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Meopta 7x42... done

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Old Wednesday 6th February 2008, 23:20   #1
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Meopta 7x42... done

Well my search for bins is over.

Found a pair of Meopta 7x42 and they are very, very nice. Since last year I've been looking for a wide FOV, relaxed view, quality bin.

FOV wide and sharp to the edges. Very comfortable view

Eye relief 20mm maybe slightly more. I have glasses so this was important.

Diopter center non-locking with indents. Yes... it's moved a few times. It's located out of the way of where your finger should fall on the focuser. When it moves... I move it back

Focus speed compared to new EL 8.5... tiny bit faster (not much)

7x - Not much different than the 8. The 6mm exit makes it easy to look around. I thought the 7's were wider than the 8x model... but not so. Oh well... maybe they are brighter!

Color slight warm yellow. Very slight but I notice it. But... on overcast days it does boost brightness a little. In daylight can't see the warm cast.

Handling these are very nice ergonomically. Deep thumb indents. Very comfortable. I was worried about the 30 oz. But, not a problem.

Size shorter than you would think. Size is perfect.

Went birding with a buddy and compared his EL 8.5's. Too close to call.

To anyone looking for a Trinovid / Nikon LXL / EL / SLC / I would suggest taking a look at this brand. At half the cost of a new EL... it can't hurt!

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Old Friday 8th February 2008, 06:17   #2
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Actually, I bought a sales demo model (so they are used and got a very good deal) as I couldn't afford retail. But I've seen them advertised at $799 for 8x at various online dealers. This is half the EL price (and 98 to 100% performance). I would consider that a very good deal.

Just yesterday I got a chance to look through the 8x. At the same FOV... I wish I had 8x.

But, I'm not complaining. I love these 7x!

Try to find a pair to use. They will impress!


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