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    Default Antares 2" 99% Dielectric Twist Lock Diagonal - any good?



    Saw this for under £100... Antares 2" 99% Dielectric Twist Lock Mirror Diagonal

    Antares 2" 99% Dielectric Twist Lock Mirror Diagonals - Rother Valley Optics Ltd

    Any idea how it compares to the Baader Clicklock or the WO rotolock diagonals?
    The idea of not having thumb screws to fit EPs in & out appeals a lot!!
    WO one is £170 from the US.
    Baader version £200.
    So it’s a significant saving.

    It’s going on a CPC800 deluxe incase that makes any difference.

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    Default Re: Antares 2" 99% Dielectric Twist Lock Diagonal - any good?

    I've had nothing but bad experiences with all Antares products unfortunately. I'd pass and get a Baader with a quicklock.
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    Default Re: Antares 2" 99% Dielectric Twist Lock Diagonal - any good?

    Yea, go with the Baader. I have three different Baader diagonals, and they all outperform anything I've previously used in an CAT.
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    Default Re: Antares 2" 99% Dielectric Twist Lock Diagonal - any good?

    Haven't seen one of the Antares units, but I've been very happy with my Baader Clicklock with my refractors...
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    Default Re: Antares 2" 99% Dielectric Twist Lock Diagonal - any good?

    I have Baader and WO's on my solar scopes. I bought the Antares (2") for my third solar scope and it was pure junk. Get either the Baader or the WO.
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    Default Re: Antares 2" 99% Dielectric Twist Lock Diagonal - any good?

    I view the diagonal in much the same way the astrophotography folks view the mount. You can have the best of optical tubes, and all of the premium eyepieces, but if the diagonal in between is of questionable optical quality....well, you've just defeated the purpose of all the premium optics.
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    Default Re: Antares 2" 99% Dielectric Twist Lock Diagonal - any good?

    Thankyou all for the clear (and for once unified!) responses. I’ll put the £100 towards the WO or Baader instead.
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