Meopta MeoStar S2 82 HD Spotting Scope Takes Award

TAMPA, FL – Meopta Sport Optics is pleased to announce the MeoStar S2 82 HD spotting scope has been named ‘Best Value’ by Outdoor Life in its April 2022 spotting scope test. Outdoor Life’s Andrew McKean tested a variety of spotting scopes from premium glass to budget options to help guide readers on important aspects to consider before buying a spotting scope. He notes that spotting scopes are “indispensable for many purposes like assessing distant animals during a hunt, determining whether you hit or missed a steel target at a mile, and whether the bird you’re glassing is a rare specimen or a common species.”

The MeoStar S2 82 HD tested was the straight-body model. It also comes in an angled body. Eyepieces are interchangeable and available in 20-70x or 30-60x WA (wide angle). The S2 82 features extra-low-dispersion fluoride glass that eliminates chromatic aberration and delivers sharp resolution, outstanding contrast and color fidelity.

The following excerpts are from Outdoor Life’s ‘The Best Spotting Scopes of 2022’ article.

“A product-line extension following Meopta’s successful angled MeoStar S2, this 82mm spotter has the optical horsepower for just about any hunting situation, and the straight-barrel design makes it easy to slide into a backpack sleeve.

The straight-barrel design will appeal to viewers who want to make quick target acquisition, instead of the hunting-and-pecking sometimes required with angled eyepieces. In all, the Meopta compares favorably to premium spotters from Swarovski, Leica, and Zeiss at a lower price.”

Erik Muller, Product Specialist for Meopta Sport Optics, commented, “We appreciate Outdoor Life’s recognition of the high performance and value our MeoStar S2 82 HD spotting scope delivers. It has always been our goal to offer hunters, birders, and nature enthusiasts European-quality optical performance at great price points.”

Retail Pricing:

MeoStar S2 82 HD Straight or Angled Body $2,399.99

Eyepieces $699.00 – $999.99

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