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I was wondering how does the Pentax 1.25 XW eyepiece compare with other brands?
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This is an easy one. They were once held as the best 1.25 inch astro eyepieces on the market. They are still considered to be one of the top group...rivaled only by high end Televue models and a few others.

I have owned the XW 20 and the XW 9. Excellent eyepieces with a huge 70 degree field of view, flat field with a gynormous sweet spot and very good CA control. From what I remember they typically sell around $300 each but you can occasionally find them for slightly less though even used they command $250 + prices.
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I have a XW14 on a Pentax PF-80ED and I believe that the resolution @ 500 meters is clearer than the Pentax zoom eyepiece that came with the spotting scope originaly. 
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