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HI

NEW TO THE FORUM AND HAVE A QUESTION. DO ANY OF YOU HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH MINOX BINOCULARS? I WAS WONDERING ABOUT THEIR QUALITY AND RUGGEDNESS.

 

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY INFO.

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I've had two Minoxes:  an 8x24 reverse porro prism and an 8x32 roof prism, both of which I gave as gifts. 

 

They were excellent binoculars in their classes.  I presume that a mid-sized model is closer to most people's needs, so I comment on them.  The 8x32 was phase-corrected-coated, rubber armored, waterproof, and has slide-up eye cups.  Optically, they were excellent; very good in the mid-priced roof prism range.  The top-of-the-line models of roof prisms perform a little better in resolution and contrast (I'm referring to the over $1,000 Leicas, Zeisses, Swarovski, Nikon, etc.).  I remember reading in a birding binocular review that the reviewer especially liked their easy, comfortable view (I think that this suggests that blackouts, or kidney-beaning, is not usually seen in these, and I would agree with that).  The 8x32 was well-armored, somewhat thick in comparison to a Zeiss Victory.  I believe that their ruggedness is comparable to better binoculars.

 

These are my immediate recollections.  If you ask specifics, I will try to recall.



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STEVE SF

 

THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY, THATS WHAT I NEEDED TO KNOW.

 

BILL

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I too would advocate the Minox binos.

 

I went on a high end mule deer hunt in NM a few years ago and the guide, who could have bought any brand of binos, had a beat to crap pair of 10x Minox.

 

They were good to go. Not quite as good as my Nikon LX's, but good enough.

If they weren't, he would not have used them.

 

Welcome aboard....

 

Edit to add:

Love the sig line about reloads!! How very true!!   

 

 



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