Im planning to buy a dobsonian in the near future, but wondering which is safer to go with
Orion 8" or Zhumell. The Zhumell looks like its constructed well, and with all
the extra's makes me wonder if they put a lesser quality mirror or something. So is the higher price
difference, without the extra's on the Orion, just because of the name?
Thanks for the advice... What do you think about the collimator springs with Zhumell. Some of the discussions
are that there not hefty enough?
I personally own the Z8 dob and I love it! I have never had a bad experience with zhumell. I did replace the primary mirror springs with heavy duty springs and they work great. I rarely have to re-collimate now.
Also the lazer collimator works well and is a breeze to use...
I own a Z8 and I am very happy with it. I have had it for over a year and it works great. I need to collimate it every two uses but it is not hard to do. I found a "how to collimate the Z" on youtube that helped me. I also purchased the Telrad and a set of lenses from Telescope.com and they to do the job.
I love my Z12, get one. You will love it!