MarkLeica 8x20; Nikon Action 7x35; Vixen Apex Pro 8x42; Orion 15x63; Docter Nobilem 15x60WO Megrez II 80 FD / APM 107mm f/6.5 / Mewlon 210 on DM-6 + Berlebach Planet
Indiana for a three more weeks...
14.5" Teeter w/ Richard Fagin mirror, TT #66
EON 120ED on CG-5 ASGT
Lunt LS60THa/B1200 Sky Guy Porta II
Denk Super System with A45 OCS
Quote:The bigger question is why companies that sell "real" equipment would put their name on this stuff that would almost guarantee no future sales?
Quote:Last word? I was the author of this review. I have purchased several classic scopes including a Unitron 114. All of them needed work. All had been used or somewhat abused. My point with the Ioptron is that for a little work, I got a good scope that even looks nice. Repairing scopes requires experience and experience requires making mistakes. Start with a used scope or something like this and if you break something, no biggie! If you, on the other hand, are successful, then you have a new skill for your hobby for those rainy nights and you can buy and restore a classic with confidence. By the way, the colerful little ioptron is attractive to kids and wows them with moon craters and other sights.
Astro-Physics 130 GT Half Hitch Nova 5mm Tak LE 18mm Tak LE 27mm Pan