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Old 04-06-2021, 04:12 PM
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What do people think of the new BINTEL Premium Eyepieces?

Link: https://www.bintel.com.au/product-ca...ium-eyepieces/

To me, they seem fairly expensive for a 55-degree eyepiece. I wonder how they compare to the Celestron X-Cel LX.
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Old 04-06-2021, 06:28 PM
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:29 PM
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Likely rebrand version of an existing EP. Too much investment required to create a new private range.
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Old 05-06-2021, 02:30 AM
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They are yet another private label version of the same Long Perng eyepiece sold as:
Omegon LE Planetary
Orion Edge-On Planetary
Stella Lyra long eye relief
Altair Astro LightWave LER
Stellarvue Long Eye relief
They have been sold in the past under several other labels, including William Optics, Adorama, etc.
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:25 AM
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They certainly look like the orion edge on planetary and bintel sell them as well. The bintel version is $40 dollars cheaper than the orion version in their store. So maybe check out reviews on the other versions theyve been around longer.
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The original Long Period planetary version i had suffered from internal reflections while observing the moon. I found a barlowed plossl was an improvement. The Celestron Excel LXs would be a better choice, along with the Starguiders. The 20mm eye relief on these is nice though.
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Old 05-06-2021, 12:22 PM
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The original Long Period planetary version i had suffered from internal reflections while observing the moon. I found a barlowed plossl was an improvement. The Celestron Excel LXs would be a better choice, along with the Starguiders. The 20mm eye relief on these is nice though.
I vaguely recall reading that one particular focal length had that issue but can't remember which one. I've had the 3mm and 12.5mm and no issues.

I do find it a bit odd that Bintel has brought this line out now when most other vendors have moved on to other models. The Bintel semi apo 80mm refractor also seems to be a Long Perng model that was offered by others a few years back. Nothing wrong with more choices of course but there may be better options for the money.
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