New MINOX BL HD Binoculars

Minox BL HD binoculars

Announcing the new BL HD Series from Minox

Press Release March 2013:

Minox BL 8x33 HD BinocularsAt the recent IWA Outdoor Classics show, MINOX announced a new line of binoculars to their stable.

Made in Germany, the BL-HD Series offers a number of key improvements to their standard BL binoculars, the main one being the addition of HD glass lenses, reducing the amount of color fringing when compared to standard glass designs. Read more on Extra Low Dispersion Glass here.

Other differences include minor changes to their looks, but the Minox BL HD binoculars still retain the overall open bridge design which have a rubber armour.

Like the standard BL, one of the main features of the BL HD is their very low weight, for example, the BL HD 8x33 weighs a mere 650g

The chassis is fully sealed and they are waterproof tested to a depth of 5m. All the air inside has also been replaces with nitrogen gas, which stops the internal optics from fogging up.

All bins in this series use twist-type eyecups and all have enough eye-relief to ensure that eyeglass wearers are able to use them with their glasses on and still get the full field of view without any shadowing on the edges of the view.

MINOX Guarantee: All BL HD bins are finished off by hand and taken through a precise quality control inspection before leaving their factory. But should you have a problem, they are also protected against all functional & manufacturing defects, from the day of registration for 30 years.

Reviews:

I was able to get a pair from Minx to fully test and so you can read my full review of the Minox BL 8x44 HD Binoculars here

Main Specifications:

BL 8x33 HD BL
8x44 HD
BL 10x44 HD BL
8x52 HD
BL
10x52 HD
Magnification 8 8 10 8 10
Objective
lens
33mm 44mm 44mm 52mm 52mm
Exit
pupil
4.1 mm 5.25 mm 4.4 mm 6.5 mm 5.2 mm
Twilight Factor 16.2 18.8 21 20.4 22.8
Eye
relief
17.5 mm 19,5 mm 17 mm 22mm 18mm
Field of
view
421 ft. @ 1000 yds / 8.0° / 140m @ 1000 m 445 ft. @ 1000 yds /
7.8° /
136m @ 1000m
377 ft. @ 1000 yds / 6.5° / 115m @ 1000m 342 ft. @ 1000 yds / 6.5° / 114m @ 1000m 342 ft. @ 1000 yds / 6.5° / 114m @ 1000m
Diopter
adjustment
+/-
4 dpt
+/-
4 dpt
+/-
4 dpt
+/-
4 dpt
+/-
4 dpt
Min
focus dist.
8.2 ft / 2.5 m 8.2 ft. / 2.5 m 8.2 ft. / 2.5 m 11.48 ft. / 3.5 m 11.48 ft. / 3.5 m
Dimensions: 5.83 x 4.92 x 1.73 in / 148 x 125 x 44 mm 5.9
x 5.1 x 2.1 in / 150 x 130 x 53 mm
5.9
x 5.1 x 2.1 in / 150 x 130 x 53 mm
6.9 x 5.5 x 2.4 in / 175 x 140 x 60 mm 6.9 x 5.5 x 2.4 in / 175 x 140 x 60 mm
Waterproof Yes, to 5m Yes, to 5m Yes, to 5m Yes, to 5m Yes, to 5m
Weight 22.93 oz / 650g 26.1 oz / 740g 26.1 oz / 740g 33.5 oz. / 950g 33.5 oz. / 950g
Order number 62047 62048 62049 62050 62051


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