In June of 2013, I purchased a 12" LX850 optical tube assembly for use on my AP900GTO mount. As a long time Meade LX200 buyer (16+ years and 6 scopes), I love the ACF optics and was excited about the new internal focusing mechanism featured on the LX850. I have not been dissappointed with the OTA or the focuser.
However, I am now starting my transistion into imaging and I very much want the f/5 focal reducer / field flatener that was promoted as part of the LX800/LX850 roll out. In fact, a big part of my decision to purchase the 12" LX850 instead of a 10" RC scope was the promise of the f/5 reducer.
It is now almost a year and there has not been a single word on the f/5 reducer availability. I would very much appreciate an offical statement from Meade as to the status of that reducer.