I'm curious to know about the optical properties & performance of the Pentax 40 XW. I've been wanting to get one for my SCT for quite a while, but it will probably be another while longer before they're back in production. So until then.. maybe we can get this thread like the Apollo 11 until it hits the shelf Just kidding.. I wouldn't be able to read through 500 replies.
Anyways, how are the optical properties compared to the others of the Pentax XW line? Do they have the same or similar eye relief, neutral color, high contrast, and so on? What is the performance like in SCT's? Do they have field curvature, edge of field brightening, or other negative aspects? How is the size & weight? I imagine it's much less massive than the 41 Panoptic. What about their performance in other scopes like Dobsonians & refractors?
Comments about the 30 XW are welcome too!