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Meopta MeoStar S2 82 HD
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4 15530 Mon June 1, 2015
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100% of reviewers $2,050.00 10.0
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Description: The MeoStar S2 is the new full size spotting scope from the Czech optics manufacturer, sporting a host of high end optical features and a spec sheet that pegs it squarely up there in the upper echelons of the spotting scope market.
Keywords: spotting scope, Meopta MeoStar S2, 82mm, 30-60x



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WriterCJ

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Registered: November 2010
Location: West Cork, Ireland
Posts: 91
Review Date: Wed November 28, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great looking scope. Robust magnesium alloy, rubber armoured body feels light and very tough. Wide field of view is exceptionally bright, sharp and detailed right to the edge of the field. Superb performance throughout the zoom range. Excellent ergonomics
Cons: Very little to criticise here. Focus ring and eyepiece zoom dial perhaps a little on the stiff side (may ease up with use). Would be handy if eyepiece lens cover could be tethered to the eyepiece (easy to lose).

The MeoStar S2 is an outstanding scope in pretty much every respect. The 30-60x wide angle eyepiece gives a superb wide field of view that retains a 66 degree subjective field of view all the way through the zoom range.

The image is razor sharp right across the field and it performs superbly in all sorts of challenging light, taking bright sunlight and glare in its stride, and delivering stunning detail even in low light right the way through the zoom range.

If consumers can look beyond the brand blindness that often limits choice at the top end of the scope market, then Meopta could have a real contender on its hands with the S2.

You'll find a full review of the MeoStar S2 82 HD on the Ireland's Wildlife website

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Sancho

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Registered: August 2005
Location: Ireland
Posts: 8528
Review Date: Sun November 2, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Top-class at mid range price. Wide zoom FOV. Sharp to edge.
Cons: If RB bothers you, you mightn't get on with it.

Seriously good scope. My previous faves were Nikon ED82, Swaro ATS80HD, and (old) Zeiss 85 Victory Diascope w/Baader zoom. I think this Meopta outclasses these with it's wide-field, edge sharp 30-60 zoom that holds AFOV throughout. Pincushion is odd- it's the reverse of what you see usually, i.e. horizon bends upwards at top of field, downwards at bottom. This is noticeable when sea watching, but it doesn't bother me. Odd RB too- I noticed it a lot when panning vertically down a mountainside (if that's actually 'panning'). Loss of light or clarity is minimal at 60x. Focusser on my unit is perfect, not stiff. Tripod foot fits Manfrotto without need for plate. Highly recommended.
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Racuuna
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Registered: February 2015
Location: sweden
Posts: 91
Review Date: Sat February 14, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: wide field of view, resolution, ergonomics, price
Cons: none

An excellent scope. Have compared it against both swarovski and kowa and the meopta stand well against them both. Sharpness, colors, contrast, brightness is superb and up in the league with the very best. But at a lower price, wich i think makes it the most priceworthy of all the scopes among the top brands.
With this scope meopta shows that they belong right up in the top with the leica, swarovski, kowa and zeiss.
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SportOptics

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Registered: May 2015
Location: Hammond, LA
Posts: 16
Review Date: Mon June 1, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $2,050.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Clarity, color, FOV, edge to edge sharpness
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This scope is great! The clarity is superb, bright colors, sharp and clear edge to edge. The 30-60X WA eyepiece offers a very wide field of view. Works great digiscoping. We took pictures of a hawk at 100 yards when very over cast (about to rain) pictures came out great. Comparing with Swarovski, Kowa, and Zeiss, this spotting scope has a lot to offer at a lower price. I feel it is the best scope for the money on the market.

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