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Does anyone know what type of glass the Meostar binos use? 

 

Also, are these fairoly comprable to the Swaro SLC line, or better, worse?

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There has been whole lot of conjecture and things said around the subject of the glass used or “made” by Meopta. My impression is that a good majority of their products are worthy of considering and a good performance - value. In the case of Meopta Binos being priced in the $700 to $1000 range; if it were me I would want to view them in person before purchase.

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The Meostars are very close in performance to the Swaro SLC line. I looked through the 7x42 Meostar awhile ago and i found it worth every penny of it's price.

You question about glass is irrelevant. You want to know what kind of glass they use in the Meostars to compare with the Schott glass of the Minox HG or so. You need to know that each manufacturer of glass has many grades and many qualities, and each manufacturer of optics has many types and grades of coating. Just because a binocular has German glass in it it does not mean it's the best in the world.

Going back to Meopta: they have been making lenses and optics for longer than Lubbock exists.    

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Originally posted by noddah noddah wrote:

if it were me I would want to view them in person before purchase.

That is rule number one of binoculars purchasing. Think of binoculars as you think of shoes: if you buy without trying...

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I tend to agree with the previous comments. If it means anything to you I am in a bit of a bind right now. I have four high end bins and must part with two of them shortly....holiday bills and all. Two are Meoptas and two are Leicas. I am actually having a tough time deciding which to sell and which to keep. One day I am entirely in favor of selling the Leicas and the next the Meoptas.

 

Yes, they really are that good. I believe they are entirely comparable to the Swaro SLC line and better in some regards. Take a look at their 8x42 model. It offers a 411 foot wide field of view or approximately 7.8 degrees...and with very little edge distortion to boot! That is huge and larger than any other premium 8x42 roof prism out there including the upper end Zeiss, Swaro and Leica models. Brightness is better than the Trinovids, comparable to the ELs and slightly less than that of the FLs. Contrast is probably the only issue that I would not rank as highly as the other European models.

 

I seem to remember reading something that the Meostars utilize MB-550 lenses. I am not sure if that speaks to the quality of glass or the coating utilized in conjunction with it but thought I would mention it regardless.

 

On a related note, do you think there would be any interest in the 8x32/10x32 configurations of the Meostar line?



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