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Lockie

Maxvision 40mm unboxing - or should I say Lenzilla!

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Lockie    3,746

 Here are some unboxing pics of my 40mm Maxvision for anyone whos interested in this lens but like me struggled to quantify the size of the thing before ordering. As you can see I have included the ubiquitous can of beans for scale :)

Needless to say the cloud is very thick tonight.

Ps I've given it the apt name of Lenzilla!

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JED-E3    86

I bought one of these recently,although i've not used it yet, It makes me wonder if this eyepiece gives the most grams per pound(£)

It must work out to about 10 grams/£ if bought new. 

James.

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russ.will    804

It is a shocker. Mine made the ES82 30mm look small, although they're not too different in weight. It still feels like you put your face, rather than your eye into it, but I find it very comfortable.

Itook this for those wondering how it looks compared to the rest of the ES MV/Meade clones:

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Russell

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alan potts    3,694

Don't forget that if it had a Meade green band wrapped around it the price tag was about 265 quid, I had one and amost gave it away because of these. I wonder if the quality control is the same though, not something that you are ever really going to be able to find out and I have not heard any complaints of them.

Alan.

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YKSE    2,067

Russell,

Of my EPs, MV 24mm is the only one looks like need to put on diet, but in your picture, it actually looks slim. :smiley:

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Ruud    1,332

It's a colossal deal.

Congratulations on the purchase and enjoy those low power views!

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itmo    95

The holy eyepiece of antioch. i have a 34mm version and it is already quite huge. 

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bomberbaz    1,134

only just looking at this after spotting your for sale advert but I have to say, stop buying eyepieces then you will be able to afford heinz beans  :grin:  :grin:  :grin:  :p

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Lockie    3,746

only just looking at this after spotting your for sale advert but I have to say, stop buying eyepieces then you will be able to afford heinz beans  :grin:  :grin:  :grin:  :p

lol I wondered when someone would link the value beans to my astro addiction :D

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bomberbaz    1,134

lol I wondered when someone would link the value beans to my astro addiction :D

slow bunch on here sometimes hehe  :rolleyes:  :laugh:

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Lockie    3,746

Wow and wow again!! Lenzillia will give me nightmares!!

I think they probably used a 40mm Maxvision to focus the laser on the Death Star. Very nightmare worthy! ;)

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alan potts    3,694

I had to put thicker re-bar into the observatory floor because i owned one of those, I'm a snob though mine had Meade on it and cost a bomb.

Alan

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25585    92

Just bought one from Bresser.de in their ex-display model sale £122 incl shipping. Looking forward to comparing with my Vixen LVW 42mm. 

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