Minox binoculars, declining quality

To: "calyptorhynchus ." <>
Subject: Minox binoculars, declining quality
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:54:44 +0000
I have 2 pairs of upper end Pentax bins and have Pentax bins for over 20
years and have been very happy with the, as well as the 2 p
Pentax scopes I have used. The only problem I have ever had with Pentax
optics, is when I went A over T in A saltwater lake. While carrying a pain
of non waterproof 8x50s. They, as well as me were completely submerged.
They were right, they were not waterproof. The small puddles of water
inside, did not improve the clarity. Aside from that little incident, I
have never had any problems with any Pentax optics, sporting, photographic
or astronomical (Pentax scope eyepieces are actually from their
astronomical range and are brilliant).

Carl Clifford.

On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, calyptorhynchus . <>

> 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. :-(
> --
> John Leonard
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