Orion Observer 50mm

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Brand and Model:Orion Observer 50mm
Price ($USD):Discontinued
Focal Length:50 mm
Barrel Size:2 in
Apparent FOV:50.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:0 mm
Weight (lbs):

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Orion Observer 50mm
I was able to get a decent field of view with this eyepiece, that is, except for a bad kidney beaning problem. I seem to have a big problem with eye relief, if I didn't get my eye centered perfectly, I had that big blackout problem. I would probably tell people who are intrested in this eyepiece to try it first before they buy.

Overall Rating: 4
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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Orion Observer 50mm
I paid my $99 and gave it a try. Cheap lenses (surplus binocular objectives?) thrown together in a big housing. Plenty of astigmatism and coma with an f/10 scope! This eyepiece is pure crappola. Orion refunded my money with no questions asked.

Get the Omcon 52mm Erfle instead. It's only about $110 (US) and, unlike this turkey from Orion, it actually works!

Overall Rating: 2
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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