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    Minox binos

    Anyone using the Minox brand binos care to share their thoughts on them?
    They've brought out a new 10x42 model and the older ones are coming down in price.

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    I have a pair of 10x42 BL Minox.

    Think I paid $400 AUS at the time which was the cheapest price around by far.
    I think they perform just as good if not slightly better than Cascades which I think is fantastic value for that price range.

    If you want some good glass but don't want to spend $$$$ then get them!

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    I,ve got a pair of 10 x 43 HG minox's and i really like them big step up from the steiner safaris 8x30 i had before them.

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    Cameraland NY usually has the Minox cheap cheap and ex demo (ie in a cabinet at a show) heavily discounted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    Cameraland NY usually has the Minox cheap cheap and ex demo (ie in a cabinet at a show) heavily discounted
    some dick had a grizzle to minox,CNY say on their web page cannot ship to NZ,Doug may deal but have not tried Him out.If ANZ.au would post my CC to NZ what a sweet deal atm
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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
    some dick had a grizzle to minox,CNY say on their web page cannot ship to NZ,Doug may deal but have not tried Him out.If ANZ.au would post my CC to NZ what a sweet deal atm
    A few of them won't ship to NZ

    I got mine through B&H New York, looks like they have changed shipping policy as well now..
    Mine were Minox 10x44 comfort bridge BL $399 + $45.46 AUS brand new

    They didn't ship to NZ either so sent it to family in AUS

    Very expensive to buy in directly in NZ
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    The older versions are going for $399 in NZ though.

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    Yeah i brought a pair from Hamills a while back for around 6 hundy & they ar'nt to bad, they have a bit of a sweet spot in the centre which affects their flatness of feild abit, but they are still nice to look through & I think are still quite good value under $600

    On the down side

    The supplied neck strap looked like "the ducks nuts" but wasn't even sewn on one side, so fell to bits (has been replaced though )
    The supplied carry bag is very small, You can only comfortable fit the binos in with the eye cups all the way down & without any lens covers on
    And finally even though Minox is a German company & they tell you that on all the paper work, There is no wording on the Bino's or paperwork telling you where they are made ( I read that they were German glass & assemble in Japan/US ) However on the boxes plastic wrapper was a tiny sticker saying
    Made in PRC
    Shoot it, root it & then BBQ it !!!

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    I have the 10x52 BR model. Excellent glass and would buy another set in a heartbeat if something happened to these ones

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    I have the 10x43 HG model, really nice glass, easy on the eyes. Mine were assembled in japan but a couple months after the started assembling them in Germany. The APO model is another step up and are superb!!

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    I've got the 15x56 big eyes from cameralandny.Got them sent too Aussi works out better for GST.
    I like them better than using a spotting scope.

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    Bigeyes as in 2x spotters beside each other?

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    No they are just binos. I've got a leica spotter but couldn't afford another to match it.

 

 

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