Customer reviews for Tele Vue 1.25" 2.5x Tele Vue Powermate

Tele Vue 1.25" 2.5x Tele Vue Powermate

The 2.5x Tele Vue Powermate is parfocal in All 1 1/4" diagonals and prisms making it better than a standard Barlow. It stands less than 3" out of your focuser and with fully multi-coated lenses you get bright high contrast images.
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Customer reviews for 1.25" 2.5x Tele Vue Powermate
Review 1 for 1.25" 2.5x Tele Vue Powermate
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Extrordinary Quality and Value

PostedAugust 24, 2012
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Phaedrus
from Southern Indiana
Owned this product for:3 mos - 6 mos
Optical Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Mechanical Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Assembly & Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The 1.25" 2.5x Tele Vue Powermate "Image Amplifier" is an exceptional product that delivers exactly what is promised. Solid construction and flexibility for visual and imaging with all types of scopes and eyepieces make this unit an excellent value, I particularly like the captive lock screw that can’t fall out and get lost.
The Powermate magnifies without distortion, a significant improvement in the view over a regular Barlow lens. Compared to a regular Barlow the contrast is noticeably higher, with no evidence of scattered light, edge of field abortions or lateral color. The detail of both Saturn and Jupiter is noticeably sharper than a regular Barlow and the detail of both planets seems to pop out at you. Lunar viewing is exceptionally sharp and clear. The Tel Vue Powermate has replaced my standard Barlow. If you have been considering a new Barlow you would be well advised to go “all in” and get a Powermate instead, you will not be disappointed!
Favorite viewing location: my front yard
Favorite object to observe: Our Solar System
Yes, I recommend this product!
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Review 2 for 1.25" 2.5x Tele Vue Powermate
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5 / 5
5 / 5

1.25" 2.5X Powerate

PostedAugust 4, 2009
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Ralph T
When doing astro-imaging, Barlow-like lenses are one of the only ways to get additional magnification. If you are using a high-quality telescope, you want to get that magnification without degrading your image quality. The Tele Vue Powermate lenses deliver uncompromising quality and performance. The 2.5X unit will provide a very effective magnification boost when doing imaging with the popular ~f/7 refractors without pushing them past their resolving limits, leaving seeing as your only variable. Of course, like any Barlow, it will also expand the useful range of your eyepiece collection for visual work. While any Barlow will work after a fashion, the better your telescope, the more it deserves the optical quality of a Powermate.
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