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  1. John A Roberts

    Meostar B1.1 plus

    UPDATE Yesterday I received an email from someone who said that he was a senior executive at Meopta, and that I was a complete idiot! I know - as if I haven’t heard that before? He said that some of the new coloured binoculars are clearly designed for hunting, especially in faraway places...
  2. John A Roberts

    Meostar B1.1 plus

    Hi Jerry, While Meopta’s advertising may try to give the impression ‘By Hunters, For Hunters’, their products - including the rangefinders and sights - are not markedly different to those of Zeiss, Leica or Swarovski Since Meopta’s ‘inside knowledge’ clearly doesn’t result in products that...
  3. John A Roberts

    Meostar B1.1 plus

    Hi Kestrel, The caption in Finnish is no help: ‘Ola and Kristoffer hunted deer this weekend in spectacular terrain. Several deer snuck into the Meopta binoculars, but unfortunately only the wrong variety’ Enlarging the image and opening the shadows, it appears to have a module under the...
  4. John A Roberts

    Meostar B1.1 plus

    Hi Jerry, Most of the the available photos don’t show the bridge area detail clearly. The best seems to be the one in post #7 The texturing seems to mimic a leatherette style finish. It’s presumedly there to provide visual contrast with the rest of the RA covering, and add to the updated look...
  5. John A Roberts

    Meostar B1.1 plus

    And 2 images of the B1 Plus 8x42 in the traditional green RA, from Meopta’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Meopta/posts/10157578640400887?__tn__=-R (as per the original images, there is a different colour balance to the RA in the 2 photographs) John
  6. John A Roberts

    Meostar B1.1 plus

    Hi Gijs, I’ve not seen the blue version of the 8x32, and nor could I find one doing some quick googling. Was it Meopta's corporate blue colour? See an example from a brochure, it would seem to make an attractive choice Some will be aware that Meopta also made B1 models for Cabelas, with a...
  7. John A Roberts

    Meostar B1.1 plus

    Per Kestrel1's link, images of the 4 new colour options, along with the standard green . . .
  8. John A Roberts

    Meostar B1.1 plus

    Latest B1 Transmission Data - per Meopta A new 2 page 1.7 MB brochure for the B1 Plus can be found at: https://www.sportoptics.com/meopta-meostar-b1-plus-10x42-binoculars-467783.aspx It states that while the maximum transmission: - is 99.7% per lens - overall it is 88% for the various B1 Plus...
  9. John A Roberts

    Meostar B1.1 plus

    The post is captioned: ‘Colored MeoStar B1 Plus available soon in sandy yellow, brown, orange and pink’ John There's only the photo of the chocolate brown version - it looks yummy!
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