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I am considering getting a pair of 8 x 56 binoculars for low light hunting.  Has anyone reviewed the following binoculars?  Any input is welcome.

Meopta Meostar 8 x 56 B1

Docter 8 x 56 ED/OH

They are both just under 1K.

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 have not tried those but have a Minox HG 8x56 and love them in low light situations.....they work fine in all situations but are larger and heavier than a good 8x32....Big smile
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I have B1's in 10x42 and for the price I am very happy. Looking at the cost of the 10x56, they look like a lot of glass for the money and no doubt very good for low light hunting.
I find the 10x42, with a less than 5mm exit pupil, work pretty good when observing critters against wooded backdrops at 30 minutes past sunset. The 8x56 should be far better.
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Meopta Meostar 8x56 is very good and I like it slightly more than the Minox HG (which are discontinued anyway). 

Docter is reputed to be excellent, but I have only had a brief look at it, so I can't say for sure how it stacks up.  It should be broadly comparable to Meopta and similar binos, but I think I liked Meopta's focuser a bit more.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Meopta Meostar 8x56 is very good and I like it slightly more than the Minox HG (which are discontinued anyway). 

Docter is reputed to be excellent, but I have only had a brief look at it, so I can't say for sure how it stacks up.  It should be broadly comparable to Meopta and similar binos, but I think I liked Meopta's focuser a bit more.

ILya

They are indeed excellent bits of glass and highly thought of in Europe
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