BF8X42 BINOCULARS £139
The image is bright and sharp in all conditions, with only a little softness towards the edge, although field of view felt rather cramped. Colour-fringing was hard to find, even against bright light. Focus is easy to find, although the focus wheel was rather on the stiff side – it took just over one anti-clockwise turn from close focus to infinity. The dioptre adjustment is on the right barrel and is calibrated but not lockable, though stayed in place well. Close focus was a very impressive 1.2m, perfect for bug-watching. Eyecups twist up to four positions, and stay in place well, offering a very good 18mm of eye relief. Comes with fabric case, rainguard, a good neoprene strap, and cleaning cloth.
Field of view 105m@1000m Eye relief 18mm Close focus 1.2m Dimensions 140mm x 127mm x 51mm Weight 660g RRP £139 Contact minox.com