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Question about Minox BD 10x44mm BP

Postby Guest789 on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:21 pm

Hello,

I have never seen this particular brand, and thus have not been able to look for myself. I am wondering, strictly from an optical perspective, how do the Minox BD 10x44mm BP stack up against the Vortex Viper, Pentax DCF SP and perhaps others in the same price range.

Thank you.

Jake
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Re: Question about Minox BD 10x44mm BP

Postby Jne_K on Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:34 am

Hi

Minox is an excellent European binocular, though not regarded quite in the same class as Zeiss, Swarovski and Leica, but in recent years, Minox has been aggressive in upgrading their line. At this point, it is very much a matter of which Minox model you select. The BP, though, is a good one.

You are switching over to a porro with the BP and, optically, that is an excellent move, since a good porro takes a back seat to no roof prism when it comes to optics and, yes, the Minox is a good porro. What you do give up with a porro is the slimmer and more compact design that you get with a roof prism - most folks prefer the feel and balance of a roof, but there are still a few of us who love the feel of a good porro prism binocular and, as porros go, the BP has excellent handling. I also like the internal focusing of the BP, which eliminates the shortcomings of an external focusing system found on the typical porro prism.
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Re: Question about Minox BD 10x44mm BP

Postby Guest789 on Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:03 pm

Hello,

If I understand you correctly, you are saying that the Minox BP is at least as good optically as the Viper or Pentax DCF sp. Is this correct? I hope so as I too prefer porros.

Thanks,

Ryan
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Re: Question about Minox BD 10x44mm BP

Postby Jne_K on Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:27 am

Yes, very much so.
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Re: Question about Minox BD 10x44mm BP

Postby guest123 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:11 pm

Hello Joanie,

As always, great info.

Thank you very much,

Jake
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Re: Question about Minox BD 10x44mm BP

Postby Jne_K on Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:00 am

You are very welcome.
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