cosmic109 New Member
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- Time with Product
Nov 12, 2007
- User Notes:
Minolta Classic 10X50 BinocularsPros:
Sharp views; Wide field of view; Good price.Cons:
Very soft near edge of view; Stars somewhat soft.Comments:
I've owned a pair of these binoculars in the past, and was quite satisfied with their performance. Views were quite sharp, and distortion was confined to the last 10% of the FOV. Mechanics were smooth with no binding of the focuser or diopter settings. However, eye relief was on the short side, and could be a problem for eyeglass wearers.
The Minoltas performed adequately as Astronomy binos. They presented a nice 7 degree field of view with little distortion, but stars were never really tight pinpoints. I detected no color aberrations or flaring......just a nice presentation of the sky being studied. Daytime views were very sharp, with little distortion.
Even though I was fond of these binos, I eventually sold them and bought a pair of Orion Scenix, and I've never looked back. These aren't bad binoculars to have until you can move up to something better.Sort by