TeleVue Powermate 2.5X


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Brand and Model:TeleVue Powermate 2.5X
Price ($USD):$168.00
Magnification:2.5x
Barrel Size:1.25"
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TeleVue Powermate 2.5X
I concur with all that has been said thus far. I will add, however, that this is not just a barlow as there are some technical differences. I experienced vignetting with all focal length televue plossls with both my Ultima and 2.8x Klee barlows. The powermate was suggested to remedy this situation and it worked perfectly. A very special piece of equipment.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 20 (Notable Vote)
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By: mte1955
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TeleVue Powermate 2.5X
It's the best "barlow" for 1.25" eyepieces. Absolutely crisp views with the 16 Nagler T5, Pentax 20 XW, and Nagler 9 T6. Zero image degradation. The only problem is that there are no filter threads, which would have made it useful for the laser collimation trick on a Newtonian.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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By: schung
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TeleVue Powermate 2.5X
I decided that since I will only be getting one barlow (or barlow like device) I my as well get the best. Reading the reviews of the Powermates, I have seen nothing other than glowing reports. I decided to purchase a powermate 2.5 despite the high price. It was worth every penny. It is like having bought a whole new set of eyepieces. Everybody says the same thing but it is true, it is like the powermate is not even there, it does not introduce anything but more magnification. Excellent product.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:7
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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By: gabeeg
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TeleVue Powermate 2.5X
Works great and does all that it is advertised to do. I was using this in my Takahashi Sky 90II along with a Televue 8mm Ethos and the results were simply amazing. It turned my 8mm Ethos into a 4mm Ethos.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
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By: crazyqban67
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TeleVue Powermate 2.5X
An excellent piece of equipment. I use it with my Axioms and Pentax in a large SCT and 4.7" refractor. Good results in both, no chromatic problems, flat field, sharp.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:7
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
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By: rs11gps
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TeleVue Powermate 2.5X
I've used a lot of barlows (ultima, apogee
shorty, homemade barlows, and the klee). This
image amplification system (it's not technically a barlow)
is the best "barlow" I've used yet. Only other barlow I
would consider buying again would be the ultima (besides this
one . But the ultima suffers from barrel size problems for some
eyepieces as well as vignetting on other eyepieces. 2.5
magnification is also perfect for my needs (3x is often too much
for me. 2x is also good.).

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:9
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.144.53)
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TeleVue Powermate 2.5X
When folks say that there is no degradation of image quality when the Powermate is placed in the optical path, they are absolutely correct. I have no idea why this item is so superior to a Barlow, but I would never think of getting a Barlow if I had the funds to purchase a Powermate.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.6.65)
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TeleVue Powermate 2.5X
I've been using shorty 2x barlows -- one from Orion and the other from Celestron, and the Powermate blows them away. It is like it isn't there, yet the images are bigger. I have no idea how they do it. So I'd say it is well worth every dime. It made my 5" SCT into a scope that I didn't recognize.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.73.80)
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TeleVue Powermate 2.5X
Delivers what it promises.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.64.75)
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TeleVue Powermate 2.5X
Nice optic, better than the 2X TV Barlows that I had previously (more contrast).

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:10 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.126.12)
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