Objective diameter:  22 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 2.75 mm
Eye relief (effective, measured from rim of folded eyecup):  10 mm
IPD: 36  – 70 mm
RFOV (measured): 7.7 degrees = 134 m
Minimum focus distance (measured): 2.05 m
Focus type:  CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3 m to infinity (measured): 145 degrees
Extra travel of focus wheel beyond infinity: ca. 6.5 dpt
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: no
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 275 g
Made in: Japan



Minolta, once one of Japan’s great optical companies, disappeared when it merged with Konica Corporation in 2003. It had been active for many years in the camera and sports optics business, among other things, and produced a number of binoculars. This pocket instrument from the 1980s had central focusing via moving objective lenses and therefore was neither water nor dust proof. It features fold-down eyecups. Compared with today’s pocket binoculars, sharpness and contrast are okay, but the image appears a bit dark.


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