Very detailed review on the website of "The Best Binoculars & Binoculars Reviews"
Field & Stream Magazine awarded Best of the Best honors to the MINOX BL 8x52 Comfort Bridge binocular in their annual review of “Gear of the Year” for hunters and other active outdoorsmen. The announcement was made in their September issue.
Among the positive evaluations made by the testers, as reported by Tom McIntyre, was “The open-bridge design immediately fits the hand, and it's a welcome surprise to find 52mm objectives on a glass of this tolerable size and weight.” McIntyre also reported that “...its extreme light-gathering ability was, of course, also noted, as was the generous field of view.”
The review also noted, “And then there's the price. Realistically, it seems about two-thirds of what you'd expect to pay.”
Field & Stream, the leading magazine serving the outdoor market, has an audited circulation of 1,260,769, and reaches a total of more than 3,000,000 readers every month.
Magazine Field Test Gives MINOX APO HG 10x42 and BL 10x42 a Very Favorable Review
Results of an independent field test by a major magazine have given very high marks to two MINOX binoculars.
In the category called “Great Glass, Part 1,” the MINOX APO HG 10x43 asph binocular was ranked first among the nine brands tested by Field & Stream Magazine, and it was described as “...in quality, strictly top of the heap,” reported in their August 2009 issue.
The second half of their study evaluated the performance of “mid-range” binoculars and the MINOX 10x42 BL ranked third, described as “...a great glass, small and light for its power.”
The six-page Field & Stream feature, titled CRYSTAL CLEAR, was based on the premise that, “Few hunting tools are as important – and misunderstood -- as binoculars. Our expert (David E. Petzal) tells you everything you need to know to get the right pair and explains why this is the golden age of glass.”
Thorsten Kortemeier, MINOX managing director, said,“Naturally, we are pleased with this evaluation; it serves to confirm that we are achieving our goal of producing the finest quality optics that are value priced. To have it confirmed by independent field tests, conducted by a prestigious national magazine, is very reassuring.”
The trade journal "BirdWatching" tested the MINOX MD 50 W. The result is an excellent price/performance ratio as well as good image quality and solid construction design.
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Bird Watcher's Digest, November 2007: Midpriced MINOX HG Bincocular Round Up
by Michael and Diane Porter
Minox HG are among the binoculars of note
from the 2007 Midpriced Bincocular Round Up
[...] The new Minox HG series includes outstanding binoculars, a few of which fit (barely) into our mid-priced array. We looked at the Minox HG 8x33 and the 8.5x43, each of which can be found for under $800. Other sizes are available at somewhat higher prices.
In our optical quality tests, the Minox HGs were excellent. They also have some of the nicest-feeling engineering and smoothest-turning focus knobs we've found in any binocular. The addition of a distance scale on the focus knob (made possible because the wheel turns less than one full rotation in going from closest to most distant) gives the HG binocular the unique function of acting as a range meter.
The central focus wheel also serves as the easy-to-turn, locking diopter adjustment wheel. The eyecups, with gentle detents, twist out with unusual smoothness and precision. Eye relief for glasses wearers is excellent, as is the optical quality.
Several of our testers remarked that the HG gave a nice feeling in the hand. We judged it to be a great buy for someone looking at the upper end of the mid-priced field, for quality comparable to the high-end binoculars.