6495Re: Megrez vs. ZenithStar Family
- Dec 29, 2005Oops - I meant to say that in my opinion I think the mechanics ARE
the same quality in both lines. Dang, I wish you could edit posts
when you say the wrong thing but don't catch it until you read it
--- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, "Timm Bottoni"
> My honest opinion is that the Megrez line is painted white with
> trim, only 80mm, has been around longer, and has 3 options -Doublet
> Flourite, same optics as the Zenithstar Fluorite Doublet that wasred
> and is out of stock, has an ED triple, and has a Fluorite Triplet.three
> The ZenithStar line is newer, and seems like its the way WO is
> moving, but I have no inside knowledge of this, so its just my
> impression since WO has brought out a number of new ZS models this
> year. Its black (or red) anodized rather than painted, and has
> sizes 66mm, 80mm, and 105mm. It also offers an 80mm semi-apo, anthe
> 80mm short, and 66mm semi-apo Petzval 4 element lens design. In
> APO line, they have a 80mm doublet fluorite (red anniv model), a 66tell
> SD doublet, a 66mm ED triplet, and a 105mm ED triplet.
> But this information is really all on the WO web site, and I am not
> anywhere near enough of an expert on optics (not even close!) to
> you which optical design you should go with, doublet, triplet, ED,same
> SD, or Fluorite. There are lots of sites out there that will argue
> one way over the other, depending on whether you want it for visual
> vs. photo use.
> It looks to me like WO is moving all models towards a 2-speed
> microfocuser, and I honestly don't think that mechanics are the
> between lines.105
> I would say first choose your price point and aperture - 66, 80,
> (or 110 Fluoristar which is different design completely) and thensee
> what you like.just
> I don't think its any more complicated than that, so I would say
> read the reviews that are out there, and base your decision on howan
> much aperture you want, and how much you can spend.
> And I am working on the FAQs, but its honestly more about answering
> specific questions that keep poppig up, than a comparison grid,
> because that is just too hard to maintain by me.
> Its a good idea for the WO site though! I could build one thats a
> snapshot of the scopes that are offered today if its any help. All
> the specs are already there on the WO site, so if that would help I
> would be happy to create an Excel sheet that could be turned into
> HTML page easily and posted. Anyone interested?
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