Nikon Mikron 6×15 CF
Objective diameter: 15 mm
Magnification: 6 x
Exit pupil: 2.5 mm
IPD: 57 – 84 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 10 mm
RFOV: 8.0 degrees = 140 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 49 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 2.0 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 270 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (estimate): +/- 3 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 7 dpt*
Prism system: Porro I Reverse
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 137 g
Made in: Japan
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel
This is quite an expensive little toy, but its optical performance should not be underestimated. In many situations, the tiny Mikron might actually be preferrable to an 8×20 bino, not least because the Mikron’s 140m field of view is wider than that of any 8×20 on the market. However, you need to learn how to best hold it; once you master that, the Mikron provides a lot of pleasure (except for its sub-optimal stray-light performance). Works great at sports events, theater or concerts.
A brief 2014 review (in German) can be found here
Leave a ReplyWant to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!