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TEC to stop production of TEC160ED?

Started by Rick Keppler, 04/04/2011 10:55AM
Posted 04/04/2011 10:55AM Opening Post
Just saw this on the tec-scopes yahoo group. It looks like it came from Yuri himself and is stated several times in various replies. Something to do with sufficient quality and quantity of glass not being available. Maybe it is a belated April Fools joke.

Posted 04/04/2011 11:16AM #1

I do not believe it is a joke... I saw that as well.

Mark Clegg
Pittsboro, N.C.
Posted 04/04/2011 07:19PM #2
TEC still offers the fluorite version of the 160.

Jim McSheehy
Posted 04/05/2011 11:00PM #3
Several months ago Yuri mentioned that he was considering introducing another version of the TEC160ED using FPL-53. It would be between F7 and F8 focal ratio and be priced $10,000-ish. But if it's going to happen, it won't happen in 2011...this is from the man himself.