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I haven't really paid much attention to Minox in my Bino search, but while browsing on Ebay I came across these.  Does anybody have any opinions good and bad about this model?  Also,  how do they compare to the Kahles?  Which do you feel would be the better between the two or any of the other mid range bins? 

 

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They are a very good bino for the money and they are comparable to the Kahles.  Do a search and you will find some detailed info here.

 

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Ranburr-

 

Thanks for the response.  I have done some searches like you suggested.  I have read several posts of yours on this site and on another site (maybe birdforum.net, not sure), and have noticed that you like both of the Minox and Kahles bins.  I am really leaning towards something in this 6-800 dollar range. 

 

Most of my hunting is done in more open areas so I am wanting to upgrade to a 10x bin from the 8x42 DCF HRII pentax that I am currently using.  Which brand would you recommend between the Kahles and the Minox.  From previous post I know that you have used both and were satisfied with both.  I know that the Minox have the ED glass, and I can't remember if the Kahles did as well, but is that something to look at in my decision? 

 

Also, how much of a difference is there between these mid range bins and the Leica Ultravids.  Everything I read raves about the Ultravids, and I have had the chance to look through some once and was very impressed.  However, if I would get either the Kahles or Minox instead of the leicas I could also get a Pentax PF80ED spotter that I want sometime, and still have money left in my pocket.  My biggest concern is that I won't be satisfied with out spending 1500-2000 bucks on bins, but realize that may not fit into my finances. 

 

Any comparisons you can give me between these would be greatly appreciated.  Before I make a decision I want to hold both and use them to see which feel the best to me.  I am sure they are both quality optics.  If all else fails I may order both Kahles and Minox so I can use them in the outdoors and in low light and make the best decision.  If only I had a money tree in my back yard.  LOL! 

 

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Matt

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If you have the money, the top of the line binos are great.  If not, I can say that I have never felt disadvantaged with Kahles or Minox.  Incidentally, I gave the Minox to my best friend and I kept the Kahles.  I found them to be slightly better low-light performers, where the Minox had slightly better true color representation.  They are very comparable binos.  If I had a limited budget and also needed a spotting scope, I would get the Minox or Kahles and the scope.

 

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