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Old Tuesday 19th December 2006, 15:28   #1
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Meopta 8x32s?

It seems like such a natural progression for Meopta to continue the product line. What do you think the chances will be that they would offer such a product? What do you think interest would be like? Personally I would love to see the specs on such a product. If the 8x42 sports an 411 foot field of view (with low levels of edge distortion) then I would love to see what an 8x32 would offer.

Just thought it would be an interesting topic for discussion.
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Old Tuesday 19th December 2006, 16:19   #2
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What do you think the chances will be that they would offer such a product?
Last year i e-mailed Meopta and asked them about smaller binoculars with HD lenses. Their Technical Director (can't remember the name) replied that they are considering a smaller birding glass, but they did not sound conviced that HD would be effective.

I think that they need to grow into the birding market if they want to stay alive. I also think that 7x35/8x32/9x35 Meoptas Meostar APO/HD are a good idea if they sold at or around $800 and had wide FOV and reasonably flat fields and close focus.

Alternatively, they could come up with extremly high quality and birder friendly porros for half that price. Maybe even internal focusing porros, as long as they don't go the way of Minox (lousy field of view).

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I think that they need to grow into the birding market if they want to stay alive. I also think that 7x35/8x32/9x35 Meoptas Meostar APO/HD are a good idea if they sold at or around $800 and had wide FOV and reasonably flat fields and close focus.
I know you are trying to cut down on your collection but would you consider buying a pair if they did come out with one either with or without APO/HD glass?
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Old Tuesday 19th December 2006, 17:17   #4
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No, but not because i don't think they will be excellent. The EL 8x32, Ultravid 10x42, Zeiss FL 7x42, Leupold Yosemite 6x30 (i found an exceptionally good one in that pile i bought) are obscenely more than i need. If Swarovski introduces a 8X32 EL HD next year, i will probably sell the one i have and get the HD. Also, if Leica ever brings back their 6x24 Amplivid, i will think about it.
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Old Wednesday 20th December 2006, 00:49   #5
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I cannot argue with that set of bins. :-)

I would be interested to see though if anyone else would consider picking up an 8x32 Meostar if it would somehow become available.

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