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.
MINOX has long been dedicated to conserving our natural resources and ensuring outdoor recreation opportunities for generations to come. MINOX has now become a supporting sponsor of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
August 15, 2011
Best New Scope: Minox ZA5 1.5-8x32mm With Versa-Plex Reticle
As constitutionally suspicious as I am of the whole concept of one-size-fits-all, I must say that Minox’s effort at building a scope for use on a shotgun, mountain rifle, or big-bore dangerous-game stopper is remarkably successful.
The Tactical Wire, August 18, 2011
MINOX, known best for their legendary spy camera and wide range of high-quality binoculars, now has established a strong position in riflescopes as their ZA5 1.5~8x32 with Versa-Plex reticle has been named Best of the Best for 2011 by Field & Stream.
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.
Successful launch of new shop in central location
Summary: Good contrast, color rendition and brightness. Well-designed eyecups and generous exit pupil.
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.
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.
The MINOX Pocket Tripod – rebirth of a classic accessory
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.
These new powerful BV binoculars have been designed for use in exceptional situations.
In cooperation with the North Sails fashion designer Volkswagen is presenting a design study of the new Touareg Northsails.
Europe’s largest technology competition has distinguished the most innovative products and brands with the Plus X Awards for the sixth time.
MINOX, the traditional manufacturer based in Wetzlar, is renowned as a provider of innovative optical products with fine precision mechanics.
The winners of the photo competition have been determined. Out of 130 photos taken the MINOX Jury chose the winners.
The highly successful MINOX spotting scope MD 50 W (angled) is now available with straight viewing.