With Additions and Modifications, the MINOX Nautic Line Offers Wide Range for Boaters

MINOX Sport Optics now offers the broadest range of binocular choices for serious water sports enthusiasts with their expanded Nautic Line. It includes a wide range of optics features and prices.

The flagship of the line is the BN 7×50 DCM, with many innovative features , including a fully integrated digital compass that has an LED display in the center of the field of view, with precision, automated tilt function. In addition, it has a barometer display and history recording; altitude display; temperature and history; stopwatch; and time.

With its multi-coated lens system, ample 7-power magnification and a 50mm objective lens, the binocular has a high twilight factor of 19 for sharp-image visibility, even in dim light conditions. Retail is $699.

The BN 7×50 DC Nautic offers most of the same features including the built-in digital compass, which allows information to appear in the center of the visual field without losing sight of the essentials. It does not have the added multi-function capability of the DCM. It is housed in a distinctive maritime-design body, available in black or white. Retail price $649.

The MINOX BN 7×50 C Nautic has the same basic binocular qualities, in a distinctive black-and-white body with rubber eyecups. This cost-effective model has an analog compass, without the added features of the Nautic DC models. Retail price, $299.

For those who prefer to go without the compass or other added features, the BN 7×50 is a robust quality binocular for $249.

Not part of the Nautic Line but another versatile tool for boaters is the new MINOX MD 7×42 C monocular. Light and compact, it fits into almost any pocket, so it’s easy to carry anywhere. With 7x magnification it provides a large and sharp field of view up to124.6 yards, even in low light conditions.

The important added feature, which makes this a versatile companion, is the precise integrated compass for unerring navigation. All of this high quality optical system is protected by a rugged housing that is waterproof to 16.4 feet. Retail price for the MD 7×42 C monocular is $119.