Meopta MeoPro HD ($650/$800)

It can be tough to describe the substantial difference in image quality between available binocular models without going down the acronym or terminology rabbit hole that would require a dictionary to decipher. As has been said, a picture is worth a thousand words, and seeing is certainly believing. We say all that to encourage you to find a retail outlet or friend that has a pair of the new MeoPro HD Plus binoculars. Available in 10×42 and 8×56 models, these Gen 2 versions feature an upgraded HD optical system that delivers sharper and brighter images that provide much better contrast than previous models, along with a redesigned focus wheel for smoother, faster, and more precise focus. The edge-to-edge clarity, wide field of view, and excellent low-light performance make this mid-priced line an excellent choice for hunters seeking both high performance and value. The modern appearance, featuring durable rubber armoring, provides a secure and comfortable grip in all weather conditions. The lightweight magnesium alloy body is built to withstand regular field use and comes tripod ready. Twist-up eyecups are metal with a soft rubber exterior, making them both durable and comfortable, all while eliminating the risk of breakage. For more information contact Meopta; Tel.: (800) 828-8928; Web: