Minox BN 7×50 DCM
Objective diameter: 50 mm
Magnification: 7 x
Exit pupil: 7.14 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 22 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 20.5 mm
IPD: 55 – 72 mm
RFOV: 7.2 degrees = 126 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 50.5 degrees
Minimum focus distance (estimate): 9.2 m
Focus type: IF
Prism system: Porro I
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1’328 g
Made in: China
This marine binocular sold by German company Minox offers not only a digital compass, but also displays a reticule, tilt angle, barometric pressure, temperature, and a timer, all as digital functions displayed in the lower part of the image; the operation requires a bit of getting used to. Its optics are satisfactory, but don’t match the sharpness and wide field of view of other good marine binos, e.g. the Steiner Commander 7×50. There is ample eye relief, but the eyecups cannot be extended far enough so that there is a risk of “kidney beaning” for non-spectacle-wearers.
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