Wondering if anyone owns or has looked through some meoptas? Looking at purchasing some 15's and trying to decide what brand to purchase. Thanks for any feedback.
First, thanks to everyone for the feedback. It's really helpful with making a decision since I don't have a dealer close to actually look through them myself.Purchased a pair 10x42s prior to a coues hunt in your neck of the woods earlier this month. All four of the guys I was with had Swarovski EL 12s. While glassing for bucks, we played around for a couple hours trading off between binos to do an in the field comparison. Everybody came to the same conclusion, the Meoptas were just as clear and sharp under the field conditions we were hunting on that day (dry and overcast). More importantly, having hunted Arizona with lower quality glass, I can attest to the significant improvement in how my eyes felt after a week of glassing with quality optics. The eye strain just does not happen.
Lastly, given the weight and difference in field of view between the 10s, 12s, and 15s - I would highly recommend the 12s as an all around great setup for Az. I have 15s and typically wind up using them to get a little closer look after I find something. Most of the time, I really don't even break them out of the pack.
I know Cabela's is having a good sale on their Euro's right now. 250+ dollars off right now. 400 off the 15sI plan on buying the compact cabelas Euro HD, which are meopta.
I have 10x swaros, but would like some smaller, lighter, and less magnification for archery hunting the brush.
A good friend of mine had compact swaros, and compact Euro HD's, I trust his judgement, and he sold the swaros, and kept the meoptas. He thinks they are better than the lower tier swaros.