Vixen Lanthanum 6mm


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Brand and Model:Vixen Lanthanum 6mm
Price ($USD):$104.50
Type:Plossl
Focal Length:6 mm
Barrel Size:1.25 in
Apparent FOV:45.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:20 mm
Elements:6
Weight (lbs):
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Vixen Lanthanum 6mm
Great contrast! really good on the moon! great eyerelief! I highly recommend this eyepiece for anyone on a budget.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:9
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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By: vpdwl
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Vixen Lanthanum 6mm
Great eyepiece, one of my favorites.
Contrast and brightness clean, difficult to overcome.
In Newtonian planetary F 8 gives incredible views.
Black hole much smaller than in others as XCell or wide of orion.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: ramirotorres
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Vixen Lanthanum 6mm
After falling in love with the 4mm LV I purchased the 6. I'm not nearly as thrilled about this as I am the 4. The 6 does share many of the same attributes I like about the 4 - easy eye position despite the ER, good sharpness/contrast, etc. What bugs me though is lateral color is much higher than it is on the 4mm. I have also noticed a fair amount of pincushion. Aberations to the degree I am seeing in a 45 AFOV eyepiece is IMHO ludicrous, so the optics score is dinged accordingly. What saves this from being ranked even lower is it does everything else so well that I'm willing to live with these faults.

That is to say, I like the eyepiece overall, but not without wondering if the Chinese clones (Epic, Xcel) or one of the other LVs might be a better value near this focal length.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:7 Value:8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.101.151)
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Vixen Lanthanum 6mm
Long eye-relief at 338x (C8)? You bet! Good brightness and super sharp right to the edge? You bet! One-third the price of a Nagler? You bet! Excellent on planets (even in the city) and on super-small fuzzies in the dark,dark desert. Also have the 9mm. only knock is the stiff eyecup.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.193.36)
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=42387


Vixen Lanthanum 6mm
Excellent FOV, excellent price $89 plus S&H at Adorama. Excellent brightness.
I have a 10mm Radian and this is just as good at a different focal length.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.108.135)
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Vixen Lanthanum 6mm
Excellent eye relief. Brightness a little low. Could only compare it to a Celestron 7mm ortho, but sharpness of the Vixen seemed to fall off more than it should between the two. Used with a Super C8.

Overall Rating: 7
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.178.111)
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Vixen Lanthanum 6mm
Gives me 338X. Very clear and bright. Eye relief is incredible. I am quite pleaed with this eyepiece.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.178.100)
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Vixen Lanthanum 6mm
Superb eyepiece! I have side-by-side tested the Vixens against Radians and they are just as good in every category. Stars are tack sharp right to the edge of the field with no fall-off in brightness. I have the entire set.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.194.189)
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Vixen Lanthanum 6mm
This is one of 3 of these ep's I now own. Images are sharp, great eye relief. Other reviews of this ep reminded me of 1 good point and 1 bad. These are truly parafocal which make them a pleasure to use.The bad....the eyecups are very stiff.

Overall Rating: 8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.190.91)
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Vixen Lanthanum 6mm
Sharp views all the way to the edge; good contrast; brightness is quite good (IMHO). Eye relief is a BIG plus.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.15.75)
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=42380

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