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|Subject:||Minox binoculars, declining quality|
|From:||"calyptorhynchus ." <>|
|Date:||Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:34:00 +0000|
I am a great believer in budget optics because I think it's possible to get a good quality image from binoculars without paying too much, and it would be heart-breaking to have binoculars worth $1000s stolen/lost/damaged.
I had a pair of Minox 10 x 44 binoculars I was very happy with, they got a problem and Minox replaced them. They got another problem and this time they were out of warranty, but Minox said to me I could have a pair of the successor model (BV 10 x 44) at a wholesale price, so I took them up on this.
However, when they arrived I found the optics were markedly inferior to my old Minox binoculars. I couldn't get a sharp image, and I guess that Minox has been cutting corners with lens quality &c. So I am having to return them.
I'll have to cross Minox off my list of quality budget optics. :-(
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