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Old Thursday 24th January 2019, 10:21   #1
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Minox HGs on sale

Hello,

There are currently some interesting offers on Minox HGs.
For example : 499 for a demo model, both in 8x33 and 8x43.
Are they worth the cost?
Does anyone has experience with dees models?
And what are they comparable to?
Are they in the same class as, Lets say: Conquest HD, Trinovid HD? Or more like Terra ed?

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Old Thursday 24th January 2019, 14:00   #2
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Id say they are at least as good as the Conquest HD...in my opinion closer to true alpha quality ..they were due for a upgrade but instead..they have been closing them out for the last couple years .the new owners are regulating Minox to being a medium grade bin producer...no more HG or HG APO are being produced....BL HD models or lower only.........a real shame

BTW...I don't own either of the ones you mention but do have the 10x43 and the 8x56....very happy with them....

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Old Thursday 24th January 2019, 15:32   #3
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Ow, that's probably the reason why they're cheaper now.
I remember they once costed 800-900Euros.. Back than, I gave the APO HG 8x43 a quick look and they were very nice, but that's a long time since, so I don't remember well.
I'll check the HG's out again, maybe next week, if I go to the optics store(If they still have them).
I've read that Minox has very good quality control en after sales service so than I would guess u can't go wrong with one of the HG's at such a low price..

Indeed, that's a pity. I think most of the people tend to go with a more 'familiar' brand like Zeiss, Swarovski or Leica. Maybe it is underestimation.. Back where I live, I don't see much birders with a Minox hanging around their neck.

Are those new BL HDs any good? That 10x44 looks interesting.

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Old Thursday 24th January 2019, 18:31   #4
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Who [currently] makes Minox binoculars?
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Old Friday 25th January 2019, 01:10   #5
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A sporting goods conglomerate named Blaser....mostly good quality lines but way overpriced for what they are....think the word profiteers comes to mind....
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Old Friday 25th January 2019, 13:35   #6
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Neither Minox nor Blaser make binos. What binos they market and where they are made is managed by German Sports Optics. Blaser (thats blah-ser btw not blay-ser) is in the same group as Mauser and SIG Sauer.

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The samples of MIGermany HGs were optically superior than the original Made in Japan versions (at least the samples I hold or held) but I much prefer the MIJs smaller eyecups, people with more space between their cheekbones and brow ridge than me will have no problem with the later MIGs that are probably what is being sold off now.
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Are they fully manufactured and assembled in Germany? Or just put together with Japanse parts?
Not that it would matter I guess..
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those that should know aren't saying...all corporate hush hush you know.....all I can say is I liked my first HG [10x43] so much I bought a second [8x56]....did find them both on sale a few years back.....
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