I was last February in Shanghai and I went to visit the Sharpstar HQ!
It is a very small company; four people working there at the time. The manager was generally enthusiast; he complained that the market for quality refractors is too small.
All components were custom milled for them, the focuser also, of which they were specially proud.
BEWARE that they work in small batches, the scopes may look all identical but the quality, specially of the lenses, may vary in function of how much High Point or William Optics actually paid.
I tried to convince them and KUO to export with their own brand, but they are full of orders and don't care.
Probably if you contact them directly, they can anodize the brackets of your color of choice (& pick the good lenses).
Sharpstar, Kunming UO and Synta are separate manufacturers.
GSO, Synta and Long Perng seem to have some relationship, but I didn't understand.
Kunming United Optics has the website of its brand Sky Rover, in chinese
APM Germany by Markus Ludes imports basically all UO range (and design some) at reasonable price.
or an old website in english
Edited by patta, 23 July 2019 - 04:33 AM.