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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    So I got to compare these side by side with two pairs of Fujinon FMT 7x50’s. The fujinons as one would assume had a slightly wider FOV but really not by much. With respect to clarity, they appeared equal, the meoptas were obviously a bit harder to get dialed the fujinons. I found the meoptas...
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    Turns out the binoculars were ‘dirty’ inside. Forgot how good they are. Wow.
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    Binoculars in the mail to me now.
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    Just got word from the distributer that he got word from meopta that the binoculars are being repaired, I asked for what was wrong and They didn’t tell him so he did t know. Hopefully I’ll have them in a month or so.
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    Still waiting on word. I live 6500 km from the Canadian distributer and Canada Post was especially slow with getting it to them. And then the distributer is almost literally on the other side of the world from meopta repair centre. So you can imagine the shipping and custom times on it all. With...
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    I love them, it’s unfortunate. Hopefully they replace.
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    Review of Kowa BD II 6.5x32 XD

    If it’s plastic, it’s awfully tough plastic... it feels like aluminum to me.
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    Funny eh! Lol, soooo good that they can fog. Most comfortable binoculars I have ever put to my eyes.
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    The binoculars are boxed up and being shipped out to my dealer tomorrow who will send them to meopta. Thankfully I don’t have to front that cost and hassle. I have been informed they will either be repaired or replaced. Happy New Years all!
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    Review of Kowa BD II 6.5x32 XD

    Thanks Mike I will keep that in mind, happy New Years to you.
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    Not really keen on becoming a professional reviewer, just wanted to pay back with my thoughts on the two binoculars that you all helped my decide on buying. Thanks about the comment on the issue with my binocular, I’m still waiting on meopta getting back to us so that I can get them sent back...
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    I thought that too, so I pulled out the Kowa’s from the exact same place the MeoStars were stored and tried those and no sign of the slightest amount of fog when used in the exact same place and side by side. Like I mentioned above, it must be that they fit sooo good and my cold doesn’t help.
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    A blessing and a curse I guess. I guess the coatings on the oculars just aren’t sufficient to keep it from fogging.
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    That sounds like some pretty crap luck. Then again, I’m experiencing some faults too... fogging in conditions where nothing else is fogging and something in my field of view. If those two items can get addressed under warranty, these binoculars will be Perfect for what I was looking for.
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    Could be, we will see. Looking forward to seeing the difference if any as well. I know up to receiving these binoculars those fujinons have been up there with the best, if not the best, that I have looked through with respect to pretty much edge to edge clarity, field of view, depth of...
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    Thanks for that, I’m assuming a simple repair on meoptas part. Too bad it didn’t get noticed on their QC check. What do you think could be causing the fogging I am experiencing? Could it be the fact they fit too well? I figured the coating would be sufficient to keep the fogging at bay.
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    Thanks Andy, I hope so too, getting kind of long in the tooth now. I live in a very humid area, right next to the ocean. Temperatures are around -5 to 0 C most days now and we are seeing a many days of slight snow fall. The fogging was occurring in a house with the temperature around 22 C. Could...
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    Fujinon FMTR-SX 7x50
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    MeoStar B1.1 8x56

    Hello All, Received a pair of MeoStar B1.1 8x56 Binoculars on Christmas Eve, and I notice there isn’t much said about them on here. So here’s my initial thoughts. First thing I notice is the case is very well made and I like that the strap can be used on the case or binoculars interchangeably...
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    Why no love for Sightron SIII 10x42 ED?

    Hey Andy, Thanks, I was just curious if they were and untouched gem or not. The tracts are the 10x42 that’s on my mind... just looking for another Japanese’s glass option that might be a bit less exspensive but offer similar quality. From the reports on here and other forms the tracts are heavy...
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    Review of Kowa BD II 6.5x32 XD

    Thanks for inspiration and comment. I hope I was able to give back at least a little compared to all the insight you have all given me. I will try my best to given an honest review of the MeoStar b1.1 8x56’s I should be receiving today. I notice there is a lack of reviews on that binocular.
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    Review of Kowa BD II 6.5x32 XD

    Alright, I got to use the binoculars while there was snow on the ground and an abundance of leafless alder and birch. I didn’t notice any CA when I wasn’t looking for it, when I did look for it, it’s hardly noticeable in the centre and noticeable but not exaggerated on the outside of field of...
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    Review of Kowa BD II 6.5x32 XD

    You are welcome. The eye relief... I honestly have found it very easy to get behind and have not experienced any sort of issue with the eye relief. The eye box is forging. When the eye cup is not extended to when it is fully extended (with my eyes against the cups throughout) I see a good image...
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    Why no love for Sightron SIII 10x42 ED?

    Hello all, This is about the more recently released version of the Sightron SIII 10x42 ED. After searching the forums, I have found no real information on these binoculars. They appear to offer a good field of view, made in Japan, ED glass, magnesium body, seem like quality at a fair price...
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    Review of Kowa BD II 6.5x32 XD

    Another follow up: After a full day of use, I did notice some glare as I stated before at the bottom of my field of view. It was manageable though and still allowed ease of use for what I chose them for. The sweet spot is around 60% from centre (as stated by troubador, a slight move of the...
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