Carl Zeiss Optical Inc Monocular (5×10 T MiniQuick)

| May 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

Carl Zeiss Optical Inc Monocular (5×10 T MiniQuick)

  • Carl Zeiss monoculars provide remarkably crisp, bright image quality and large fields of view, encased in sleek, elegant profile
  • Compact, go-anywhere 5×10 MiniQuick model is no larger or heavier than a fountain pen, and includes handy pocket clip
  • Patented T* anti-reflective multi-coating and non-slip housing
  • 5X magnification, ten-millimeter objective diameter, two-millimeter exit pupil, and 16.5-millimeter eye relief; weather-proof housing sealed against water spray; 4.5 inches long; lightweight 0.8-ounce weight
  • Carl Zeiss products include warranties of lifetime on optical components; five years on electronic components; two years on camera components; and one year on carrying straps, lens caps, and similar accessories

Zeiss 5×10 T MiniQuick Monocular / Pocket Pen Size Spotting scope 522010Carl Zeiss monoculars provide remarkably crisp, bright image quality and large fields of view, encased in a sleek, elegant profile. Each model features patented T* anti-reflective multi-coating and non-slip housing. The compact, go-anywhere 5×10 MiniQuick model is no larger or heavier than a fountain pen, and includes a handy pocket clip. Specifications
5X magnification Ten-millimeter objective diameter Two-millimeter

List Price: $ 177.77

Price: $ 149.00

 

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  1. K. C. Kelleher "Softouch" says:
    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Quality, light weight, and service too, November 12, 2008
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    K. C. Kelleher “Softouch” (Roanoke, VA) –
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    This review is from: Carl Zeiss Optical Inc Monocular (5×10 T MiniQuick) (Sports)

    Backpackers and fishermen that occasionally need longer views and spotting, this is it. It’s is lighter than most pens, so you have no excuse to leave it. Optics are a high quality multi (crisp with negligible edge distortion) with a decent exit pupil and field size for such a small tool. Focus ring is smooth and useful range (I estimate about 5 foot to infinity through a just over 360 degree twist). Shirt clip is small but stout and reliable.

    Don’t expect to bird much with this small package, but it is great for watching a fishing heron, deer, and landmark spotting. Holding it can be a bit dainty, but I found that by adding a light enveloping fist around the tube after focusing, I can adequately brace against my orbit to stabilize very fine detail. I found that half a very small dropper bottle covers the ocular lens securely on the tapered optics tube, which I think is a good idea since the optics will generally be exposed at the top of your shirt pocket otherwise. With the objective lens down and in my pocket, it is safe.

    It is however not waterproof as I found inadvertently in the laundry. I contacted Zeiss service for advice on drying etc., and they graciously replaced it. Quite unexpected, but they have earned my return business.

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  2. MW "MW" says:
    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great form factor, so-so optics, May 27, 2009
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    MW “MW” (Del Rio, TX USA) –

    This review is from: Carl Zeiss Optical Inc Monocular (5×10 T MiniQuick) (Sports)

    It’s hard not to like this monocular, you will not find a smaller, lighter monocular on the market. Unfortunately, image quality is just fair. I tried about a dozen different monoculars looking for the ideal one, and this one just wasn’t it for me.

    If size and weight are the most important factors for you, then this is by far the best choice. With it’s pen clip you can easily carry this in a shirt pocket. It’s just a little bigger in diameter than a ball point pen, and about the same weight. It’s also easy to focus.

    While there is nothing bad about the image quality, it’s nothing special either. I could honestly make out distant objects at the same resolution with an $18 Carson 7 x 18 monocular.

    A good alternative to this model would be the Nikon 6×15 Monocular II. While it’s certainly bulkier than the Zeiss, it will still slip very easily into a shirt pocket and is still relatively light. The Nikon offers vastly superior image quality in my opinion.

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