|Brand and Model:||Orion Stratus 8mm|
|Type:||Misc Wide Angle|
|Focal Length:||8 mm|
|Apparent FOV:||68.0 degrees|
|Field Stop Dia.:||0.0 mm|
|Eye Relief:||20 mm|
|Description:||I got this and a Speers Waler 10mmWA from a dealer to compare. The Speers wins. |
The Orion has a very short eye relief, I had to push my head and compress the rubber eyeshield so I could get the full edge to edge view. With my head pushed in to take in the full view, the sweet spot was small. Slight movement of my head gave rise to kidney beaning.
I wear glasses and with these on I could only see about 1/2 - 2/3 of the eyepiece field, due to short eyerelief.
Stars were sharp all the way to the edge, contrast was great. Focus was finicky.
Didn't like the wide body ( 2" and 1.25" ). In the 1.25 holder the eyepiece body was so wide that it made it tough to thread in the holder setscrews. In a 2" holder very little of lip eyepiece was secured in mount.
For the $$ spent these offer great value as view was great, the Speers Waler offer exceptional value as they have none of the issues noted.