Back in the early 1990s when I first saw a Vixen fluorite lensed refractor I started wanting a fluorite lensed refractor. It took almost 30 years to buy one, a Tak FC100DL. The wait was worth it.
Though there are equally excellent apos made now without fluoride lenses, that optical acorn "ingredient" planted in my one-day desire to own, remained. Nourished by retirement (out all night, sleep all day), more money saved, and realising that "its now or never", I acquired my 30 year long dream. Not once disappointed yet. In fact I have it separately itemised it in my will to go to my brother along with my TV Genesis.
While maker & brand supremacism are the joint zeitgeists of refractor enthusiasts, in public anyway, does anyone else choose optics, and especially fluoride, as first priority?
Edited by 25585, 09 July 2020 - 11:53 PM.