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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
Just wanted to relate...
I was the extremely lucky recipient of an early Christmas present, that being a pair of Meopta Meostar 7x42 binoculars. I'd been checking these out for some time.
I currently hunt with a pair of Zeiss Conquest 8x30 binos, and I really enjoy them.
The Meoptas are head and shoulders above the Zeiss.
I knew they were good optics for the money, but did some digging around online, and came up with a few birder's reviews. For those who don't know, if you want to see every, and I do mean every, nitpicky detail of an optic dissected and eviscerated bluntly and matter-of-factly, read a birder's review of the optic in question.
The one review I found (I'll re-locate and post the link if folks want it) that was fairly objective and data-oriented put the Meopta bino's just barely behind the top of the line Swarovski, Leica, and Zeiss glasses. The interesting part is that the Meopta's cost about $1000 less than those optics.
Anyway, I'll be toting them around in flintlock season, so I'll get to give them a field work-out and report back for those who are interested.