Excerpt: This is a small and lightweight unit with good optics. I use it for terrestrial viewing. The zoom eyepiece is good and It can accept standard 1.25 inch eyepieces with the included adapter. I am using a 40 mm Plossl. This gives me a magnification of about 18 with a very clear scene and good eye relief (I wear glasses). Az and El fine adjustments on the tripod are also nice.
Pros: Accepts 125 In Eyepieces, Bright Eyepiece, Easy To Pack And Setup, Fine Az El Adjustments
Good planetary mobile telescope for beginners, travellers, buyers on budget
9 July 2012
Summary: Good planetary mobile telescope for beginners, travellers, buyers on budget. Can be used both as spotting scope and telescope. I managed to watch Moon in details, Saturn and some star clouds. I bought this one in addition to 150 mm reflector for travel purposes, probably next C90 model is an option at a good price since 90 mm is somewhat closer to real entry level telescope. Assembled scope+tripod fits any suitcase or mid-size bag and only weights couple pounds.
Excerpt: The C70 Mini Mak is easy to set up. I use it at the range for spotting .22cal bullet holes. At 50x from 50yds, it is very clear. Fits easily into a range bag. Great value! I would recommend this product.