Minox HG 8x56 BR Binocular

Minox HG 8x56 BR Binocular

Minox HG 8x56 BR Binocular

B&H # MI8X56HGBR MFR # 62178
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Product Highlights

  • BAK4 Roof Prism with Minobright Coating
  • ED Glass Lenses
  • Full M* Multicoating
  • QCF Focus System
  • Distance Ranging in Yards
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof
  • Made in Germany
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Minox 62178 overview

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Boasting aspherical lenses manufactured by Schott AG and a sleek magnesium body, the HG 8x56 BR binocular from Minox delivers a fascinating level of light transmission and comfortable intuitive handling.

As one of Minox's High-Grade-Sport optics, this fine binocular delivers a brilliant view with outstanding brightness and contrast. ED glass lenses with anti-reflection coatings enhance the image's contrast and sharpness from the center to its edge. Each lens surface is layered with 21 layers of M* multicoating, while the BAK4 roof prisms are coated with high-efficiency silver-based Minobright coatings. These proprietary optical technologies yield an impressive 92% light transmission, with significantly improved brightness, contrast, detail, and color rendering.

The HG is built around a rigid, tough, and lightweight magnesium alloy housing that offers a significant reduction in weight, a sleek profile, and an excellent platform for a precision optical system. Argon gas purging and a rubber-armored exterior ensure optimum performance and handling regardless of the climate.

An enhanced center-focus design features Minox's innovative QCF (Quick Close Focus) system. Precise long-distance and rapid close-focusing is easily managed with a single turn of the cross-knurled focusing-knob. A thoughtful range-finding scale on the knob allows viewers to take distance readings at a glance.

Optical Performance
  • AFOV: 49.6°
  • BAK4 Prisms optimize light transmission
  • ED lens elements: enhanced sharpness
  • Full M* multicoating delivers 92% light transmission
  • Minobright prism coating technology enhances efficiency, resolution, contrast
Construction Details
  • Argon purged housing is water and fogproof
  • Tactile rubber armoring provides a secure slip-resistant grip
  • Magnesium housing is durable, lightweight, corrosion resistant
  • Roof prisms offer a streamlined shape and enhanced durability
Use and Handling
  • QCF focusing: rapid accurate quick-close-focus system
  • Center focusing wheel - distance-ranging marked in yards
  • Optional 1/4"-20 standard tripod-mount adapter available
  • Right eye ocular is equipped with adjustable locking diopter
  • Twist-up click-stop eyecups: comfortable viewing with or without glasses

Minox 62178 specs

Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 56 mm
Angle of View 6.2° (Actual)
Field of View 325.5' @ 1000 yd / 108.5 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 19.7' / 6 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 7.0 mm
Eye Relief 21 mm
Dioptric Correction ±2
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions 7.8 x 5.7 x 2.6" / 19.7 x 14.5 x 6.5 cm
Weight 38.00 oz / 1.08 kg

Minox 62178 reviews

HG 8x56 BR Binocular is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased and received April 2015 Have Carl Zeiss 8X56 Victory model toop of the Carl Zeiss.line. Prefer minox HG because it is lighter and easier to free-hand glass an image. Minox HG uses Schott lenses owned by Carl Zeiss. It's a pleasure to use. clean distortion free imaging in low low light is where this glass excells.
Date published: 2015-04-20
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