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Fascinating Interview with Meopta Product Manager

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Old Monday 10th September 2018, 08:15   #51
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Nice interview, and some interesting answers.

You forgot to ask the most obvious question though: Why on earth is the diopter correction range of their binoculars only +/-3 diopters?

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Good question Herman, and perhaps the answer is that the range provided is adequate for most people. But I will try to get an answer.

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Old Monday 10th September 2018, 08:26   #52
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The Nighforce ED/HD spotter is a Meopta made, "reskinned" S2. Trijicon binocs are also Meopta made.
You mean the TS82 spotter? The eyepieces have the same magnification range as the S2 and it looks similar. In other industries I have experienced, if a company licensed the use of one of its own designs by another company it was usually a 3-4-5 year old version of it with reduced performance compared with the current model.

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Old Monday 10th September 2018, 09:54   #53
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jgraider, post 50,
What is the source from which you conclude that these instruments are made by Meopta? From the pictures and comments I could not find any information about it, so I am very interested.
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Old Monday 10th September 2018, 11:49   #54
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Nice interview, and some interesting answers.

You forgot to ask the most obvious question though: Why on earth is the diopter correction range of their binoculars only +/-3 diopters?

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Meopta commented that the B1 family was introduced as long ago as 2005 and that a wider adjustment range is being considered for possible future models.

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What is the source from which you conclude that these instruments are made by Meopta? From the pictures and comments I could not find any information about it, so I am very interested.
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While at the Dallas Safari Club convention in January 2017, I went by Meopta's booth and spoke with Reinhard Seipp (sp?) the General Manager of Meopta USA. I have a G&O (guide and outfitter) relationship with them and wanted to meet him face to face. We talked about lots of stuff. At that time Nightforce was pimping their new spotter, and I asked Mr Seipp about it, and he confirmed that is was Meopta made.

As to the Trijicon binocs, you will notice that they look identical to the previous version Meopta Meopro's, but Meopta added the HD/ED lens system to the Trijicon's, as Trijicon requested.
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Nice interview, and some interesting answers.

You forgot to ask the most obvious question though: Why on earth is the diopter correction range of their binoculars only +/-3 diopters?

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Hermann,

Here is what an engineer at Meopta told me some time ago:
"The dioptric compensation between the eyes, nominally listed as +/- 3D, is bigger and minimum difference we measure is +/- 6D."
I know you need -4d, so you should be fine.

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Old Monday 10th September 2018, 15:30   #57
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Hermann,

Here is what an engineer at Meopta told me some time ago:
"The dioptric compensation between the eyes, nominally listed as +/- 3D, is bigger and minimum difference we measure is +/- 6D."
I know you need -4d, so you should be fine.

Peter.
I just checked B1 8x32 and 7x42 and although there are no engravings indicating the available dioptres the wheel turns a very long distance indeed.

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Lee,

You can try to get a rough estimate of the diopter compensation range focusing the right tube, w/ and w/o glasses, using only the diopter compensation knob when you use the binos w/o glasses.

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This is admittedly just my taste and others might think different. To take another example I think many current cars are ber-ugly by design.
I think we are just showing our age my friend. I think the BMW E39 5-series, for instance, is a most cleanly and attractively styled car; but my younger colleagues at work much prefer the looks of the F10 and later models.

It wouldn't surprise me that the pre-war generation who had used things like Galilean binoculars and Barr & Stroud CF41s also thought that Dialyts and Trinovids were modern and zany when they appeared.
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I think we are just showing our age my friend. I think the BMW E39 5-series, for instance, is a most cleanly and attractively styled car; but my younger colleagues at work much prefer the looks of the F10 and later models.

It wouldn't surprise me that the pre-war generation who had used things like Galilean binoculars and Barr & Stroud CF41s also thought that Dialyts and Trinovids were modern and zany when they appeared.
The E39 Touring was always my favourite! And for sure after seeing nothing but porro prism binos for years the Trinovids and Dialyts looked like binos from outer space in the same racy and streamlined way that Fender's Stratocaster looked like it was from a different world compared with Gibson's big hollow-bodies.

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I think we are just showing our age my friend...It wouldn't surprise me that the pre-war generation who had used things like Galilean binoculars and Barr & Stroud CF41s also thought that Dialyts and Trinovids were modern and zany when they appeared.
Good point. What I mostly miss is the good old dogma "form follows function". If you look at how functional u-boot-binoculars from WW2 were designed or even the east german army EDF I miss the same form factor quality today. Modern is no problem by itself. There are many well made mobile phones and laptops that are designed pretty straightforward and nice to use.
Cars on the other hand have to show off: Status, prestige, power, higher rank, muscles - all those headlight vodoo faces. I'm more a function guy. Look at those maglite torches. Super straight, robust non slipping easy to hold and use. That's what I like. Make binoculars like them please.
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I have the Meostar S2 HD scope with the 30-60 fixed-AFOV eyepiece, a great combination. They have dropped the ball on accessories, however:
  • The DSLR adapter is still made for the S1 and needs the S1 eyepiece adapter to fit it to the S2, a clunky solution at best.
  • It would also be nice if they made an Arca-Swiss rather than Manfrotto quick-release foot available so those of us who use gimbal tripod heads (which mostly have Arca clamps, as is generally the case in the high-end photography space)
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I have the Meostar S2 HD scope with the 30-60 fixed-AFOV eyepiece, a great combination. They have dropped the ball on accessories, however:
  • The DSLR adapter is still made for the S1 and needs the S1 eyepiece adapter to fit it to the S2, a clunky solution at best.
  • It would also be nice if they made an Arca-Swiss rather than Manfrotto quick-release foot available so those of us who use gimbal tripod heads (which mostly have Arca clamps, as is generally the case in the high-end photography space)
Bogen Manfrotto tripods are very popular, so you can't please
everyone.

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Hello

This is unfortunately sad news.

Yesterday night, Paul Rausnitz, the man who has saved the Meopta company from bankruptcy after the velvet revolution, and brought it to what it is today - a prospering company with more than 2300 employees and producing great quality instruments, has died in his sleep at the age of 90.

Without him, the Meopta brand would probably no longer exist, or mean a lot less than it does today.

My condolences to his family and business partners.

Mr. Rausnitz, thank you for everything you've done for Meopta, and may you rest in peace.


Martin



https://www.meopta.com/en/news/paul-...z-passed-away/

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Hello

This is unfortunately sad news.

Yesterday night, Paul Rausnitz, the man who has saved the Meopta company from bankruptcy after the velvet revolution, and brought it to what it is today - a prospering company with more than 2300 employees and producing great quality instruments, has died in his sleep at the age of 90.

Without him, the Meopta brand would probably no longer exist, or mean a lot less than it does today.

My condolences to his family and business partners.

Mr. Rausnitz, thank you for everything you've done for Meopta, and may you rest in peace.

Martin

https://www.meopta.com/en/news/paul-...z-passed-away/
Thank you Martin for posting this sad news. Now we must wait to see what the future holds for the Meopta companies and especially Meopta-Optika.

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