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Minox APO HG 8.5x43 vs Big 3 Competition

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Minox APO HG 8.5x43 vs Big 3 Competition

Postby Banker on Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:23 am

I have yet to read much regarding the new Minox APO HG series. I'm just wondering how good they are and how they compare to with the UltraVid HDs, Victory FLs, etc.

I've got some 8x33 HGs that I absolutely love and I'm thinking about adding some HD glass to my small collection.

Thanks!
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Re: Minox APO HG 8.5x43 vs Big 3 Competition

Postby Jne_K on Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:29 am

Hi

Haven't had a chance to test the new version, but, given that the standard HG was excellent, I'm sure the new APO would compare very nicely to the premium stuff. Will post a review when I see one.
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Re: Minox APO HG 8.5x43 vs Big 3 Competition

Postby FLYcrash on Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:45 pm

Yeah, the Minox HGs are really great. I have the HG 8x33 binoculars. While the aberrations toward the edges of the field of view are noticeably worse than with the Big 3 binoculars (from what I've seen through my birding friends' binoculars), the optics are still really good. The build is excellent, too.
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Re: Minox APO HG 8.5x43 vs Big 3 Competition

Postby FLYcrash on Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:16 pm

Wait, sorry, I was too sloppy in reading the original post and didn't see that you already own my Minox binoculars!

So then I don't have much to add. It will be nice to see what Minox can do with apochromatic glass.
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