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    Impressed & disappointed with 10x42 NL Pure

    Off topic for the thread but I looked up the Zeiss you‘re on about. I would snap them up if it wasn’t for the possible import charges to Ireland. South West Optics is my favourite optics dealer too. Steve is brilliant to deal with when purchasing online. I used to get amazing used optics from...
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    Is it normal to see grease inside binoculars.

    Maybe a different option for you to consider but try getting in touch with Leica Germany themselves and see what they say? I did notice that the reply received by you previously stated that even if they went back to the factory, there’s nothing that could be done but it’s worth asking I reckon...
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    Is it normal to see grease inside binoculars.

    Strange. By “haze” I wonder if they really mean it’s permanent damage? If so, then wouldn’t it surely be a manufacturing defect because the prisms shouldn’t tarnish permanently through normal use, surely? They sort of contradict themselves in my opinion. Interesting to see how this turns out...
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    Rough and dirty Hawke 8x42 APO review

    Thanks again. They obviously must be superb if they swayed you from the NL purchase. Every now and again you find something that, for the price paid, well and truly punches above its weight and it looks as if you found yours! I also wish that Hawke would consider bringing out this model in a...
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    New MeoStar B1 Plus Binoculars

    Hello Lee, It is strange to my mind that they have the Meolux for the rifle scopes and not for the binoculars or their spotting scope. I can only speculate myself because I haven’t looked through Meopta‘s latest optics to be honest. I do have a 2005 Meostar 10x42 and the view has been improved...
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    New MeoStar B1 Plus Binoculars

    I enjoyed lurking on here for a long time before joining recently for the reason you mentioned, lots of valuable information to be gained. Meopta are a company I like to keep an eye on because I really love my old Meostar 10x42. I’m sure that the coatings have been upgraded since mine were made...
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    Rough and dirty Hawke 8x42 APO review

    Hi Ratal, Thats a great overview of the APO that you did. Far better than any advertising that Hawke could attempt because it’s real experience with the instrument. After reading your report I want to go out and buy one. You’ve got the knack of writing it up so well that you entice people into...
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    New MeoStar B1 Plus Binoculars

    Hi Jerry, I see what you’re saying. Meopta make great binoculars though. My 2005 Meostar 10x42 are much loved by me. Not quite at alpha level as I have compared them to a 2008 Swarovski EL WB, Zeiss FL, and Leica Trinovid BN and Ultravid HD. They resemble the view from the Trinovid BN the most...
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    Is it normal to see grease inside binoculars.

    Thanks for that. Yeah, I think Leica play their cards close to their chest with that specific problem of the “stars” on the focussing lens. Like Garymh said, they weren’t saying anything about the nature of the problem even to him back in the day. Im glad it turned out well for you. For such an...
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    Is it normal to see grease inside binoculars.

    That‘s great news that they took care of them and at no cost. Did they, by any chance, shed some light on what the famous “star points” were? Back in the day they were tight lipped about what the cause of these flecks was. In that old thread started by Pileatus, Garymh mentioned that the Leica...
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    New MeoStar B1 Plus Binoculars

    Hello Lee, No MeoLux coatings for the B1 Plus as per the product poster that John Roberts posted. That’s a shame. They show MeoBright, MeoShield and MeoDrop for the B1 Plus range. It seems that MeoLux is still reserved exclusively for the top of the range sights only? That’s what I gather from...
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    UK binocular deals, special offers and bargains

    Anyone keeping an eye on this thread? Brand new Zeiss Victory 10x32 FL, new old stock, at Focus Optics (Corley?). Seems good at £1100. Lot of binocular for that money compared to the other alphas. You’ll benefit from a full warranty by getting it new as well. Let me know if anyone buys it. Look...
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    Meopta Meostar B1 Plus 8x32 mishaps

    Thanks for that. As you know from the other thread it’s a 10x32 B1.1 that I was contemplating purchasing. Strange that it only seems to affect the 32 models. I’ll wait until Meopta sort out/improve the dioptre before possibly buying one. Also, I agree with you about redesigning so that it turns...
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    Meopta Meostar B1 Plus 8x32 mishaps

    Hi HenRun. That’s good information to know for prospective buyers. I thought the design was the same as the Leica Ultravid where both turn together like you mentioned. Good to know that it’s not like this. I take it the B1 Plus model diopter is the same as the B1.1? thanks, John.
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    Meopta Meostar 10x42 serial number and possible upgrade?

    Thank you HenRun. I read those threads that you posted about your woes with the Meopta binoculars. It’s worrying about the faults that you outlined and disappointing that the “improvement“ to the design of the diopter mechanism has actually led to this situation. My plan is to bide my time and...
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