If you are looking for a good used Series II, III, or IV 'Stiletto'
focuser from Stellar Technologies, you are probably better off
looking for a nice sincere smile from my mother-in-law.
Over the past year, there have been exactly 8 used STI
focusers for sale on AstroMart. And, I have contacted most
owners to find out why they were getting rid of them.
The reasons fell into two main categories: (1) "I'm getting out of the hobby altogether", or (2) "I'm getting a divorce" (which usually
translates into "I need as much money as I can get to be able to eat".
So, if you are waiting for that prime-priced used 'Stiletto' focuser
to come your way for a song, you may also have to wait for the next
comet to hit Jupiter.
And returns? We have offered a 30-day money back guarantee on all
of our focusers from the very beginning. Result: ten returns in
four years. Lots of different reasons here, but the most common was:
"I don't know the difference between a t-ring and a t-adapter, much
less what a focuser was when I ordered it". But that's okay. The
last thing I want is for one of our products to wind up in that
accessory junk drawer with accessories that never lived up to their
own hype. The Series IV 'Stiletto' really is for those who take
the hobby seriously or for those who are truly obsessed with taking
a great astrophoto at the risk of divorce.
The bottom line, of course, is that folks who bought our
focusers have kept them. And for one good reason: they work!
The Series IV 'Stiletto' focuser for 35mm and CCD cameras really
is the easiest, fastest, and most precise way to focus. And it is
upgradeable for any new camera you may come to own in the future
Visit the Gallery section of our website to see the proof for
yourself, and what others have had to say about the Stiletto
over the years.