Vixen Lanthanum Superwide 42mm


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Brand and Model:Vixen Lanthanum Superwide 42mm
Price ($USD):$329.00
Type:Misc Wide Angle
Focal Length:4 mm
Barrel Size:2 in
Apparent FOV:65.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:20 mm
Elements:8
Weight (lbs):0.0
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Vixen Lanthanum Superwide 42mm
I own the Vixen 42mm Superwide (made in Japan) and the Televue Panoptic 35mm (made in Taiwan) and I use them on a WO Megrez 80 f/6 and on a C9.25 f/10. Clarity and contrast are virtually the same. The lanthanum coating is clearly making a big difference. The Pan35 gives you slightly better magnification but a slightly lower FOV (64 vs 72) relative to the Vixen 42mm. I have used both for wideviews and they perform about the same. During the day or while looking at a full moon, the Vixen 42mm has slightly more color. I also like the eye shield better on the Vixen. On Astromart, the Vixen is $75 less than the Pan35. For the money I would keep the Vixen.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.24.216)
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Vixen Lanthanum Superwide 42mm
I don't know what the eyepiece's designer had in mind... reaching focus is difficult with a mewlon (and a 16" newton) and impossible with a vixen 80ED. The view is crisp, bright, very nice but the moon has a nice blue color... The field curvature is less than expected.

Overall Rating: 7
Optics:7 Value:7
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.81.123)
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=106187

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