I have been looking around for a new refractor in the 5" range primarily for visual use. It is amazing just how many are currently available. I can't tell you how many times I've thought I found what I wanted only to find something different. My latest interest is this new lineup of 125mm f/7.8 APOs with FPL53 and Lanthanum glass. It appears to me that all of the following scopes are pretty much the same with the exception of the Altair which has a different focuser.
Stellarview Access: http://www.stellarvu...ctor-telescope/
TS-Optics PhotoLine (not yet available): https://www.teleskop...-5--Auszug.html
Altair Wave Series: https://www.altairas...F-F7.8-APO.html
It seems to me that these scopes would have a lot of advantages for visual use. The price being advertised by TS-Optics is actually cheaper than what it would cost to purchase a Skywatcher 120mm here in the USA! The fit and finish of the new scopes appear to be far superior to the Skywatcher.
These all appear to be pretty new and I can't seem to find any user reports or feedback. Anyone here have any experience with any of these?