No matter whether it
matters to you or not or indeed if it is good or bad, the fact is that
more binoculars are being manufactured in China than ever before and
increasingly you can now only find a relatively small number of the very
finest and most expensive instruments being fully designed and
manufactured in places like the US, Japan and the traditional European
countries like Germany and Austria.
MINOX are proud of the fact that their BL Line (as
well as most others) are fully designed and manufactured in Germany and
that they are hand finished and undergo a rigorous quality control
inspection before leaving the Wetzlar factory.
This level of detail and care is becoming
increasingly rare, but what makes it even more unique is that they have
been able to produce what they say is a premium quality binocular at
what is a very competitive price, that is way below many similar
products no matter where they are made.
So to see just how well they are made and indeed how
they perform, I spent a couple of weeks using and testing the latest
version of the MINOX BL 8x44 HD binoculars - read my full review.