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Minox 8x44 BP and Minox 10x44 BP binoculars debut - Minox bring back an old favourite and launch two pair of Porro prism binoculars with a sleek modern design and 3D performance
The 8x44 and 10x44 Minox BP have an exceptional light transmission of 94.5 percent, as less light is lost through reflection on the way to the eye than with an equivalent roof prism. This gives an enhanced three-dimensional effect of the object in view thanks to the increased objective lens spacing of the Porro design.
A Porro-prism design historically implied increased weight and larger overall dimensions than roof prisms but these new binoculars from Minox weigh-in under 800g and measure a reasonably compact 126x183x52mm while still having a metal body housing and full rubber armouring.
A brand new internal focusing system is used for the first time in these Minox Porro binoculars which allows them to be fully waterproof down to a depth of 5m. They are also 'State-of-the-Art' Argon gas purged to prevent any internal fogging during rapid temperature fluctuations.
The large oversized focusing wheel incorporates the individual eye diopter compensation setting which, once set for the users eyes, can be safely locked. Thanks to a long eye relief, those wearing glasses can also enjoy the full field of view as these binoculars are fitted with twist-up eyecups with click stops.
The new Minox 8x44 and 10x44 BP Porros come complete with a neoprene neck strap, rainguard, case and 30 year guarantee.
|MINOX BD 8x44 BP||MINOX BD 10x44 BP|
|Front lens diameter:||44mm||44mm|
|Field of view:||111.7m at 1000m. 6.4||89m at 1000m. 5.1 (10x)|
|Over run diopter adjustment:||+/- 2 dpt||+/- 2 dpt|
|Operating temperature:||-10 to +45C||-10 to +45C|
|Waterproof:||yes (down to 5m)||yes (down to 5m)|
|Height, depth, width:||126 x 183 x 52 mm||126 x 183 x 52 mm|
The new 8x44 BP and 10x44 BP Minox Porros made their successful debut at the British Bird Watching Fair at Rutland Water in August 2005 and are now fully available for 299.
UK Visitors can buy these binoculars post-free online here 8x44BP and here 10x44BP