Friday, June 18, 2010

Minox BD 8x44 BP

Q, from Dennis:
I'm still on the lookout for a good porro binocular. The single reviewer of this binocular on your website was impressed with it. I was wondering whether you can confirm that the focusing is indeed smooth (not stiff) and if eye relief for an eyeglass wearer is adequate? Any other impressions would be appreciated.

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A:
Thanks for writing and for your interest in Eagle Optics!
As far as porro prism binoculars go, the Minox BD is pretty decent with very sharp optics. I wear glasses and have no problem with its eye relief. The focus knob is fine for me (not stiff at all), but due to the width of the binocular it helps to have large hands in order to reach it. I can easily see how someone with smaller hands than me would have trouble focusing this particular binocular.

1 comment:

  1. the binocular is more than just " decent" it is equal to any porro from swarowski or zeiss of earlier times it has excellent ergonomics and it is light.

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