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Meade Series 4000 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25")

B&H # MEEPZ824 MFR # 07199-2
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Product Highlights
  • 40-55° Apparent Field of View
  • 12mm Eye Relief

A world's standard in telescope oculars, the Meade Series 4000 8.0-24.0mm eyepiece yields the widest possible viewing field consistent with pinpoint edge-of-field sharpness and long eye relief, and yet does so with extremely low astigmatism, spherical aberration, and off-axis color.

The Series 4000 8.0-24.0mm eyepiece includes a soft rubber eyeguard, custom fitted with a bayonet mount.  The eyeguard folds down for eyeglass wearers, and shields eyeglasses from coming into contact with the metal eyepiece housings.  A rubber grip is provided.

Conceived by one of the world's leading designers of photo-optical instruments, the 7-element system in the 8.0-24.0mm zoom 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 its lenses are multicoated for maximum light transmission and image contrast, minimizing internal reflections, and the chromed brass barrel is threaded for 1.25" filters.

Focal Length 8.0-24.0mm
Eye Relief At least 12.0mm at all focal lengths
Apparent Field of View 40-55°
Dimensions 1.7 x 4.2" (44 x 106mm) WxH
Weight 0.54 lb (245 g)
Meade Series 4000 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25")
  • Threaded Plastic Case
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    MeadeSeries 4000 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25")
     
    3.9

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Great optics (5)
    • Strong construction (5)
    • Widely compatible adapter (4)
    • Good padding (3)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (8)
    • Terrestrial viewing (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    5.0

    One of my favorite tools

    By Rich

    from Brentwood Ca.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Bright Conditions
      • Terrestrial Viewing

      Comments about Meade Series 4000 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25"):

      One of the best eyepiece's you can have in your lens box.

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      2.0

      Qestionable?

      By mak 90

      from seattle, wa

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Lense Quality
      • Rough Focus Mechanisim

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Terrestrial Viewing

      Comments about Meade Series 4000 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25"):

      Use this with Celestron C90 Mak scope & moon filter. Looking at the eyepiece lense, there are visible imperfections in the glass itself, odd. The focus is very rough and tight.Otherwise the device seems to be well constructed. May have just got a bum one. Will return and try another as I was satisfied with the view the device provided both at 24mm & 8mm.Used with the Celestron moon filter. When viewing the moon, removed the moon filter at higher magnification due to lack of light the C90 can let in but the results were good after removing the filter. I'll try another, it's worth not carrying multiple eye pieces.

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      4.0

      Overall good...dull at 8mm

      By Urban Eyes

      from NYC

      Comments about Meade Series 4000 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25"):

      Seems well made. Clear as my fixed at 24. Little dull at 8 but still adds value. Seems well made. Easy to use. Does require refocus.

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      4.0

      A bit fuzzy at 8mm, but solid overall

      By Urban

      from NYC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Bright Conditions
      • Terrestrial Viewing
      • Travel

      Comments about Meade Series 4000 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25"):

      Quality at 24mm seems similar to fixed lenses. Zoom is handy. At 8mm it's a bit dull, but I can't compare to a fixed 8mm. Seems sturdy and is easy to zoom. I do have to refocus a bit after zoom. Eyecup is nice.

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      5.0

      Magnífico

      By Marco

      from México, Estado de México

      About Me Professional Guide

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Terrestrial Viewing

        Comments about Meade Series 4000 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25"):

        Excelente ocular...muy confiable, nítido

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        5.0

        Very Impressed

        By DaveAmonett

        from Nashville,Tn

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Optics
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Meade Series 4000 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25"):

        I bought the Meade Zoom lens after hearing people talk about it on the online Astronomy group that I'm a member of. I also read an article in S&T magazine where they compared all the Zoom lenses and Meades came out on top. My Meade Zoom is usually the only EP I use on most nights. It is equal to my Meade 4000 EP's in every respect so why Mumble and Fumble around in the pitch darkness trying to change EP's? I took the time to write this review after seeing a negative review on here..I realize that someone could of gotten a bad unit but from all my experience most people are highly pleased, Including myself.. I do believe that of all the purchases I've made, Moon filter, UHC filter,Barlows, various Meade4000 EP's,Starmaps, Books, Headlamps etc.... The purchase of the Meade 8-24 Zoom was by far the best purchase I've made...(BTW, I view through a Starfinder 8 inch Dob from a heavily light polluted area) Anyway I just wanted to put in my two cents on the matter and I encourage you to google "skyatnightmagazine meade-series-4000-zoom-eyepiece review" and be the judge yourself..I give it a Solid "A". If you get it and don't like it you can always send it back but I'll bet you keep it, David Amonett

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        5.0

        great value

        By MSL

        from Sydney, Australia

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Optics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Meade Series 4000 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25"):

          I've bought it for Meade StarNavigator 102 refractor, found it very useful and easy to use.
          The optics is high quality and smooth to adjust.

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          3.0

          Helpful but not perfect

          By LBEstater

          from Edmonds,WA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Continuous Zoom
          • Widely Compatible Adapter

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Heavy
          • Poor resolution at hi mag

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Terrestrial Viewing

          Comments about Meade Series 4000 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25"):

          I bought this in lieu of buying 3 or 4 single focal length eyepieces for my telescope. I wanted to use it both for celestial and terrestrial viewing. The resolution at the lower magnifications seem fine, but the resolution definitely degrades at the higher magnifications. Like all zoom devices, it is conveniently and continuously changes focal lengths, but it may make compromises in resolution and brightness. I have compared its resolution with only one single focal length eyepiece at about the same magnification at the low magnification end, and my impression is that the zoom has slightly inferior resolution. However, this is just my impression and I did no scientific tests. It costs about the same as 2 or 3 single focal length objectives. This zoom lens is adequate, but if I had it to do over again, I maybe would opt for 3 single objectives over the zoom. In my view it works better for celestial viewing, especially bright objects, than terrestrial, but for me, the continuous zooming feature, in principle, is more important for terrestrial viewing. I am ambivalent as to whether I would recommend this to others. It would depend on their goals.

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          2.0

          I'm not happy

          By playman75

          from Italy

          About Me Professional Guide

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Heavy
          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Fit

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Meade Series 4000 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25"):

          all came around regularly! I tried the two eyepiece, but are still not enthusiastic about the Meade 4000 8-24x, [*] Poor quality, the gears are turning loose, noisy and not precise, and it seems almost a used item. Honestly if I knew it was so shabby, I took the Tele Vue. H[...] Thanks and regards.

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