Meade Plossl Eyepieces Series 5000 60° Apparent Field-of-View 1.25" Barrel Size

The new MeadePlossl Eyepieces Series 5000 60° Apparent Field-of-View 1.25" Barrel Size represent a milestone in design and engineering. The five and six element designs feature tack sharp optical performance which delivers a 40% improvement in corrections for chromatic aberration and edge-distortions over traditional plossl.

Series5000 Meade Plossl eyepieces yield the widest possible fields-of-view, consistent with pinpoint edge-of-field sharpness and contrast. Compare Meade Series-5000 1.25" Plossl Eyepieces' unparalleled 60° apparent field-of-view to any Plossl on the market today. Take a look through the new MeadeSeries 5000 Plossls 1.25 " and rediscover your favorite celestial objects.


RATING
94 /100
  • Design

    Excellent

  • Performance

    Excellent

  • Value for money

    Excellent

  • Feature

    Excellent

Specifications for Meade Series 5000 Plossl Eyepieces 60° Apparent Field-of-View 1.25" Barrel Size:

Model #: Focal Length Barrel Size Apparent FOV # of Elements
07650: 5.5 mm 1.25" 60° 6
07651: 9 mm 1.25" 60° 5
07652: 14 mm 1.25" 60° 5

Features of Meade Plossl Eyepieces Series5000 60° Apparent Field-of-View 1.25" Barrel Size:

  • Wide 60° apparent field-of-view
  • Premium grade optical glass
  • Individually tuned, multi-layered coatings for maximum light transmission
  • Lens edges and all internal metal surfaces are blackened to maximize image contrast
  • Parfocal - little or no refocusing required when switching eyepieces
  • Long eye relief
  • Adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguards

1-Meade Plossl Eyepieces Series 5000 60° Apparent Field-of-View 1.25" Barrel Size
2-Meade Plossl Eyepieces Series 5000 60° Apparent Field-of-View 1.25" Barrel Size
3-Meade Plossl Eyepieces Series 5000 60° Apparent Field-of-View 1.25" Barrel Size
4-Meade Plossl Eyepieces Series 5000 60° Apparent Field-of-View 1.25" Barrel Size
5-Meade Plossl Eyepieces Series 5000 60° Apparent Field-of-View 1.25" Barrel Size
6-Meade Plossl Eyepieces Series 5000 60° Apparent Field-of-View 1.25" Barrel Size

  • PROS
  • Great performer, well made.
  • Performs like a much more expensive EP
  • CONS
  • Not much. They are plossls, but perform as a wide angle EP.
  • General purpose
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Brent - Add Reply

Overall this is a really nice eyepiece. It's lightweight and comfortable to use. It performs like a standard plossl but with a little more field of view and eye relief. (Not for eye glass wearers though.) Pros: Really nice on-axis image quality Cons: a bit soft at the edge, not for really fast scopes.

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Adam - Add Reply

I really enjoyed the view of Saturn that I got out of this eyepiece. I will probably buy another one in the future. Pros: Value

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Crawford - Add Reply

good crisp images and this 14mm eye piece is a great compliment to your lens set. Pros: very crisp view Cons: the field of view is more narrow than I'd like

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Elmo - Add Reply

I own several of the Meads series 5000 plossls: 5.5, 9, 14, and the 26. As of now they have been discontinued for several years. However, they are often available on the user market. I have nothing but good to report about this line of EPs. All I have used provide a nice 60 degree FOV with comfortable eyerelief. They perform much like a top tier plossl. They are sharpe from edge to edge with very good contrast. The twist up eyecup is very nice and stops for the most part those annoying blackouts that sometimes occur. This is a very good line of EPs. A shame they were discontinued.

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Zander - Add Reply

Thought discontinued one can obtain some of these EPs on the used market. Why? Because they were and still are excellent performers. They provide very sharp images with nice eyerelief and a discernible 60 degree FOV. They represent excellent value.

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