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Baron von Richthofen
11-12-2006, 12:20 PM
Hi All
I have a William Optics 80ED scope and a set of Meade 4000 SP eyepieces, I use the scope for general viewing and I was wondering if it is worth buying better eyepieces such as William Optics SWAN or Meade 4000 SWA, would I gain much other than a wider field of view and which one I should go for?

11-12-2006, 12:56 PM
really depends on what you want and the $$$$$$ you have. I have an eclectic mix of naglers and meade series 5000 's. Depends on what quality your eyes;) like!

11-12-2006, 05:23 PM

I dont consider the WO SWAN and the Meade S4000 SWA much of an upgrade over anything. You can do a lot better than either of those in the 80mm/F6 Megrez, for similar money.

Obviously, the more you spend the better the eyepieces get, but less proportionally so as you spend more. In terms of "Value for Money" the Orion Stratus/Baader Hyperion are hard to beat for less than $200 each. Then again they still come up a good bit short of $400 plus eyepieces.

How much do you plan to spend, in total ?

CS-John B

11-12-2006, 05:40 PM
I agree with what John said and is about to say....lol

He is the eyepiece King.

06-01-2007, 04:09 PM
Houghy, what series 5000 EP's do you have, I'm thinking of the 24mm SWA, do you have that or have you heard any feedback on this EP?

06-01-2007, 07:20 PM
Stick with the meades UWA eyepieces. I have the 24mm UWA, and its very well corrected for scopes with fast f ratios too.
I use it on my f4.5 Newt and the f8 and f10 SCT's.