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COMPLETED - SALE PENDING Vintage high quality set of 5 Parks Gold Japanese eyepieces

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SALE PENDING As my observing plans for 2019 are changing quite a bit, with more emphasis on binoviewing, I am reluctantly going to let some of my excellent vintage Japanese Parks Gold Series Plossls eyepieces go.

They are all in excellent original condition and come with their original boxes and caps. The 3.8mm is a 45th anniversary edition unit dated 1999. All the others are older, probably c 1990-95.

I would really like to sell the set of 5 eyepieces together, and as a set I will do them all for £245 including UK tracked and signed for postage☺.

I will wait as couple of days to see if they can be sold as a set..If not, I will offer them singly as shown below. Please note, the 25mm and 30mm shown in the photos are not for sale. If anyone has a 30mm they would like to trade for one of my sale items please get in touch.

These excellent Japanese eyepieces  are "Pseudo Masuyama" design - 5 element eyepieces  (2-1-2 configuration, so not actually a true plossl, but sometimes called a Type 2 Erfle) - the Takahashi LE range is also very similar): they are optically identical to the Baader Eudiascopic, Celestron Ultima, Orion Ultrascopic and Antares Elite ranges.

Think Tele Vue plossl quality with but with 52 degree field and better eye relief. All in excellent original  condition with heavy smooth chromed barrels.

3.8mm - a lovely high power unit with 45th Anniversary logo on the box, dating to 1999. This eyepiece is hard to find, and is actually based on the 7.5mm body with a Smyth (Barlow type) lens at the bottom, giving the 3.8mm effective focal length. This means a longer eye relief of 6mm. Very comfortable for a high power eyepiece.

£60 posted.

7.5mm - excellent moderate to high power ep in great order and also with 6mm eye relief. Comes with winged eyeguard.

£50 posted

10mm - extremely useful focal length and Barlows well also. Eye relief is 8mm. Comes with winged eyeguard.

£55 posted

15mm - lovely condition, versatile (also Barlows well) with 12mm eye relief.

£55 posted

20mm - superb pin sharp views across the field. 16mm eye relief.

£55 posted

All in all a great set of quality Japanese eyepieces..buyer will be delighted.

Thanks for looking.

Dave

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SOLD Mods please archive, thanks☺.

Dave

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Glad you are keeping the 30mm Dave. The 30mm Ultima that you sold to me ,to allow me to make a pair for binoviewing, was priceless. They are keepers for sure.

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Agreed Steve👍.

I am keeping the Parks 25mm pair for binoviewing as well as the 30mm.

I may well look for another  30mm at some point, to make a pair, but for now I want to exploit the pairs I have -if only we can get rid of the wretched clouds we have had for the last 5 weeks almost without a break! The SW Aero 30mm is great too, but of course it's a 2" barrel so not suitable for binoviewing..

Dave

 

 

 

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Hi Dave,

It is and has been dire for a long time.

I have said on other threads that the 30mm Ultimas are as sharp as my 24 mm Panoptics and somehow, they seem to be preferable, despite the more restricted FOV. Strange !

Slightly off topic but I now have a white Stellarvue 80mm finder on Andromeda instead of the black 60mm, and she looks really good. I will send some pics over

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