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    Small and light scopes ...

    Just a few more thoughts: Hermann has exposed the constrictions to which small scopes are subjected, but which are unfortunately ignored by the manufacturers due to marketing considerations. A zoom eyepiece is considered desirable on a large scope, so a small scope has to have one too...
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    Small and light scopes ...

    Well the price is something of a deterrent, but I agree that the 553 or 554 would have been much more desirable with a 20x or 25x WW. The potential is there but I suspect that the decision to equip it with a zoom was marketing-driven. I don't think that either the 1,2 mm exit pupil at 45x or the...
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