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Meopta
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Knieja
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Specifications
Manufacturer Meopta
Model Meostar B1 7x42
Lens diameter [mm] 42
Magnification [x] 7
Angular field of view [deg] 7.84
Linear field of view [m/m] 137/1000
Exit pupil [mm] 6
Eye relief [mm] 20
Min. focusing dist. [m] 3
Twilight factor 17.15
Brightness 36
Prisms BaK-4/roof
Dimensions [mm] 138x130
Weight [g] 890
Waterproof Yes
Nitogen filling Yes
Argon filling No
Image stabilization No
Tripod exit No
Focusing central
Warranty [years] 0
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4.63 Good
Owners reviews (2)
  1. Martin
    Martin 13 September 2019, 07:53
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    IP 194.213.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
    Price: cca 650 Eu
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slightly heavier than its top-class competitors. And there is also a little bit more amount of chromatic aberration when compared to the (usually HD) high-end. The objective lens covers do really make me hopeless.

    Pros: Excellent mechanics, sturdy and absolutely reliable under any conditions. Excellent ergonomics, comfortable observation even with glasses, super smooth focusing even after years. Optical performance - maybe not the very best in the whole world but at least competitive. And what in fact is the very best?

    Summary: Well, it was rather a matter of chance for me buying this glass. I had been using several older Soviet BPCs before and had zero experience with this class of binoculars. So when I first looked through it I was feeling myself like Alice in wonderland. It was simply a miracle. The same it was with anyone who borrowed this machine from me. As time went by, I was able to discover some disadvantages, too. And once I was even able to compare it with Trinovid and Victory. Yes, they were better. A few grams lighter, with less chromatic aberration maybe. But for three times the price. And the lens covers? Maybe they update them somehow... I hope...

  2. mac.o
    mac.o 28 July 2017, 07:51
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    IP 31.171.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 600 euros
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not flat-field (but a large sweet spot), not wide-field (due to optical design), not as much contrast as Leica Ultravid 7x42 HD. Somewhat heavier as expected (but this allows a steady view).

    Pros: Excellent behaviour against the light (e. g. reflections of the sun in a pond). Good ergonomics despite the weight. Very robust. Not expensive.

    Summary: One of the last 7x42 binoculars. All in all very good image quality (Leica Ultravid is slightly better, but for 3 times as much money). Ideal for gaining an overview in panning and census tasks in ornithology.

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