Not at all likely. But the Orion Shorty-Plus is virtually identical to the Ultima (except for coatings) and significantly cheaper. Apo or achro seems to make little or no difference. The barlows I use now are both two-element designs (i.e., achro) and perform better than my Shorty Plus used to. They are also better than the Meade #140 3-element apo barlow. - UO 2" 2x and Antares 2" 1.6x. Great barlows but big and heavy, esp. the UO.
Browsing AEC's website
the other day, I saw Televue 1.8x barlows on their specials page for $130. If they still have them they would be a great buy.