Excerpt: For it's price and size, I'm impressed with the crisp optics of the scope and the light weight of the tripod. I was not so impressed with the rest of the kit. The Mini Porta-Mount's altazimuth knobs fall off easily and the worm gears stick. The red-dot finder's base can't be secured properly, while its fine-tuning screws are stiff and unresponsive. Overall, I would recommend the scope, but not the kit.