Meopta MeoStar B1 12×50

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Objective diameter:  50 mm
Magnification:  12x
Exit pupil: 4.17 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 15 mm
Useful eye relief (measured form rim of eyecup): 12mm
IPD:  56 – 74 mm
RFOV:  5.2  degrees = 91 m
AFOV (measured, rounded):   62 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 3.4 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3.4 m to infinity (measured): 425 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 3 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 9 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘170 g
Made in: Czech Republic
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



The MeoStar 12×50 had been on the market for a while before Meopta upgraded it recently with an “HD” version, so this is the predecessor of the current MeoStar 12×50 HD. Already the non-HD version was one of the best upper middle class 12×50 binoculars available.

see also remarks under separate post “Meopta MeoStar 12×50 HD”,×50-hd/



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