3.7mm Orion Epic ED-2 Eyepiece

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3.7mm Orion Epic ED-2 Eyepiece

Postby ouroboros » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:20 pm

The 3.7mm Orion Epic ED-2 Eyepiece came out top in a recent Sky at Night mag' rview. Has anyone managed to find a supplier of this eyepiece in the UK? ... and what's you're opinion of this eyepiece if you've got one?
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RE: 3.7mm Orion Epic ED-2 Eyepiece

Postby uea74 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:23 pm

SCS list the Orion Epic ED2 in their products and state:

[quote]Special "ED"Lenses Provide a Performance Boost.Orion 3.7mm Epic Eyepiece Awarded Sky at Night Best Buy.[/quote]

However they do not list the 3.7 mm as one they sell.
Suspect they could get hold of one if you asked.
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RE: 3.7mm Orion Epic ED-2 Eyepiece

Postby ouroboros » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:36 pm

Widescreen seem to sell it too, but you have to phone them for price. Hmmm.
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RE: 3.7mm Orion Epic ED-2 Eyepiece

Postby uea74 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:36 pm

Forgot about WideScreen.
WideScreen also used to sell their own line of eyepieces that they said were made by Orion, they looked identical but no Orion name on them.
These seem to have stopped.

However Astronomica do what appears to be ones identical to Orion ED2, they are advertised as ED - cannot recall if they state ED or ED 2. Think they have a 2 in the description somewhere.

They cost £50 a piece, so if the same then a fair saving.

Decisions, decisions, decisions!!!
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RE: 3.7mm Orion Epic ED-2 Eyepiece

Postby ouroboros » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:30 pm

Interesting. Certainly looks similar. Not absolutely identical though - 3.8 mm compared with 3.7 mm. I also notice that that lens is currently not available!! Ho hum!! Somebody else got there first maybe!!
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RE: 3.7mm Orion Epic ED-2 Eyepiece

Postby andyboyd » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:03 pm

I tried to order one from widescreencentre and they informed me just as the review came out Orion stopped making them, they tried to buy all the stock but still did not get enough to give to all who wanted one post the review.

Ho Hum
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