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Paul73

Delos Happiness

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Hi All

I've been trying to track down a Delos 17.3mm for ages. Then a kind SGL member popped up and offered me a near mint example. It arrived today. Deep happiness. OK I realy should not be this excited about an eyepiece.....

These are great eyepieces that go just that little bit deeper. I have just ordered/offered to buy a Baarder Classis Ortho 18mm to try against this and have the 16mm MaxVison 68° to do a big 17mm(ish) shootout.

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Happy Days!

Paul

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Lovely Paul and the shootout should be interesting :smiley:

I've only owned one Delos and that was the 10mm which I had for a couple of months. Very nice and I can see why folks like them so much.

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Nice! Does this complete your Delos collection? If yes, definitely don't look through any of the other ones! :grin: (My wallet wishes I hadn't looked through a 17.3mm at SGL)

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I just thank my lucky stars that they don't do any of the longer focal lengths.......

Paul

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Oh, these are so beautiful...

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I've tried to test the 8 and 12 mm for any flaws. They seem to have none. I'm looking forward to your report on the 17.3!

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Great stuff, Paul. The Delos are lovely to work with. I have the 10mm and 14mm and find them a pleasure to use in the 10" :smiley:

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You take addictive Televue eyepieces and then put them in a photo that says "Have Me".

This is bordering on immorality.

Sorry. At least they aren't the "E" ones.........

Tried those the other weekend......

Was determined to hate them...

[removed word]....

At least the Ethos is so far out of my budget that I can ignore the craving. And I can be safe in the knowledge that the Delos is at least as sharp across their measly 72° Fov. I'm in the process of going to 82° for the longer eyepieces.

Paul

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Very nice, you could buy all my gear for those beauts.

Two put of the three were 2nd hand.

I'm of the opinion that buying TV is just a savings account that I can't spend on beer.

I'll be really upset if I have to dip into that particular savings account.

Paul

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Nice collection and a very handy range of focal lengths. I'm tempted to try a Delos. I'm also concerned about the consequences though. There were a few coming up second hand a year ago, but not so much recently. I wonder if there was a spate of Delos to Ethos upgrades that have now passed.

James

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@paul73, glad to see you have your priorities the right way round :grin: ... Would hate to see beer shortage.

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Sorry. At least they aren't the "E" ones.........

Tried those the other weekend......

Was determined to hate them...

[removed word]....

At least the Ethos is so far out of my budget that I can ignore the craving. And I can be safe in the knowledge that the Delos is at least as sharp across their measly 72° Fov. I'm in the process of going to 82° for the longer eyepieces.

Paul

...was that a try before you buy!! Edited by estwing

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:Envy:  I don't have the 17.3mm, one day. Congratulations on yours, I am told it's the best one by someone that knows I don't have it.

Alan

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Interesting. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts once the warm glow of new ownership has settled and you get into the groove of day to day ownership.

I had the 8, 12 & 17mm and thought the 17 felt like it was from a different range - I really didn't like it, not least because it was so non-parfocal, but there were other things, probably related to that most subjective of things; comfort.

Russell

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I hope so too, but it does just go to show how fickle personal preference is.

Russell

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Congratulations Paul :smiley:  looking forward to your 18mm shoot out.

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Dan is only saying that and I thought he was a friend :sad:. He claimed he taught Mike (Faulksy all he knows) about collimation before he helped me see the light. I'm hurt, :p  back to business

There is another that is not parfocal and I am not sure which it is, 14mm I think. The interesting thing with them is there is no mention or the range on the Paracorr sheet I have even though the 21mm E is listed which came out after some of the Delos range started, I thing the 6mm 10mm and 17.3 mm were up and running beforehand. I can however see what Russell means, if nothing else it is somewhat more rotund than the others, I mean the 3.5mm is Rodney and the 17.3 is Del Boy :grin: .

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Gutted you beat me to it but glad an sgler got it. Maybe I will get mine one day!

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