So far this scope has been perfect! I have not used for visual at all. Upon receiving I installed ASI294MC Pro, ZWO filter drawer, EAF focuser and ASIAIR Pro. I used the included 9x50 finder scope as a guide scope by unscrewing the diagonal and 3D printing an adapter for an ASI290MM. This all rides easily on a Skywatcher EQ6R-Pro. I absolutely love the scope and setup. I can precisely polar align in about 3 mins, select a target, and go to bed. Tracking is super accurate and the meridian flip happens automatically. Next morning I'm blessed with a USB drive filled with tack sharp images. I've used the scope now for hundreds of exposures over dozens of targets and every time it seems to just work and produces great images right to the edge of the field. I was very impressed with OPT telescope also, the scope came in just a couple of days from when I placed the order.
Excellent refractor. Would be better if a filter holder was included for the price.
Definitely the best scope I have used in its class. I love using it, it’s clear, matches with my camera well, AND I can use visually if I wanted to. I think smaller is better for beginners, but I would still recommend this as a good starter scope. It comes with everything you need MINUS the mount of course