Side view of the Zeiss MiniQuick compared to my Banana Boat lip balm. Note the cut vertical grooves on the focus ring just above the Zeiss logo.
The Zeiss MiniQuick has become one of my constant companions. It is so light and handy that I really can’t justify not carrying it with me all the time. I carry one in my brief case for checking signs or addresses and one in my trail bag for hiking. It is small and simple to use and works beautifully for checking things out in situations where you wouldn’t normally have a set of bigger heavier binoculars with you.
Top view shows that it is just a little bigger around than the lip balm and you can see the pen style side clip that keeps it secured to you pocket or whistle lanyard.
The stats are merely interesting for something this small but it is enough magnification to be genuinely useful and once you have one it will drive you crazy when you misplace it of forget to bring it along. It is one of those things. And did I mention it is made by Zeiss?
10 millimeter objective lens
Field of view is 300 feet at 100 yards
Weighs .81 ounces
Length is 4.5 inches
Here it is on my Conterra Tool Chest Radio Harness. At less than an ounce it is so light I don’t even notice it but it is always there where I can get to it quickly.
Like I said, you are not going to replace any of your bigger better glass for this cool little monocular but it is much more than just a gadget. I use it to identify that something is there and what it is. I don’t expect to get a lot of detail from it because that is not what it is made for.
I love mine and would not be without it on the trail or an increasing number of places in the urban jungle. I absolutely recommend the Zeiss MiniQuick 5×10 T and I think you will too once you use one.
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