Minox 8x25 Macroscope Monocular (Black & Silver)

Minox 8x25 Macroscope Monocular (Black & Silver)

Minox 8x25 Macroscope Monocular (Black & Silver)

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Minox 8x25 Macroscope Monocular (Black & Silver)

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  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Porro Prism
  • 6.5° Angle of View
  • Extreme Close Focusing Capacity

Color: Black & Silver

Minox 8x25 Macroscope Monocular (Black) Minox 8x25 Macroscope Monocular (Black & Silver)
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  • 1Description

The Minox 8x25 Macroscope is a unique miniature telescope that fits into the palm of your hand. It offers the user high optical performance and focuses extremely close. It is highly portable and useful for a multitude of activities. Whether you are a bird watcher, an insect observer, a star gazer, or a sport enthusiast, the Minox 8x25 macroscope is the best companion for you. This instrument is particularly useful for museums and art exhibitions due to its excellent macro capability.

This highly innovative, compact telescope body is designed by Volkswagen-Design. The 25mm objective lens diameter coupled with its porro prism yields to high-light transmission. The 8x25 Macroscope optics are specially multi-coated by the manufacturer to ensure bright images with high contrast and accurate color rendition. Minox incorporates the Quick Close Focus (QCF) in the 8x25 Macroscope, a highly developed focusing mechanism for accurate focusing found in their "High Grade" range binoculars. One single turn of less than 360-degrees of the telescope's focusing ring lets you achieve focus from close-up to infinity.

Compact and light-weight, this mini telescope is a little giant that features tough rubber armoring to protect it against everyday wear and tear. It is purged with Argon gas to minimize internal corrosion and prevent fogging during quick temperature changes. Also, it is waterproof to be completely submersible at depth of more than 15 feet. Its twist-up and twist-down eyecup is definitely favorable for eyeglass wearers.

