John....like many, I have enjoyed following Binoculars manufacturers thru the years and picking up information on them etc. Meopta is a rather recent favorite of mine but I have thought of the B1Plus line and why they even are bringing it out. A stop gap? Not sure any manufacturer would invest 'just in a stop-gap'.Hi Jerry,
I am just curious as to what Meopta has in store for the B2. As mentioned by others, maybe they’re saving their latest and greatest coatings for a B2 and the B1 Plus is more of a stop-gap?
Time will tell.
Thanks and stay well all,
My thinking is that the Meopro line is their new $1000 line (which is a bit subpar over their old $1000 line of the Meostar B1.1). Then the B2 will possibly be priced just below $2000. This would offer competition for the Alpha's but not 'quite' and yet giving the buyer a feeling of 'almost Alpha, good enough Alpha'. Looking at the current B1 Plus, the whole design has been changed from the B1.1, thus paving the way 'design wise' for the B2. All they have to do now is upgrade the glass and the coatings of the B1 Plus to become that new B2.
The B2 would be on the same outward design/appearance as the current B1Plus (different all told from the old B1.1) so in that sense, the stop gap isn't so much a stop-gap, but a half-way point to the end game. I think I read where the B1 Plus will be phased out, thus making sense as no need to have it, as it will become the B2.