I got this some time ago, ran into a few problems, and set it aside for another day. That day was today, and I got it working. As other reviews have mentioned, the red-dot sight is pretty much useless, but I was able to try it out on the moon (which I can find without a sight!) and got good pictures. The build quality is fine, it's nice and light, and the dual-view option is handy.
I waffled between four and five stars and ended up with five because it's a good deal at the price. I just wish it came with a better sight.
MAK 90 is a good choice for beginner in terms of the quality and price of the product. Easy and simple to set up. One suggestion is to improve the packing of the product.
For the price, it seems well built and easy to use. I really like the dual viewing ability (able to use the standard eyepiece and leave my camera on).
For years I have dabbled in deep sky with Binoculars and my venerable Feldstein Schmidt Cassegrain 6 inch scope. I decided at this price something I could use for higher magnification viewing might be a good idea...even more close lunar observations, especially with something smaller.
In a word ...WOW. A really terrific little scope, especially for the price. Have not had many clear skies yet, or not before my gedtime, but some lunar views were breathtaking.
Once you get past the reversed image is a pretty nice terrestrial scope as well, though the atmospheric distortion from heat waves can be pretty significant sometimes.
I can't wait to share the moon with my grandkids they this scope!
Excellent product and wonderful customer service from Hanna.
A solid construction and a great first telescope to start astronomy. Easy to set up and offering a nice image.
If it would have been delivered with a bag to transport it, it would have got 5 stars.
The MAK-90 is a great beginner's telescope for planetary viewing and astrophotography. It is light, compact, portable and easy to set up and use making it easy to take along with you on trips. The supplied Plossl eyepieces provide good and clear magnification making for enjoyable experience. All in all a great beginner's telescope at a very reasonable price.
I recently bought and used the MAK 90 telescope to capture moon, its compact and easy to carry and setup. Will try to capture planets soon.
I got this MAK90 to replace my old MEADE ETX 90 which was well used, but now the mirrors have gotten a little scratched and its due for replacing. The MAK90 has great viewing optics, its much brighter, when compared to the Meade which is good, because now I can choose my filters rather than having to live with pre-coated lens. All in all I'm very satisfied with the value, portability, and power of this nice little scope.
Well built and simple to use. I attach my Canon 80D to the telescope and focusing is simple and user friendly with the required attachments. I pre-ordered this item and customer service was great in ensuring I received to quickly when it was released. It's a great addition to my Move Shoot Move items!