Meopta MeoStar B1 10×50
Objective diameter: 50 mm
Exit pupil: 5 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 17 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 14.5 mm
IPD: 56 – 73 mm
RFOV: 6.3 degrees = 110 m
AVOV (measured, rounded): 61 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 3.35 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3.35 m to infinity (measured): 440 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 3 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): > 6 dpt*
Prism system: Schmidt-Pechan
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘161 g
Made in: Czech Republic
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel
When asked about the best 10×50 binoculars, people will mention the Swarovski EL or perhaps the Leica Ultravid, which both are superb. But not very far behind comes the MeoStar which, in contrast to its 10×42 or 12×50 siblings, has never been fitted with “HD” glass but still produces a relatively CA free, clear bright image with very good central and good off-axis sharpness. Like all MeoStar models, it is well built and sturdy, a pleasure to use, and comes in a body design that you either like or hate. One of the best 10x50s on the market today.
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