Nikon 27X and 40X MC verses DS? - A little insight needed.
A little background...
I recently purchased an ED50 and love it. However, don't like the zoom 13-40 zoom eyepiece I had (and returned). My friend has a 40x Wide MC and it's much, much brighter. I am trying to get some brighter distance work out of the little ED50.
I have posted under the wanted for a fixed 27x or 40x Wide MC. Hard to find the 40x that's for sure. I think the 27x Wide MC is still out there new, but I'm really looking for the 40x, unless I need to wait a bit until a used one pops up..in which case I'll get the 27x.
However, I might be convinced to buy the 40x Wide DS version...which appears to be the 40x Wide MC minus the eyecup.
So here's my question...has anyone compared the 40x Wide MC against the 40x Wide DS? Same goes for the 27x versions. I prefer an eyecup version, and not the soft rubber that the DS version comes with for observation.
I was told by an avid Nikon user that despite the exact same specs listed on each item y Nikon that they may actually have different coatings...perhaps to to digiscoping and observation differences, but I'm not sure. Looking for some insight from some experienced users on these eyepieces. Brightness and clarity is what I'm after.