Spy games - German gadget maker MINOX has rolled out its spy cameras and speciality binoculars in Singapore
Mention the spy camera and images of James Bond using this miniature device in his espionage pursuits come to mind. Such novelty is a reason the gadget is regarded as a collector's item, one which the company behind it hopes would find its way into the portfolio of hobbyists in Singapore.
The MINOX MD50 is also comparatively new to the scene, although it takes up the price range previously occupied by Kowa’s 50mm spotter that appears to have been discontinued. Before these models from Vortex and Minox showed up, selecting a compact spotter was a pretty straightforward affair: if you wanted the best one available, you had to pony up the cash for Nikon’s smallest Fieldscope.
The fourth presentation of the Walter Zapp Award took place at the Latvian Academy of Science in Riga, Latvia on the 5th of September 2011. The prestigious award is offered to scientists, researchers and developers who have achieved outstanding and innovative thechnological developments in their given field of research.
With the model BN 7x50 DC of the new NAUTIK Line MINOX has set a new milestone in the development of innovative and revolutionary products: the MINOX BN 7x50 DC is fitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology and offers water-sports enthusiasts many important features such as a digital compass, barometer, stopwatch, tilt function altimeter and temperature display.
The biggest challenge in the design of the new BN 7x50 DC was the integration of the digital compass in the binocular body. A task that the competent Volkswagen Design Team took in their stride and created a binocular body that stands out with a superb ergonomic and functional design.
MINOX and Volkswagen Design can look back on a longstanding cooperation. The engineers and developers of the Wetzlar-based optics manufacturers MINOX, and the creative team at Volkswagen have been working together for fifteen years already. The presentation of many renowned design awards, including the Design Prize of the Federal Republic of Germany – the most prominent award in Germany – underscores the successful cooperation of these two Germany companies. Both Volkswagen and MINOX can boast a longstanding tradition and decades of experience. MINOX products offer highest quality standards, maximum precision, solidity and longevity.
“The identity and tradition of the brand MINOX features a very strong design component. On this basis we develop a design concept that is geared to refine and provide new interpretations of these values. The result will naturally always coincide with the goals and the quality standards of Volkswagen Design“, commented head designer Klaus Bischoff.
The new MINOX BN 7x50 DC also has a good chance of receiving one of the coveted German design awards.
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Summary: Good contrast, color rendition and brightness. Well-designed eyecups and generous exit pupil.
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MINOX has long made a name for itself as a manufacturer of innovative binoculars and opto-electronic equipment. The optics specialists from Wetzlar are now presenting another reliable and extremely compact companion for all outdoor activities – the MINOX NVD mini – one of the smallest night vision devices in the world. For orientation purposes in unfamiliar surroundings this very compact night vision device is an absolute must for your safety!
Night vision devices are needed when even the most powerful binoculars with high twilight factor reach their optical limits. Using digital infrared technology they amplify the available residual light, such as light frequencies from the brightness of stars or horizon radiation that are not perceived by the human eye. With the new MINOX NVD the infrared-sensitive CMOS sensor picks up the infrared radiation and reproduces the image on the monitor in the viewfinder. Contrary to conventional tube night vision devices it is not sensitive to bright light sources - thanks to its digital technology - and can also be used in daylight, if required. The optical system provides 2 times magnification and the 16 powerful infrared LEDs are suitable for use in total darkness at a range of 60 m. With this innovative digital technology the new MINOX NVD mini is shock and impact resistant.
Compact dimensions of just 14.2 x 4.9 cm mean that the MINOX NVD mini is suitable for use anywhere. The ergonomic design allows a straightforward, simple operation and makes this outstanding night-vision device the perfect companion for all outdoor activities.
The scope of delivery includes a case and a charging cable. The NVD mini is now available from stockists.
MINOX is setting new standards with the ultra compact and ultra light BD 7x28 IF. These lightweight, inconspicuous pocket binoculars boast a modern, stylish design and are the perfect companion for all day trips and when traveling.
The main feature is the easy handling of the focus adjustment – there are no readjustments to make when looking into the distance. Using the convenient individual focusing of the two eyepieces these are set to the user’s eyes just once. The focus range is from 20 meters to infinity.
The fully coated lenses of the MINOX BD 7x28 IF offer the user excellent high contrast and pin sharp definition right into the edges.
Rubber armoring of the body provides an extremely good grip and ruggedness – making the BD 7x28 IF excellently suited for rough conditions at sea.
Besides this, the extremely lightweight and robust body with open bridge design makes these binoculars fast and convenient to use.
MINOX DCC 5.1 Gold Edition for the freshly elected Miss Germany Anne-Kathrin Kosch.
Ever since the invention of the famous spy camera the name of MINOX has been a synonym for highest optical precision and innovation. Today MINOX is still famous for its exceptional innovative approach in the field of binoculars and spotting scopes. MINOX binoculars offer a high-tech experience for the eye, premium quality that fulfills the most sophisticated demands and a comprehensive range of accessories. Manufactured without compromise for maximum quality and fine mechanical precision. Highest quality standards, precision, durability and longevity – these are the German engineering values that reflect the MINOX philosophy.MINOX has now implemented the essence of this competence in the field of binoculars and spotting scopes as well and is launching its NAUTIK LINE with two innovative and professional binoculars for water sports. MINOX optics are designed to meet the extreme requirements encountered at sea. They have been calculated and engineered to provide maximum precision and reliability, crisp clear viewing with the highest levels of brilliance, brightness, contrast and resolution down to the smallest detail, as well as natural color rendition. The new binoculars of the NAUTIK LINE boast innovative and trendsetting features for modern water sports activities! The new MINOX NAUTIK LINE includes the models:MINOX BN 7x50 DC with fully integrated digital compassMINOX BN 7x50 C with analog compass
Designed in fascinating detail and with a sophisticated stylish format the new Digital Classic Camera MINOX DCC 5.1 is a true example of first-class German engineering from the fifties. Devotees of timeless elegance and precision mechanics will find it hard to resist the amazing look and feel of the camera. This small ingenious masterpiece in a scale of 1:3 is no ordinary digital camera and quietly reflects its owner’s confidence in style.
The new MINOX BV 8x56 binoculars presented by the optical specialists in Wetzlar are another powerful tool for hunting or nature observation in moonlight and in twilight.
Once again the optics manufacturer MINOX from Wetzlar has been presented a renowned international design prize for one of its products. This is a very distinguished quality mark. In this year’s “red dot award: product design 2009“, one of the world’s largest design competitions, the MINOX DSC – Digital SpyCam – received the coveted red dot.
MINOX has long made a name for itself as a manufacturer of multifunctional measuring optical equipment and binoculars. The optics specialists from Wetzlar are now presenting another reliable and extremely compact companion for all outdoor activities – the MINOX NV mini II – one of the smallest night vision devices in the world and barely larger than a lipstick. Whether for orientation purposes on land or out at sea, for hunting or protecting property: the MINOX NV mini II ensures silent and discrete observation at night and even in twilight.
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It was the third presentation of the Walter Zapp Award, that took place this year in Riga on September 4, 2009.
Availabe end of September 2009. The goals of MINOX development engineers are to identify trends and respond to these with innovative products. With the new BL 8x44 and the BL 10x44 the optical specialists from Wetzlar accomplish this task.