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Zhumell Z100 16mm Eyepiece with 100 Degree Apparent Field of View

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  • 100 Degree Apparent Field of View 
  • 16mm Eye Relief
  • All lens to air surfaces are fully multi coated
  • Accepts 2 inch format filters
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Zhumell Z100 16mm Eyepiece with 100 Degree Apparent Field of View
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (8)
  • Quality lenses (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Sweet Glass!

    I purchased this as an upgrade/add-on kit when I purchased my zhumell 10" dob recently. I really didn't expect too much due to the package price. I thought if it was...Read complete review

    I purchased this as an upgrade/add-on kit when I purchased my zhumell 10" dob recently. I really didn't expect too much due to the package price. I thought if it was decent that would be good enough. When I opened the box I was please right off the bat due to the packaging. When I got the EP out of the storage tube I was very pleased at the quality of construction and was eager to get it out there and see what it could offer.

    I tried the stock 9mm plossl and wasn't very impressed with it so, I pulled out this big boy(2")and dropped it in. Wow! crisp all the way out to the edge, very nice contrast, ZERO ghosting, and brighter than I had ever hoped for.
    Would I recommend this EP to others,.....You betcha!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Tight Eye Relief

    Eye Relief on this EP is really tight. The eyecup will never be used as it vignettes the view when it's up. It is not an EP for eyeglass wearers.
    The outer 10...Read complete review

    Eye Relief on this EP is really tight. The eyecup will never be used as it vignettes the view when it's up. It is not an EP for eyeglass wearers.
    The outer 10 percent of the field of view is not as crisp as the rest of the field of view.. It reminds me of an older Erfle where the outer 5 percent is brighter than the rest of the field of view. Mind you this is based on a fast scope and YMMV. As suspected the field edge is a little soft on the view but doesn't really affect anything since the AFOV is so wide. This EP would have been a much better product if it had been stopped down to 82 degrees. It may perform better in a slower scope but I don't have one of those with a 2" focuser. Short Eye relief and an inconsistent field of view detract from the attempt at an "immersive" experience.

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    4.0

    Quality eyepiece, Huge results, awesome

    By Stepping Beyond

    from kings mountain,NC

    About Me Avid Adventurer

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Padding
    • Separates For Cleaning
    • Strong Construction
    • Works Well Barlowed
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Lens Rings Loosen

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Zhumell Z100 16mm Eyepiece with 100 Degree Apparent Field of View:

    I was skeptical at first and I should've been but, once I saw with my own eyes. I fell head over heals for it . I own Televue Naglers and I didn't think it would be worth stepping down a little, after viewing with Nagler premium eyepieces it was a good choice, performed nicely and now I'm purchasing the Z100 9mm and saving a lot of money.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    BE CAREFUL

    By Robert

    from New Jersey

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Great Optics

    Cons

    • Poor eye relief

    Best Uses

    • Terrestrial Viewing

    Comments about Zhumell Z100 16mm Eyepiece with 100 Degree Apparent Field of View:

    No doubt this is a great eyepiece for large reflectors, but I ordered one of these and am not able to use it. It will not focus when using a 2 inch adapter with an 80 mm refractor telescope. I think less AFOV with more eye relief would have been a better eyepiece to use. 80 degrees AFOV is about the limit for me...that is, if you want some eye relief that is satisfactory....With 100 degrees AFOV, your eye must be so close in to the lens....:-)

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    New to the Hobby.

    By Jonathan

    from PALMETTO,FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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          Comments about Zhumell Z100 16mm Eyepiece with 100 Degree Apparent Field of View:

          Don't have the experience to give a proper review. From what I have seen, it seems to be of high quality.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Outstanding Performance

          By Charles

          from Palm Coast, Florida

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Optics
          • Strong Construction
          • Widely Compatible Adapter

          Cons

          • Coma at very edge field

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Astrophotography

          Comments about Zhumell Z100 16mm Eyepiece with 100 Degree Apparent Field of View:

          With a Celestron-14,Max-Bright Dielectric Diagonal,comparing with Zeiss-16mm Abbe Orthoscopic eyepiece produced virtually identical image quality on Mars,Saturn,Orion Nebula,and Globula Cluster M3.To date,no other eypiece produced such high image quality except a TMB-Super Monocentric eyepiece when compared with the Zeiss Abbe Orthoscopic.Great Deep Sky and Planetary Eyepiece.

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          4.0

          Good not Great

          By bob

          from Sudbury, MA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Padding
          • Strong Construction
          • Widely Compatible Adapter

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Zhumell Z100 16mm Eyepiece with 100 Degree Apparent Field of View:

            The optics are good but not perfect. The image distorts on the edges. The price is nice but you get what you pay for.

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