By Mike McIsaac on October, 17th 2009
An excellent all-around eyepiece. Comfortable eye relief and 52* fov combined with excellent contrast and sharpness. Surpassed only by the Pentax SMC XL in this focal length range but much less expensive, smaller, and lighter. One of my all-time favorite eyepieces. Highly recommended.
By Albert Bellg on October, 17th 2009
Has excellent on-axis and edge sharpness, with superb contrast. A great planetary eyepiece, and fine for smaller clusters and nebulae.
By John Boyd on October, 17th 2009
Excellent contrast. Sharp across the full field. Although it does not have the FOV of the 7 Nagler, it is noticably sharper and brighter. Great planetary eyepiece. Barlows very well when the seeing will allow it.
By Lloyd Lashbrook on October, 17th 2009
This eyepiece is truly amazing. The eye relief is outstanding for a Plossl. The clarity is great. The only draw back is, when used with an f/10 SCT, it is a little dim and could have better contrast. Most effective on deep space objects when used with a focal reducer.
By JOhn Hishon on October, 17th 2009
I simply cant believe how good these Tak LE set of EPs is. Compact lightwieght, lots of light throughput, good eye relief & great contrast. Using a TV 102 currently - outstanding eyepiece, typical TAK quality. Needs EP caps as they are not supplied by TAK, the one short coming of this series. FOV aside I consider the LE series to be overall as good as anything currently on the market - & there a some great EPs out there. These beauties can be picked up second hand for $130 or less. The BEST overall value on the market!
The Tak 7.5 LE, Exceptional Good!
By James A. Edwards on October, 17th 2009
Having used the 2.8mm, 3.6mm, 5mm and now the 7.5mm, not one piece Ive mentioned was I disappointed to use. I used my first LE, the 2.8 during the Mars opposition, changing to the Tak LEs over 2 very good UWA Meades, but found with each variation of telescope I used, an FSQ-106N, CN212, TOA130 and lastly my Mewlon 250, I found that the LEs to be my high powered eyepieces of choice. With exceptional eye relief, clarity and a noticable increase of optical performance, in each telescope Ive mentioned the LEs gave crisp sharp views. Using a Higher powered eyepiece, the majority mainly for Planetary use, after viewing a number of different objects using the Tak Les I found that wasnt simply true. On Galaxies and various Nebula, not once did the LE 7.5mm disappointed me. When I increased the focal length on my Mewlon 250 using a Tak 1.6x extender, I tried the LE 7.5mm to penetrate the Trapizium of Orion. At 640 power the nebulosity was better then most of the CCD images Ive seen posted and the star Field beyond the internal stars was simply awe inspiring, what an Eyepiece! I also added a Lumicon OIII filter to increase the Neblosity and not once did the 7.5 break down. For those of you looking for a great long eye relief eyepiece to complement your arsenal, I wouldnt hesitate to go out and purchasing any of the LEs Ive mentioned, the 7.5 especially, its Exceptional Good!!!