Posted By Mark Costello III
I'm looking around for a couple of eyepieces to go with a telescope I'm waiting for and am considering the so-called "long eye relief" or LE eyepieces. I personally might not need them as I wear glasses for nearsightedness. However, I'm guessing they might be advantageous to have especially if my wife and/or kids are also out with me. We wouldn't have to keep changing the focus every time we took turns.
I consider myself a newbie, having been out of the hobby for several years. In particular, I don't know that much about LE eyepieces. I was hoping y'all could help with the following questions.
1) The big advantage of LE eyepiece is eye relief long enough for people who wear glasses. Do these eyepieces have disadvantages? If yes, what are they?
2) For those of you who wear glasses for nearsightedness or farsightedness, would you have an LE eyepiece in your scope for sessions with other people looking through your scope (e.g., you and your kids, star parties, etc.)?
Thanks for your response(s).