A run involving a new product (ex. a longer f/l 155) will impact those
already waiting for the f/7 version and from this perspective it does
make sense to give those already on the list first crack.
Personally, I am looking at a five year wait and I do want an AP 155.
I am flexible whether it is f/7 or f/9 (for example) but would prefer
an f/9 instrument and, should the next run offer the ability of an
f/9, I am sure the current f/7 list will move faster due to some
people moving over to the new product.
For those already on the 155 list, it technically means no difference
if a new product is being introduced or not since they will have
access to either one when they called. The same could be said for
those now signing up on the notification list.
--- In email@example.com, Peter Natscher <natscher@s...> wrote:
> Dear Roland,
> Why would you mix your forthcoming longer fl 6" scope orders with the
> current f/7 EDF order list? Are all of your 6" apo's orders placed
> list regardless of whether they are EDF's or EDFS's? Why not start a
> list for this new "visual" scope so that the visual group all have a new
> chance of ordering the longer fl apo. This new apo is supposed to be
> visual group of amateurs, right? The f/7 EDF's are primarily being
> for film and CCD interests. Otherwise, nothing has really changed with
> bringing in a new apo--it will be another 5-year wait as it is for
> Peter Natscher
> Monterey, California
> On 6/30/04 3:47 PM, "chris1011@a..." <chris1011@a...> wrote:
> > In a message dated 6/30/2004 5:00:02 PM Central Daylight Time,
> > pandrolmb@a... writes:
> >> Nothing fun about waiting here :-(. Just to float the idea past
> >> I'd
> >> be willing to use my 3+ year spot for one of the new visual 6's.
I bet I'm
> >> not alone either :-)
> > Anyone who is signed up for the 155 EDF will get the chance to buy
one of the
> > new 6" scopes. That has not changed.
> > Roland Christen