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Bugfly

Are theses any good olivon lenes

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I've never heard of them but at £60 for 2 ep 1 barlow 3 filter and a case, i'd be quite wary :).

Hope someone with a clue will be along soon

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I've never heard of them but at £60 for 2 ep 1 barlow 3 filter and a case, i'd be quite wary :).

Hope someone with a clue will be along soon

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Hi Bugfly, Olivon seem to be one of the many equipment "producers" that sell re-badged items manufactured in factories in China, and nothing necessarily wrong with that and from their home site they produce quite a lot. http://olivonmanufacturing.com

This is an interesting review of some  the eyepieces: http://www.cloudynights.com/page/articles/cat/user-reviews/review-eyepieces-by-olivon-manufacture-group-r2770

The problem with the ebay item as far as I can see from the photo, is  what kind and focal length EPs are they? If they are anything like the EPs that usually come as standard with scopes, (eg Modified Achromats) I would not bother with it. There is an  Olivon  plossl package  on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Olivon-Telescope-Eyepiece-Kit/dp/B00365N16G  but at at £108 its hardly worth it when you can buy separate plossls of known quality for less here: 

http://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-eyepieces/skywatcher-sp-plossl-eyepieces.html 

All things considered for  £64 from FLO you could get a couple of SW plossls and the Celestron 2x barlow, so unless you can verify what the quality of the Olivon stuff is I'd forget it.

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The Olivons shown in the photo are plossls (not modified achromatics), and the barlow is fully multi-coated

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From your photo and NGC404s comments I would guess this is the item.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-25-telescope-eyepiece-filter-2x-barlow-lens-aluminium-case-kit-Plossl/151417898970?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D28111%26meid%3D470a69f151124d0bb2468957f472246f%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D11472%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D150792437810

It does look useful package in a nice case. Not knowing what scope you have or other eye pieces I don't know how it will fit into your set up, but one noticeable thing is that the 12.5mm  plossl used with the 2x barlow will give as near as matters, the equivalent to the 6mm. However the barlow can be used with any other 1.25" EP you may have or buy.

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Olivon's are usually rebadged affairs with added price hype.  When they were selling rebadged BST Explorers they were selling them at double the price.  I would steer clear of them.  Whatever they are selling, you can get cheaper elsewhere.

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Olivon's are usually rebadged affairs with added price hype.  When they were selling rebadged BST Explorers they were selling them at double the price.  I would steer clear of them.  Whatever they are selling, you can get cheaper elsewhere.

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