Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:17 PM
I've been testing a set of the Astro Hutech orthos - 5, 6, 7, 9, 12.5 and 18mm. All have "Japan" printed on their bodies, underneath the Astro Hutech branding. The 5, 7, 9 and 12.5 Hutech's are identical to the Baader GO's in all respects including coating hue and, most importantly, performance. The 6mm and 18mm Hutech's have shorter bodies than the Baader equivalents and reach focus around 8mm further outwards. Otherwise their performance appears to match the Baader GO equivalents as well.
In the UK the Hutech's are priced around $20 more than the Baader GO's were.