Not with the later models, say after 2005. If you get a new production, I have one, there is no yellow cast. It is very nice 8X42, I am very impressed, then again I am impressed with all the Meostar glass.
First of all, I just want to say that your approach to the review made it a very interesting - I have wanted to see a Dartford Warbler ever since I first saw a photo of one in the AA Book of the Countryside back in the 70s ( perhaps one day ).I bought a pair of Meostar 7x50s two years ago and enjoyed using them, however, I sold them because of the yellow cast. I then had the 8x32s, which appeared 'cleaner' but were too short on eye relief, so they also went. I am now considering a pair of 8x42s, but am concerned that these too will have a cast. Have you noticed any kind of cast with these recent Meostars and have you compared them directly with anything else ?
Lee, post 24,
Good that you are back. In your post I inserted one word in the sentence "These meoptas are good enough to compare with the OTHER alphas .... etc.", since I consider Meopta to belong to the alpha class.
Gijs van Ginkel
That is disappointing, but I guess you could compare them, even in that setting, "side by side" for this effect, to see of it is produced by the Meopta--as between them--or by the 7x magnification. Thanks and don't forget I am thinking of getting the Opticron just for the benefits of 7x.
I was waiting for that! Now could you, and I think you wish to do this anyway, please test for this effect with the Opticron in your "natural glassing habitat" as you did with the Meopta (and, of course, tell us how they compare!)
I will not be able to test this out locally near my home but since I will be returning the test unit to Opticron at Bird Fair I can take a look at Rutland Water and its islands and report back.