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    Orion joins the show. Check out the eye relief.
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    That's who i bought my SW Dob from, i should have had them throw one in the deal.

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    Whoa.. nice.
    Looks like they also have a non "premium" version too

    Orion Telescopes & Binoculars: Buy Online & Save! - Telescope.com

    That premium costs as much as my scope

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    It would be interesting to see how the premium Orion version is compared to the Hyperion 8-24mm Click Zoom that has been getting huge raves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebusinesstutor View Post
    It would be interesting to see how the premium Orion version is compared to the Hyperion 8-24mm Click Zoom that has been getting huge raves.
    My sentiments exactly. I would doubt it is 50% better, (going by the price ratio)
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    That zoom looks just like a rebranded Williams optics zoom...and I think it is.

    The Fov of the Hyper is better and the general feedback on the net rate's the Hyp a better allrounder.

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    Waaay too much money for me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joner View Post
    That zoom looks just like a rebranded Williams optics zoom...and I think it is.

    The Fov of the Hyper is better and the general feedback on the net rate's the Hyp a better allrounder.
    Agree! I have both the Hyperion 8-24mm zoom and the William Optics 7.5-22.5mm (looks the same as Orion Premium/Smart Astronomy zooms) and the Hyperion zoom gets my vote.


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