Even the best examples put up images no better than a 60mm, so it really is a waste of aperture. I was an apologist for this scope for too long. Everything else about the system is very good including the tracking and slow-motions. My blue and light grey example is pristine and I have most of the accessories. It really is a very well-designed telescope. That corrector is the only problem.
I'm going to dig out my older grey one, the match to Tim's, now that I have a Golden Pyramid for it, as well. When it warms up I'll set them up side-by-side and we'll see what shakes out.
Hey, I'm still collecting accessories for it, so even though it doesn't perform, it's not going anywhere. Last year I picked up a set of the setting circle illuminators for it. I need to dig those out as well.
I bought a Dynamax 8 over the weekend just for the fun of it, because it was a fair deal. It has a really nice tripod and the wedge. It also looks to have a RFA built into the visual back. The visual back has a screw on diagonal to hold 1.25 inch eps.
The off-axis guider has a shutter on the back end as well. It is kind of odd. Between the light path and the camera mount is a tele-compressor. I'm not very familiar with the Dynamaxes, but this had a few decent eps and so overall I think it was a pretty good purchase. I'm a deep sky observer anyway so even if the optics are not so hot, it might be just fine for nebula, galaxies, and such.
I actually have 2 of these DX 8s now, as I purchased one from shop goodwill about 3 months ago, sold the tripod, wedge and eps and made a few bucks. The scope is cost free now, but it is an old ugly grey that needs repainting. I wanted it as a project scope, then found the blue/grey one over the weekend.