Meopta MeoStar B1 8×42

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Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 5.25 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 17 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 15 mm
IPD: 55  – 73 mm
RFOV:  7.8  degrees = 137 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 62 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 2.6 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 360 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (according to spec.): +/- 3 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 7 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘027 g
Made in: Czech Republic
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



Very robust, upper midle class or even upper class binocular with overall very good performance and very few weaknesses; excellent value for money, like all MeoStar models.



A 2014 comparative review (in German) can be found here:,425470


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