Personally I don't understand why more people are'nt doing their homework more diligently. If a product is in the market for any length of tìme their will be reviews somewhere, you ought to be able to find a few especially since this is the digital age now supposedly?
No one is buying a new product I hope!
Unless that company has a great track record of course!
REALLY don't understand why everyone just does'nt buy a Synta proed optic? For a LINE of optical products there can be no better examples that I can think of for CONSISTENT optical excellence than the 'original' three!(80,100,120) they are legendary surely? and the 72 and 150 are only a hair behind.
For the elite who need to spend money on ultimate end products well then you'll be getting a Takahashi I guess. For the value minded, buying the proed is a fool proof purchase as your usually getting ~95%-98%+ of 99.8% perfection. Those ultimate details are seeing limited and with the fpl-53/bk7 combo for the 80,100,120 variants the contrast in the eyepiece will be superb! My 100 in recent performance at 270x was jaw dropping! Focus snap is resounding and star test is excellent. Its right around 1000$ now U.S.
If you desire that little bit more for at some absurd price please spend 3-4 times more heck do 10 times if you think that will help. I certainly won't stop you but for ME that ~3000$ would buy a killer Dob!
Btw you won't be getting 99.8% if you do buy that Tak anyway!
Clear skies & Good seeing
P.s. Do your homework!
P.p.s. fun fact! Ex-Takahashi optical designer created these products
P.p.p.s.(possible urban legend as I can't find source quote!)
P.p.p.p.s I am NOT a shill for Sky-Watcher just a fan!!🥰
Edited by PKDfan, 14 January 2021 - 11:08 AM.