After a week of the toughest tests in the industry, we pick the winners of our 2011 Optics test.
Minox BL 8x33
Like its big 10x52 brother, this nimble Minox is built around the “Comfort Bridge” design—poly-carb body, durable double hinges and a grippy, no-glare rubber finish.
Many testers favored the contrast, color rendition and brightness of the Minox image over others in the category, and it was a runner-up in both the resolution and low-light tests. The open-hinge binocular also won points for its well-designed eyecups, tack-sharp image and generous exit pupil.