Antares Plossl 15mm


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Subject: Re: vote by xxx.xxx.195.44
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.96.212)
In Reply to: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.195.44) (Original Vote)
Date: 06/01/2005 12:40:19 pm PDT
just received a 32mm antares plossl .looks good but not tested however clearly marked "made in china" not japan as most folk here seem to say.
what's that about then?

regards
davethekelley@yahoo.co.uk



>I purchased this eyepiece from Sky Instruments in Canada at a very reasonable price ( less than the US dealers selling them) and have been most satisfied! This eyepiece is the same unit Celestron sells as their Ultima plossl. It compares very favorably with my Pentax 14mm wide angle in both sharpness and contrast in fact it probably beats the pentax ( although the field is smaller and much less eye relief). On the moon and planets it is excellent.Workmanship (japanese made) is equally fine and does'nt dissapoint. All things considered I don't think you can go wrong with this one.


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Subject: Re: vote by xxx.xxx.195.44
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.98.45)
In Reply to: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.96.212) (Original Message)
Date: 07/11/2005 03:42:18 pm PDT
>just received a 32mm antares plossl .looks good but not tested however clearly marked "made in china" not japan as most folk here seem to say.
>what's that about then?
>
>regards
>davethekelley@yahoo.co.uk

Dave,

The Japanese made plossl's that Antares carries are listed as Plossl UPL's, or Plossl Elites, and there's no 32mm in the lineup. What you bought was an Antares SPL 32mm, a plossl one notch down from the UPL's. FWIW, the UPL's price about 2-3 times more than the SPL's. The price of not doing your homework...

Geoffrey


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