A lightweight magnesium chassis with sculpted rubber armoring houses the top-notch optics of the MeoStar S2 82 HD. New technology from Meopta includes the MB5501 ion assisted lens multi-coatings for a dramatically bright image in all conditions. An extra-low dispersion, two-part flouride objective lens element provides HD resolution, increases contrast and color fidelity, yet eliminates chromatic aberration in difficult light. The large, easy-to-grab focus wheel allows smooth focus adjustments, and a quick release bayonet mount offers quick eyepiece changes with push-button ease. Meopta provides a lifetime transferable warranty.
Flouride (XD) Glass
Enhances resolution, color, and contrast.
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.
Offer maximum image quality and durability in a traditional design.
Angled Body Design
Is favored by users of different heights for viewing without adjusting the tripod height as frequently. The angled design works well when viewing at an upward angle.
Is sturdy and resistant to corrosion.
Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Twists up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Reduces glare and shields the objective lens from raindrops.
Rotating Tripod Ring
Allows greater flexibility when positioning the spotting scope.
Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the spotting scope.
Barrel is filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
I'm using this scope with Meopta's excellent 30-60x WA zoom. It is a truly top-notch scope equal to the best comparable scopes out there. When deciding on a purchase, I had this scope side by side with a Swarovski ATM 80 HD with 25-50x and I liked the Meopta better. In terms of brightness and resolution they were about equal. Actually, the Meopta's resolution edged out the Swarovski because it goes to 60x rather than 50x. But the Meopta definitely had better color and contrast. Just a great, crystal clear view. The focus is stiffer than the Swarovski, but also faster, which works really well. As an added bonus, the Meopta costs less than the comparable Swarovski, Zeiss, Leica scopes. Check this one out!