This is a fine lens system, an essentially new five element setup giving a 65* AFOV. An impressive size and feel, too, with an outer rubber grip ring and dark green fully multicoated elements. Optics and chrome steel tube are pristine w/ a fine milled setscrew retention channel provided. This lens honestly gives nice contrasty pinpoint stars with significant color. It's easy to quickly i.d. the red stars in the Double Cluster and detect the nebulosity around the main stars in the Pleidaes. A great instrument w/ a contrast filter as it displays fabulous views of the North American Nebula, not to mention capturing all of M42 in one view. Andromeda and its companions are a real thrill thru this picture window. Even the Triffid and the Lagoon nebulae are easy targets and the Swan fills the center of the field perfectly. Orig. cost over $130 plus shipping - asking $95, shipped CONUS, paypal accepted + 3% if using credit card.
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