#2720 Oct 2, 2000
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Sue_and_Alan_French"
> I think some people put too much value in a thing itself and lose
sight of what it was made for.
An insightful comment, Alan. I must confess that, money aside,
the main reason I haven't ordered a 50th Anniversary Questar is that
I might fall into the trap of regarding it as a "collectible" to be
carefully guarded and seldom used - and it *SHOULD* be used, IMHO.
The optics demand it.
Of course, having the optics in my '98 replaced with the new
quartz optics *IS* a more cost-effective solution than selling mine
for much less than I paid and buying the 50th - and I won't have to
worry about the odd scratch or ding (although I fastidiously avoid
those as much as is humanly possible consistent with frequent &