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Subject: Re: vote by xxx.xxx.172.118
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.196.152)
In Reply to: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.172.118) (Original Vote)
Date: 06/08/2002 07:40:33 pm PDT
>Very disappointing after hearing good things about the Russell eyepieces. This is nothing more than a cheap 1.25" eyepiece dropped into a 2" adapter and then being called a "2 inch" eyepiece. Lenses appear to be poorly coated. At 55 degrees, this is hardly a "SWA" eyepiece as it says on the barrel. But what do you expect? You can't get much more AFOV out of a 25mm 1.25" eyepiece than that. I'd recommend a Rini instead.
I think you must have gotten a lemon. Russel eyepieces compare very favorably at star parties to the Televues, and Pentax's of the world. I started buying them after trying some on someone elses scope. They owned both Russels, and Naglers, and Meade Ultra Wides (Some people are eyepiece nuts if you ask me) and they compared very well. The person told me that the the russels are 95% of the performace of a Nagler, at 30% of the cost. I agree after have tried them, and subsequently purchasing some myself. I have the 19mm 67degree, and the 20mm 80degree. Both are very nice.
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