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Show me your eyepiece cases

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16 minutes ago, Moonshane said:

in all seriousness I think that's actually one of the reasons it doesn't matter as much as people seem to make out :happy7:

That's what I was thinking. My left eye sees more colour and my right eye is a bit sharper. I can't afford to go the bino route yet though!:dontknow:

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9 hours ago, surfindogg said:

Was that a case you had lying around or did you buy it? It looks rather good and I like the space for books/documents idea. 

I bought it from a car boot sale for about £5, bought the foam for £8, bargain.  Just need to decide on layout now.  I may just put in the eyepieces, filters and star diagonal for now.

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4 hours ago, jonathan said:

I bought it from a car boot sale for about £5, bought the foam for £8, bargain.  Just need to decide on layout now.  I may just put in the eyepieces, filters and star diagonal for now.

We all like a bargain.😁 I like the shape of it.

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My newly cobbled together eyepiece set after selling most of my hi end eyepieces to help fund my Tak FS128.

All Japanese glass 😀..

From left to right:

Vixen LV4mm

Tak LE 7.5mm

Celestron 10mm plossl with reticule

Pentax XL 10.5mm

Meade 4000 swa 13.8mm

Meade 4000 15mm plossl

Tak LE 18mm

Meade 4000 26mm plossl

Vixen LV 40mm

Older designs all, but all very sharp across the field😊.

Dave

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Looks a bit like a chess game Dave :smiley:

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All good stuff Dave which will work perfectly well.

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On 5/17/2017 at 21:27, Moonshane said:

My latest iteration.  cannot use the 20mm and 11mm pairs as they will now be wrapped until my anniversary at the end of the month.  just enough space for a pair of 8mm and a 9mm Delite.  no money though now until crimbo unless I sell something I want to keep!

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By heck lad, there is a lot of Televue going on i that case, are the 32mm slightly different in length?

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Nah. Just the way it's pressed in.

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On 5/13/2017 at 14:32, FenlandPaul said:

Hooray! Finally able to reply to this topic with something more than my (excellent value but mediocre performance) Revelation kit.  Just picked up my used 22mm Nagler from the Widescreen Centre, after they kindly sorted out a serious smear on the eye lens. I'd been saving a space for it in my new case, and here they are as a family for the first time:

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All you need really, Paul. :happy11:

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9 hours ago, F15Rules said:

My newly cobbled together eyepiece set after selling most of my hi end eyepieces to help fund my Tak FS128.

All Japanese glass 😀..

From left to right:

Vixen LV4mm

Tak LE 7.5mm

Celestron 10mm plossl with reticule

Pentax XL 10.5mm

Meade 4000 swa 13.8mm

Meade 4000 15mm plossl

Tak LE 18mm

Meade 4000 26mm plossl

Vixen LV 40mm

Older designs all, but all very sharp across the field😊.

Dave

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I love the smell of vintage glass in the evening!

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Sometimes, they just travel easier when individually cased...

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:happy11:

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21 minutes ago, iPeace said:

Sometimes, they just travel easier when individually cased...

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:happy11:

I like it, however how do you carry a few at once securely, how do you store them, and how do you know what's in each bag?

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1 minute ago, jonathan said:

I like it, however how do you carry a few at once securely, how do you store them, and how do you know what's in each bag?

Fair comments. This is mainly for stowage in nooks and crannies of carry-on backpack. Once on location, I use this neat bum bag by Geoptik.

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You don't have to admit it. I know you were wondering.

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:grin:

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54 minutes ago, iPeace said:

You don't have to admit it. I know you were wondering.

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:grin:

Very nice Mike - I'm also a convert to Nagler T6s, so I'll be very interested to hear how you get on with them. Does this mean you've jettisoned the Vixen HRs?

 

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Just now, Highburymark said:

Very nice Mike - I'm also a convert to Nagler T6s, so I'll be very interested to hear how you get on with them. Does this mean you've jettisoned the Vixen HRs?

 

Oh, no. My 2.4mm HR is still in the fold, as are a few others not in this holiday snap.

It is a sign of my times, though, moving from the larger, heavier Ethos (back) to the more compact power of Nagler.

Makes me feel old fashioned, in these heady days of Delos and DeLite. I like that. :happy11:

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8 minutes ago, iPeace said:

Oh, no. My 2.4mm HR is still in the fold, as are a few others not in this holiday snap.

It is a sign of my times, though, moving from the larger, heavier Ethos (back) to the more compact power of Nagler.

Makes me feel old fashioned, in these heady days of Delos and DeLite. I like that. :happy11:

The T6s are very nice, perhaps a little less 'in' at the moment, but they are lovely compact eyepieces, I often forget they are 82 degree! I fancy a 13mm at some point.

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2 hours ago, iPeace said:

Sometimes, they just travel easier when individually cased...

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:happy11:

Great idea😀. And just to avoid criticism by the LAEM (League Against Eyepiece Maltreatment 😁), I do normally keep them all in bolt cases/boxes in a pluck foamed Ali case....

Dave

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On 5/20/2017 at 08:03, iPeace said:

Sometimes, they just travel easier when individually cased...

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:happy11:

How cute.  Each gets its own sleeping bag on campouts. :wink:

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On 17/05/2017 at 21:27, Moonshane said:

My latest iteration.  cannot use the 20mm and 11mm pairs as they will now be wrapped until my anniversary at the end of the month.  just enough space for a pair of 8mm and a 9mm Delite.  no money though now until crimbo unless I sell something I want to keep!

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Certainly a very smart and neat looking case Shane I'm just glad I don't use a binoview or anything green and black.My Missus wouldn't understand me buying a spare ep each time.

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Well I never though I'd be swapping my eyepieces around again after a couple case of ES 82° & 100° eyepieces seeing me good for many years but hey, here is my now downsized and even more budget friendly ep set.

At least my wide field M31,36,37,38,44,45, double double, veil, Rosette interests are still covered :)

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