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49 minutes ago, graham56 said:

yes i use mine solely for Bino viewing ,super sharp field stop , moon monkey most people who have them tend to keep hold off them

I’m beginning to learn that the hard way lol I’m seriousness I do totally understand I’ll see what turns up 🙂

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I just sold a pair of mint 25mm 3000s a couple of weeks ago. 

The 3000 series are IMHO little gems..the 25mm and 16mm were for me the pick of the bunch, and one of the few Meade branded ep ranges I ever really liked (the UWA 8.8 and 14mm being another).

I only sold mine as I had too many pairs for binoviewing, and I tend to use higher magnifications for that. But they are lovely, very sharp, good transmission eyepieces. Made in Japan, heavy chromed brass barrels and no undercuts. I had a 32mm TV plossl which I compared to a Meade 3000 25mm some years ago and could see no visible difference other than that from the different focal length. 

I didn't like the 6.7mm so much but then again I don't like any plossl below c 10mm focal length due to the tight eye relief.

Buy with confidence 🙂.

Dave

PS..all the Meade 3000s I've ever owned were Japan made and had the rubber around the body as shown above.

 

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1 hour ago, F15Rules said:

I just sold a pair of mint 25mm 3000s a couple of weeks ago. 

The 3000 series are IMHO little gems..the 25mm and 16mm were for me the pick of the bunch, and one of the few Meade branded ep ranges I ever really liked (the UWA 8.8 and 14mm being another).

I only sold mine as I had too many pairs for binoviewing, and I tend to use higher magnifications for that. But they are lovely, very sharp, good transmission eyepieces. Made in Japan, heavy chromed brass barrels and no undercuts. I had a 32mm TV plossl which I compared to a Meade 3000 25mm some years ago and could see no visible difference other than that from the different focal length. 

I didn't like the 6.7mm so much but then again I don't like any plossl below c 10mm focal length due to the tight eye relief.

Buy with confidence 🙂.

Dave

PS..all the Meade 3000s I've ever owned were Japan made and had the rubber around the body as shown above.

 

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Hey Dave thanks for that I recieved the 16 yesterday and the 25 should arrive today or tommorow so am super excited to hear another person sing the graces of these two FL in the range I can’t wait to give them first light and do some comparisons between other similar FL ep’s many thanks for chiming in I agree the 6.7 is slightly tighter on the ER side of things but not a contact EP so still happy and the views are sharp 📌 so can’t wait to try out the others just hunting down a 9.7 now for a half set 🙂

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Ok guys so a little update … I have now acquired in total 4 of these classic EP’s 

the 6.7 the 9.5 smooth side , the 16mm and thr 25mm smooth side 

I have to say I’m blown away with the crisp contrasty views through the hear eyeoieces !!! Still got to find a 40mm and the 5mm although I’m not too bothered about the 5mm tbh it’s a little tight on ER so I’m told not quite a contact eyepiece but getting close 🤣🤣 

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5 hours ago, great_bear said:

I started collecting these a few years back after noticing that Bill Paulini liked them.

It didn’t take long to build up a full set:
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I didn’t get the 40mm as it does not appeal to me.

 

How do you find the 5mm bud ? It’s just the 5 and the 40 left 🙂🙂

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Just by checking out astrobuysell UK twice a day, and immediately expressing interest the moment something comes up. Sellers might be slow at updating to ‘sold’ or often don’t seem to bother doing so at all, so it’s quite common to think something is available but discover it was already sold the day before - it can be frustrating. I think at least one on the list came from here on Stargazers Lounge.

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18 hours ago, estwing said:

Excellent ep's...but I hardly use them now.

Oooh that’s an amazing set buddy I hope one day to have them all !!!!! Why do you not use them now ? Have you moved on to other things bud if or when you ever want to let these go please let me know bud I would love to complete my set 🙂🙂🙂

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