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Meade's Series 4000 QX Wide Angle is a line of 5 element eyepieces designed and engineered for high-performance observing. They yield a super wide 70 degree apparent field of view with extreme resolution. This is one of the few eyepieces sold today that can give you a wide field of view with a consistent pinpoint edge-of-field sharpness and long eye relief. All QX Wide Angle Eyepieces feature multi-layered optical coatings to maximize light transmission, and edge-blackened optics for superior image contrast. The new Meade Series 4000 QX Wide Angle eyepieces are an incredible value, delivering excellent performance.
• Super wide 70° apparent field of view.
• 5-element optical design provides clear, sharp, high-contrast images.
• Fully-multi-coated optics for maximum light transmission.
• Lens edges blackened to minimize internal reflections and improve contrast.
• Superior contrast and pinpoint resolution.
Feb 24, 2012
Meade 30mm QXPros:
Strong Construction,Accurate,Quality LensesCons:
This is a very good 2" wide field eyepiece at a very good price. Star images at the edge of the field were not always pin point for me but I didn't find that to be a problem for an eyepiece in this price range.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comOct 30, 2011
Good bang for the buck!Pros:
Comfortable,Wide field nice finder,Easy to Use,CompactCons:
Comfortable,Wide field nice finder,Easy to Use,CompactComments:
Not a Panoptic, but a great widefield 2", for the price I am happy.
I have also panoptics and the 5x price is not 5x better in performance, this is like 85% of a Panoptic.
Again I am happy.
I use it on f/10, and mostly on f/6, not so good at my f/4.5
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comOct 29, 2011
Easy to Use,Quality Lenses,Strong ConstructionCons: Comments:
I bought this on-sale, well worth the approx $50 price. If you don't have a wide-field EP, and want to try one, I'd recommend this. The "sky is full of stars" feeling is great. There is some lack of focus towards the edge, and I had to partially retract it from the 2" adaptor to get proper focus. (If you are not nearsighted, you'll probably be OK.) It's not a Nagler, but good value.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comMay 30, 2011
One of the best performers for the pricePros: Cons: Comments:
This is an outstanding EP for the price. Some coma at the outside edge maybe 10% of the field of view, but it's like looking out a spaceship window so it really doesn't bother me at all. I have this paired up with the GSO 2" 2x Barlow, and it reduced that coma to almost nothing. It honestly is the main EP pair I keep in my 10" f4.7 reflector. It is a perfect match, the eye piece and the GDO barlow. Love it even better than my 28mm deep sky. Get it, you'll be glad you did.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com
eric_zeiner New Member
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Mar 19, 2010
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- Review by Eric R. Zeiner of North Georgia, USA.
Good EP For The MoneyPros:
Quality Lenses,Awesome Price,Strong ConstructionCons:
Not For Fast RefractorsComments:
I purchased this EP for my 80mm f/5 refractor and knew going in that the performance of it would be questionable. It is widely known that widefield EP's are severely punished by fast scopes as was the case with mine. The outer 15% of the FOV on either side suffers greatly from field curvature to the point that only the middle 70% of the FOV can come to focus. In order for me to get the outer ring into focus I had rack my draw tube out another two millimeters. However the sweet spot did reveal some very nice and unexpected detail on the DSO's I observed with it and if you can get by without using the entire FOV this EP at this price is a good deal. I would imagine that this EP would perform very well in a scope of f/8-10 or higher. Also the eye relief is very tight with this model to the point that I had to get right up on the eye cup to get a good view and there was some blackout evident as well if the eye position was not just right. The construction, fit and finish of this EP is very nice and it has a nice feel to it and I just think the bottom line is that it is definetly not suited for fast scopes.
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Apparent Field of View 70° Barrel Size 2" (50.8mm) Bolt Case Included Yes - Manufacturer Supplied Bolt Case Size Replacement: Agena 65x80mm Coatings Fully Multi-Coated Focal Length 30mm Lens Elements 5 Rubber Eye Guard Yes Blackened Lens Edges Yes Manufacturer Meade Eyepiece Focal Length 20.1mm - 30mm Eyepiece Field of View 61 - 70 degrees Eyepiece Series Meade QXWA Barrel Type With safety undercut Filter Threads Standard 2" Filter Thread (M48 x 0.75)