Meade 8-24mm Series 4000 Series 1.25" Zoom Eyepiece with 40 to 55 Degree Field of View.

Meade

About Meade 4000 Super Plossl

For years zoom eyepieces were regarded as "convenient," but without the optical resolution required in demanding astronomical applications. The Meade Series 4000 Zoom Eyepiece has changed that impression completely and forever.

Because, finally, this is a zoom eyepiece designed for the advanced amateur astronomer who is uncompromising in his or her optical performance specifications. Performance is fully consistent with the finest fixed focal length eyepieces.

The Meade Series 4000 Zoom is an excellent addition to telescopes of all types, brands, and price levels, whether 60mm refractor, 8" Dobsonian, 90mm ETX, or 12" LX200 Schmidt Cassegrain. Conceived by one of the world's leading designers of photo optical instruments, this 7 element system provides an apparent field of 40° at the 24mm setting, increasing continuously to a 55° field at 8mm. The internal zoom optics move on smooth, precisely machined surfaces which maintain optical collimation at all zoom settings. A scale graduated in 1mm units indicates the zoom focal length in operation. All lenses are multi coated for maximum light transmission and image contrast, while minimizing internal reflections. The chromed brass barrel is threaded for filters.

Dimesions & Weight: 1.7 x 4.2", 0.54 lb
Eye Relief: Minimum 12mm at all focal lengths.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(9)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (7),Great optics (6),Easy to use (5)
Best Uses:
Astronomy (9),Terrestrial viewing (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual/ recreational (8)

Meade 4000 Super Plossl Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good for the price !!

I wanted to use this in a light refractor for an easy grab and go for travel. I then got a deal on a set of Meade 4000 Super Plossls. Though the zoom has worked well and is convenient to use, I still like the individual eyepieces the best. I will also keep this zoom, however, though I wouldn't rate it up there with zooms that cost a little more. For the price it does do the job and I don't think you'd find one better in this price range.

Reviewed by 9 customers

 
4.0

Good for the price !!

By

from Southbury, Ct  -  Casual/ Recreational

I wanted to use this in a light refractor for an easy grab and go for travel. I then got a deal on a set of Meade 4000 Super Plossls. Though the zoom has worked well and is convenient to use, I still like the individual eyepieces the best. I will also keep this zoom, however, though I wouldn't rate it up there with zooms that cost a little more. For the price it does do the job and I don't think you'd find one better in this price range.

 
5.0

A Good Addition

By

from Fairfield County, Conn.  -  Casual/ Recreational

Purchased for use on my 90 mm f/11 refractor for observing planets. Was happy with the clarity of the view of Saturn under heavily polluted sky. Still need to test it under a truely dark sky.

 
5.0

Luv It

By

from TX, USA  -  Casual/ Recreational

I use it on a Meade 90ET, as an amatuer astronomy enthusiast, it's a great addition to my collection of telescope lens. Very Clear optics.

 
5.0

Very pleased

By

from Greenville, South Carolina  -  Casual/ Recreational

Great product

 
5.0

I would buy this again

By

from illinois

Really Nice and clear, made my telescope much more enjoyable.

 
5.0

Great eye piece

By

from Sacramento, CA  -  Casual/ Recreational

great eye piece. has good eye relief, and a great case for it.

 
4.0

Better performance than expected.

By

from Brea Ca  -  Casual/ Recreational

bright, reasonably wide view, but eye position is very critical. Good optics at a very economical price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice addition to my eyepieces!

By

from San Diego, CA  -  Casual/ Recreational

Nice addition to the 26mm eyepiece that came with my Meade LX90 scope!

 
4.0

Nice addition to my eyepieces!

By

from San Diego, CA  -  Casual/ Recreational

This is a nice additional eyepiece to the 26mm that came with the scope.

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