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Meopta 2x Convertor (1 Viewer)

frank_be

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Belgium
A few days ago I bought a Meopta Meostar B1 Plus 10x42 HD.
I had no time yet to really test it but a quick comparison with my recently repaired Swarovski Habicht SL 7x50 (still under 40 year warranty BTW!) was very promising.

Anyway, I've noticed there is a 2x convertor for the Meostar B1 binoculars. I tried to find it on Meopta's website but I can't find it anywhere...
Is it discontinued? Anybody has experience with it ?

Thank you very much for any info,

Frank
 

kestrel1

Well-known member
Welcome to birdforum and especially this optic enthusiast section.
I expect the doubler is already discontinued, but might be available from shops who has it on stocks.
The review I read was the one from Binomania Meopta 10x42 HD - Binomania .
I was as well thinking about this addon for my 12x50HD+, but yet not bought it...

Thanks
Best Regards/
 

frank_be

Member
Belgium
Welcome to birdforum and especially this optic enthusiast section.
I expect the doubler is already discontinued, but might be available from shops who has it on stocks.
The review I read was the one from Binomania Meopta 10x42 HD - Binomania .
I was as well thinking about this addon for my 12x50HD+, but yet not bought it...

Thanks
Best Regards/
Thanks for your reply.
I got the 10x42 for my birthday, but I have to wait another month before I can officially open my present... But no worries I already applied for the 30 year warranty. I'm probably going to enjoy the binocular as it is. I'm used to the older 7x optics. The quick look I already had was so promising. I mailed Meopta, but no answer yet. I'm aware that when doubling the magnification, it will also divide brightness in half. Maybe that quality loss made Meopta decide to stop production.
 

Tringa45

Well-known member
Europe
Hi Frank,

I have no doubt that the Meopta 10x42 HD would cope very well with 20 x magnification, but a doubler is very awkward to use. You have to unscrew one eyecup and then screw in the doubler to get a 20x monocular. This would then need a solid support (monopod, or better a tripod) and would have a very narrow AFoV, probably less than 40°.
It would really be better to put the money aside as a contribution to a future scope purchase.

John
 

frank_be

Member
Belgium
Hi Frank,

I have no doubt that the Meopta 10x42 HD would cope very well with 20 x magnification, but a doubler is very awkward to use. You have to unscrew one eyecup and then screw in the doubler to get a 20x monocular. This would then need a solid support (monopod, or better a tripod) and would have a very narrow AFoV, probably less than 40°.
It would really be better to put the money aside as a contribution to a future scope purchase.

John
I think I will take your advise ;-)
 

jan van daalen

Well-known member
Hi Frank,

I have no doubt that the Meopta 10x42 HD would cope very well with 20 x magnification, but a doubler is very awkward to use. You have to unscrew one eyecup and then screw in the doubler to get a 20x monocular. This would then need a solid support (monopod, or better a tripod) and would have a very narrow AFoV, probably less than 40°.
It would really be better to put the money aside as a contribution to a future scope purchase.

John
Sigh.......... I have two in stock and now read that they are useless.
Life sucks.........

Jan
 
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