Minox MD 50 W 16-30x50 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

Minox MD 50 W 16-30x50 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

Minox MD 50 W 16-30x50 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

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Minox MD 50 W 16-30x50 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

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  • Angled Viewing
  • 16-30x Zoom Eyepiece
  • 43-57° Apparent Angle of View
  • Water & Fogproof

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Minox MD 50 W overview

  • 1Description

The Minox MD 50 W 16-30x50 Spotting Scope is a travel-friendly, compact, yet high-quality spotting scope. Minox employs a certain set of company values—compact design, quality, and precision mechanics are consistently applied in every product.

The MD 50 W is particularly ideal for the bird-watcher who prefers a spotting scope that is compact enough to carry along in luggage or a backpack when traveling. In this case, this spotting scope can, under certain conditions, be an excellent supplement to binoculars, in particular if a stronger magnification than available binoculars is required. With the 16x magnification of the variable eyepiece the compact MD 50 W can at times be handheld, although for optimum use a tripod is always recommended.

A sturdy yet lightweight body protects the precision mechanics and optics against damage in normal use. Rubber armoring ensures a good grip and provides added protection as it is also dust and waterproof to a depth of 16 feet.

The angled design of the scope provides a more relaxed stance during viewing, and with a swivel tripod connection the telescope can be pivoted when on a tripod.
Minox multi-layer M* coating results in high light transmission as well as brilliance, high contrast, and natural color rendition.
Close-focus capability of 16.4 feet.
Nitrogen filling prevents misting up of the optical system on the inside, even under extreme temperature fluctuations.
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Minox MD 50 W 16-30x50 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)
  • View Through Case
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Minox MD 50 W specs

    Design
    Viewing Angle Angled
    Performance
    Magnification 16 to 30x
    Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
    Angle of View 16x: 2.7° (Actual)
    30x: 1.9° (Actual)
    Field of View 16x: 142.0' @ 1000 yd / 47.0 m @ 1000 m
    30x: 100.0' @ 1000 yd / 33.0 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 16.4' / 5.0 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 16x: 3.1 mm
    30x: 1.6 mm
    Eye Relief 15.0 - 11.0 mm
    Features
    Water Resistance Waterproof
    General
    Dimensions L: 8.4 x H: 4.8 x W: 2.5" / L: 21.3 x H: 12.3 x W: 6.3 cm 
    Weight 1.3 lb / 615.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.09 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.55 x 5.95 x 3.2"

    Minox MD 50 W reviews

    MD 50 W 16-30x50 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Must have Have only been hunting once since buying this spotting scope.Saw what I thought was a small mob of pigs about 6-7oo yards away.My 9x rifle scope made them out to be black dots still thinking they were pigs I got the spotting scope out and soon saw that it was a small group of Turkeys.Saved a lot of walking and stalking.The scope is small enough to carry in my day pack and no need for a tri-pod as a tree or fence post will do to steady against.Good optics the turkeys were displayed in all their colours and easy to make out. A good tool to have.
    Date published: 2012-07-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Compact Spotting Scope Bought the MD-50 as an alternative to taking a full sized spotting scope for hunting. It takes up a lot less room in the pack, but the best feature is the weight savings. It is also very sharp for it's small size. Overall a great product.
    Date published: 2011-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact, light weight and clear Whilst I haven't had this product for long, it would seem that it is going to be an excellent purchase. The disadvantage of having a fixed position for the eye piece is outweighed by the advantage of the small size of the scope. When used with a tripod with a swivel top this disadvantage is overcome.
    Date published: 2012-11-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Compact Scope I bought this scope to replace my old 20-60x60 spotting scope kept in my Archery case, the old scope took up too much room. The Minox 50 is so small and light, it fits perfect. I was suprised at the clarity of image, much better than what i am used to, its the perfect archery scope for me.
    Date published: 2013-02-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, lightweight scope Image clarity is great on this compact spotter. There is great detail in the image. The weight is awesome for packing around. I would rate it a 5 if the focus ring was a little smoother and not so touchy. Other than that, it is a great product, especially for the price.
    Date published: 2015-11-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice compact scope This scope was bought to carry at times when I didn't want to carry my big 95mm spotting scope. I was very pleased with my first view through it. The images are brighter and sharper than I had imagined they would be. It's a nice compact package.
    Date published: 2014-09-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Minox MD 50 W Spotting Scope Great compact scope overall. I was torn between this and its brother the MD50 (straight thru)as the near focus distance for the MD50W is 30feet while the MD50 is 16 feet, but chose the W for the angled eyepiece. WE (me and the Mrs) use it for birding and digiscoping mostly at lower powers. Super compact, light weight great optics mean we will use it more than larger heavier scopes. Travels wells.
    Date published: 2014-06-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from pretty good for what it is For the cost, I think this is a good deal. Up to about 20x it's pretty sharp and clear. Past that, it's acceptable, but there's noticeable degradation-softer image, a little darker, some color fringe. Fixed eyepiece, the zoom works easily enough at the eyepiece. Mechanically, seems built nicely. Light rubber texture to the body. There's a sweet spot to hit for optimum viewing. If you're too much off axis, there's some color fringe. Focus goes from about 10' to infinity in a little over 1/4 turn. Focus is on the barrel, and is too stiff for easy adjustment, without it moving the scope in the process. Front element has a rubber lens cover with a 'leash'. The eyepiece has a plastic, screw-on cover. Eyepiece also has an extendable/retractable eyepiece for glasses use. 1/4-20 threaded, with a hole for anti-rotation. Entire body rotates relative to the tripod mount (so you could position the eyepiece up, to the side, or down, easily) Comes with a soft zippered pouch. Optically, it compares well to Nikon, even Zeiss at wider angles. Zoomed, there's no comparison (note that both the Nikon and Zeiss do look a little better wide too). Noticeably better optics than a Tasco-color, contrast, and sharpness. Tasco is still a functional scope for what it is though. leaned toward the Minox because of the close minimum focus, and price to performance ratio being pretty good. Couldn't find any indication of where it was made. Quality Control slip with it was predominantly German. 30 year parts warranty.
    Date published: 2016-01-18
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