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Ok - i get antsy from time to time and have to buy something new.


i just recieved a pair of MINOX 6.5x32 binos from the folks at SWFA.


initial impression...........fantastic.

for the money? beyond fantastic.


i had read koshkin's post some time ago about the image being very sharp and contrasty - and 'flat' like most sport focus (IF) models.

these are all true statements, but nonetheless the image is quite nice. very crisp / very vivid.


field of view is kinda narrow, but i can live with it.


i have always liked sport focus binos (steiner, fujinon, etc.) and was looking for a 'smaller' bino w/ decent lowlight ability.

these fit the bill perfectly.


they seem very well made and are quite heavy for their size. very heavy for their size, actually.

they SAY that's a sign of quality though.


i am going to compare them to my 7x50 fujions this evening for a lowlight test.


i think on resolution alone, they should fare quite well.


anyone looking for a low-cost, smaller, autofocus bino should gives these a look.


i am very pleased with mine so far.





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