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Old Saturday 14th October 2017, 23:11   #26
PeteQuad
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Of course Eagle Optics has it on sale for $670 (going out of business sale) now, so my timing is excellent as always . I got a chance to use the 9mm Nagler at a large lake this week. The clarity is perfect. I can see great detail at enormous distances. However, the field curvature is a little annoying when panning. It can be almost dizzying at times. I was able to follow some cormorants flying though and was amazed at the detail I could see while they were moving.

I almost had myself convinced I would get a Pentax 14 UW, for the comfort of the extra eye-relief and the flatter field, and to have something with a little less magnification. But now that I've used it, I can't see wanting less magnification. I am afraid I would never use it. The 10mm UW might be perfect for me, but I'm not sure I want to spend the money just for some extra eye-relief. Also, the Nagler is so much smaller and lighter.

For now, I think I will stick with it... I guess.
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Old Sunday 15th October 2017, 10:53   #27
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Glad to hear your pleased with your new scope Pete, I'm delighted with mine. If you think you might not use any other eyepieces, or only occasionally, get yourself a 15mm BST Explorer 49 in the UK. This would give you a really nice 34x for not much money. Don't let the cheap price put you off, they punch way above their weight.
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Old Sunday 15th October 2017, 13:29   #28
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Thanks, that could be a good idea. Then it is not much of an investment to see if I will want the less magnification ever.
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