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COMPLETED - Pentax 14XW

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14mm Pentax XW - £120 inc UK postage.

Unfortunately this eyepiece has what I believe to be a speck of dust on one of the internal lenses, hence the low price. I've tried tapping/shaking to dislodge it but it has not moved. This speck of dust shows up in the same way that dust on the eye lens will against bright targets; in a spotting scope against an out of focus sky, and astronomically on lunar, presumably solar and possibly on planets if the planet passes "over" the speck. However, on DSO targets (which is probably the main use of this focal length eyepiece) I do not notice it and the eyepiece has the usual excellent Pentax transmission/contrast. Below is a photo to show the position of the dust speck in the FoV, visible to the left of centre. Viewed visually the dust bunny is smaller and sharper than it appears in the camera phone shot.

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Otherwise the eyepiece is in good condition, the only thing to note is that as this eyepiece has been used in a spotting scope out in the sun the eye lens cap has loosened. If the eyepiece is stored in an eyepiece case this shouldn't be an issue.

The eyepiece is supplied in the original Pentax bolt case but without the box.

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Thats a nice ep. Someone will be happy. Good luck with the sale.

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10 hours ago, Rob said:

Thats a nice ep. Someone will be happy. Good luck with the sale.

Thanks. It certainly is a nice ep. I'm only selling as I have two and they're a bit too big/heavy for binoviewing. 

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