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

B&H # MEEPZ824 Mfr # 07199-2
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Expected availability: September 18 2014
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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")
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    MeadeSeries 4000 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25")
     
    4.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Great optics (3)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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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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        • No

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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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