Astronomy/Meade Model 97E
Thank you so much for your time. In 1988 I purchased a Meade Model
97E (3.5" spotting scope) to observe the heavens. Also I had a passing interest in photography. Now my eye-sight is poor and I am wondering...
Is there still value as a telescope or is it just a dinosaur?
Is there still value as a 1000mm f/11 telephoto lens?
What is that value?
It is still like new in metal case. Thank-you
This is a really good question, on both ends. As a spotting scope I think this would still find some people who would be interested...birdwatchers and the like...because it has decent optics, and that's all that really matters.
As for cameras, that's a whole different ballgame. These days, so many people are using smaller digital cameras that the market for these big lenses is limited.
I would put it on ebay with a reserve, and see if a nature lover doesn't make you a reasonable offer!
Hope that helps