Excerpt: I'm always looking for close focus binoculars, which function best for general nature study. The best, so far, are not waterproof. These fill that void, within about 18 inches of close visibility. Light gathering very good and due to their small size, work well with my camera-binocular combo.
Excerpt: Aloha, I am a field botanist. I use these binocs to Spot rare hawaiian plants across gulches and valleys. I needed a very lightweight, very compact binoc that will fit into my vest. This was perfect!! Not only were the size and weight perfect, the clarity and stability were excellent.
Excerpt: This binocular was bought as a backup for times when my wife didn't want to carry along larger binocs.
The only "but" is that the distance between pupils is not specified, and the smallest distance is just a bit large for my wife's use.
Excerpt: I purchased this 8x25 Binocular solely because of the Minox reputation.. and they exceeded my expectations! Beautifully constructed with high quality 'glass', perfect for shows, ballgames, birds and watching cruise ships go by. One terrific bargain..
Excerpt: I selected the Minox strictly for lightness and compactness to watch birds from inside our rural house. Was astonished to find that it fits the hand very nicely, and the optics really "pop", comparing very favorably to several more expensive standard-sized binoculars even in deep woods in early...
Summary: I wanted a light weight, waterproof 8x25 for a walking holiday in Cornwall. I am particularly picky when it comes to binoculars. These surprised me in the quality of lenses which give a bright sharp image with good depth of field in focus.
Light, Compact & Optically Impressive For The Size and Price
Cheerful Fellow, Amazon
3 March 2013
Summary: These Minox binoculars are compact, light and are a pleasure to hold (very comfortable and well balanced in your hands). They are sharp, very bright for the 25 mm objective size and the image stays in focus to a surprisingly wide degree over the field of view, or width of view.