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Old Friday 6th April 2018, 15:14   #26
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...I'd like to get a Meostar HD side by side with the Meopro...
Meopta's website states under
"Daylight transmission", "Twilight transmission"
MeoPro HD 10x42: 86%, 80%
MeoStar HD 10x42: 88%, 84%.
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Old Friday 6th April 2018, 15:21   #27
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Would you put the Meopro HD's in the "fast focus" category? I am specifically interested in the 8x32 version.
Probably. I want to say it is about 1.3 turns. Definitely under 1.5 turns. Not as fast as, for example, my B&L Elite, but faster than the Vortex Razor which I'd put at 1.5 turns on the dot.

The 8x32mm will probably not let you down - only issue I had with mine was they didn't work well with my glasses (a common issue for me).
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Old Friday 6th April 2018, 15:53   #28
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I bought the 8X42 Meopro HD from Doug at Cameraland and it is a really nice binocular. The hinge seems too loose though. How is the hinge on the 10X42?
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Old Monday 9th April 2018, 12:40   #29
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I just ordered the Meopro 10x32 for $400. I'm hoping it lives up to what some have been saying.
I've had a mixed love affair with it. (10x32) I find the glare issue the worst of all my binoculars and I hate glare. I feel it's very clear at center. I ran it up against a Tract Toric 10x42 because I had a chance to buy the Tract and I came away saying I'd keep the Meopro and be satisfied. The Track was brighter, easier to look though, and better at the edge of the view but not by enough to make me go though the effort of buying and selling these binoculars. Plus the Track was too heavy and I felt the Meopro felt more balanced in hand. I think someone said I could help that glare issue with eye guards so i'll try that.
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Old Monday 9th April 2018, 14:33   #30
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32mm binoculars tend to exacerbate glare, at least in my experience. After owning 42mm and 32mm styles of different models (e.g Swarovision, Zeiss FL, etc.), I've decided I'm no longer a big fan of 32s for this reason. Your mileage may vary.
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Would you put the Meopro HD's in the "fast focus" category? I am specifically interested in the 8x32 version.
Yes, it's very fast IMO.
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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 21:26   #32
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I quickly acquired several meopta optics and grabbed a pair of meopro HD binos early on. They were actually purchased directly from meopta. To my surprise they arrived with several black spots in the view. They quickly swapped them out and the second pair arrived with similar black spots in the glass.
Things slip through quality control but to have sent out a second pair with the exact problem is unacceptable. I gave up on meopta after this experience. It’s a shame because they do have great optics but they lost my trust. Since I’ve stepped up to the big 3 and never looked back.
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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 21:35   #33
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That is odd, to my knowledge not many documented flaws with Meopta Glass, esp a second time for a glass replacement. I have a few and all are perfect. This sounds like a bad batch with the same problem?

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That is odd, to my knowledge not many documented flaws with Meopta Glass, esp a second time for a glass replacement. I have a few and all are perfect. This sounds like a bad batch with the same problem?

Andy W.
Agree with this. It was probably an isolated incident from 1 run
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