Orion Ultra Zoom

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Brand and Model:Orion Ultra Zoom
Price ($USD):$169.00
Focal Length:7-21mm mm
Barrel Size:1.25
Apparent FOV:65.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:17 mm
Weight (lbs):
Description:Orion's UltraZoom eyepiece provides a continuous zoom range from 21mm focal length (apparent field 35°) to 7mm (wide 65° apparent field). Eye relief ranges from 12mm to 17mm It's fully coated 7-element lens system provides a continuous full range of magnifications without click stops. 1.25" barrel, threaded to accept filters. Made in Japan.

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Orion Ultra Zoom
Very disappointing in a side-by-side test against a $150 Vixen LV Zoom and GTO's $50 7-21mm zoom. The Orion Ultra Zoom was less sharp and had less eye relief and FOV than the other two. It also had severe internal reflections when viewing planets - I think I counted five Jupiters!

Save $120 an buy a GTO, Apogee or Scopetronix 7-21mm zoom and you will be much happier at less than 1/3 of the price.

Overall Rating: 6
Optics:6 Value:6
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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