"The tube assembly incorporates 15 light trapping baffles to reduce internal light scatter and produce ultra sharp higher contrast images. Images shift is totally absent at magnifications as high as 964X....In the field, the 225 can be temperature equalized rapidly for optimum optical performance. The rear cell has two ventilation ports: one holds a dust filter and the other holds a 12VDC cooling fan....A 7x50 straight through illuminated reticule finder with a 6.3 degree field of view is standard equipment. The open area at the center of the reticule permits easier positioning on extended objects. The finder is aligned to the main tube by tilting the reticule with inset adjusting screws. This method of alignment is easier to perform and less subject to being knocked out of alignment."
Only about 100 of these excellent SCTs were produced. These 100 samples are scattered throughout the world. Once I decided I wanted one, it took me over six months to locate and buy one. Does it live up to its reputation? Was it worth the effort and wait? Only time will tell. Preliminary tests look very promising.