The addition of extra-low dispersion,fluoride objective lens elements
eliminate chromatic aberration (CA) or color fringing in challenging
lighting conditions and deliver pin point resolution,increased contrast
and vivid color fidelity.
The Meopta Meostar B1 15x56 Binocular features
fluoride lens elements and delivers clear images at long distances.
Developed for use at long ranges and in low light, the MeoStar 15x56HD
features 56mm HD objective lenses, providing exceptional light gathering
capability. Extra-low dispersion, fluoride objective lens elements
eliminate chromatic aberration (CA) and color fringing in challenging
light conditions, and deliver pin point resolution, increased contrast,
and vivid color fidelity. Proprietary MB5501 ion assisted lens
multicoatings deliver maximum light transmission in dusk to nighttime
conditions, and ensure superior brightness and resolution. Our MeoShield
coating protects exposed lens surfaces from abrasion. Sculpted thumb
pockets and a properly balanced chassis are comfortable during long
glassing sessions. If you spend hours in the field during the edges of
the day and into the night, this large MeoStar binocular will deliver a
B1 15X56 HD Binocular Q&A:
Q. Is this MeoStar a long range hunting binocular?
This 15X56 HD MeoStar is an excellent tool for long range hunting. In
fact, it’s designed for the extreme ranges. This is usually the
magnification range where rifle scopes end and binoculars excel at.
hunting, you’ll be able to range your area well beyond 1000 yards with
ease. If you’re actually shooting at these distances, then you’re going
to need to make sure you have just as capable equipment to make that
Perhaps, an extreme long range rifle scope picked from one of our Rifle Scope Reviews?
binocular is also going to perform very well not only for hunting, but
for nature observing and perhaps some astronomy as well.
Q. Is this a good binocular for low light hunting?
The 56 mm objective lens size might indicate to you that it’s an
excellent low light binocular. But, let’s take a peek at the techs and
specs to further analyze its capabilities.
a 56 mm objective lens and 15X magnification, the math tells us that
the exit pupil is 3.7 mm. Hmm.. From what we know about pupil dilation
and dark conditions, the human pupil should be able to open up anywhere
between 4 and 7 mm. Although the 56 mm objective lens might be larger to
allow in more light, the exit pupil isn’t large enough to let it all
So, you’re really not getting maximum use of the large objective lens in the end.
However, if you can get your hands on a MeoStar 8X56 HD
model, you’ll be able to get up to 7 mm of exit pupil. It might still
be a little much for your eyes anyways, but that’s better than the 3.7
on the 15X56.
Unfortunately, you’re paying for the larger exit pupil by compromising your twilight factor capacities.
still have to remember that the twilight transmission of 85 percent and
the twilight factor of 29 are still decent figures. In the end, the
difference that’s going to matter in making this a great low light hunting binocular is the quality of the glass.
other aspects aside, if you have superb glass that’s the best of what
you can get, that’s going to be more useful to you than any math,
percentages, and comparisons.
Q. Has the MeoStar 15X56 HD binocular been recognized?
How could this binocular not? It’s so big that you can see it from a
mile away. It attracted the attention of Gray’s Sporting Journal and won
the prestigious award of Gray’s Best Winner for 2016.
a bino that was just released into the market in 2015, this is a very
deserving award it has earned, never mind the fact that Meopta could use
the spot light to get its name out there.
Q. How big is the Meopta binocular?
I’ve been giving this MeoStar a hard time because of it’s
magnification+objective lens size combo, but let’s actually take a look
at its physical dimensions. It’s 7.87 x 5.59 x 2.36 inches.
this bino barely squeezes into the standard size pair of jeans with
maybe a little bit of a muffin top – way to go. It’s not as big as I’ve
made it out to be.
as a fun way to redeem myself to the 15X56, let’s take a look at the
8X56 model, you might just be a little surprised. Its dimensions are
8.03 x 5.59 x 2.52 inches – just slightly bigger than the 15X56.
this bino is still heavier at a whopping 43.28 ounces, and that’s not a
bad thing. All that bloat is fully justified, thanks to the extra glass
of the 15X magnification.
Q. Is this binocular tripod adaptable?
Yes, and with 15X magnification, you’d hope so too. With such high
power hand-held optics, you’ll notice it’s more difficult to keep a
steady image. Even if you don’t have shaky hands, the slightest tremors
of movement will keep the image in a constant wiggle. Enter here – the
convenience of tripods.
other nice thing about the heifer weight of the bino is that because
it’s heavy, it has enough poundage to maintain its position on the
tripod. Sometimes too light and compact of a binocular isn’t a
It’s light frame and weight would be too vulnerable in the wind or really any imperfect weather conditions.
MeoStar B1 15X56 HD Specs:
- Magnification: 15X
- Power Variability: Fixed
- Objective Diameter: 56 mm
- Close Focus Distance: 16.4 feet
- Dimensions: 7.87 x 5.59 x 2.36 inches
- Weight: 43.28 ounces
- Field of View: 219 feet/1000 yards
- Eye Relief/Exit Pupil: 15.2 mm/ 3.7 mm
- Optics Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated
- Glass: Schott Glass
- Prism System: Schmidt-Pechan
- Focus System: Center
- Waterproof/Fog-proof: Yes/Yes
- Eye cups: Twist up
- Tripod adaptable: Yes
- Rangefinder: No
- Schmidt-Pechan prism system polished to perfection for extended hours of viewing without eye strain
- Schott glass with flouride, HD, and ED elements for exceptional glass quality
- MeoBright fully multi-coated formula for up to 99.8% light transmission
- MeoShield for ultimate lens protection from scratches and abrasions; military approved
- Fully waterproof and fog-proof
- Sculpted rubber armor housing provides shockproof-ability
- Backed by Meopta’s North American Lifetime Transferable Warranty