If you're an early morning riser who likes to glean every last detail of the day, the large objective lenses of this Meostar binocular will work best for you. Part of the flagship line of Meopta binoculars, the Meostar incorporates all the quality and value you desire. Solidly built with a tough aluminum alloy body, the internal optics are protected with waterproofing and fogproofing. Full multi-coatings, phase corrected coatings, and anti-reflective coatings work together to deliver superior views with bright, sharp, and clear details. The Meostar comes with the Meopta lifetime transferable warranty.
|Fully Multi-coated Lenses
||Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
||Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms.
||Optimize light transmission.
||Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.
||Is sturdy and resistant to corrosion.
||Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
||Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
|Center Focus Wheel
||Adjusts both binocular barrels at the same time.
|Locking Right Eye Diopter
||Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located by the center focus wheel.
||Can be mounted using standard ¼-inch threading. Adapter sold separately.
||Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
||Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
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Impressive Optics for the Price
Cindy from Jay, NY
If you are considering high-end binoculars, then you owe it to yourself to take a look at Meopta. These 8 x 32's offer a top quality view for half the price of other European brands. They are crisp and clear, and create a very natural-feeling view that doesn't produce eyestrain. Color rendition is excellent, and better in this regard than the larger Meopta 8 x 42's, which seem to have a slight warm bias. The 8 x 32's are very neutral. As for the ergonomics, they are a pleasure to hold - compact and well-balanced.
I would own these except for one problem: I wear glasses and for me, these do not offer quite enough eye relief. Everyone is different in how much ER he/she needs; so be sure you have an excellent return policy (like that offered by Eagle Optics) if you are buying without trying them first.
A great design that needs refinement
Tom from Phillipsburg, New Jersey
First the bad news. The first pair I received had an obvious cloudy spot in the right occular so I returned them. The second pair looked perfect out of the box and I began to test them. After a few minutes the image began to get cloudy and obscured. When I removed them from my eyes I realized that my eyeglasses were covered with grease. The culprit was the eye cups on the binoculars. They were saturated with the lubricant used to grease the eye cups. In addition, the tethered objective covers were useless! They were too big and fell off when ever the binoculars were in the vertical position. The center hinge was stiff and jerky making precise adjustment difficult. As stated earlier, I wear glasses when using binoculars and Meopta’s 15.4 mm of eye relief was not adequate for me. The supplied wool case is an oddly designed accessory that felt old and out of place with a modern optical instrument. Needless to say I was disappointed and returned the second pair.
On a positive note the view was bright, sharp and contrasty with very little chromatic aberation. The sweet spot was large, perhaps 80% of the large field of view. As is the case with all 8x32’s I’ve tried the depth of field was narrow and required frequent focus adjustment. The shape of these binoculars felt a little unusual at first but they are comfortable to hold and they are light.
I compared the Meopta’s to the Pentax 8x32 DCF SP and I kept the Pentax. The optical performance was excellent for both, actually to close to call. What tipped the scales was the fit and finish of the Pentax which just inspired confidence in a well built instrument. At the $800.00 price point I feel the Meopta's are overpriced. The Meopta Meostar 8x32 binocular is a good design that still needs refinement and Meopta needs to exercise better quality control.