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#3401 Mihai


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:26 PM

Why you mounted the scope to the wall?

Because that wall is actually a secret anti-gravity machine,capable to hold that refractor-mount combo steady as a rock !!! 😁

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 04:46 PM

I see the TSA120 is now available to Texas Nautical with Feathertouch Focuser. Finally got their head out of their .....

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 09:53 PM

something to look forward, in upcoming new lunar year.

based on user requests and opinions...



#3405 Nakedgun


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 02:19 AM

I wonder just how someone would make a "request" directly to Takahashi?

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 06:31 AM

My 2 yen worth, after living in Japan for almost 2 decades, I’d be surprised the average user requests or opinions would able to influence a maker’s decision for a product’s feature change or upgrade. Now it may be a few core testers/customers/bloggers/influencers (and these folks who have to had worked closely with the maker for a long term to qualify) whose feedback is taken into account, but otherwise direction of the follow up product will be going to decided internally by the maker themselves.


I’ve always felt that traditionally Japanese makers have a particular concept in mind and they make their products accordingly. Then if customers are believers of their products, they are welcome. If the customers don’t, then the makers politely say thank you and let the customer move on. The good thing though is that the makers themselves are also consumers, therefore they are close to heart to the products they conceive. Not often do they allow users influence the direction of the product unless they are believers of the change themselves.

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#3407 Delta608


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 06:39 AM

Toyota asks feedback routinely on their vehicles so they can make changes to upcoming versions..But I think there are more Toyota vehicle's sold in the U.S. than Takahashi telescope's...  hehehe just my .02 yen..  Give it a shot, cant hurt..

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 07:49 AM

Competition is a driver as well as deterer. And probably for Japan their domestic market.Also what Canon can do & for how much.


A doublet to appeal to the 5 inch market, as the FS128 still does perhaps.

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