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What I'd like to see from Burgess

Started by light trap, 02/22/2003 07:36AM
Posted 02/22/2003 07:36AM Opening Post
Bill, I hope you're reading this. You've done a good job exploding into the market. Job well done. When the dust settles, I'd love to see Burgess Optical come up with entrants in the following fields:

1. First and foremost, I'd like to see a series of high quality truss tube DOBs from 8" to 14" in the $400- $1000 category. There's no reason that I can see why a truss tube DOB ought to cost 3-4X more to make and market than a solid metal tube. The savings on shipping across the Pacific alone would be substantial enough to offset slightly more expensive manufacture.

2. An ED 70-80mm birding scope in the 2-3lb. $300-$500 range.

3. 100mm Astro Binoculars that would really and truly show lots more detail, resolution and contrast than the Fujinon FMT-SX 16x70's or the Miyauchi Exceeds in a lightweighter weight package than the standard 100mm. (Do you have this one already?) High quality 30x90's might be a way to achieve this.

Mike Swaim
Posted 02/22/2003 09:04AM #1
Excellent ideas. May I add:
A planetary Dob, like, perhaps a 6" or 7" f 10 with low profile focuser and minimum obstruction?
And a solid mid-size mount, more solid than a G-4/G-5, with wooden tripod, in the $300 to $500 range? [Help Stamp Out Shaky Scopes!]