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Re: Discovery vs. Zambuto Optical Shoot-out [Re: ScumotheUniverse]
      #4987293 - 12/27/11 05:35 PM


Justifying Zambuto's decision not to use enhanced coatings. Apparently his rationale for using only standard coatings. Or at least that is what he used to say. Is he still recommending standard coatings only? I belong to the ZOC yahoo group, but have not kept up with the most recent posts.

Carl Zambuto is not the only mirror maker who uses standard coatings.

I had a long discussion about this with another one of the top quality mirror makers. He told he that he would use enhanced coatings if the cutomer demanded it, but he considered it a "matter of pride as an optician" that he could create a mirror good enough that you wouldn't need any enhancements. He asked me to test his mirror with the standard coatings and if I didn't think it was good enough, he would fix it.

I haven't talked to Carl about this, but I suspect his philosophy is similar. My last two mirrors have come from Zambuto with standard coatings. The view through the eyepiece speaks for itself.



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