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meade apo/ vs orion

Started by cysmarc, 02/20/2006 07:22AM
Posted 02/20/2006 07:22AM | Edited 02/20/2006 07:22AM Opening Post
Seems like Meade is putting out a new apo (127 mm triplet f7.5). What is Meade's track record on new products?
I had a really bad :C experience with the etx 105. It works great now, after 3 returns and a supercharge, but it was VERY frustrating sad to deal with Meade.
For that alone I'm willing to save and wait for Orion to come out with a 120mm ed(rather than save for a Meade) since they have a great customer service reputation.
I would only consider Meade because this scope seems to be a true apo.
Does anyone have an opinion about the quality of Meade as compared to Orion optics and Meades track record on new products?

Posted 02/20/2006 09:40AM #1
I think you've got it figured out. Meade service is just plain terrible, and Orion is just plain superb.
That alone tells you what you need to know. -Kurt Horsley
Posted 02/20/2006 10:37AM #2
Itz, even though my main scope is a Meade, and I love it, I would say STICK TO ORION... you won't be sorry... wink

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Posted 02/20/2006 01:08PM #3
Why not just get an Orion ED-100? You won't lose THAT much and you'll be with Orion.