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Meade 32mm SWA-vs.-?

Started by tomdisco, 08/31/2003 09:35PM
Posted 08/31/2003 09:35PM Opening Post
I now have pretty much everything I want in eyepieces except a good low power 2" wide angle. I do not own any other 2" eyepieces but do have the William Optics 2" diagonal to accomodate one.

Would like to hear pros & cons of the Meade 32mm SWA. Cloudy Nights has no review of this piece. My greatest concerns regarding a wide angle in this range are possible kidney bean or vignetting. My scopes are C9.25 & AR6. Are there other eyepieces that would perform better than the Meade in the same price range? Fire away.
Posted 08/31/2003 10:19PM #1
The SWA's are OK on f/10 scopes, but are still soft on the edges. Not sure about on the AR6. You would be happier with the Panoptic or Nagler, but they do cost more. Siebert makes a pretty nice 32mm 2" EP in the Ultra Plus and Observatory series. I liked those but at f/5 they were a little soft as well, but not too bad at all.

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