Yes, it is kinda long, especially when you are used to the very fast STT 8300. OTOH, I also have a QSI 6120 and that is almost as slow. OTOH, if you figure a 10 minute exposure (about average for me), that is only 5% time loss (compared to zero, really more like 3-4 %). Not much.
The main reasons I got Moravian is that it was well reviewed plus other cameras were eliminated for the following reasons.
- SBIG due to change in company ownership and cost
- Apogee due to cost
- FLI due to cost and a previous bad experience with service
- QHY due to funky Chinese design - looked to me like a tool you buy at Northern Tool…
- QSI because of their current company issues plus they do not make a 16200
- All of them besides Moravian (including Atik) because Moravian was the only 16200 that would come to
focus with a Canon lens adapter and a 7 position filter wheel. I may not use that much but having the
capability is nice - I have both the 135 mm and 200 mm that work well with my STT and have decent
images to the corners on the somewhat larger full-frame Canon 5D III.
Oh, and I forgot - the QHY had the 7 position FW “being redesigned” so was not available with that…