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Zhumell Telescope 1.25 Inch Eyepiece and Filter Kit

Item # HN-ZHUL007

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Zhumell
Telescope Accessories Series
1.25 inch Eyepieces
Telescope Eyepiece Series
1.25 inch Eyepieces

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  • This top seller has excellent customer reviews
  • 4mm, 6mm, 12.5mm, and 32mm Plossl Eyepieces
  • 2x Achromatic Barlow Lens
  • Yellow, Orange, Light Red, Green, Light Blue Filters
  • Also includes a polarizing filter and CrystalView Moon filter
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Zhumell Telescope 1.25 Inch Eyepiece and Filter Kit
 
4.5

(based on 352 reviews)

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    (135)

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    (7)

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    (3)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (211)
  • Good padding (202)
  • Easy to use (160)
  • Great optics (152)
  • Widely compatible adapter (103)

Cons

  • Adds no function (6)
  • None yet (3)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (266)
  • Terrestrial viewing (58)
  • Bright conditions (31)
  • Astrophotography (22)
  • Travel (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (228), Avid adventurer (42)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (101), Yes (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great beginers set

The lens/filters bundled in this package are great beginers set. Do not expect to slap on a filter and bingo there it is. Planetary filters are designed for large apeture scopes of 6inches...Read complete review

The lens/filters bundled in this package are great beginers set. Do not expect to slap on a filter and bingo there it is. Planetary filters are designed for large apeture scopes of 6inches or better these are in my opinion lunar filters with the ocassional planetary observation.

What you will see with these filters with an 8+ in scope,I have the celestron 8se, nothern and southern bands on jupiter, mars on a great visual night will reward you with polar caps. saturn increased bands. thats it.
95% of my filters are used for lunar viewing. Even with a small apeture scope, 4in Celestron PowerSeeker 127 EQ Telescope, the moon is a great visual sight. slap a filter on to cut down on the glare and its fun for the family.

In short do not expect to purchase any filter set and be knocked off your feet. These filters will cut the glare of the moon and enhance to a small degree planetary viewing.

If your looking to truly enhance your deep sky viewing purchase a UHC filter.

As for the lens, pretty darn good for the money.

Happy Star gazing

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

A good set.....for a SMALL telescope.

I must say that there are no negative reviews at all about this product, and that is kind of why I was mislead into buying it. Overall I was a bit disappointed after testing...Read complete review

I must say that there are no negative reviews at all about this product, and that is kind of why I was mislead into buying it. Overall I was a bit disappointed after testing out all of the items over several nights. I own a Meade lx90 8" SCT. The scope only had one meade 4000 series 26mm super plossl that came with it. That is why I decided to buy this set to see which magnifications would work well on this long f/10 telescope. It is said that telescopes like mine, which are 8" in aperture or more, and have long focal ratios are much more forgiving when it comes to bad eyepieces.I expected these eyepieces to be at least as good if not better than the meade 4000 series that came with my telescope. I was dead wrong. You are definitely getting your [$] dollars worth here...and it shows. NOTICE!! Look at the description for this eyepiece and filter kit. Don't you think it is odd that there is no specifications? They did not mention how many elements these eyepieces are made of, no mention of how many groups or what kind of glass is used. Even stranger...there is absolutely no mention of the Field of view of these eyepieces. I thought that was rather odd because no other eyepieces on this website that I have seen chose to NOT show such important information. Perhaps they did not write the specifications because they are now considered low by industry standards? They are advertised as "high-grade" but what does this mean? If these eyepieces are indeed high grade why not show us the specifications?ALSO NOTE!! this product is advertised as: 4mm, 6mm, 12.5mm, and 32mm High-grade Plossl eyepieces; 2x Achromatic Barlow. THIS IS NOT WHAT THEY SEND YOU!! In reality, you get one 3.6mm, one 6.3mm, 12.5mm, and 32mm. 32mm: This is the lowest magnification piece in this kit and it performs just fine I think. Again, no one knows what the field of view is because the company decided not to share that information with the buyers. 12.5mm: Seemed alright to me; only issue I saw was that the objects did not come into as sharp focus as they did on my meade 4000 26mm super plossl. Picture was not a sharp, and at the edge some things were blurry. 6.3mm: OK here is where things start getting horribly wrong. My telescope has a maximum useful magnification of 600-680x, so it is never an issue of too high magnification. Looking at Jupiter with this eyepiece, I noticed a dramatic decrease in brightness. Also, the resolution of the image and the quality was a huge drop from the 12.5mm, and even a bigger drop from my 26mm meade 4000. I am very dissapointed in this eyepiece. Looking at stars, even directly overhead showed some strong ghosting and flaring...possibly due to the low quality of the eyepieces, trying to handle a high magnification. The eyehole is a bit small but still manageable if you dont mind sticking your eye onto the eyepiece itself. 3.6mm: Alright, this eyepiece is completely useless. NOONE will ever use this. Not a single telescope owner, who spend a high amount of money to be able to use these magnifications on a large aperture telescope, would be caught dead trying to stick this into their eyepiece holder.- This eyepiece has all of the problem of the 6.3mm in this kit, only doubled and tripled. - The images are unreasonably dark, to where looking at jupiter only reveals a darkish brown, completely unfocused blob. - Ghosting and flaring of stars in extremely pronounced here. It flares so much that you cannot possibly focus onto any bright star. This eyepiece is plagued with severe problems when it comes to the quality of the glass inside. - The eyehole on this eyepiece is insanely small. It is nearly impossible for me to see anything with this eyepiece without accidentally hitting part of my head or face on the telescope. That is how small the eyehole is. =(I am completely clueless why zhummel would make this kind of eyepiece for a cheap starter kit. The customer base they are targeting would most likely never ever use the 6.3mm and definitely never use the 3.6mm. This is because cheaper telescopes with smaller apertures and slower focal ratios do not have as much of a highest useful magnification as a bigger aperture telescope like my lx90 8" sct does. 2x Barlow lens: This barlow seemed to work fine both with my meade 4000 SP, and the zhummel eyepieces. No complaints here. Filters: filters were fine although there was some gunk on some of my filters that i had to blow off with a duster. After having tested the entire set over 3 nights I was a bit dissapointed overall. I expected this eyepiece set to be better than my MEADE 4000 series super plossl 26mm. However, the set fell a bit short of that goal. The 32mm and 12.5gmm were not as sharp and didn't have as good color and resolution as my original meade 4000. The 6.3 and 3.6mm eyepieces are just completely useless. Noone will ever use them, not even people with 2000 dollar and higher priced telescopes like myself. The verdict: IF you have a telescope that is 8" in aperture or higher, I would not recommend this kit. You are much better off spending a bit more and getting eyepieces individually. It is better to have 1-3 eyepieces that you use frequently, than to have 20-30 of them lying around while only using a handful. If you have a smaller aperture scope, then these eyepieces will probably be all you need for a long long time. But then again, I am not sure why they included 3.6mm and 6.3mm eyepieces. For myself, I am a bit regretful of buying this set. As soon as I get a higher quality eyepiece, I probably wont use any of these eyepieces again. Also I will never ever be using the 3.6mm and 6.3mm eyepieces, as theyre just too poorly made to serve their purpose. The Barlow is fairly generic and I intend on buying a good quality meade/televue barlow very soon. All in all, I should have just bought a few good televue eyepieces instead, but hey good thing this kit is only [$] bucks. This entire kit ended up being worse than the original meade 4000 super plossl 26mm that came with the telescope. Live and learn. Perhaps this review will save someone with a good telescope, from making the same mistake i did.

