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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

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Minox 8x44 BP
Minox 8x44 BP and Minox 10x44 BP binoculars debut
Despite accepted quality in performance, Porro-prism binoculars have tended to be a little out of favour in recent years. However, with a Porro design often outperforming the equivalent roof prism in terms of image brightness, three-dimensional viewing and clarity, Minox are seeking to put performance ahead of the more popular and smaller roof prism design.

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.

Specifications

MINOX BD 8x44 BP MINOX BD 10x44 BP
Magnification: 8x 10x
Front lens diameter: 44mm 44mm
Exit pupil: 5.2mm 4.2mm
Field of view: 111.7m at 1000m. 6.4 89m at 1000m. 5.1 (10x)
Eye relief:
18.5mm 16mm
Close distance: 3.5m 3.5m
Over run diopter adjustment: +/- 2 dpt +/- 2 dpt
Twilight factor: 18.3 20.5
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
Weight: 800g 800g

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