of the set eventually.
    This is the only Eyepiece I have researched that you cannot find a bad review. This is a 120 dollar eyepiece, you will find that its rated favorably with 400 dollar EP's. I was impressed with the modular design so I bought the fine tuning rings too.
    German engineering, or Chinese clone, I think I made the right choice.

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    I also have the 8-17-24 with the FTR's! Great bang for your money no doubt.
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    Thanks for the link. I use a Hyperion 8 - 24 Click Stop Zoom. Great bit of kit, bit on the bulky size but manageable all the same. Click stop can be used between setting ( i.e , 10mm 14mm,18mm and a 22mm ) so its almost like having NINE !! EP's in one . Quality as well , so deff worth the money. Add the adapter ring and you can attach DSLR camera lens to it . Very adaptable system.
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    I second the Hyperion Click Zoom thumbs up. Most nights it is all I take out.

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    Question for the Hyperion 8-24mm Zoom owners: what is the AFOV at the 24mm setting?
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    Thanks CP.

    Looks like 50 deg at the 24mm setting. I may get the 24 by itself for a low power "finder" EP--In my experience, the more field the better when star hopping to very faint galaxies and globs that dont exactly leap out of the EP once they are in view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Z View Post
    I was about to flip for a Q70, then I went to a local planetarium and checked out the eyepieces. That got me looking at Orion Epics. Several reviews and comparison articles later I discovered that the Epics were clones of the Baader Hyperions.
    Are you sure you don't mean Orion "Stratus" EPs (not Epics) are clones of the Baader Hyperions?
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