This lens is all that is advertised. It had great reviews and the reviews are accurate. Well worth the wait.
Just received my Red Cat today. Just from unboxing the unit to checking it out it appears to be a work of art ! A well thought out design for Astrophotography. Looking forward to getting it out tonight and giving it a run thru provided the weather permits.
I haven’t had it out yet, But I did install a Pegasus Cube V2 stepping motor so I can use auto-focusing. Very easy to do and works perfectly.
I enjoy grab and go astrophotography with camera lenses and small telescopes. The RedCat is small enough to work well with small "camera grade" mounts. Compared to my vintage Nikkor ED 180 and 300 mm lenses, the RedCat gives noticeably improved images. I wanted a travel scope that I could use for visual observation as well as astrophotography. The RedCat can also be converted to use an erecting prism and eyepiece. The quality of construction and finish is outstanding. It was obviously designed by an astrophotographer with evident careful thought to to imaging convenience. The camera style focus is easy and reliable to use and I love the ease with which I can rotate the camera frame. The construction quality, fit and finish strike me as close to that on my Questar, so I have hope that it will last for many decades of reliable use. My only criticism so far is that the procedure for swapping the camera adapter for the image erecting prism requires dealing with allen wrenches and set screws. Not a great idea in the dark. The procedure is also different for the original RedCat and this upgraded model. My first light image was everything I hoped for. I'm looking forward to many beautiful views and images with this scope. Kudos to WO for thinking a bit differently with this new line of scopes.
Great. I have just started using it and it’s a piece of art