Testberichte

Wednesday, 06.April 2016

The MINOX DCC 14.0 among 4 fun compact cameras with special powers

For more composed shots | Minox DCC 14.0

This Lilliputian shooter looks like a toy or perhaps a gadget the circa-60s James Bond might have carried to surreptitiously snap nefarious goings-on. But the DCC 14.0 is actually a fully functional 14-megapixel camera, styled to look like a classic German-made SLR.

Given its specs, the DCC 14.0 might appear limited at first. The camera has no built-in flash and struggles in low light (not surprising given how tiny its sensor is). Video is captured at a paltry resolution of 640 by 480 pixels—a far cry from your smartphone’s HD movies.

So beyond its very charming form, why bother toting the DCC 14.0 around? For its surprisingly accurate optical viewfinder, a feature usually found only on larger cameras. Instead of thoughtlessly tapping a touchscreen, you bring a camera with a viewfinder up to your eye and take the time to frame your shot.

It’s a small shift that can change the way you think about photography—and it’s available in a camera that’s small enough to pack as an afterthought.

Tuesday, 26.January 2016

[SHOT 2016 Range Day] Review of the MINOX ZP-8

One scope to rule them all is how I would describe the MINOX ZP-8. Walking by their booth on SHOT Range Day, I was approached by a friendly MINOX representative who said, “Want to see a cool riflescope?” “Sure!” I responded. The MINOX representative handed me what appeared to be a low powered rifle scope. The representative told me to dial it up to 8 power, and dial it down. Cranking the scope up to 8 power, then dialing it down, I was pleasantly surprised when I dialed the reticle down to around 3 power and an illuminated red dot appeared on the reticle.

Wednesday, 23.December 2015

Optics REVIEW: The MINOX ZP8 Meets 3 Gun Competition

Christian Swann reviews the MINOX ZP8 for optics use in 3 gun competition.

MINOX USA introduced the ZP8 at 2015’s Shot Show as their newest tactical line of optics. MINOX is a very old and storied German optic maker and has recently acquired Optronika, the German company that engineered the 3-15×50 Scout Sniper Day Scope for the US Marine Corps. The new MINOX ZP8 1-8x24mm is the finished development of an Optronika design. I do believe you will start seeing this brand enter the US Market soon as the go-to optic for 3 Gun competition.

Monday, 14.December 2015

Die Kamera für schlaue Füchse - MINOX DTC 400 SLIM

Eigentlich machen wir unsere Bilder selbst, manchmal jedoch nutzen wir auch fremde Hilfe.

Es ist ein typisch norddeutscher, stürmischer Samstagnachmittag als wir uns mit einer Handvoll Jägern in unserem Niederwildrevier treffen. Die Wildbestände sind in den letzten Jahren katastrophal eingebrochen. Der zunehmende Biotopverlust und eine immer intensivere Landwirtschaft sind in unserer Gegend wohl der Hauptgrund für den starken Rückgang bei Fasan, Hase und Co. Unsere Klüngeljagden ähneln mehr einem bewaffneten Spaziergang, als einer erfolgreichen Jagd. ....

Monday, 14.December 2015

Die MINOX BL 8x33 HD - Best Safari & Travel Binocular 2015

Back in 2010, I tested and wrote a review on the previous version of the MINOX BL 8x33 binoculars. As you can see from it, my reviews have come along way since then, but even so with the scores they achieved, it is obvious that really I liked them. Indeed they went on to win the award as the best safari & travel bin later on in the same year.

To this day, those MINOX binoculars still remain one of my favorite mid-sized bins and that is why when I discovered that they had updated their BL range to include HD glass in their lenses, I just had to get my hands on the 8x33 version. I really wanted to see if they were as good in all the areas as the older version, but also if the HD lenses had perhaps even improved on them optically.

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