My 1st Look Planetary Eyepiece
For some reason this eyepiece has become my 1st-look GOTO planetary eyepiece. It provides good magnifcation and contrast for detailed views of the planets. It is very small and light. Contrast is high, high, high.
Drawbacks include tight eye relief and for me the flat area that rings the eye lens is so shiny and polished that it causes problems for me when viewing in daylight or bright twilight. Provides distracting glare from light coming in from the side around the eye. Have to cup my hand around my eye and eyepiece. Cant say that Ive noticed this on other eyepieces.
I like it anyway. Would like to compare to the 15 Panoptic soon.
Best plossls for the money
If you dont wear glasses, and dont mind the 50 deg FOV, these are the best plossls for the money out there. Excellent edge to edge sharpness, good contrast, and brightness, with zero negative aspects when used in my 80mm F6 WO refractor. I bought the set of 15mm, 11mm, and 8mm and all are HIGHLY RECOMMENED