A report printed in the German hunting magazine "Rheinisch-Westfälischer Jäger" in August 2011 came up with the following conclusion:
The MINOX DTC 500 is a powerful and easy to use game camera that delivers excellent results, making it possible to monitor the preserve and to know pretty well what went on over a period of two weeks. The MINOX not only offers a rugged waterproof housing, but also a shorter shutter release delay and a long-range infrared flash.
It is of course important to install the camera at places where animals frequently appear such as salt licks, wallows or feeding places. The image contains important information such as date, precise time, temperature and moon phase, allowing for precise evaluation of the activity within that area of the preserve.
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Like its big 10x52 brother, this nimble MINOX is built around the “Comfort Bridge” design-poly-carb body, durable double hinges and a grippy, no-glare rubber finish.
Many testers favored the contrast, color rendition and brightness of the Minox image over others in the category, and it was a runner-up in both the resolution and low-light tests. The open-hinge binocular also won points for its well-designed eyecups, tack-sharp image and generous exit pupil.
We are proud to present the winner of the Annual Binocular Awards 2010 (The Best Binoculars & Binocular Reviews Website:
http://www.bestbinocularsreviews.com/binocular-awards-2010.php): our MINOX BL 8x33 binoculars. The MINOX BL 8x33 attained an outstanding 82% on the Best Binocular Reviews evaluation scale and was voted “Best Safari and Travel Binoculars 2010”.
The convincing product highlights of the MINOX BL 8x33 at a glance:
- High quality and brilliant optics allowing for perfect use in low-light situations
- Low weight
- Compact and ergonomic design
- Extremly tough housing
They are a top-grade-scope, and great value. Besides the fine glass, they show practical design.
The company is definitely courting the hunter by offering durable variables with bright optics at prices that compete with the best European firms as well as American and Japanese brands. In addition, MINOX offers a lifetime no-fault-warranty, which will replace any damaged MINOX riflescope with no questions asked! Now that´s a guarantee that´s hard to beat."
User story - MINOX HG 10x43: Ronnie Rowland, professional hunter
As a professional hunter, my binoculars are very much as important as my rifle. They are mostly used to approach and observe game and to determine if the animal represents a “ripe trophy”. For this reason, my MINOX HG 10x43 binoculars are simply indispensable. Whether in the glaring Damaraland woodlands, in thickets or even during a leopard hunt at nightfall, my MINOX HG binoculars offer a consistently high-definition image. They are very quickly focused, which is what I greatly appreciate about my MINOX binoculars. When one is stalking game, it is often only possible to observe using only one hand. As a day-to-day tool, good binoculars must be robust, light and simply reliable. In each of these points, my MINOX binoculars are qualitatively and simply the best. In my continued profession, I will most assuredly rely on my MINOX binoculars.