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Minox 8x56 BL Binocular

Minox 8x56 BL Binocular

Minox 8x56 BL Binocular

B&H # MIBL856BR MFR # 62042
Minox 8x56 BL Binocular

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Product Highlights

  • Phase-Corrected Roof Prism Design
  • M* Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Closed-Bridge Configuration
  • Polycarbonate Construction
  • Center Focus Wheel
  • Argon-Filled Fogproof/Waterproof Housing
  • Multi-Stop Twist-Up Rubber Eyecups
  • Rubber Armored Body
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The 8x56 BL Binocular from Minox combines fully multicoated optics and an argon-filled polycarbonate housing to create a durable yet lightweight optic that is ready for mid-range observations in low light conditions. At the core of the 8x56 BL binocular is a high-transmission optical path that uses multiple layers of Minox's M* anti-reflective lens coating and phase-corrected prisms to transmit bright images that are color faithful and rich with contrast.

Building on the existing handling characteristics of previous BL series binoculars, Minox improved the balance of this latest BL configuration by refining the weight distribution. The closed-bridge design, twist-up rubber eyecups with click stop positions, and a finger-felt infinity focus mark on the focusing wheel make the 8x56 BL comfortable to use and easy to handle. For enhanced grip while wearing gloves and when conditions get wet, this optic is rubber-armored and includes rubber ridges on the focus dial. Complementing the ergonomic features and image quality of the 8x56 BL binocular is an argon-filled housing that is fogproof and even submersible to a depth of 16 ft.

Optical Performance
  • 8x magnification, 56mm objective
  • Roof prisms with phase-corrective coating
  • Fully multicoated optics, M* anti-reflective coating
  • 6.2° angle of view, 62° apparent viewing angle
  • 326 ft (99m) field of view at 1000 yd
  • 29.5 ft (9m) minimum focus distance
  • ±3 diopter correction range
Use and Handling
  • Metal center focus wheel with rubber gripping ribs
  • Infinity setting marked on focus wheel with tactile indicator
  • Twist-up rubber eyecups with multiple click stop positions
  • Tripod adaptable using an optional quick-action adapter
Construction Details
  • Argon-filled fogproof/waterproof housing
  • Watertight to depth of 16 ft (5m)
  • 14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C) operating temperature
  • Polycarbonate construction
  • Rubber armored body
  • 36.7 oz (1040g) weight
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Specifications
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8.0x
Objective Lens Diameter 56mm
Angle of View 6.2° (actual)
Field-of-View 326' @ 1000 yd / 108.23 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 29.5' / 8.99 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 7  mm
Eye Relief 20.8  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction ±3
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
Dimensions 6.6 x 5.7 x 2.6" / 16.76 x 14.48 x 6.60  cm
Weight 36.68 oz / 1040 g

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