University Optics Konig II 16mm


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University Optics Konig II 16mm
Sharp to the edge. Extremely bright. Excellent contrast. A must for the f/5 or f/6 scope.

Overall Rating: 10
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
Best wide angle eyepieces that you can get for under $100. Very contrasty. Edge sharpness suffers in faster scopes. Eye relief is short. I use this eyepiece often.

Overall Rating: 8
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
This is the one I call the "Sweet 16". Great views of planetaries and other nebulas, and also very great views with the Klee Barlow. Easy 9 rating.

Overall Rating: 9
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.27.197)
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
This is a decent eyepiece. It has good contrast and brightness. But has very short eye relief. The biggest problem for me is the edge sharpness. Over a third of the field has coma. this didn't seem to be affected by the focal length of the telescope that was used. I seem to remember the old style Konig 16mm to have better edge sharpness. I think the micro intes 21mm is a better eyepiece. It has better sharpness over a greater part of the field, and the image on planets is very good. I started out on the konig so I have A soft place in my heart for it. And for the price it is still a good deal.

Overall Rating: 6
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
A poor man's nagler. Looks like much more than 65 degrees of field to me. Perhaps this is an illusion caused by the short eye relief. You really have to move your head around to see the whole field and feel like you're looking out of a porthole. The views were bright, contrasty and sharp to the edge in an f/8 flourite refractor.

Overall Rating: 10
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.254.182)
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
Nice wide angle ep at a great price! Great for finding DS0's. When barlowed, makes for great planetary views.

Overall Rating: 10
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
This eyepiece is sharp to the edges (65 degrees) with my Parks 6". It's also noticebly bright due to only 4 elements and good construction (baffles and blacked out edges). The Achilles heel of this eyepiece is the rather poor eye relief (estimate at 8 mm). You need to either trim your eyelashes before viewing or deal with the mess left on the lens after use.

Overall Rating: 9
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.32.11)
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
At around f/5, this eyepiece suffers from coma and astigmatism near the edge. This is apparent across approx. the latter 25% of the field of view. However, having said that, on-axis, this is one of the sharpest eyepieces I have seen. Contrast is also excellent. This is one of my favorite's for hunting down faint DSOs or for flushing out very faint stars. Eye relief is somewhat short if you try to take in the entire field, but if you hold your eye back just a bit, you can still take in a good amount of the field, without having to witness the aberrations of the outer edge.

Overall Rating: 9
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.249.63)
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
This is a very good eyepiece. Edge sharpness is still ok with my 8" f/6, however not as good as the center. Excellent contrast and FOV. View of Orion nebula wonderful....

I would give it a 10 however, edge sharpness and eye relief bring it down a little.

Overall Rating: 9
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
Bright and sharp, beter FOV than my plossls.

Overall Rating: 9
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.130.37)
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
Easy 9 score. Great eyepiece, nice build, very good performance. A bit tight on eye-relief, but not dramaticly so.

Overall Rating: 9
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
Nice wide field and good contrast. However has considerable field
curvature even at f/12. When viewing lunar disk , different portions
of field have different focus settings. The end result is that you are constantly refocusing. When the limb is sharp, the disk is a little out
of focus and vise versa. This is not surprising, it's the price we pay for
a 65deg field.

Overall Rating: 8
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.173.1)
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
Very sharp out to about the last 10% of the edge of the FOV, just like an ortho for planetary detail and contrast, great for faint DSO's with pin point clarity. Well the price is a steal and solid robust construction.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.193.143)
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>Very sharp out to about the last 10% of the edge of the FOV, just like an ortho for planetary detail and contrast, great for faint DSO's with pin point clarity. Well the price is a steal and solid robust construction.

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I won't use mine in my f/4.5 10" (after you use Naglers, nothing even comes close), however, it does a fine job with my 8" f/10 SCT.

University Optics Konig II 16mm
This has to be the best overall buy in EP's out today. FOV is 65 degrees and tack sharp like an ortho. The detail seen with this ep rivals ep's in the $200 to $250 Class plus when it comes to comparing this ep against the others you seem to easily pick up the fainter stars more easily than other wide field designs. I use it in a F6 scope and have used it in a F5.6 dob and the only field curviture I have picked up is in the last 5% of the field otherwise its like a wide field ortho. I just might order the whole set, they are that good. I feel that some of these post when they use it on a fast scope its more the scope than the EP when they state curvature in the FOV. The fit and finish on the lastest Koning version is excellent, very good coatings, made in Japan with very solid construction and for $80 its a unheard of these days, highly receomeneded.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
Like a wide field ortho with only 4-elements of glass between you and the object makes this a very good buy!

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:10 Value:8
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
Great EP! About as good as it gets in 16mm. Good eye relief, good AFOV, great sharpness. About the only thing that is better is a Televue Nagler or Panoptic.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:10
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.0.233)
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
This eyepiece is an excellent performer with contrast and sharpness rivaling Panoptics and Pentax wide field designs! Hard to believe it's priced so reasonably. However it is in a no frills package, no rubber eyeguard and finish is only passable quality. The coatings also are distinctly different from other eyepieces I've seen, their green! This eyepiece barlows very well with my 3X Antares and gives very pleasing views of the Moon and planets with my 10" f5 and 13.1" f5 Newtonians. Recommended

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:9
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
This is one sharp, small, wide field eyepiece. I compared it to the Speers Waler 12mm, Taiwan 16mm Super Plossl and Omcon 40mm Super Plossl barlowed down w/a 2.8X Klee. It has nice wide field views and it walks all over the 40mm and 16mm Super Plossl. It was tack sharp right out to the last 5 or 10 degrees of field. I then coupled this eyepiece with the UO 2.8X Klee barlow bringing down the fl to 5.7 (I'm using a 8" f/8 newt so effective mag was roughly 285). The Konig kept up but it was a slightly softer field. I then put in a similar fl Orion Epic ED2 lens and the UO Konig walked all over it in contrast, darkness and flatness of field. Compared to the Speers Waler it was a close race. The Speers Waler costs 2X and weighs 3-5X the amount of the UO. The Speers Waler has a wider field of view which is very nice but doing an acid test the eyepieces are literally so close its difficult to make a call. The Speers had a larger flater field because it's a wider angle eyepiece, otherwise it was a even match.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:10
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.207.140)
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
This ep is an excellent match for my 120mm f/5 refractor. Sharp to edges - which is remarkabale for a wide field ep and a f/5 fast scope. I felt like I had "fallen" into space with this ep. It was the best ep in my arsenal on Orion Nebulae and M81/M82.

I read other reviews that said edges of FOV were not sharp. I did not find this to be true. I love this ep.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
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By: skymark
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University Optics Konig II 16mm
Great ep's for bino's' i am using a pair in my denkmeier bino and 2in ocs.The views are sharp and bright and star are pin point the intire fov.The ocs help all ep's as it act like a paracorr.These ep's have a 65fov. The only negative is short eye releif if you have glasses.But for binos they are a steal at $79 apiece.Can't go wrong with a pair of these, I tested this ep's in a 12.5 f5 dob i am 45 years old with good eyes. THANKS BOB HART

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:10 Value:10
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By: indybob
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