BL 8X44HD BINOCULARS £459
The image is very impressive indeed – bright, sharp, wide and with no discernible edge softness, or colourfringing, even against bright sunshine. I did find a little extraneous light getting in from the sides, so it’s worth taking the time to get your eye position right – the eyecups twist up to four distinct positions, and stay in place well when in use, offering an excellent 19.5mm of eye relief. The focus wheel takes 1.5 anti-clockwise turns from close focus to infinity, and moves smoothly and moderately stiffly. Close focus was between 2m and 2.5m. Comes with fabric case, rainguard, a good neoprene strap, removable tethered objective lens covers, and cleaning cloth.
Field of view 136m@1000m Eye relief 19.5mm Close focus 2.5m Dimensions 150mm x 130mm x 53mm Weight 740g RRP £459 Contact minox.com