Tests & Reviews
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.
By Jeff Murray
Most experts agree: If you can’t afford quality optics, save up until you can make a discriminating purchase. The reason is that when it comes to binoculars, you usually get what you pay for – usually. While there are many fine brands to choose from [...] a “best buy” candidate for 2007 is the BL series from Minox. The BL 8x56 and BL 13x56 perform like binoculars costing two to three times as much, thanks to a light transmission rating of 92 percent. This kind of performance results from a combination of high-end glass from renowned Schott AG Germany, a nitrogen gas filler and 21 layers of M coating.