BL 8X44HD BINOC­U­LARS £459

Bird Watching (UK) - - Bird The World -

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.

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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

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