My little C5 XLT arrived today. It's the black spotter with finder and soft case.
At first glance the OTA looked ok, although accessories complete junk as expected.
Upon further inspection the OTA feels sort of cheaply made... but I think most of the cheap feeling is due to the accessories.
The visual back sounds like sand paper when screwing into place, and the threads on the visual back look like they were made with a chisel, but my nice 2" diagonal screws smoothly into place.
Looking into the scope the collimation looked ok (its still daylight) and images of distant objects such as trees were sharp in the 25mm eyepiece.
Then I had a look at the corrector mounting ring... its seems tight and sort of deformed a little.
I'll give it a chance though. The size is perfect for a travel scope and the optics are probably ok... but the build quality is a bit of a disappointment. I'm amazed at what passes QA coming from China considering the price.
Edited by Tom Stock, 12 October 2019 - 03:10 AM.