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    Does anyone have experience with the Knight OWL series of EPs? I read a review on cloudy nights saying that for the money (EXTREMELY inexpensive!) they are extremely good.

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    Im thinking of picking one up to try it out around december.

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    Looking at the site, it appears the most expensive eyepiece is $99.95. That in NOT expensive. That is a very reasonable price considering what they claim to be, which I'm not disputing. Excellent field of view, and outrageously good eye relief on most of them.

    They look like great eyepieces for the price. You may also want to post your question on the eyepiece forum on Cloudy Nights.
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    I have thier 16mm UWA. When I use it in my f/10 SCT it works great. I use it and a 25mm GSO plossl the most. In my fast f/4 scope, it does not work very well. At least half of the field is bluury. I also bought a 10mm plossl from them awhile back that I don't like. I may just have a bad one because it just seems blurry, no matter which scope I use. Most of the budget wide angle ep's don't perform as well in fast scopes, but do just fine in slower ones. The company was easy to do business with and had fast shipping. Also look at Agena Astro. They have some good stuff as well. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solar Ken View Post
    Looking at the site, it appears the most expensive eyepiece is $99.95. That in NOT expensive. That is a very reasonable price considering what they claim to be, which I'm not disputing. Excellent field of view, and outrageously good eye relief on most of them.

    They look like great eyepieces for the price. You may also want to post your question on the eyepiece forum on Cloudy Nights.
    Take a look at my post again Ken, I said inexpensive, not expensive!

    I have an F5.9, so I may take a chance and buy one.

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    Hi Joethepro ...For a few more dollars you could get the meade 4000 series SWA's in the 2in format ...Just someting to think about ......I run series 4000 SWA's on my f10 sct and the view is fantastic across the field ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by roverich View Post
    Hi Joethepro ...For a few more dollars you could get the meade 4000 series SWA's in the 2in format ...Just someting to think about ......I run series 4000 SWA's on my f10 sct and the view is fantastic across the field ....
    The only "super wide angle" EPs Meade makes are the 5000 series... or were you talking about the QX Wide Angle EPs? I re-read the review on the OWL and the reviewer said they started to really fall apart in fast scopes... so I may stay away from them.

    I did have my eye on the 5000 UWA EPs and Williams Optics UWANs. Those UWANs look like a steal for the price. I may pick up the 28mm UWAN and... man.. there are just too many choices!!

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    I was alking about the series 4000's QX line ... My SCT is a f10 and my refractor is a a f9 i believe ...
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