Binocular NEWS ?
Posted 01 June 2009 - 12:05 PM
Same configurations and specs except no mention of "dielectric" prism coatings. Instead they have one of those proprietary "SHR-enhanced" coatings, which could be the as dielectric.
The FOV is stingy on the 8.5x verion, but oddly, different in the 10.5X version (6.2*), good for a 10x bin, but not as good as the 6.6* of the Monarch X.
Given that these appear to be the same bins, it's odd that the 10.5x version should differ in FOV???
They are pricey like the "Xs".
But what I do like about the Northfolks vs. Monarchs is there is no center rod to keep your fingers from wrapping around the barrels.
I could see a potential problem for the collimation getting knocked out of alignment with those long barrels, but grip-wise, I think this version would be easier to handle.
The ergonomics on the Monarch have not gotten good marks in the reviews I've read.
Leupold 8.5x44 Northfork Binoculars
Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:18 PM
Ladies and gentleman (and Kenny), I now present for your viewing pleasure the brand new, just off the assembly line (though I'm not sure from what country yet, waiting to hear from EO), elegant, open bridged roof for people with tiny hands (Ginger, a drum roll please)...
The Minox CB BL 8x44 and 10x44 Binoculars!
Yes, it's true Minox has finally used the letter "C" in its nomenclature.
Standing 5.3" tall but only a minoxual 2.3" wide, this has got to be the world's narrowest open bridged "full sized" binoculars (ooo wee, I dink dat dey goofed wit da specs, maybe puttin' too much hot sauce in dere Gumbo):
The World's Narrowest Open Bridged Binoculars
Posted 11 November 2009 - 12:55 PM
Posted 11 November 2009 - 05:05 PM
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Posted 28 November 2009 - 11:07 AM
They already do, but very limited - the BFL porros with their narrowish FOV and the Fujinon CD, which has meet with mixed reviews and looks suspiciously like a Meade Montana.
But now I see a new roof, simply called the MF (which I assume means "multi-flashlight").
Has anyone had a look through these? They also offer a 10x42. The dual use flashlight/bino is a cool feature.
Fujinon Multi-Flashlight 8x42 roofs
mini-flashlight/bin combos are also available:
LM (Light Flashlight) model
The LM models are available in two designer colors and are used by the Japanese Self-Defense Forces. I kid you not.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:58 PM
Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:44 AM