Not all lenses were bad. The majority of the lenses I have tested were excellent. There were a few that were not the best I have seen. I sense it is like any other scope. The good ones people hang onto. The bad ones get passed around on a regular basis. People buy them realize the lens is not that great and quickly sell it. I bet that happens with a lot of scopes. If the same bad scope gets into enough hands then slowly that brand or model will get a bad name. I have had dozens and dozens of Unitrons and I have only found a handful so far with bad lenses. The bad lenses stay with me. I do not pass them on.
My more limited experience with the half dozen of so that I’ve head is consistent with your statement. The old 114 that I still have, and the 140 that I bought from you both had superb optics. The others ranged from good to so-so. I’ve never seen one that was terrible. I have seen terrible Towas and a pretty bad Jaegers (yes, even Jaegers sold some stinkers!).
Edited by Terra Nova, 29 April 2021 - 08:03 PM.