I haven't had much time to visit these forums as of late but I could not stop LOLing about the comment from MAX POWER on the Intes/Intes Micro scope that they had there day but are surpassed today, wow I would say that this fellow has never owned or looked threw a good verified sample of one of these scope. As Marcus had a posting about these scope a while back that these were made by real opticians, not some plant in China spinning out glass like cotton candy, there QC on the optics were impeccable though the mechanics at time were not in the same league and on some models crude but the optics were first rate. Considering that most of these scopes were built over 10 years ago plus and dating back to the late nineties and still performing give some idea how well these fine optics held up. I think what happens on the internet is someone in these forums who proclaim themselves Experts write a review without and scientific background in astronomy, optics, mathematics, physics, no degree's, no doctorates in any of these subjects yet amateurs will believe the written word.
These scope if you can find one are not only a piece of optical history if you can find one, they are legendary cause they are no longer made. Yes the China made scope are decent but the Intes optics are a grade better and the only scopes that will even surpass these scopes were made by TEC scope, hear again very hard to come by and at a different pay grade in used prices.
I myself would love to come across one of these older scopes myself, even though I have an excellent sample of an Orion 6" mac but I have a feeling now down here in Florida without the dam jet stream mucking up our seeing this wintertime should hold some excellent viewing and I would bet the Intes scope will eke out that last bit of detail and sharpness.