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Old Tuesday 4th April 2017, 12:32   #1
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Meopta bayonet

Hello everyone.

I envisage the purchase of a Meopta S2 82mm.
The available eyepieces are both zooms 30x60 and 20x70.
Perhaps one day I would want to use a fixed eyepiece...
Does anybody know if the Meopta bayonet is compatible with another brand ?

Thanks for your advices !
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Old Tuesday 4th April 2017, 13:14   #2
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Hello! No the bayonet is not compatible with another brand than the s2 Scope from meopta, cabelas and nightforce (same Scope made by meopta). I have own a meopta s2 since three years and i have the 30-60 zoom. The zoom is so Wide on 30x so i dont think you would need any fixed eyepiece.

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I have own a meopta s2 since three years and i have the 30-60 zoom. The zoom is so Wide on 30x so i dont think you would need any fixed eyepiece.
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Old Tuesday 4th April 2017, 15:07   #4
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Very satisfied. Tried it against swarovski ats 80 HD, kowa 773, Zeiss diascope 85. A step in front of all of them. The only spottingscopes beating it would be the kowa 88 and swaro atx 95 because of the greater objective, but not by much. In the 80-85 mm range meopta deffineately is on top.

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Old Tuesday 4th April 2017, 19:48   #6
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I agree with everything Racuuna says. I've had Swaro ATS80HD, Zeiss Victory Diascope, Nikon Fieldscope 82 ED, and now Meopta S2HD82. The Meopta equals or surpasses all in terms of optics and handling, and zoom reach/quality. I've compared it to a friend's Swaro 85ATX, and could see no difference. It comes with a stay-on case included, if you like these (I don't!). The only possible gripe anyone could have is the fairly pronounced 'rolling ball' effect when panning at low magnifications, but it doesn't bother me at all. It's also a lot cheaper than the others, but it is a top-quality scope, not a 'cheapo'. AFAIK all parts are made and assembled by Meopta in their own plants.
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Old Thursday 6th April 2017, 19:41   #7
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IMHO the only reason to buy a ATX is for its modularity; the three objective sizes, the extender and BTX possibility. In terms of optical performance the Meopta is as good as it gets.

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I received my Meopta a few days ago.

You were right ! It is really a very good instrument, as you said !
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I received my Meopta a few days ago.

You were right ! It is really a very good instrument, as you said !
Congratulations! Enjoy!
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