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1.0

You get what you pay for

By Tolga

from VERONA,NJ

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Terrestrial Viewing

      Comments about Zhumell Telescope 1.25 Inch Eyepiece and Filter Kit:

      This kit might be good for a beginner with a cheaper telescope but if you have a decent scope, they are really bad. Even with the 32mm, if you move your eye an 1/8" off center, you loose sight. It might be a good way to see what magnification that works with your scope

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      4.0

      Great deal!

      By Rae

      from Lakewood, CO

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Padding
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Terrestrial Viewing

        Comments about Zhumell Telescope 1.25 Inch Eyepiece and Filter Kit:

        Just got these, the product was just as advertised and the service from Hayneedle went fine. Packaged well.

        I have only had one chance to try out these eyepieces but they seem to work great so far. The two higher magnification eyepieces are difficult to get focused but I expected that based on other reviews. Even eliminating those two this kit is a really great deal. Everything else is working tip top! The case is really nice, aluminum, attractive and quite sturdy!

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        4.0

        Eyepiece Kit

        By Larry

        from WHITEHALL,MI

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Zhumell Telescope 1.25 Inch Eyepiece and Filter Kit:

          This eyepiece kit is as advertised.

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          4.0

          Good buy

          By David

          from LAS VEGAS,NV

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Optics
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Zhumell Telescope 1.25 Inch Eyepiece and Filter Kit:

            This was a good buy. The lenses are great and the filters are easy to attach. I do wish it came with a different way to store the filters as one almost fell on the ground during opening. It would also be nice if it came with a cleaning cloth, but overall it's great

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            4.0

            Great addition to my current kit.

            By Carlos

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Padding
            • Great Optics
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about Zhumell Telescope 1.25 Inch Eyepiece and Filter Kit:

              This is definitely an improvement over any standard eyepieces your average telescope will come with. The Barlow lens is much better than the one that my Meade telescope had. I have yet to try the filters, but the first lower 3 eyepieces are fantastic. The 2 with the highest magnification are quite harder to focus and I found that these probably wont really be used much, but for everything else this is still fantastic, worth the price.

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              4 Questions About This Product
              Q: "Will these work with my Celestron reflector, or do I need to buy Celestron?"
              A: As long as the Celestron model you have accepts standard 1.25inch eyepieces, this kit will work with your telescope.
              Q: "Can these eyepieces be used in any telescope?"
              A: As long as they use the standard 1.25" opening they will work on any brand of telescope.
              Q: "Are the eyepieces made from metal with glass lenses, or are they plastic?"
              A: The eyepieces in the Zhumell Telescope 1.25 Inch Eyepiece and Filter Kit are metal with glass lenses.
              Q: "As a beginner, is this a good set of eyepieces and filters for a 6" f/8 reflector telescope?"
              A: The Zhumell Telescope 1.25 Inch Eyepiece and Filter Kit will give you good performance with a 6" reflector telescope. It will be ideal for deep space viewing and is adaptable to all telescopes.
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