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Roy Challen

Zeiss CZJ Orthos for sale ***PENDING***

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Everyone knows that eyepiece collections rarely stay the same for long, and so it is with mine. I've had quite a few orthos during my observing career. Some, like the Meade RGOs or Baader Genuine Orthoscopics, or indeed the single Takahashi MC ortho I had, were very good indeed. The Zeiss CZJ range are a step above these, and I have two for sale because I simply don't use them often enough to justify having them lying around doing not very much.

So, one or two of you will (hopefully :wink:) have the pleasure of these premier league eyepieces.

The 16mm is the reticle version, but without the reticle. This means the field of view is wider than the average ortho, but the field stop isn't razor sharp, I would call it indistinct. This doesn't detract from the view in my opinion. The eyelens surround has some discolouration that I didn't want to try to remove in case I made it worse. The price I'm asking for this is £70 including UK postage and PayPal fees.

The 6mm is, in short, mint. As in looks brand new. These don't come up for sale very often, and can fetch ridiculous prices especially in the US. I don't believe in exaggerating prices based on a brand name (especially Zeiss) even if they are 'worth' it, so I am asking for £150, post and PP included.

They will be very well packed- as anyone who has bought from me in the past knows - but don't have their own boxes, I don't think they were ever supplied in one but I could be wrong. I should also mention that they are 0.965" fitting, so you'll need and adapter to use it in 1.25" or 2" focusers, but you already knew that, didn't you?!

I you have mint condition examples of Celestron Ultima SV series (the 5 element, Japan made ones, in original boxes) I may consider px or some kind of trade. I'm looking for 12mm or thereabouts, and 7.5mm

Thanks for looking

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