Minox MD 50 2.0"/50mm Spotting Scope

Minox MD 50 2.0"/50mm Spotting Scope

Minox MD 50 2.0"/50mm Spotting Scope

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Minox MD 50 2.0"/50mm Spotting Scope

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Product Highlights

  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Straight Viewing
  • 16-30x Zoom Eyepiece
  • 43-57° Apparent Field of View

Minox MD 50 overview

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The Minox MD 50 50mm Spotting Scope is an extremely compact, travel-friendly scope delivering the high quality and diminutive design for which Minox is known.  Minox's company mindset of compact, quality, precision mechanics are consistently applied in every product they make.

The MD 50's particularly ideal for bird watchers who prefer a spotting scope small compact enough to tote along in luggage or backpacks during their travels.  In this case this spotting scope can be an excellent supplement to binoculars; with its size & 16x minimum magnification, it can be held in one hand at times (for optimum use a tripod or monopod's always recommended).

A sturdy yet light rubber-armored body protects the precision mechanics and optics against damage from normal use.  The MD 50 is dustproof and waterproof to a depth of 16'.

Incredibly stout, compact body design; small enough to grip in your hand
Minox multi-layer M* coatings yield high light transmission, contrast, and natural colors
Nitrogen purged and fully submersible waterproof performance
16-30x Magnification
Rubber armoring upon entire scope body
Good close-focus capability of 16.4' (5 m)
Turning-style eyecup
Adaptable to digiscoping use with small cameras
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Minox MD 50 2.0"/50mm Spotting Scope
  • View-Through Case
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    Minox MD 50 specs

    Magnification 16-30x
    Objective Lens Diameter 2.0" (50mm)
    Angle of View 16x:  2.7°
    30x:  1.9°
    Field-of-View (@ 1000 Yds) 16x: 142' (47 m @ 1000 m)
    30x: 100' (33 m @ 1000 m)
    Minimum Focus Distance 16.4' (5.0 m)
    Exit Pupil Diameter 16x: 3.1mm
    30x: 1.6mm
    Eye Relief 11-15mm
    Relative Brightness 16x: 9.6
    30x: 2.6
    Twilight Factor 16x: 28.0
    30x: 38.0
    Weatherproofing Waterproof & fogproof
    Dimensions 8.4 x 2.5 x 4.8" (213 x 63 x 123mm)
    Weight 1.30 lbs (615g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 4.8 x 2.5"

    Minox MD 50 reviews

    MD 50 2.0"/50mm Spotting Scope is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Compact Spotter I purchased this scope as a compact unit for an upcomimg bacpack hunting trip. It's compact size and low weight were the key considerations. While it is not fair to compare this scope to a much bigger offering from Swaro or Zeiss or the like, it is a great option for the hunter who needs a spotting scope ocassionally. Easy to focus and zoom.. Clear image through most of the power range. At 30x there is a little distortion around the edges, but mot much.
    Date published: 2015-06-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and very good optics The Minox MD 50 is extremely compact and easy to carry. The optics are fairly sharp, The body is very solid and has a quality feel to it. I use it to look at birds, when my Olympus 10x42 binoculars do not show enough detail.As with any scope, a tripod or a good monopod is needed to avoid blurring of very distant objects.
    Date published: 2014-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for I was looking for a compact spotter for backpack hunting trips and this one is perfect. Clarity is awesome. Size and weight makes for great portability. The focus ring is a little stiff but it does the job just fine. For the price you really can't go wrong.
    Date published: 2012-08-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good optics Small compact spotting scope. Good quality and nice price.
    Date published: 2015-09-04
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