MINOX BV II 8x42 vs. Bushnell 8x42 Legend Ultra HD
trying to decide between these two choices. My impression from reading reviews and the forums are that the Bushnells have the edge in optical quality, while the Minox are of a nicer body. Can anyone give me specifics, though?
To say the Bushnell optics are "Better" means what? Higher resolution? Brighter image? Edge-to-edge sharpness?
And to say the Minox are feel "nicer" is also not very helpful. Are they easier to focus? Heavier-duty?
Any details would be greatly appreciated.
When going to na HD or ED bino, you get better color correction - that's essentially what these special glass elements are all about - but that better color correction leads to better resolution, since you've eliminated much of the color halo around bright objects that occurs with conventional binocular optics. In my experience, HD and ED binos also tend to offer a bit better contrast for much the same reason. I've tested the Legend Ultra HD and, yes, I would recommend it, optically.
As far as handling via the better body design of the Minox that is much more subjective. You, in fact, may actually like the Bushnell better, but the only way to tell for sure is to get both in your hands. I,myself, prefer the handling on the Minox - it seems a better balanced body design and a bit trimmer for my hands. I also like the build quality on the Minox, overall. Feels a bit more solid in my hands.
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