- ROTO lock
- guide scopes
- thumb screws
- RASA 8
- build quality
Great Little Guide Scope - 200mm Focal Length
This is a great little guide scope. The build quality is good and the ROTO lock is much more secure than tiny thumb screws. I now own a couple of these and use them with reflectors up to 600mm and a RASA 8. The scope only weighs about half a pound, so it works great with smaller, more mobile setups, and with a focal length that is longer than most of the mini guide scopes on the market. This has actually become my favorite guide scope and I recommend it to people all the time.
Not quite the quality I was expecting
Having recently picked up a Z73 refactor, when I ordered this guide scope I'd expected a similar level of quality quality. Unfortunately not only was there paint spread into the focus threads from the dew shield, but focusing by unscrewing dew shield wasn't easy, and it felt a bit cheap. Once focused for my guide camera, and seated into the Z73 saddle handle, it works well though. I just dread the day I need to change the focus.