Meade

OVERVIEW

The Meade company is a combination of Meade and a company formerly known as Bresser. Bresser originally formed in order to import and sell specialized optical equipment. Over time they expanded and soon began experimenting and creating their own optical technologies and innovative optical products.

In 1999, Bresser joined forces with Meade and they formed the company you see today. Highly focused on bringing the highest quality binoculars to their customers around the globe.

Meade now creates some of the most technologically sophisticated telescopes and binoculars, which are allowing both amateur and professional astronomers a chance to glimpse the magic of the night time sky.

AVAILABLE BINOCULARS SERIES

Astronomical Binoculars

Meade Astronomical binoculars are a cost-effective alternative to traditional telescopes. The large, achromatic, objective lenses offer maximum light transmission, providing bright, clear images even in low-light conditions such as dawn and dusk. Their large size provides stability while viewing. While they are meant for observation of the night sky, they are also perfect for terrestrial viewing.

These astronomical binoculars also provide long eye relief, making long-term viewing comfortable and reducing eyestrain. They are tripod adaptable, further increasing comfort during long-term viewing. Note that Meade astronomical binoculars are not waterproof, and should be appropriately protected in the event of inclement weather. All Meade binoculars are covered by a one year limited warranty, which is non-transferable, and applicable only to the original purchaser.

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CaptureView Digital Camera Binoculars

Meade CaptureView binoculars offer high-performance optics and the ability to capture the images you observe with an on-board digital camera. With 16MB of internal memory, the binoculars can store up to 80 still images at a .3-megapixel resolution. More images can be stored at a lower resolution setting. In addition, the memory will hold just over three minutes of video. Despite the added capabilities, these binoculars only weigh 13 ounces, and are compact in size, so they’re easy to take along to sporting events or other activities.

The CaptureView series boasts precision-ground, full coated lenses, which provide bright, sharp images. Their closest focus range is 49 feet. Meade CaptureView binoculars come with a USB cable, carrying case, neckstrap, and cleaning cloth. Along with the standard instructions, a CD-ROM is included with image-editing and archiving software. All Meade binoculars are covered by a one year limited warranty, which is non-transferable, and applicable only to the original purchaser.

Travel Binoculars

Meade Travel binoculars are made for anyone who likes to travel yet doesn’t want to miss out on any of the sights. They’re lightweight, and range in size from compact to wide-view, so it’s easy to find the perfect pair for your needs. These binoculars don’t need to be restricted to travel—they’re also great for sporting events, or observing nature.

Travel series binoculars feature high-quality construction and design. Their multi-coated lenses provide crisp, clear images, and some models work well in low-light conditions. A durable rubber coating on some models protects the binoculars from wear and tear. Meade Travel binoculars come with a carrying case and neckstrap. All Meade binoculars are covered by a one year limited warranty, which is non-transferable, and applicable only to the original purchaser.

TravelView Binoculars

Meade TravelView binoculars are the ideal travel companions. Lightweight and compact, they are easy to carry. In addition to travel, they’re also perfect for observing sporting events, wildlife, and many other outdoor activities. They are not waterproof, though, so it’s best to restrict their use to dry, pleasant weather.

TravelView binoculars feature multi-coated lenses that offer sharp images and true colors. One model includes a zoom feature, allowing the user to observe objects in closer detail than is possible with standard binoculars. The series also features heavy duty rubberized armor coatings to protect the binoculars from bumps and scrapes. Meade TravelView binoculars come with a carrying case and neckstrap. All Meade binoculars are covered by a one year limited warranty, which is non-transferable, and applicable only to the original purchaser.

Other Binoculars

Meade offers a full line of binoculars that provide cost-effective alternatives to higher end binoculars without sacrificing any of the quality. Most of the binocular models feature multi-coated lenses, which provide clear views with little color distortion. Some models also work well in low-light conditions. Not all Meade binoculars are waterproof, so some require protection during inclement weather.

Heavy duty rubberized armor coatings over lightweight cases make the binoculars able to stand up to heavy use. Their weight, and the fact that some models are compact, make them ideal for carrying while hiking or hunting, and for travel. Most Meade binoculars come with a carrying case and neckstrap. All Meade binoculars are covered by a one year limited warranty, which is non-transferable, and applicable only to the original purchaser.

RANGES

Meade binoculars are available in four different ranges. These include the Meade Glacier Series, the Meade Astro Series, the Meade TravelView Series, and the Meade CaptureView Series, which is fitted with a digital camera.

MAGNIFICATION

Alpen Optics have binoculars with the following magnification 7X, 8X, 8.5X, 10X, 12X and 16X. They also have a model that features 7X-21X zoom.

The binoculars manufactured by Meade feature magnifications of 7X, 8X, 9X, 10X, 12X, and 16X, with the highest level of single magnification available on the Meade 16X50 TravelView model.

There are also three models available with zoom capability that feature magnification levels of 8-17X, 7-21X, and 8-24X. These are all part of the Meade TravelView line of binoculars.

OBJECTIVE LENS

Meade binoculars are available with many sizes of objective lens. You will find models of binocular with 22mm, 25mm, 42mm, 50mm and 63mm. The 63mm objective lens is found on the Meade 9X63 Astro Series binocular.

FIELD OF VIEW (F.O.V.)

The Meade binocular lineup features a range of F.O.V from 220 ft. to 376 ft., with the largest viewing angle associated with the Meade 7X35 TravelView model of binocular.

PRODUCT OFFERING

Meade offers a wide range of binoculars for every need. With 12 models available to choose from which are all of a very high quality, you will have no problem finding one to meet your specific needs.

In addition to binoculars, Meade also manufactures spotting scopes and telescopes, as well as all manner of accessories for both.

PRICE RANGE

The binoculars manufactured by Meade are available for purchase and are priced between $23.98 and $399.00. The more expensive model would be the Meade 8X42 Glacier Series Waterproof binoculars.

WARRANTY

Meade offers a One Year Limited Warranty on all of its binoculars. There are some limitations, including that the binoculars must be purchased in North America. Make sure and ask for the detailed warranty information at the point of purchase.

POPULAR MEADE BINOCULARS

One of the more popular models of Meade binocular is the Meade 8X22 CaptureView Series of binocular which actually takes pictures of what you are viewing at any given time. With the CaptureView model, you’ll never have a “You should have been there” moment again.