Originally Posted by Synaps
Price looks very good. Heard some rumors about about slop in focus wheel though and when it turns, it does so in a slow stiff manner. I do not have first hand experience with them though..
Yes there is a tiny bit of backlash in the focus mechanism, but less than in my Zen ED3. The Bushie's focus wheel is a bit smaller, and not metal, sorry - I didn't pay attention to the number of turns required. The focus feel is not Nikon or Zeiss light, but I didn't think it was in any way stiff in the 17°C temperatures I tried them in. The focus on my Swift Audubon - now that rated as stiff.
NB. There will be some unit to unit variability at this price point in all properties. I think my Zen has upper limit worst backlash, but the focus tension is quite light.
As Chuck mentioned - even cheaper from Rodger's ...... $199.99