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Minox Miniscope 8x25 Monocular

Item# MINX003
 
5.0

(13 Ratings)

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  • Extremely close-focus distance to 1 foot
  • Highly portable and compact
  • High-light transmission
  • Multi-layer coating
  • Accurate color rendition

What's Included?

Macroscope, Stay-on strap, Case

Description

The Minox Minoscope features both highly innovative technology and the best of Minox's classic technical capabilities. This unique compact miniature telescope measures just 92H x 57W x 44L mm, and fits neatly into the palm of your hand. Packed into its small size, however, is a range of high-performance features. This macroscope boasts an extremely close-focus distance of only 35 cm, as well as 8x magnification. This allows for close-up, detailed study of various subjects both far and near, with no disruption of their environment.


The minoscope's compact telescope body, designed by Volkswagen-Design, is specially crafted to meet all the demands typically placed on a regular-sized telescope. It has a field of view that rivals full-sized models, yet its compact size makes it portable and ideal for travel and sightseeing.


Minox technology uses Porro prisms, which provide naturally high light transmission. The lens features a diameter of 25 mm, as well as a high-quality multi-layer optic coating that ensures bright, high-contrast, and crisp images with accurate color rendition under all conditions. With this minoscope, Minox engineers applied some of the same design principles used in the new MINOX "High-Grade" range of binoculars, such as Quick Close Focus, or QCF, which is a new type of mechanism that allows better and more accurate focusing. With just a single turn of the lens's focusing ring, it is possible to adjust the Minox Macroscope to any setting, from close-up to infinite. The twist-up/twist-down eyecup is ideal for those who wear corrective lenses, and enhances the comfort of those who don't. Thanks to an extended exit pupil, the full field of view is visible at all times.


The Minox Minoscope features lightweight construction. It weighs it at just around 150 grams, yet it features tough rubber armoring that protects against everyday wear and tear and makes the macroscope exceptionally durable. Additionally, a special sealing technique involving internal purging with special argon gas is applied. This technique minimizes internal corrosion, prevents internal fogging during quick temperature or humidity changes, and ensures that the scope remains waterproof in bad weather conditions, including submersion up to five meters.


Whether used for watching the sky or getting the most out of a travel experience, the Minox Minoscope offers the best in technology, comfort, and ease of use.


Technical data


  • Magnification: 8x
  • Front lens diameter: 0.98 in./25 mm
  • Exit pupil: 0.12 in./3.1 mm
  • Field-of-view: 342 ft. at 1.000 yds. 114 m/1.000 m
  • Eye relief: 0.47 in./12 mm
  • Focusing Adjusting Dist.: infinity to 13.75 in./35 cm
  • Prism Type: Porro Prism
  • Dimensions (H x W x L): 3.62 x 2.24 x 1.73 in. 92 x 57 x 44 mm
  • Weight: 150 grams
  • Tripod-adaptable

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Only ships in contiguous USA.

Dimensions & Specifications

Magnification

8X Power

Brand

Minox

Dimensions (in)

3.6 x 2.2 x 1.7

Series

Monoculars Series

Objective Lens Diameter

25 mm

Monoculars Series

Macroscope

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Minox Miniscope 8x25 Monocular
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright eyepiece (5)
  • Quality lenses (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Sensitivity controls (4)
  • Strong construction (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Security (5)
    • Bird watching (4)
    • Low visibility (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (8), Avid adventurer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bright and clear viewing. Compact size.

    By Robert

    from HEALDSBURG,CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright Eyepiece
    • Sensitivity Controls
    • Strong Magnification

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bright Conditions
      • Low Visibility
      • Security

      Comments about Minox Miniscope 8x25 Monocular:

      Easy to carry on casual hikes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A must have for museum trips.

      By Singing Crab

      from Carbondale, IL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright Eyepiece
      • Sensitivity Controls
      • Strong Magnification

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Low Visibility

        Comments about Minox Miniscope 8x25 Monocular:

        You can see every stroke of Monet's painting very clearly...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Mighty Mouse would be proud...

        By Zaphod

        from Central Shen. Valley, Va.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Eyepiece
        • Sensitivity Controls
        • Strong Magnification
        • Very flexible optic
        • VERY portable

        Cons

        • Lack of lens covers

        Best Uses

        • Basic microscope
        • Birding
        • Bright Conditions
        • Low Visibility
        • Shooting
        • Travel

        Comments about Minox Miniscope 8x25 Monocular:

        As we travel often this unit is perfect to go with regards to it's size and weight, not to mention performance. I also use it at the range as a spotting scope. When combined with a Trek-Tech mini tri-pod it's uses are limited only by ones imagination.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Sweetest Spy Scope Available

        By Bone Daddy

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Eyepiece
        • Light
        • Sensitivity Controls
        • Strong Magnification
        • Tiny
        • Well-made

        Cons

        • Focus is VERY sensitive
        • Pricey but worth it

        Best Uses

        • Security
        • Travel
        • Wildlife watching

        Comments about Minox Miniscope 8x25 Monocular:

        Maybe it was one too many episodes of "Burn Notice," but I was craving a pocket-sized monocular for an upcoming vacation, as opposed to negotiating binoculars, even small ones, and their ubiquitous neck cords. I took a chance and decided to finally treat my self to optics a step or two above cheap peeping gadgets.
        What I found in the black Minox 8x25 Minoscope was the perfect combination of size, weight, fantastic clarity and (admittedly) fantasy-stoking sexiness worthy of the coolest covert operative. The 8-power optics are beautiful and bright from edge to edge and the rubber casing is ergonomic and well-placed.
        The front-located focus ring does need near-constant riding, as the optics are extremely sensitive, so this wouldn't be the best choice for a lot of panning and variable-depth action. But for handy spotting and grabbing detail when it's absolutely critical, this is a beautiful little scope, especially for a glasses-wearer.
        As an operational bonus, there are also TWO mounting connections, one for a tripod and another, just under the eyecup, for a loop-type wrist or neck strap. A decent black neck cord is included.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect companion in your pocket

        By bel_riose

        from Torino, Italy

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Bright Eyepiece
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • A bit bulky
        • High price

        Best Uses

        • Birdwatching
        • Trekking
        • Wildlife Photography

        Comments about Minox Miniscope 8x25 Monocular:

        The pros:
        Perfect to fit in your pocket, crisp and bright view.
        I use it as a secondary unit to my binoculars, for when I just want to watch rapidly what's going on; then I use my Nikon 10x42.
        Useful in wildlife photografy when you carry a huge telephoto and you want to use the camera with one hand (and a tripod) and this monocular with the other hand, to scout the field.

        Now the cons:
        Front focusing ring is not so friendly, and you have to operate it with your pinkie if you are holding the monocular with one hand.
        Moreover, I have little hands, and the porro prism construction makes this a bit larger than a standard roof prism monocular.
        I would like more a total rubber coating, without anodized alloy parts.

        In sum, a very good product; way better than any other low price monoculars I tried before. And in facts this doesnt comes cheap.

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