Made in Germany with 15% wider field...
Made in Germany with 15% wider field of view
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|Objective diameter:||52 mm|
|Exit pupil:||mm / .24 inch|
|Field of view:||306 ft @ 1000 yards (5.8 degrees)|
|Eye relief:||19.3 mm / .76 inch|
|Near focus:||11.5 feet|
|Lens coatings:||Fully multi-coated|
|Prism type:||Phase-corrected roof prism|
|Waterproof:||Yes, to 5m|
|Size:||6.93 x 5.27 x 2.28 in|
|Weight:||27.3 oz / 774 g|
|Included accessories:||Case, neoprene strap, rainguard|
MINOX's ultimate aim was to ensure performance at the highest level when they developed and designed the HG binoculars line. The German engineers in Wetzlar, Germany have created High-Grade-Sport optics with the best possible performance in every area that defines a quality binocular. By using special optical glass from German glass specialists, the innovatively developed optical system provides a fascinatingly high level of light transmission which is bound to be highly rated for brightness and contrast. With their sleek body design and magnesium housing, the HG binoculars are real lightweights at the top end of the range, and along with their beautiful cosmetics and ergonomics they ensure the user will enjoy a satisfyingly new experience when using the MINOX HG 8.5x52 binoculars. Apart from optics, MINOX has also installed a 'first' - the innovative QCF focusing now makes it possible to take exact distance readings from a scale on the focusing wheel, an often looked-for feature on binoculars.
With these exciting features and given quality, the MINOX HG 8.5x52 is today’s trailblazer that has all the quality and features potential to become tomorrow’s classic.
Top quality light transmission is an essential mark of quality in binoculars. MINOX engineers have developed the innovative M*-coating of the lenses which consists of up to 21 different layers on the glass surfaces, adapting the various wavelengths of the visible light. This increases the overall light transmission by an impressive 92 percent, while improving brightness, contrast, detail and colour rendering significantly. Another benefit is a completely innovative optical system designed by our in-house experts with internal anti-reflection and anti-glare coatings to help improve contrast. To provide a reliable and durable protection against internal corrosion and fogging, the binoculars are filled with state-of-the-art Argon gas.
Another milestone is the mirroring of the roof prisms through the MinoBright technology. This silver-based coating guarantees an improvement of up to 99.8 percent efficiency of the light reflected at the mirror surface. Yet another improvement towards better light transmission within all HG binoculars is the use of high-tech special glass with outstanding optical properties.
Better and more advanced handling is achieved through the Quick-Close-Focus (QCF), developed and patented by MINOX. With just one turn of the focusing wheel the HG-binoculars can be adjusted from close-up to infinity. This one turn allows fast focusing close-up and a more precise focusing at longer distances. With the aid of a scale on the central focusing wheel, the distance to the object in focus is indicated to the user. This additional feature makes these HG-binoculars a reliable distance rangefinder.
Despite all their features, the MINOX HG 8.5x52 binoculars weigh just 650 grams. This puts them among the very best lightweights at the top end of the range. The sleek body design with its protective rubber armouring was designed and fitted around the natural position of the hand. The weight was reduced considerably by using a magnesium alloy, which is increasingly used in aircraft construction. With its much lower density compared with aluminium and its extreme durability, magnesium is a revolutionary material for modern, tough housings of binoculars. The eyepieces are fitted with twist-up eyecups with four click-stop positions. This gives more freedom for an individual’s own eye-relief settings. The design of the large metal focusing wheel is both attractive and functional - equipped with a cross-knurl, as with the diopter-adjustment, providing a very good grip.
MINOX HG-binoculars are delivered including an exclusive case and a neoprene strap.