I ran into Ts-optics scopes on teleskope express. The price seems quite good of the on-paper specs. I wanted to know what the latest is on importing Ts-optics and whether DHL/Fedex are able get these in smoothly. I read a couple of threads stating random feels and 25% duty tacked-on for some people, so wanted to see if this is even worth it or if its best to stick with 80mm F6/F7 Triplets/doublets locally available (Svbony or astrotech). Following were the models I was interested in but open to equivalent alternatives available more easily in the US :
1. TS-Optics ED Apo 96 mm f/6
2. TS-Optics 76 mm f/5,5 Triplet
3. TS-Optics 94 mm f/5,5 Triplet
I wanted to know if these are about the same or better in performance than something like Svbony or Astro-tech EDs available here.
I was trying to stay close to $1000, but ideally I wanted a 90 or 94mm f5.5 than 80mm F6, are there any viable options available in that aperture range in the US (only one I saw was the AT90 but thats significantly more expensive and out of stock)? My purpose is going to be primarily quick grab and go Visual setup first, but ability to dip into AP or EAA down the line.
Thanks and cheers.