Another surfacing of the elusive Synta 8" mak, which I've also seen
advertised as f/9.9. Saxon is one of the local names in Oz for Synta, so
expect an Orion version soon. ;-)
http://www.splendourtrading.com.au/m_schm.html (bottom of the page)
No idea yet about details, size of central obstruction, or even cost etc.
But this brings up a question that's been nagging me: I'd always thought
that Maks were harder to manufacture than SCTs, so why the Chinese have gone
this route? Any ideas? Is it just that Maks are harder to make really
well, like the AP version?