Meopta MeoStar B1 8×32
Objective diameter: 32 mm
Magnification: 8 x
Exit pupil: 4 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 15 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 13.5 mm
IPD: 57 – 74 mm
RFOV: 7.9 degrees = 138 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 61 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 1.65 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 270 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): 680 g
Made in: Czech Republic
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel
For many binocular enthusiasts, binoculars from Meopta’s top series of instruments named “MeoStar” are among the most underrated in the market. Close to premium performance for an upper middle class price – this sounds almost too good to be true. But the MeoStar binoculars, which are very competitively priced, are rightfully considered very good, and this is also true for this 8×32 model. Compact, lightweight, robust, with a 30-year warranty – the Czech producer Meopta got its excellent reputation for a reason. A few years ago, the “B1” model was upgraded to “B1 Plus”, see separate post https://binocular.ch/meostar-b1-plus-8×32/ .
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