I personally dont like the 27X either,..for nikon Eyepieces the 20X wide is my choice with the ED50..The 20X is brighter and offers a wider field ,but both are very good...my main problem with the ed50 is the lack of a good zoom..the MCII is good in terms of sharpness and contrast but the short eye relief and narrow field is nothing i wanna deal with .
I have adapted astro eyepieces for Nikon Ed50 with success,but the narrow ¨throat of the fieldscope¨mount would not allow another zoom to fit,unless it had an even smaller field stop .So although I am fine with the ED50 with a fixed eyepiece,I reckon that other brands can be a better choice for someone getting a light first scope for all around duty.
The arrival of the Kowa 55 fluorite scopes is indeed exciting,..The eyepiece that they will be using could define my final interest ...That and price.
I suspect they will hit above Opticron and Nikon small models,probably doubling their price,but i can be wrong
Last edited by mayoayo : Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 21:34.