It's been a long time since I've been on this forum. I finally have time to get into some basic astrophotography and recently purchased an iOptron Skyguider Pro. I recently read about their 8408 hand controller and it's "limited" functionality with the Skyguider. Is there anyone on this group that has experience with the 8408? Are the limited functions worth it?
I'll be using a Sony A7RIII and a "yet to be chosen" lens setup. I'm looking at an adapted Canon 16-35mm f2.8 III for my choice or possibly purchasing a prime E-mount lens (aka Batis 18mm). Sony 16-35mm f2.8 G is pricey and seems to have a lot of sample variation. I've also got an Astro-Tech 65Q that I purchased on here several years ago. If I remember the Skyguider Pro can handle 11 pounds with the counterweight.