Just to throw out an opinion and start some discussion, who does anyone think is/are the best overall eyepiece manufactures today?
I'd vote for University Optics and TeleVue. Both have been producing excellent eyepieces for decades and have great customer service. I won't argue that some people don’t like a specific line such as the TV Radian, but IMHO overall, both companies generally make excellent eyepieces for the price and bend over backwards to ensure customer satisfaction. I've called both and spoken directly with the owner who's been more than willing to spend a lot of time discussing optics and optical principals. I've had rare occasions where issues with a particular eyepiece were correct immediately without question, by both companies. (and I’m not saying you should “Love” TeleVue just because everyone else seems to either.)
To a lesser extent I've had similar experience with Gary Russell (lower end EPs) and Harry Seibert both of whom seem to have found a nitch. I have a couple Russell EPs that are great fun and some of Harry Seibert’s custom & Observatory Grade EPs are as good as anyone’s in their price range. Both companies provided me with excellent customer service & product but neither have the decades of multiple eyepiece lines that a U.O. or TeleVue has.
What do the rest of you think? Sounds like there are mixed reviews regarding TMB/Burgess at present, but what about any others? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly comments welcome.
Clear Skies, Bill