Excerpt: The VMC110L is a small 110mm maksutov made by Vixen. Vixen has put together a great combination of features all in a compact telescope that can be taken as carry-on. They have replaced the traditional large corrector plate of the mak with a lens in front of the secondary.
Pros: Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I was looking for a grab and go scope that gave great clear views and I found it in the VMC110L. The scope came well collimated giving very nice views. Stars are pin points that show natural color.
Summary: Negatives first: I didn't like the plastic cap as it doesn't fit properly and can be hard to put on. It took a couple of minutes to put it back on after viewing. I'm going to have to take a Dremel tool and a grinding wheel to the cap to try remove some of the plastic to enlarge the cap enough to fit...
Excerpt: I bought this as a grab and go scope about 2 years ago mainly because of the price and the fact that it is probably the largest ap, higher focal length scope you can find that is still less than 5lbs.