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Old Tuesday 8th August 2017, 16:40   #1
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Cabela's Instiinct Euro HD Binocular 2017 Changes

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To be clear on the Meopta's... the portfolio currently offers a MeoStar B1 10x50 and a MeoStar B1 12x50 HD. Discontinued 50mm models include the MeoStar B1 7x50 and non-HD 12x50.
Hello MeoptaMan,

Can you please comment on the new Cabela's Instinct Euro binoculars aka Meopta Meostar HD? See attached picture.



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Old Tuesday 8th August 2017, 17:29   #2
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To be clear on the Meopta's... the portfolio currently offers a MeoStar B1 10x50 and a MeoStar B1 12x50 HD. Discontinued 50mm models include the MeoStar B1 7x50 and non-HD 12x50.
Many thanks for setting the record straight. Meoptas are definitely deserving of being on anyone's short list.
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With "Minimum eye relief: 4.2mm" they won't get close to any short list of mine.
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Old Tuesday 8th August 2017, 19:56   #4
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Hello MeoptaMan,

Can you please comment on the new Cabela's Instinct Euro binoculars aka Meopta Meostar HD? See attached picture.



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ZZ:

I will be the first to mention, that armor design has to rank right
up there in the ugly contest.

Wow.

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Old Tuesday 8th August 2017, 20:30   #5
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I will be the first to mention, that armor design has to rank right
up there in the ugly contest.

Wow.

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totally agree ! It's ghastly The current aesthetic design of the rubber and focus wheel looks nice ... not sure why they had to go and change it.
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Cabelas Ugly Instinct HD...

But they got 99.9% transmission per lens surface,
even better than those classy Kamakura clones that only have 99.7%...suuucks...

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I have no idea of where the photo came from in zzzzzz's first post. I just called Cabela's and they don't even stock an item with that item number. I recommend going directly to cabelas.com and looking up their Instinct Euro HD binoculars to see what is now offered.
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I have no idea of where the photo came from in zzzzzz's first post. I just called Cabela's and they don't even stock an item with that item number. I recommend going directly to cabelas.com and looking up their Instinct Euro HD binoculars to see what is now offered.
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Photo was posted on another website see link below; came from Cabelas New Optics Catalog.

FYI the old ones with the plastic focus knob (non locking diopter) are listed on the Cabelas website under (Bargain Cave) (Optics) (Binoculars) $200 off

http://www.rokslide.com/forums/optic...t-euro-hd.html
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I think that photo must be a mistake, as they would not sell a single one.

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I stand corrected!! The previous Cabela's rep was incorrect. I called again and the new "ugly" (for those who care what their binocular looks like) binoculars do exist and are available in 8X32, 10X42, and 12X50 sizes. There is also a problem with the cabelas.com website as they are not to be found there.
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i received a cabela's optics catalog today in the mail... that photo can be found on page 32. Explains why the the current models are being discounted. No mention of what objective sizes and magnifications are available.

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With "Minimum eye relief: 4.2mm" they won't get close to any short list of mine.
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That sounds suspiciously like someone put the exit pupil of a 10x42 in the wrong place...

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Perhaps a NASA wannabe
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I had to catch up on some work this morning and distraction found me looking up things on ebay. To my surprise I found the new Euro HD model with real images in full color. I thought you all would be interested. For what it's worth, I agree that these are a definite step backwards in the looks department. The older euro hd is much nicer.

The description from the product listing is given below verbatim. Note, I have no affiliation whatsoever with the seller.

CABELA'S MEOPTA MADE EURO HD BINOCULARS

NEW IN CASE

12 X 50 BINOCULARS

WOW !!! - AWESOME SHARP BRIGHT IMAGING

CLEAR LENSES

CABELA'S BINOCULAR TECHNICAL INFO:

Special lens coatings deliver superior light transmission
Built to exacting tolerances demanded by elite military units
Proven European optics produce outstanding clarity all day
Rugged rubber-armor housing withstands backcountry use
Waterproof, fogproof design allows you to glass in any weather
Oversized center focus wheel is easy to use, even with gloves
Cabela’s relentless pursuit of superior optics led us to Europe, where we partnered with a glass company renowned for excellence. We asked them to improve our already excellent Euro binoculars by drawing on the level of expertise that prompted NASA to use their optics in the space shuttle and the U.S. Army to install them in tanks. The result is our Euro HD – binoculars that deliver performance that matches or surpasses some of the best names in optics for a fraction of the cost. We upgraded our already outstanding Euro binoculars to create the Euro HD, binoculars that provide performance equal or superior to high-end binoculars costing hundreds of dollars more. The Cabela's Euro HD 12 X 50 Binoculars feature a MeoBright 5501 fully multicoated optical system and phase-corrected prisms to deliver amazing 99.9% light transmission per lens surface and nearly non-existent color distortion. You’ll enjoy image clarity and true, rich, vivid color reproduction no other binoculars in this price range can surpass. All this outstanding optical performance is housed in a sleek, ergonomically designed aluminum-alloy body with a rugged layer of textured rubber armor to reduce carry weight and protect it from rough use. Each pair is completely nitrogen-purged, sealed and guaranteed to provide a lifetime of fogproof, waterproof performance. Other features include twist-up eyecups, an oversized center-focus wheel with an integrated adjustable diopter for instantaneous focusing, and lens covers & Case.
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Damn the original beautiful design has had a ghastly turn around. Looks like a wanna be "tacticool" binos....
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I have been told by floor salespeople that the glass is the same and the armoring and focus wheel is all that has changed.

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