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    I Got the 15mm and 20mm version of the Meade QX super wide EPs.
    70 degree APOV, on sale for only $30 each at Telescopes.com (Hayneedle)
    Figured for the price I'd chance it.

    Well, They are OK. They view is just as good if not a hair sharper than my Orion Plossls but they simply have a much wider view and frame things better.
    The QXs do however have some distortions around the outer viewing edges, the stars at the edge of the field get stretched into lines a bit.

    Not bad for the price though. I'd only recommend them if you were really on a budget and wanted a wide EP
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    I recently purchased the same line of ep. I bought the 15, 20, 26 & 36mm versions. The 36mm is my favorite of the lot. Paradoxically, it seemed to have fewer distortions in my XT10 then the 26mm (though still present). Views of M24 were simply breathtaking. The 15 & 20mm ep perform best in longer FL scopes, but even in my 80mm F/11 there are slight distortions at the outer edges. Barlowing them however cleans them right up and they are sharp to the edge. My biggest beef is the eye relief. Its incredibly short in the 15mm (at least, if you try to view the field stop). Still, they offer FOV a tad greater then the Stratus at a fraction of the price and (even more important) a fraction of the weight! Overall, I've been happy with mine. For the price you can't go wrong with them. On axis they are sharp and contrasty.
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    yeah, I can't complain for the price.
    Haven't tried them in a barlow yet
    but now you got my wheels turning,
    have to try that next.
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    Well, I was advised by a friend to get something in between my 26mm and 9.7mm Super Plossls, so after reading the reviews here and getting an absolute deal I purchased the 15mm QX. They are being sold on Amazon.com right now for 29.50, and my wife gave me a $10.00 giftcard we had left over from some credit card rebates. I'll definitely post my review of the piece when I get it!
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