Handlicher Spion - Kompakt, leistungsstark und zuverlässig soll die neue Wildkamera des Optikunternehmens MINOX sein. Im Pirsch-Revier musste sie ihre Qualitäten unter Beweis stellen.
An old name in optics. MINOX is very much back on the radar with a very cool scope and a pair of premium binoculars.
Wer den Namen MINOX hört, denkt an Ferngläser und Kameras. Zielfernrohre gehörten bislang nicht zum Programm. Jetzt steigen die Wetzlarer mit einer ganzen Serie dort ein. Wir haben das Flaggschiff 4-20x50 getestet - ein echter Vergrößerungshammer!
It is not that often that I get a fairly uniquely designed binocular to review, so when the guys at MINOX asked me if I wanted to review their compact fixed focus BD 7x28 IF binoculars, with its open bridge design I was immediately interested.
A good pair of compact binoculars needs to excel in a wide range of areas, this is because I tend to use them more than any other pair. The reason for this is that they are so easy to carry with me, and so I do - I take my compacts with me just about everywhere I go.
For example good compact binoculars should easily fit into my golf bag, or in my carry bag when I go out mountain biking, hiking or to watch a football game. They should easily fit in the cubbyhole (glove compartment) of my car or just in my jacket or shirt pocket when I going out for a walk. So not only do they need to be compact, but also tough enough to handle being left in a bag and be able to take the heat inside my car when I forget to take them out. As well as this, I also want the view through them to be as to as good as possible, but at the same time they should not be too expensive as to be irreplaceable!
One of the challenges that the Western hunter faces when dealing with equipment is to find the right pieces of the puzzle without breaking the bank. Many hunters, like myself, are very price conscious, but won’t sacrifice quality - herein lies the challenge. Speaking from a personal standpoint, the family budget is almost always tight – especially with a lovely wife who is a stay-at-home mom, and four young children that think they need to eat every day (the audacity!). To put it bluntly, a $2,000 pair of optics will probably never be in my budget, only in my dreams.