Re: M2 vs Orion 80 ED
- --- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, "williamoptics2004"
> Hi everyone,even
> Today I've received 2 sets of 80ED from Orion, after I check from
> head to toe,here is what I think:
> 1.The Orion 80ED has better color correction than new M2 by using
> FPL53 ED with longer focal length. (M2 F/6.2 , Orion F7.5)
> 2. The mechanical parts is quite poor with cheap painting, plastic
> knobs and plastic dust cover,overall mechanical quality is not
> close to M2 of 50%.William, thanks.
> 3, Locking knob is not available on Orion 80ED also dew shield can
> not be retract.
> 4.Some big scratch (2mm-3mm) can be seem from the inner tube and
> 5.focuser does not have enough tension to hold my ST-8 CCD.
> finally,M2 is outperform Orion 80ED in every details except color
> correction, I think Orion is quite good for the price.
> personally, I prefer M2 for much better quality and package.
> for ultimate performace and quality I prefer Megrez 80 triplet
> fluorite APO.( I've save one for my own already)
> Above is just my personal opinion.
However, I am more concern about comparing the M2 with the SV
Nighthawk. Mechanic-wise the M2 will win, but will the optics about