BF8X42 BINOC­U­LARS £139

Bird Watching (UK) - - Bird The World -

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.

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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

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