Does this MONSTRUOSITY really exist?

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  1. TuxXtreme

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    All I know is... I want it.

    Yes, precious, we wants it.
     
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    Buckster Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I saw this some time ago and looked into it, even tracked down someone on ebay that bought one to get their opinion of it. He said he bought it hoping to get bird pics and moon pics and so on. He then said he used it a couple of times to test it out, but the images were so bad that he didn't even bother to try to use it again after testing. He said it's useless to him and was money that was basically just thrown away.

    I read the same kinds of opinions elsewhere on forums and so on, so I passed.

    Remember the old sayings: "If it's too good to be true, it probably is", "you can't get something for nothing" and "you get what you pay for" - and maybe less than what you paid for in this case.

    Here's another good one: "Buyer beware!"
     
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    Don't know much about those but you could probably get better results from a celestron telescope adapted to accept a camera.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    J. U. N. K. Nowhere could I see what the aperture equivalent was, but I'm guessing probably something like f11; likely has molded plastic (or if you're reallllllly lucky glass) elements, and with a 6lb weight, you're going to need a SOLID tripod.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    The aperture is listed in the specifications: Ouverture:F13

    I tell you, at the price they are asking, it can't be a very good catadioptric lens. It's simply too cheap.
     
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    And a solid trash can to throw it in. When you realize you get better shots out of a holga
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    No bout adoubt it! Plastic elements or, at the very leat cheap flawed glass elements with no real QC on the grinding of the glass. No where did I see a guaranteed wave front, since they stated it was a telescope and, that is an important aspect. Actually claims a Dawes Limit of 1.3 arc seconds which is highly doubtful. The Dawes Limit tells you how well it will split multiple stars, it actually the a standard for resolving power.
    I know the Chinese labor costs are low but, they arent that low.
     
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    Talking bout' tripods... I was kinda surprised it didn't ship with a machinegun-tripod. It would definitely go with the look of the thing (and you'd get arrested often)
     
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    Looks like a kinda amateur-shananigan. Guess he had an old telescope...
     
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    I've heard about these.. Mirror lenses, right?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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