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Old Thursday 7th April 2016, 03:00   #26
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I agree with all of the accolades mentioned here. I've been using the Cabelas Euro 8x32HD for 3 years now and am as impressed with it today as I was when I got it. It seems a bit sharper, and has a more neutral rendition than the Meopta 8x32.

I also have the S2 as well, and after owning the Nikon 82ED, Kowa 884, and Zeiss 85T FL, I find the S2 has no peer.
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Thanks for the review, Lee. How does it compare to the Conquest 8x32 HD?

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Old Thursday 7th April 2016, 12:11   #28
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Nice write-up Troub,
what I really want to know is:
Is it better than the Conquest HD?
Since it's 100 more expensive here.
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Nice write-up Troub,
what I really want to know is:
Is it better than the Conquest HD?
Since it's 100 more expensive here.
Hi VB

I haven't compared these two directly, mainly because, as I have mentioned many times, Conquest HD 8x32 is my go-to instrument for quick-focusing habitats eg a marsh in summer where I might want to get on to a dragonfly nearby and then quickly on to a distant Marsh Harrier and then back again. The MeoStar I have can't do that due to a stiff and therefore slow focuser. So it would be an unfair comparison and would, I think, put the MeoStar's focuser in an unnecessarily unfavourable light because apart from the quick-focus application it is lovely to use.

Optically, on balance, they are close.

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In the UK Meopta nature observation instruments are handled by Avisum (go to: http://www.avisum.co.uk ) and are sold through selected dealers.

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