Thursday, August 16, 2018
Full lifetime warranty; powerful optics deliver clear, crisp images; quick-focus mechanism offers faster response time; lightweight and compact; great image and color quality; argon-filled to be waterproof and fog proof; fully multi-coated lenses; 8x43 has a very wide field of view
Inexpensive with 25-year no-fault warranty; great quality optics for the price; compact and exceptionally lightweight
Expensive; might not be comfortable for people very close-set eyes
Not waterproof or fog proof; very short eye relief
Full Lifetime Warranty
25-Year Full Warranty
They are great binoculars to use for general outdoor activities like wildlife viewing, hunting, bird watching, etc.
They are great binoculars for activities like watching a sporting event, concert or play.
Both magnifications of these binoculars are 6.0" x 5.2" x 2.1" and weigh 22.9 oz.
The binoculars are 4.3" x 4.6" (L x W) and weigh 8.8 oz.
5.4 mm (8x43) or 4.3 mm (10x43)
18.5 (8x43) or 20.7 (10x43)
Field of View at 1,000 yds
379 ft (8x43) or 342 ft (10x43)
Angular Field of View (Real)
7.2° (8x43) or 6.5° (10x43)
Angular Field of View (Apparent)
(not available from customer service)
Close Focusing Distance (ft)
They have a central focusing knob designed with Minox's Quick-Close-Focus (QCF) system.
They have a central focusing knob.
19.3 mm (8x43) or 16.5 mm (10x43)
± 2 dpt (locking)
± 4 dpt (locking)
They have a roof prism system with BaK-4 glass.
They have a porro prism system with BaK-4 glass.
Lens / Coating
Both feature fully multi-coated apochromatic lenses with up to 21 layers on each lens.
They feature multi-coated aspherical lenses.
Water / Fog Proof
Yes, they are argon-filled and are fog proof and waterproof down to 16.4 ft.
They are not waterproof or fog proof.
They have a lightweight magnesium body that is rubber-armored to enhance durability and shock resistance while also providing a comfortable, secure grip. They are only available in a matte black finish.
They have a carbon fiber body and a rubber armor, which enhances their durability and provides a comfortable, secure grip. They are only available in a matte black finish.
They have twist-up eyecups with 4 detents.
They have adjustable and detachable eyecups with detents.
Yes, they are tripod adaptable.
No they are not tripod adaptable.
They come in a wooden box with a leather case, neoprene neck strap, eye covers and a lens cleaning set.
They come with a Nikon travel case, a neck strap and lens covers.