No, on the 6 inchers being better. No, no, no. That's what my miserable B&L is. Same crap different size.
Terra, I only passed along the reported claims that a few might have come out okay. Of course that could have been noncritical users, low power use as Dave suggested (and the OP has tried so far), or who knows what. And nobody buys an SCT for low power in my opinion, nor is a low power low resolution image ever going to remotely challenge a high resolution, contrasty and sharp low power image.
Too low power use and noncritical users jump out as likely reasons for the reports. I have read about people returning their Dynamax and get just a different stinker from the production line, so I am not inclined to think they hand selected or hand figured any returns (as rumored of C14s at least).
I won't argue whether there were or weren't any 'good' ones. My sample size of one says no. In bold face capitals.
Several reports have said the mirrors were fine, I'll go along with whatever Dave says, he has hands on experience and, I assume, tested the mirrors. Or go along with anyone that has tested individual components.
I would actually like to see reports on the primaries, on their own, for curiosity's sake.
G-Tower's link seems to imply an awful mirror in addition to the rough corrector.
I have not found any primary-only tests on the Dx, and CN searches only turned up a couple of DPAC images, but I often find CN searches are spotty.
Links would be appreciated, as would links on the legal history. I have read several threads on the production . . . 'issues'. I doubt that term is strong enough. I'd hate to see the $$$ figured on useless scopes sold through the Criterion and B&L periods. I will apologize for this, but I think their biggest mistake was not rushing the polishing, it was in not shutting down the line to fix production of consistently bad scopes.
Funny that I never saw a negative review while the manufacturers were buying full page ads. A different issue for a different thread!
Edited by markb, 13 February 2020 - 05:31 PM.