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    Default 10x25 Binos?

    So, I have some Pentax 10x43 DCF SP binos that I really like. I can glass for a long time, no eye strain, pretty light for what they are- 26oz. etc. Great for hunting. Took them sheep hunting last year also but it's hard to crawl around with them on your neck etc.

    Years ago I had a cheapo pair of small, shirt pocket size 10x25's that were real handy. You could hang em around your neck, stick em in your shirt pocket and grab em out quickly with one hand. Not great optics since they were el cheapo but very handy.

    It seems that a decent quality pair of 10x25's for sheep hunting along with a high quality spotter (I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a Pentax 20-60x65 EDA) would be a great combo. Use the little binos for the quick look and identify a ram and then break out the spotter. No need to have the larger bulkier heavier binos around the neck.

    I don't really want to spend 350-400 bucks on some Zeiss 10x25's although I know they are excellent glass and only 7 oz. But what about the Minox 10x25's.

    Any thoughts or experiences? I want to stay under 10oz. That's a pound lighter than my Pentaxes.

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    Have you checked out the Minox 10x25's?
    Prism Type: Roof
    Magnification: 10x
    Objective Diameter: 25mm
    Angle of View: 5.0
    Field-of-View: (@ 1000 Yds) 263' (87 m at 1000 m)
    Minimum Focus Distance: 9.5' (2.9 m)
    Exit Pupil Diameter: 2.5mm
    Eye Relief: 12mm
    Relative Brightness: 6.3
    Twilight Factor: 15.8
    Focus Type: Center
    Weatherproofing: Water resistant
    Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.7" (112 x 69 x 44mm) WxHxD
    Weight: 0.66 lb (301 g)
    http://www.cameralandny.com/optics/minox.pl?page=62116
    These are really worth a look for exactly what you have posted.
    If there is anything I can answer for you or assist you with please let me know.
    Thanks and have a great day,
    Doug
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    Thanks Doug. I saw these and am interested. Just was wondering if anyone has used them. I have got to see if I can find a pair locally to look through. It sounds like Minox is a pretty decent brand and the specs and price look good for these. I am fast approaching being able to purchase my spotter and at this point, unless I come up with something better I am leaning towards the Pentax 65ED-A and a pair of those little Minox binos. I can then leave my 10x43 DCF SP's at home on the sheep hunts.

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    Thumbs up Check into this...

    I spent a decent amount of time in the last week looking through different optics at the sportsman's here in Fairbanks looking for a good pair of 8x42 to 10x50 binos. I was really impressed with the Minox binos. I will be purchasing a pair of the HG 10x52's. They are very clear/crisp and bright. I am pretty sure they carry the 10x25's so you should be able to go in there and if you don't hear from anyone as far as personal use, be able to look for yourself. -Doug- from cameraland is selling some demos of these. Not sure if he still has some but it looks like a great price...

    #62116 10x25 BR w/ Long Eye Relief @ $99.99

    Good luck,

    AZinAK

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    Great thanks! I'll go over there and check em out. and ya, it looks like Doug has the sweet deal.

    Perry

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    Yes, we do still have some. Here is an up to date on what we have in Monox demos....

    Minox Demos that are in Mint Condition
    #62115 8x24 BR w/ Long Eye Relief @ $89.99
    #62116 10x25 BR w/ Long Eye Relief @ $99.99
    #62122 BD 8x32 BR ASPH @ $329.99
    #62123 BD 10x42 BR ASPH @ $$449.99
    #62124 BD 8.5x42 BR ASPH @ $429.99
    #62128 BD 7x42 BR ASPH @ $329.99
    #62129 BD 12x52 BR ASPH @ $529.99
    #62133 BD 15x58 BR ASPH @ $749.99
    #62135 BD 10x32 BR ASPH @ $389.99
    #62145 BD 8-14x40 BR ED ASPH Vario @ $699.99
    #62147 BL 8x42 @ $239.99
    #62148 BL 10x42 @ $249.99
    #62149 BL 8x32 @ $219.99
    #62157 HG 10x43 BR ASPH @ $599.99
    #62160 HG 10x52 Meter @ $549.99
    #62161 HG 10x52 BR ASPH @ $699.99
    #62162 BD 10-15x40 BR Vario @ $599.99


    Minox Demo Spotting Scopes:
    #62210 MD 62 Straight with #62300 20-45x Zoom Eyepiece @ $549.99
    #62211 MD 62W Angled with #62300 20-45x Zoom Eyepiece @ $579.99
    #62213 MD 62 ED Angled with #62300 20-45x Zoom Eyepiece @ $729.99
    #62211 MD 62 Angled with #62303 21-42x LER Zoom Eyepiece @ $649.99
    #62213 MD 62 ED Angled with #62303 21-42x LER Zoom Eyepiece @ $849.99
    If there is anything I can answer for you or assist you with please let me know.
    Thanks and have a great day,
    Doug
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    1-516-217-1000
    gr8fuldoug@aol.com

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