Hmmm, excuse my cynicism ..............but if it looks to good to be true..........it usually is.
Not sure what you mean?
Exactly what is it here, about the small maks, that is too good to be true?
Hi Thomas, I think you misinterpreted the direction of my cynicism. I love Maks and, in fact, I have one in my collection and it probably get's more use than my other scopes when the conditions are right. What I was observing was that [a] if you look through the Thread, no one has one. [b] because of that we have no real idea of the build quality or optical quality of the Pic 6 or 8], [c] the only attraction of them seems to be that they're tiny, "cute", and apparently cheap. I wouldn't get a dog on that, never mind a scope!!
Also for anyone suffering the blight of light pollution, in any degree, the smallest aperture Mak you should/could consider is a 90mm, and even then you'd be struggling especially if you add the limited FOV. There are nights when even with my Mak 180, I struggle to find my target because of the FOV........Thank the Lord for the RACI and Telrad.!! So the thought of adding even a known quality Mak of 60 or 80mm to my collection is not something I would consider even if they were tiny, cute and cheap. So I kind of got the impression, considering no one has a Pico 6 or 8, or has any experience of one. that I was standing with one of my old girl friends standing in front of a Jewelers window and she was getting excited over a diamond ring, or the like, not knowing if it was paste or real and that we were jumping the gun a bit due to the scopes tiny size and cheapness. In all honesty, how many times would a Pico 6 or 8 get used before it headed for a dusty shelf.
Having said that I've just seen an Ad for a tiny, cute, GOTO made in darkest Tierra del Fuego and it's going cheap...........Hmmm, could it be too good to be true???
Edited by BLACKDRAGON, 20 November 2015 - 02:54 PM.