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Old Monday 6th February 2017, 16:52   #26
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Got word from Meopta, but they don't use dielectric coatings on their current line.

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Still a great view through the little MeoStar 8x32.

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Still a great view through the little MeoStar 8x32.

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Oh! Yes,indeed, great "little" binocular, this 8x32 M Meostar!!!
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I wonder what % of their output is binoculars ? They have medical, scientific and military divisions.

QC issues. How can expensive binos (from most makes it seems) get through alleged stringent testing in the state reported bellow ? They are after all quite simple optical devices compared to something like this with numerous moving parts: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...-400mm_cut.jpg

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"That almost idyllic image is spoilt by the quality control – it seems the Czechs have to work on it much harder. When we glanced inside the binoculars and examined the prisms carefully we noticed strange damp patches on their edges. On the right prism there was a shiny object – a bigger speck of dust or even a glass or coating defect. If the Meopta is supposed to qualify as a top-of-the-range, premium instrument such a specimen shouldn’t have been sent to the shops at all."

http://www.allbinos.com/310-binocula..._10x42_HD.html

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I wonder what % of their output is binoculars ? They have medical, scientific and military divisions.

QC issues. How can expensive binos (from most makes it seems) get through alleged stringent testing in the state reported bellow ? They are after all quite simple optical devices compared to something like this with numerous moving parts: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...-400mm_cut.jpg

Quote from Allbinos 2016 review:

"That almost idyllic image is spoilt by the quality control – it seems the Czechs have to work on it much harder. When we glanced inside the binoculars and examined the prisms carefully we noticed strange damp patches on their edges. On the right prism there was a shiny object – a bigger speck of dust or even a glass or coating defect. If the Meopta is supposed to qualify as a top-of-the-range, premium instrument such a specimen shouldn’t have been sent to the shops at all."

http://www.allbinos.com/310-binocula..._10x42_HD.html
Can't say I understand what the Canon lens has to do with Meopta, but Allbinos review will certainly reflect what they examined.
It's just hard to believe for someone who wittnessed Meopta's QC, but than again; I have no doubts on Allbinos review.

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It is no excuse to know this happens to other premium products: fires in Ferraris and leaking oil seals and cylinder scoring in Porsches are examples. We have heard stories of tiny particles inside many brands of binoculars including all of the top brands although I have yet to see any in bins I have personally handled.

I have seen many production lines over the years and all them were planned and manned and controlled to prevent these kinds of things happening but happen they do. This doesn't mean it is acceptable but it does make it hard to understand how it happens.

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