User Reports

2015-04-16

MINOX BV 8x42 BR Reveiw

I have to say that the binoculars look great and feel great in the hand. At 780g they aren't particularly light, but this gives a reassuring feel of quality. They feel extraordinarily well made. I know Minox take great pride in the build quality of their binoculars and subject them to stringent quality control inspections. Clearly, this contributes to the high build quality and offers the customer reassurance.

The focussing on the model I tried was very smooth, except for a small section near the close focus which felt like the focus wheel was scraping off the side of the binocular. I must say, I am ultra critical of focusing and this anomaly wouldn't have stopped me from buying the binoculars. The focusing wheel is large enough to use two fingers and take about one and half turns anticlockwise from close focus to infinity.

2013-05-08

MINOX BV 10x42 tested on Mallorca

I recently purchased a pair of MINOX BV 10x42 Binoculars. I had the pair delivered and received excellent service from the company.

The binoculars have a 6.5 degree field of view and a close focus of just over a metre. With the 10x42 specification this is excellent for bird watching and butterflies. The image, even on dull days, is bright and the colour is very natural. There is some very occasional chromatic aberration but I can live with that! They are waterproof in line with most quality brands today.