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I'm looking at the following Meopta binos for deer hunting and good low light performance:
Meopro 10x42 HD 17 mm eye relief
Meostar 10x42 HD 15 mm eye relief
Meostar   7x42        21.8 mm eye relief. Not HD glass
I wear glasses with progressive lenses so I will keep them on in use.
My questions are how much better is HD glass in a binocular?
Is a Meostar line without HD glass better than the Meopro line with HD glass.
Any input will be greatly appreciated.
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In the Meostar line the HD glass does make a difference.  I have standard 10x42s and I have the HD 8x32s.  The HDs are better in low light and the have less CA. 

With both of mine I have always been able to see game just fine in legal hunting low light.  But if really low light is your main need I would look at an 8x42 of some brand. 

Meostars are excellent IMO. 
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I know what i am talking about and i approve of the above message.
Either the 8x42 or the 7x42 will work better with your glasses. See which model has more eye relief. When you place a 10x42 on your eyeglasses you have even more handshake...
i use a 7x42 with my eyeglasses. Works very very well.

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I have an 8 x 42 Trijicon which is the Meapro HD. Though not alpha glass it is excellent. I also have a Swarovski CL and EL. The Trijicon is only a very few minutes behind the EL at clear dusk.

Though my endorsement means little or nothing, ST73 provides very good information.

I first ordered the Trijicon 10 x 42. Shake wasn't bad but more pronounced than 8 x 40 Nikon I'd used since 2005. I returned the 10 and replaced it with an 8. More usable for me.

Though I wear glasses I do not wear them while hunting, however, I did try the 10 with my glasses. Shake was worse by a good margin than with 8.

This is my experience, it may be worth what it costs.

All the best in your upcoming purchase.
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When you push low light viewing you need to have a steady hold so your brain can tell what the different shades of grey relate to. 10x makes that difficult for most, unless you have a solid rest or mount.
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I just acquired a pair of the Meopta 7x42's and they are very, very good. In my basement test of the dark corners they rivaled my Swaros. Only down side to the Meopta's is that they are heavier than most.
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I have the 10x42 non-HD Meostar and would suggest the 7x42. For continuous glassing the 10x42 is harder to hold steady than a 7 or even 8x.
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I picked up a pair of the 10x42 meopros after hunting season.  I'm trying really hard to convince myself that I like them.

For what it's worth, I like the brand. I own 7 or 8 meopro riflescopes, one r2 meostar, and a number of the older meopta-produced zeiss conquests.

So I'm a meopta fan.  And I'm trying really hard to make myself like these binoculars.  But I don't like the weak, almost frictionless focus knob.  And it might just be the light loss which accompanies the jump from 8x to 10x, but I'm not sold on their brightness.  I even notice a little eye strain after using them. Now, I even talked to someone at the main factory in Cz, but he told me that my concerns were not abnormalities, they are what they are.  

So I think I'll continue to take my swaro CL's out during hunting season.   
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Originally posted by probably probably wrote:

I picked up a pair of the 10x42 meopros after hunting season.  I'm trying really hard to convince myself that I like them.

For what it's worth, I like the brand. I own 7 or 8 meopro riflescopes, one r2 meostar, and a number of the older meopta-produced zeiss conquests.

So I'm a meopta fan.  And I'm trying really hard to make myself like these binoculars.  But I don't like the weak, almost frictionless focus knob.  And it might just be the light loss which accompanies the jump from 8x to 10x, but I'm not sold on their brightness.  I even notice a little eye strain after using them. Now, I even talked to someone at the main factory in Cz, but he told me that my concerns were not abnormalities, they are what they are.  

So I think I'll continue to take my swaro CL's out during hunting season.   


Is your inclination to keep the 10 x 42 Meopro, even with the stated issues? It appears we have the same problem with 10x. I too tried to like the 10 x 42 Trijicon, though my attempt was not so diligent as yours.

By now I would ponder returning and replacing.
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probably, the binoculars are OK, that is how 10x42s are. You just prefer 8x42.  
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Good low light perfromance..........
take a look through one of these..........

https://swfa.com/meopta-8x56-meopro-hd-binocular.html Shocked
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Originally posted by anweis anweis wrote:

probably, the binoculars are OK, that is how 10x42s are. You just prefer 8x42.  

I used to have a pair of 10x42 EL's.  Those were GREAT.  I never should have gotten rid of them. 
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Originally posted by Whitefire Whitefire wrote:


Is your inclination to keep the 10 x 42 Meopro, even with the stated issues? It appears we have the same problem with 10x. I too tried to like the 10 x 42 Trijicon, though my attempt was not so diligent as yours.

By now I would ponder returning and replacing.
Wf


I'm too lazy to try to list them for resale right now, so I'll just hang on to them.  The focus, the weight, and the overall feel is what it is, and returning them to the factory wouldn't accomplish anything.  Maybe I'll like them more in the woods next year.  
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Originally posted by Whitefire Whitefire wrote:

I have an 8 x 42 Trijicon which is the Meapro HD. Though not alpha glass it is excellent. I also have a Swarovski CL and EL. The Trijicon is only a very few minutes behind the EL at clear dusk.
Wf



Are you saying Meopta makes Trij bino's for Trij?  I only ask because I am evaluating both.....
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Originally posted by tucansam tucansam wrote:

Originally posted by Whitefire Whitefire wrote:

I have an 8 x 42 Trijicon which is the Meapro HD. Though not alpha glass it is excellent. I also have a Swarovski CL and EL. The Trijicon is only a very few minutes behind the EL at clear dusk.
Wf



Are you saying Meopta makes Trij bino's for Trij?  I only ask because I am evaluating both.....

Correct.

I think Meopta makes what is likely the best binocular for the money right now, especially after lowing their prices a little earlier this year on the Meostar.

The 7x42 was my go to binocular for quite some time.  I begged them to not drop it from the line-up when they made the HT versions, but I do not think 7x sells all that well.  Everyone (incorrectly) assumes that is not enough magnification.  With Meostar, I thought both 7x42 and 7x50 were excellent.

Of the better manufacturers, for a while, Leica was I think almost the only one still carrying the torch with Utlravid Plus.

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