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  1. yarrellii

    MM3/4 60. Fixed x30 eyepiece?

    More on the optical performance of the HDF 40858 eyepiece. Phonescoping is far from an ideal comparison means, given the many things that can alter the outcome (the exact positioning of the phone and the eyepiece, to begin with), but can give interesting hints. Below are two images of the Moon...
  2. yarrellii

    MM3/4 60. Fixed x30 eyepiece?

    giosblue I have no idea about astronomy eyepieces, I always read the comments about interchangeability of astro eyepieces and feel intrigued.
  3. yarrellii

    MM3/4 60. Fixed x30 eyepiece?

    Got the eyepiece today and started playing with it right away. Pros: brighter, sharper, more contrast, less "globe effect" (see pictures), lighter Cons: at x30 Depending on what you're looking at (especially, if it moves fast) it can be quite difficult to locate the object, so it won't be the...
  4. yarrellii

    MM3/4 60. Fixed x30 eyepiece?

    Thanks, baz1973, that was very informative. I've already accepted Pete's (very) tempting offer, and now am really looking forward to enjoying all those things you mentioned. I forgot to point that I live in Ibiza, where it is sunny more often than not, and I hardly do any birding in dark...
  5. yarrellii

    MM3/4 60. Fixed x30 eyepiece?

    baz1973, out of curiosity, could you elaborate a bit on the main differences you noticed "going fixed" (I'm assuming you purchased the scope with a zoom eyepice). Thanks!
  6. yarrellii

    MM3/4 60. Fixed x30 eyepiece?

    Wow, thank you so much for the swift reply and offer, much appreciated. You got mail :)
  7. yarrellii

    MM3/4 60. Fixed x30 eyepiece?

    I've been using an Opticron MM3 60 ED travelscope for a couple of years now, and am really happy with its performance, it has absolutely fulfilled my expectations and needs. I bought it together with a SDL V2 zoom eyepiece that works nicely as well across the range (although there is the logical...
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