Fully multicoated optics
Excellent for art exhibits and coins examination
Outstanding close focusing distance of 1.2'
Built in tripod socket for extended observation time
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Minox 8x25 Macroscope Monocular (Black & Silver)
  • Stay-on Case
  • Strap
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Magnification 8x
    Objective Lens Diameter 25mm
    Angle of View 6.5°
    Field-of-View (@ 1000 Yds) 342' (114 m at 1000 yds)
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.2' (35 cm)
    Exit Pupil Diameter 3.1 mm (0.12')
    Eye Relief 12 mm (0.47')
    Weatherproofing Yes
    Dimensions (HxWxL) 3.6 x 2.2 x 1.7" (92 x 57 x 44 mm)
    Weight 0.33 lb (150g)
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    Package Weight 0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.2 x 3.3 x 2.5"
    8x25 Macroscope Monocular (Black & Silver) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from POCKET POWERHOUSE INSPECTION TOOL This is an excellent every day carry tool. Collectors should carry this for inspection of items as the 8x and close focus are very helpful at spotting defects/fake items. clear sharp views outside and very compact when you don't/cant carry binoculars. I carry it always now. My only concern is the case/pouch it really needs to be slightly larger to protect the scope. If the scope had lens caps it wouldn't matter as much but there is an padded night vision 3x lens case avail online that fits very well that I use for it, You should too Definitely should be on your BUY list as a gift for you or someone else
    Date published: 2013-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality Monocular Well crafted, close focusing monocular. The draw-string pouch is adequate, but makes it a bit bulky. It would be more useful if it had lens caps so that it could be carried without a case and still protect the lenses. The monocular uses a porro prism design and is a bit bulky, especially in the case. Great for concerts or walking. Binoculars are still better for serious or extended viewing, but for short periods, a monocular is handy when you don't want to carry a larger item. The Minox has pretty shallow depth of field requiring careful focusing, but the focus ring is easy to use and comfortable. Finish and optics are very good and the monocular has a quality feel to it.
    Date published: 2010-03-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Minox Macroscope useful I bought this to use 1) Outside in nature (bugs on flowers, etc.) and 2) In museums to examine works of art. It has good optics and lets in sufficient light, and it focuses as close as 14 inches, which allows you to see a lot of detail. The only two caveats are that the depth of field is shallow at 14 inches, and it can be difficult to hold it steady at that close magnification. (But the scope does allow a tripod.)
    Date published: 2010-03-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, with some small issues Overall, I'm pretty happy with this monocular. It's sharp, has good color and contrast. It's comfortable to hold, and easy to use. Exit diameter is OK- it's not hard to get the image to eye. I think it's a good value for the price. (you have to pay a lot more to get a little bit better).Things: the 'eyecup' rotates and extends about 3/8 (8mm) for normal use (don't extend if you use glasses). It comes with a sort of velour pouch to hold it. There's a mini carabiner for clipping it to you. It's a little fussy to get out of the pouch. Also, my pouch isn't really deep enough to fully protect the glass. The eyepiece is within the pouch, but only 'just'. I think I would have liked it better if it were another 1/2 deeper. No matter what, a lens will always be partially exposed in the pouch.Focus range and speed is good. Something I don't like about it is that when it's focused at infinity, there's still a fair amount of rotation left in the focus mechanism before it gets to the end. I assume that's to take care of diopter adjustment for different eyes? I'd like to be able to twist it to the end for infinity. As it is, there is probably 20of over-rotation (and it's soft when you go past infinity-in my test the moon and stars).So, all things considered, I'd probably buy it again, but it could be a little better too.
    Date published: 2014-12-01
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bulky, flares, good for close focus This monocular is very bulky because porro prisms instead of roof prisms. It is nearly the same size as a pair of Leica Ultravid 8x20 pocket binoculars, and significantly larger than most other monoculars. The rubberized top may be grippy, but I fear it will devolve into a sticky gooey mess after a few years, like most rubberized finishes do. The focus ring is narrow and not very ergonomic. The big Achille's heel of this monocular is that it has terrible veiling glare from flare in bright sunlit conditions. The saving grace is the close-focusing capability, which gives it the same effective magnification as a 5x loupe.
    Date published: 2016-09-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from little giant Rather than add to the glut of positive reviews this gem has drawn, I'll address some published caveats: 1. Focus past is not to correct for bad eyesight, it's to accomodate manufacturing tolerances and temperature-induced variations in optical systems. Any optic that can only focus to at most temperatures will be unable to focus to at some temperature. 2. Focus is not fussy and over-rotation inevitable (this from another site). Focus is precise, machining smooth and tactile feedback excellent. Focusing does take 2 hands (duh!) but it couldn't be easier or quicker. When the image focuses wow! it's unmistakable. 3. Round plastic film cans with an outside lip (that take a cap over the can rather than recessed into the can) fit the macroscope's eyepiece as if designed for it. Cut one to length and you have a strong, free, easily replaced lens protector. If you don't have 1000 of those lying around, ask a film processor; they'll have a basketful under the counter. 4. Shallow close-focused depth-of-field isn't a design compromise, it's an optical fact of life. It can be ameliorated somewhat but Minox has provided the best simple solution in a tripod mount. A miniature telescope has to be able to function well hand-held, and this one does, but a functional hand-held microscope is ludicrous. (This is only 8X, so it can be hand-held, but it's skirting the limit.) Aside from combat, nearly all observation situations benefit from mechanical support but close-focus applications benefit most of all. If possible, use a tripod. If not, use a loupe. 5. The pouch is for storage and transport. If it doesn't suit your idea of ease-of-deployment and/or protection in the field (and it shouldn't), find or make one that does and quit complaining that Minox didn't read your mind and supply your ideal. Minox supplied a tether bar for securing the macroscope (to you) while you're using it and a (toy) carabiner for securing the pouch when you're not. If you believe a larger/smaller/thicker/thinner/screw-top/armored/instant-access/pocket-sized container would serve you better, get one. It'll be the opposite of what someone else thinks would be an improvement, and irrelevant to anyone that carries it bare. (I do recommend consigning the carabiner to some decorative duty. If you use a carabiner, use a trustworthy carabiner.) 6. 12 mm eye relief is adequate, but barely. I applaud designing specs to their limits, balancing competing requirements to maximize all of them rather than accentuate one, but excellent optics present a sharp field of view edge-to-edge. This monocular does that, but wearing spectacles means it isn't visible edge-to-edge. Almost, but not quite. This is a nearly trivial objection, but there's so little to fault
    Date published: 2015-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bear Monitor on the North... I work on the north slope of Alaska, and on the tundra flat brown and hard to see. even tho its flat. I need to know whats around me because we are in bear country. the brown bear blends in with the tundra marsh, so this helps out very well.it works very fast for what i do.. I am A BEAR MONITOR.....So lives depend on me for there safety..
    Date published: 2011-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure Quality I have owned other Minox products and know they are well built to last and will give me years of use. This macroscope monocular is beautiful, easy to use, optics are anazing.
    Date published: 2015-12-16
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