Minox MD 50 Straight Spotting Scope with 16x - 30x Magnification

Minox
SKU: MXMD501630S MFR: 62226
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About Minox

The Minox MD 50 Straight Spotting Scope has travel friendly dimensions, a variable power top-of-the-range optical system and highest precision mechanics. With its fully adjustable eyepiece from 16x to 30x magnification, its compact dimensions and weighing in at just 615 grams the new Minox MD 50 truly is a spotting scope to have with you at all times. By having the MD 50 in its overall product range Minox offers yet another optical product for the ever expanding market of nature observers.

Bird watchers in particular value more and more the advantages of a high quality telescope which is still compact enough to carry in a backpack or luggage when traveling. However birders and nature enthusiasts do not want to forfeit quality for convenience and Minox have made sure that the small size does not compromise quality. The new Minox spotting scope can, under certain conditions, be an excellent supplement to binoculars, in particular if a stronger magnification than available binoculars is required.

With the 16x magnification of the variable eyepiece the compact MD 50 can at times be hand-held, although for optimum use a tripod is always recommended. Even with a 50 mm entrance pupil the MD 50 is very powerful and provides good bright images. For high light transmission as well as brilliance, high contrast and natural color rendition the high resolution objective lens system features the multi-layer M coating which is a Minox development. This helps to ensure the high quality required for detailed observation and reliable identification of a species.

It also has an extremely close focus range making using the MD 50 a real pleasure. Go from just five meters from your subject right through to infinity. With a swivel tripod connection the telescope can be pivoted when on a tripod. The sturdy but lightweight body protects the precision mechanics and optics against damage in normal use. Rubber armoring ensures good to grip and provides added protection as it is also dustproof and watertight to a depth five meters. Nitrogen filling on the inside prevents corrosion and fogging caused by condensation, even with extreme temperature fluctuations. The MINOX MD 50 is supplied with a nylon ever-ready case.

Minox Features

  • Sturdy but lightweight body protects the precision mechanics and optics against damage in normal use
  • Nitrogen filling on the inside prevents corrosion and fogging caused by condensation, even with extreme temperature fluctuations

Minox Specifications

Magnification
16x ~ 30x
Front lens diameter
1.97 inch / 50 mm
Exit pupil
0.12 inch ~ 0.06 inch, 3.13 mm ~ 1.67 mm
Field of view
142 ft ~ 100 ft at 1000 yds, 47 m ~ 33 m auf 1.000 m 2.7° ~ 1.9°
Eye relief
0.59 inch ~ 0.43 inch, 15 mm ~ 11 mm
Close distance
16.4 ft, 5 m
Twilight factor
28.3 ~ 38.7
Features
Nitrogen filling, M-multicoating, swivel tripod connection
Operating temperatures
14° up to 104° F / -10° up to +40° C
Waterproof
Yes, down to 16.4 ft, 5 m
Dimensions
8.39 x 2.48 x 4.84 inch / 213 x 63 x 123 mm
Weight, approx
21.69 oz / 615 g
Warranty
Minox warranty
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Michal K  What is the change in the field of view from 16 to 30 x?
Andrew R  As shown in the tech specs: Field of view142 ft ~ 100 ft at 1000 yds, 47 m ~ 33 m auf 1.000 m 2.7° ~ 1.9° http://www.adorama.com/MXMD501630S.html#specs
Shopper  I would like to know if the case is hard or soft. I prefer a hard case with laches..thank you?
Harlan P  The case is soft with a zipper. The material of the case is scuff resistant and I have not damaged it with normal use with the case on. Love the size, weight and magnification. Can be hand held for short image distances. Hope this helps.
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