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Old 09-11-2013, 03:56 PM
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Looking for Pentax XW30 and XW40...

Hi All,

New user, Occasional astronomer, first post.

I already have a few XWs and would love to expand the family.

Of course, I must be the last (and newest) person on this forum to know that the XW30 and XW40 are discontinued :-/ Such is the frequency of my astronomy...

But, I do love camping with my grab 'n go so, if anyone knows anyone that is willing to part with either or both, I'd much appreciate it.

cheers!

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Old 09-11-2013, 04:16 PM
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I think there is quite a line-up of people trying to buy these eyepieces
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:33 PM
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I suspect you might be right!
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:50 PM
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The 40 has a fair bit of field curvature or so I've been told. I have a flat field scope so it isn't a problem, and it is a beautiful wide field EP.

Unless you're using a corrected scope of some kind, you'd probably be better off with an LVW, or lighter still a Baader Aspheric. The 2" XW were also expensive when available.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:46 AM
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The 40 has a fair bit of field curvature or so I've been told. I have a flat field scope so it isn't a problem, and it is a beautiful wide field EP.

Unless you're using a corrected scope of some kind, you'd probably be better off with an LVW, or lighter still a Baader Aspheric. The 2" XW were also expensive when available.
Thank you for taking the time to reply. I'll take your advice on board. Interestingly, I have a couple of LVWs as well. Lovely eyepieces.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:18 AM
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Nothing quite like completing a set
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:19 PM
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Amen to that :-)
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