Meopta spotting scopes have a long history of optical equipment development. The predecessor of the company “Meopta” was founded under the name “Optikotechna” in 1933 in the former Czechoslovakia. Today, the company’s headquarters are in the USA and the Czech Republic. Be that as it may, the Meopta company not only produces excellent spotting scopes and binoculars but is also at the forefront in the development of new devices – in the areas of research and design.
How are Meopta spotting scopes classified?
Meopta spotting scopes can generally be counted among the best devices available on the market. They can definitely compete with devices from manufacturers such as Swarovski or Kowa.
The imaging quality of Meopta equipment is superior to other manufacturers due to high-quality developments and workmanship.
Spotting scopes from Meopta are equipped with a number of Meopta’s developments, which unite under the title “Meo”. These include technologies such as “Meobright“, “Meoshield” or “Meodrop“. Certainly, these are also designations that are intended to offer a unique selling point to the marketing of Meopta spotting scopes. Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that the company produces above-average spotting scopes via investments in research and development.
The three technologies mentioned will be discussed in more detail at this point:
- Meodrop is a so-called “hydrophobic” lens coating. It prevents dirt – e.g., in the form of water, grease or other foreign bodies – from settling on the outer side of the lens and thus obstructing the clear view or making costly cleaning necessary. Meodrop has a practical benefit for every user and significantly increases the comfort of spotting scope use.
- Like Meodrop’s technology, the finishing described as Meoshild also protects the outer surfaces of the lenses of Meopta spotting scopes. The Meoshield principle consists of a protective layer that primarily increases the robustness of the device against impacts, shocks, and scratches, thus reducing damage to one of the most important spotting scope components (the lenses).
- The name Meobright already suggests that this is a process that is intended to improve the imaging performance. With “Meobright”, Meopta reduces reflections that can occur in spotting scopes due to numerous lenses (or glass elements) and increases the transmission (the transmission of light) in the device, so that the user can enjoy first-class views overall.
Price ranges of Meopta spotting scopes*
In terms of price, the top devices from Meopta are in a range around 1,500.00 £. Especially the two series “Meostar” and “Meopro” are well known. The range is completed by handy extendable spotting scopes for on the go. The following list provides an overview of currently available Meopta spotting scopes:
A fantastic review of the Meopta MeoStar S2 can also be found on YouTube. The device in the video offers a fantastically clear view despite the largest magnifications (70x).
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