Hauppauge, New York – Meopta USA, a European and American based manufacturer of high-end sports optics for hunters, shooters and nature enthusiasts, founded in 1933, has been awarded the Outdoor Life magazine “Editor’s Choice” award. The new MeoStar® 10×42 HD binocular received the highest honor of “Editor’s Choice” against an elite field of competing binocular models from Swarovski, Leica, Zeiss and others.
“If status and brand are important to you, then plunk down $2,000 for a high-end European binocular. But if you want performance and durability on par with the best Austrian optics, then spend half that amount for this Czech powerhouse. The Meopta is that good,” stated Outdoor Life in an excerpt from the magazine test.
This year, Outdoor Life’s optics editor and a panel of hunters and optics experts assembled in Montana to evaluate the newest sports optics offerings for its annual gear test. Each entry is awarded an objective letter grade for overall optical quality, low-light capability, mechanical design and ergonomics in addition to rigorous scrutiny by the expert judges. Outdoor Life magazine presents its “Editor’s Choice” award to the optic with the highest overall score and Meopta’s newest binocular – the MeoStar® 10×42 HD – took top honors with four stars overall and A+ in optical performance.
The European built MeoStar® 10×42 HD is a rugged, full sized binocular featuring genuine fluoride objective lens elements. The fluoride elements eliminate chromatic aberration (CA) or color fringing by bringing light wavelengths into a tighter common focus along the optical axis delivering maximum resolution and vivid color fidelity. Proprietary MeoBright 5501 TM ion assisted lens coatings eliminate reflections and glare and deliver superior brightness and clarity. A comfortable ergonomic rubber armor surrounds its durable aluminum chassis while precision weather sealing and nitrogen purging keep the MeoStar® HD 100% waterproof and fogproof for life.
“It’s truly an honor to be recognized by Outdoor Life and to have our new MeoStar® 10×42 HD binocular selected as “Editor’s Choice” against some very distinguished brands,” said Meopta USA GM Reinhard Seipp. “This prestigious award serves as confirmation to the accomplishments of our sports optics development team, to the product and the Meopta brand.”
About Meopta USA: Meopta USA is the U.S. affiliate of the Meopta group. Founded in 1933 in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), Meopta is a leading manufacturing partner to many of the world’s finest optical brands. In their Czech facility, Meopta conceives, develops and manufactures precision optical and electro/optical systems for semiconductor, medical, aerospace and military industries as well as for consumer markets. In their New York plant precision optical products are assembled to exacting European standards in clean-room environments.
For more information regarding Meopta please visit www.meoptasportsoptics.com or contact Reinhard Seipp.
Reinhard Seipp, General Manager
Meopta, USA, Inc.