So i got myself a bunch of stuff here is a list:
-EQM-35 Goto mount
-Explore Scientific AR102(doublet) 102mm APO
-Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25")
-Vello T-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds Camera Lens Adapter
-Farpoint Prime Focus T-Ring Adapter (1.25")
-Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Ball Head Adapter
here is a little review or first contact thoughts :
-EQM-35 well first i must say they should change their grease because the thing is way too stiff to be accurately balanced. the second thing is that initially the RA (?) axis did not move as the driving motor for the goto did not make contact with the gear of the axis therefore motor was spinning int the wind... quick fix : unscrew tree bolts of the plastic cap of the motor , slack the 2 hex bolts holding the motor mount just enough to move it a little then just make sure gears are in contact and tighten it all up , put cover back on. also i don't know how to adjust the rings for the polar scope so i "guessed it" ( it was loose). other than that everything else looks ok for the mount.
-Explore Scientific AR102(doublet) 102mm APO here i was a bit disappointed... first it was missing the screws to attach the finder-scope to the main scope.
mine also had what looks like Styrofoam particle on the front lens ( inside) the "rack and pinion" isn't a rack at all , there is no teeth looks to be just friction wheels so i would be careful if there is lots of weight at the back as it will slip. There are 1 screws to lock it in place however that seem to do the job once the thing is adjusted. the 2 things i did not like : a) the scope was not properly seated in the plastic "cradles" (they were out and about and loose) the scope shows no damage but it could still have unseen damage. b) total absence of instruction on how things work... (not even a card with a link to a website. ) [how does the screws under the focuser work ?? ]
-Celestron eyepiece ... over-packaged but seems to be doing good have not looked trough it much only inside . the thing is solid.
-T-mount and T-Ring they are solid ( metalic) and fit perfectly my olympus EM5mkII. there is a inside tread on the Tring adapter on the "front" side if you are looking to add filters. i am not too sure for now but i think the 1.25" might be small for the Micro4/3 sensor :-/ well see .
-Star Adventurer Ball Head Adapter disappointed here ... does not fit the EQM-35 ( its not really made for it anyway ...) the mount only has the dovetails at the corners of the "mount grip" and thus not working ... oh well ...
A 2" T-ring adapter and a bahtinov mask... are on their way as well.
i decided on the doublet instead of a triplet a) because budget b) iam already planning for a filter wheel so ...
the mount is not tested with the load but my camera will be about 2lb ( 1kg) and the APO is advertised at 10lb and weight 10.6 with finderscop and dovetail rings/handle attached.) so i will be only a smidgen over the half limit of the 22lb capacity.
once i can take it outside ill try to update as to what is what...
**admins feel free to move this to proper forum section.
Edited by Sp0nG3Bo8, 19 June 2019 - 06:59 PM.